I didn’t know if this post should be here or in the relgious questions board. I’m a Catholic but have not been active in years. I need counseling for a personal problem and I am ready to come back to the church. I would like counseling through the church if that is possiblem but don’t know if it is or who to contact. Money problmes would prevent me form paying much. Could anyone suggest what I should do??
The first person I would suggest contacting is the local parish priest. He may be able to provide counselling himself, and if not, he can let you know what is available in your area. He can also assist you in returning to the Church.
Hello Brenda_sc and welcome to CatholicMoms!
We are a wonderful supporting group of mothers, so, be at peace!
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In regards to wondering where to get assistance in returning to the Church, if you are comfortable speaking with a parish priest, or even a priest outside your parish is totally acceptable. Even speaking with a religious sister (to clear your head on various subjects) is good, but anyway you look at it, you will do fine. Ask Our Blessed Mother to guide you, in your own words, She will help you always! After all, Mary is YOUR Mother! She listens to all her children.
It is always a good idea to gp to your priest and ask for guidance. If they cannot help you then they will reccomend someone who can. I would also recommend looking for a spiritual director in your diocese. Again a priest or your diocese can loacte a list of qualified spiritual directors.