I am a new Catholic who was just received into the Church at Easter. We (my non-Catholicbut supportive husband and I) joined the parish where I went through RCIA. I like the priests and deacons there, but it is extremely large, and I am quickly seeing that it is easy to get lost in the shuffle.
I am getting frustrated because I want to have our 2-year-old son baptized, and we can’t get anyone in the parish to work with us. They have one baptism prep class per month, and due to our schedules we have not been able to attend and will not be able to attend until September. No one in the parish office will even return my calls to simply answer a few questions. I am getting really agitated about this, as we haven’t made any real connections at the parish and aside from my husband’s family in a faraway state, who are dragging their feet and acting ambivalent about the whole thing, we don’t have anyone to act as a godparent. I fully intend to raise my boy Catholic and I don’t understand why this has to be such an ordeal. If someone at the parish would tell me exactly what I need to do, I would be on it immediately.
We have also been going to the FSSP parish, which is 30 minutes away in the south of the county where I live. This community takes the sacraments a lot more seriously. The sacraments are one of the big reasons I wanted to become Catholic. Plus, their mass is so holy and reverent in comparison to the huge modern parish.
Can someone advise me? The most important thing is to get my boy baptized ASAP, and I am kind of getting desperate about that. I am still learning my way around all the rules and customs of the Catholic Church, so if I am considering something offensive please be kind in pointing it out to me. Would it be very wrong to withdraw from the parish where I did RCIA so soon after joining?