I have found, too, that it is hard to find my place in the Church, and I am a devout cradle Catholic. I get involved and have served on several ministries, but when I recently went to a meeting about different groups and how to evangelize, they talked about a youth group, families going camping, senior groups, etc. I felt like saying, "Hold on a minute! There are a ton of us single (for whatever reason: choice, widowed, divorced) people who do not quite fit into the senior or youth group." I held my tongue, but keep thinking about it. I don't want to be in a divorced group since it sounds like counseling or something, and I don't necessarily want to be in a "singles" group, since I am not just interested in meeting a man to marry. I am just getting out of the raising children stage and would like to be with other adults, like a mixed group of people. I wonder if there would be a name for it?
I seem to hang out mostly with a few divorced women friends, because that's who I know best, but I like to be with couples, men, women, young, and old. Any ideas?