I’m a brand new Catholic, just baptized and confirmed at Easter this year. I have occasionally prayed that if there was a way I could serve the Church in some capacity that meets my skills and abilities that it would be made known to me. Note that I was thinking more in line with grounds keeping or cleaning. Possibly assisting with RCIA next year.
The secretary approached me the other day and asked if I would be interested in being a sacristan. She asked me to think about it.
Part of me strongly feels I’m not ready. I’m so new, and I’m still learning Mass basics (everything that happens after the homily still feels new, since in RCIA we were released after the homily to go to class). I also don’t feel, for lack of a better way of putting it, holy enough for that type of a job in the Church.
The other part of me feels like, “What if this is the Lord’s answer to my prayer? What if this is my calling?” and I feel like rejecting it may be rejecting a calling from the Lord.
The final consideration is that for some reason I have drawn attention to myself at Church. I don’t know why, because I try very hard to blend in and not stand out in any way. They have developed the impression I’m a better person than I think I am, and so I just feel like if the secretary really knew me she would never have asked me to assist.
I would appreciate prayers and any advice that anyone might have to help me to discern if this is a calling.