NWR: My church is trying to kick me out

posted 1 year ago in Catholic
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Honey Beekeeper

A fine example of Christianity in action. Unfortunately, not practicing what they preach.

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Sugar Beekeeper

Have you tried telling them how this makes you feel? Or how much you love the church? That’s awful!

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Buzzing bee

@julies1949:  +1

i would just forget all of it for now and focus on important matters at hand, but I realize for some people  it’s not an option to not attend church Or be involved, by their own choice.

But this is coming from an atheist lol so I really can’t give any other advice.

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Helper bee

Have you tried reaching out to the priest or other leaders in the church?

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Busy bee

Hey guys, so perhaps being snarky about the OP’s religious beliefs isn’t the best way to support her?

OP, your fellow parishioners’ actions are deplorable. I would suggest calling the priest and laying out to him very clearly what has been going on.

Also, if your husband goes there every Sunday, he should be able to bring you the eucharist back home. Just have him ask the priest for one of those holder-thingies (that’s official terminology, btw) and he should be able to minister it to you himself when he comes home from Mass. I know my grandmother does that for my grandfather who can’t make it through Mass anymore.

I’m sorry this has happened. People sometimes get caught up in their own lives and forget to take others into account. It’s an unfortunate part of the human condition. Remeber that the church is not a clubhouse for saints, but a hospital for sinners.

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Buzzing bee

@greenviolets:  I understand that but If your church isn’t willing to cooperate and the closer one wont take you, then really what option do you have?   

Did you talk to them already About your feelings?

if I were in your position, pregnant on bed rest, and feeling unwanted by your church, I would just not worry about the whole church thing and focus on being healthy for your baby and not stressing about it.   At least till the baby is born, then you can go back to normal.   I’m sure there are other ways you can practice your faith at home without them.

just sounds like the church situation Is adding to your stress that’s all, and I would try to eliminate any stress till the baby is born.

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Helper bee

@greenviolets:  I’ve never had much experience with the church, so I might be missing some complexities about church-going,  but maybe they’re honestly trying to be helpful? I mean, you’ve just moved, which is stressful enough, and now you’re on bed rest due to a complicated pregnancy… couldn’t they just be trying to ease your load, or letting you know they won’t be upset if you switch churches? 

Either way, if you want to stay at your current church, I’d let them know how much their church means to you and how you want to stay a part of it.

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Buzzing Beekeeper

I don’t think they’re trying to kick you out, persay .  I think that with the move and complications, they think it might be better to attend a church that’s closer to you, and they’re handling it poorly. 

I would stand your ground if you really want to continue with this church.  Keep asking for communion, and keep telling them how committed you are to this parish.  I know how important a good parish is, and if you truly love it, don’t let this push you out of it.

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Busy bee

I was thinking that your husband could bring it to you, too. Do you have an objection to that?

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Helper bee

@RockStar33:  That advice is self-centered, insensitive, and unhelpful. She already stated that she is going through a difficult time and her faith and her church are very important to her, especially now.

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