WELCOME! Here is my not-terribly-eloquent attempt to grow closer to God via... blogging. Unfortunately for you, I'm not sure what that means either. I guess we'll find out!

I'm 30 years old, married to an IT Guy and a stay-at-home-mom to two spectacularly gorgeous children. While we attend Mass on Sunday mornings, I spend the entirety of the Eucharistic Prayer focused on making sure the baby uses her crayons on the bulletin, not the pew

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What a great moment of clarity! Thanks for sharing.


It's interesting how different people struggle with different things. It never occurred to me that ministry would have to be through the Catholic church. In fact, in my parents' town they frequently attend Anglican and Mennonite thingies (official word there) despite being Catholic. I'm glad you've figured this out for yourself, and yes that speaker sounds awesome.


Being Catholic in the South, I've always been wary to share what church I belong to, when people ask. I fear the raised eyebrow. I SO identify with that part of your struggle. When you get a response like, "How lovely," ... I mean, what a rush of relief!

One couple we know is 'mixed' -- that is, he's very deeply involved in his Presbyterian roots, she is undeniably Catholic -- and they do BOTH. They're involved both places. They go to Saturday or Sunday night Mass, and the Presbyterian service on Sunday morning. I just love that for them. Am slightly jealous of it, truthfully, because my husband, while Presbyterian, has never really been "churchy."

I love reading this 'story arc,' Maggie. I know you're going to find your place.


Have you ever considered a charismatic Catholic community or parish? You might feel very at home.


I hear your struggle and it's right where I am too. Wanting to serve and not finding the service through my current Catholic Church. Not finding the community I need and crave. I'm searching and I'm not sure where it will end. But I hear you and your struggle is not unknown.

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