Catholicbros, why is it so hard to find a decent community in my >1mil pop city?

Catholicbros, why is it so hard to find a decent community in my >1mil pop city? Orthodoxy is full of vibrant communities, coffee hours, food, etc. At the Catholic Church, immediately after mass, everyone gets in their car. No fellowship, no coffee hour, no young people. No Bible study groups either. Half the time you can’t even interface with the priest after mass because he disappears. I’ve checked out at least 4+ different parishes so far and they have all been like this to various extents. TLM is by far the coldest.

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What city?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Ottawa

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Jonathan Pageau really has you Canadians converting Orthodoxy huh? Honestly it could be cause they are new converts trying to make it work out there. Let's see how long that will last.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          > Jonathan Pageau really has you Canadians converting Orthodoxy huh
          Not me, I find it cringe/neckbeardy

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        you're in ottawa

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yes and? Fairly Christian city

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Isn't Canada a protestant country? Why would you expect a "vibrant" Catoholic Church?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You should expect it from the French part mostly speaking.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Why are you expecting Church to be a social club? It's not supposed to be for fun.

          Has more Catholics % wise then the US. 95% of Quebec used to attend Mass at one point.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            > Why are you expecting Church to be a social club? It's not supposed to be for fun
            Bruh. Acts literally says they devoted themselves to fellowship.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Right, but that's not why you go to Church on Sunday. You're there for God on Sunday and worshipping Him. You have literally 100s of hours during a week for fellowship.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            No one wants to be around you because you're an embarrassing little larping DEUS VULT internet chud

            Disagree

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Just ask your priest or any other young person there. I don't church not having its communal wing is possible, but I live in 90% catholic country so my perception may be skewed.
            Another reason may be, that Catholic communities outside quebec are distinc ethnic ancestry, so church serves as a mostly cultural place

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Go to Quebec and you will find a different situation

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Catholic Church is mega corporation probably the oldest surviving one mostly directed to old and middle-aged women in its message its wonder they survived and sometimes thrived in industrial society for so long

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      > mostly directed to old and middle-aged women in its message
      …how

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        it fulfills their community and self-importance needs by simple acts like going to Mass, voting against abortion, meeting with female friends and cooking something etc.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you are the genius to notice these problems why not help fix them within your own community? Definitely look out for "post-college Catholicism" popping up in your community or in neighbouring communities to see what they are doing as they would be full of young people setting up or looking for these communities. I'm sure they would love help or just bodies attending coffee hour and bible studies at the very least you can see what is working for them and how they set up the little things like coffee and not the holding big events where they invite speakers.
    It is quite strange that the only religious community young men can hope to find it by becoming a priest

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      > Definitely look out for "post-college Catholicism" popping up in your community or in neighbouring communities to see what they are doing as they would be full of young people setting up or looking for these communities
      ?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Young people who had catholic communities in clubs in college have no groups to meet up with for bible study, coffee, prayer meetings etc so they try and set similar things up in their own communities once they all move away. You said no young people

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          And how do I find that?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Look I guess? Ask the college clubs in Ottawa what their members do after college? Ask your priests etc?

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I became a traditional Anglican.
    I can chat with my pastor after church in a Bible class that runs from fall to spring.
    Even in the summer we still socialize for awhile afterwards.

    t. Raised Roman Catholic

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What does your husband think about the switch?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I don't have a husband.
        Are you moronic?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I’m making a joke about how CofE ordains openly gay clergy. Idk if I could join a church that openly flaunts the Bible, despite it being comfy.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I'm part of the ACNA.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No one wants to be around you because you're an embarrassing little larping DEUS VULT internet chud

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    OP is a larping orthobro

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Dirk

    Honest answer, catholic attendance is in decline and their parishes are underpopulated. Eastern orthodox parishes are fewer and the immigrants are more recent, they're more concentrated
    Suburban catholic parishes are more lively.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      But all of the suburban and urban catholic parishes where I live have the gay troony Black butthole flag out front and are full of nonwhites.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Dirk

        I doubt that

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      > Honest answer, catholic attendance is in decline and their parishes are underpopulated
      It’s not a matter of underpopulation. The most beautiful Christian service in the city, the TLM, is massive and full, yet simply empties out after. Everyone immediately gets in their car and goes home. Seems to be Catholic culture — sacramentally efficient and utilitarian.

      Go to Quebec and you will find a different situation

      Ottawa is on the border and has lots of Quebecois.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Dirk

        TLM "worshipers" are spectators

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Hm no, we participate in the eucharist just like all parishioners.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the catholic church wont regain popular support unless it denounces that it has been under cia cia cotrol and its gay mafia.

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