I am struggling quite a bit in my new parish. We moved from the parish in which I was confirmed this past Easter, where I felt such a close connection with the parishoners, the clergy, the church, everything. I’ve been attending my local parish in my new city and it’s just falling so flat for me. I really wish I could connect there like I did “back home,” but it seems it’s just me and the Lord week after week (which is fine–He’s the best company in the world), and I feel no connection to the community.
I’ve done a lot of research and the parish doesn’t seem to have many social events or catechesis programs beyond RCIA. I would give my eyeteeth for a bible study class. Also, there is a severe lack of “young adults” in the parish…I’m 33 and not averse to making friends with older folks, but I’d sure like to meet some Catholics my own age.
Anyone have any suggestions about how I can connect with my new parish?