Your new parish experience sounds like an old rust belt congregation. Sure, you can find another parish, but do you really think that is what He wants?
I just read what I wrote again and it does sound like I desire to leave, but seriously I never planned to leave it. Its just really hard to deal with most of the time.
Do not grow tempted to join something (RCC) that you find error in.
Again, I reread what I typed and it sounded like I was planning to leave and join up in the RCC. But no, I was never planning to leave. Back on the West Coast I was surrounded by RC and EO people whom I have been friends with for a very long time. I miss the communication and time spent with them. But now it is pulling teeth to get something out of the people here spiritually as far as seeing where we are as a congregation. I saddens me.
I thank you both for your words of comfort and outpourings of perseverance. Both of you blessings and love from above.
Lord Have Mercy,