From a reader:
I recently got laid off from my job, and have been doing whatever side work I can find until I find a stable job. One of these jobs has been to help in a Lutheran Service, by simply changing the slides with the lyrics to the songs that are being played. My friend got me this job, who, in fact is also a strong practicing Catholic, along with the rest of the band playing there. My question is, am I doing anything wrong by doing this?
I don’t partake in their communion services at all, I’m just in the back pushing buttons on a computer. The only thing I have been apart of is the their sign of peace, that they do in the beginning, where everyone goes around greeting and saying peace be with you. […] I of course go to Mass immediately after. I would just like to have a piece of mind knowing if this is wrong or not.
Yes, you can have a job at a Lutheran church.
Make sure you fulfill your Sunday and Holy Day Mass obligation and do not participate in Lutheran “communion”. Otherwise, you can be cordial and give a sign of peace. You can pray an Our Father. But focus on pushing those buttons.
Similarly, a Catholic could work as a musician at a Protestant church, or as a construction worker in the building of a church, etc.
Maintain your strong identity Catholicism.
Pray to St. Joseph for a new and stable job. I am sure the readers here will stop and say a pray for you as well.
Prayer to Saint Joseph for a Difficult Problem
O Glorious St. Joseph, thou who hast power to render possible even things which are considered impossible, come to our aid in our present trouble and distress.
Take this important and difficult affair under thy particular protection, that it may end happily. (MENTION YOUR REQUEST)
O dear St. Joseph, all our confidence is in thee. Let it not be said that we would invoke thee in vain; and since thou art so powerful with Jesus and Mary, show that thy goodness equals thy power. Amen.
St. Joseph, friend of the Sacred Heart, pray for us.
My experience has been that, when praying to St. Joseph, it is best to be specific.