I'm always pleased when I am asked to play in a Youth band LOL... Last week the Catholic Church in the UK held an event in South London over the New Year holiday for young Catholics and my friends at our local church asked me to be involved. It's been a while since I played in a worship band and I enjoyed it so much! It was a great evening of exuberant worship, the first time I had led worship in a Catholic setting and I found it challenging and thought provoking.
I can't say that I am comfortable with all that comes with the RC package, but I was impressed with the heart of these young people who are willing to be counter cultural and seek the heart of Jesus for their lives, something which is considerably difficult in our day. It was great to be able to look past all the ritual and see that they had a deep love for Christ and a desire to serve Him and be changed. It's sad that in our churches we sometimes only see the externals and what separates us instead of what we have in common = Jesus.