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catholic new blood in UK


buttonmoon  
27 Dec 2006 /  #1
Wow I am so pleased to find some new vabrancy in our Churches from the new Poish communities in the UK. I've set my heart on meeting a fellow Catholic partner, but it is very difficult in the UK, as eligible people are rare in the Churches in my vicinity and Catholics or Christians generally are a minority in the UK.

So I would welcome advice as to how I (a 40 yr male from Leeds / Bradford UK) should try to crack the ice between us, either at Church or suggestions of where best to meet.

Rgds,

Roger
Frank 23 | 1,183  
27 Dec 2006 /  #2
Firstly, there are 4 million RCs in UK, so roughly 50/50 male female....ergo 2 million to choose from.

Fill us in on the remainder criteria, am sure someone can help out.......or are you really looking for a Polish catholic girl?......like the rest of the guys posting for a "nice" Polish girl on here........( not sure what that is, no offence meant guys!)
ROZ 2 | 93  
27 Dec 2006 /  #3
( not sure what that is, no offence meant guys!)

Doesn't offend me, I prefer Latin or Italian women :) (nothing larger than a size 6 , ofcourse) :)
Frank 23 | 1,183  
27 Dec 2006 /  #4
Roz....such a relief...I thought I had ruined Xmas for some one...lol....as big as a size six...hhhhhmmmmmm......lol
Arien  
27 Dec 2006 /  #5
buenos diaz senorita!.. hehe.. hola!.. italian women: hmm.. don't know.. veni vidi vici? :)
OP buttonmoon  
27 Dec 2006 /  #6
To Frank, thanks for your reply; however the reality on the ground is that generally the aged, very young and parents whose partner is outside of the faith and doesn't accompany attend mass in my experience, which is why the Polaks are so welcome in my view.

To others, would appreciate if replies could keep ON topic.

Thanks
Frank 23 | 1,183  
27 Dec 2006 /  #7
which is why the Polaks are so welcome in my view

Lesson no 1 to newbie called buttonmoon......."Polaks" is slang/abusive term ...plz desist

2 Don't tell contributors what they can or can't post

3 You still haven't defined your criteria.....
Zgubiony 15 | 1,554  
27 Dec 2006 /  #8
Lesson no 1 to newbie called buttonmoon......."Polaks" is slang/abusive term ...plz desist

In the US it may be, but I often hear the PL people refer to each other as "polak". I'm assuming it's the same in Ireland as the US?
Arien  
27 Dec 2006 /  #9
To others, would appreciate if replies could keep ON topic.

hey, it's a free world, but you didn't demand anything, you've asked pollitely. :) how refreshing.

I will take your request into consideration. :) but to stay on topic, why does she have to be polish? if I'm not mistaken, the spanish are extremely catholic, the portuguese and italian too. :)

3 You still haven't defined your criteria.....

I think frank does have a point there, aren't you interested in personal traits, character, hobbies? at all?

''oh, she's catholic.. alright, I'll take her.'' :) and another note of interest for you: almost all of poland is catholic.

so. I would say, help the ladies out here. :)
Frank 23 | 1,183  
27 Dec 2006 /  #10
Quoting: buttonmoon, Post #6
To others, would appreciate if replies could keep ON topic.

hey, it's a free world, but you didn't demand anything, you've asked pollitely. how refreshing.

The capitalisation of the ON word, is indeed being demanding.....IMHO Arien

In the US it may be, but I often hear the PL people refer to each other as "polak". I'm assuming it's the same in Ireland as the US?

Not heard it over hear...but then I don't mix too often with Polish people.....perhaps someone Polish could give us their view...?
Matyjasz 2 | 1,544  
27 Dec 2006 /  #11
Polak means a Polish man.
OP buttonmoon  
27 Dec 2006 /  #12
Point re name noted.

Am highlighting Polish, because there is a movement of population which extends to across the UK and includes to my locality. Would welcome other origins such as Spanish, but rarely meet them where I live.

I quite agree that other factors can help; but so far in life I conclude that hobbies and the like are merely trifling and transient, whereas a common faith is a sound foundation from which to grow. My hobbies are in my profile.
Frank 23 | 1,183  
27 Dec 2006 /  #13
Ok, but is it a slang word, used in a less than flattering manner..........plus depends who uses it?
Arien  
27 Dec 2006 /  #14
IMHO Arien

why is everyone always complaining when I just make a sarcastic type of joke? geez. serious. I'm not always serious! :)
Frank 23 | 1,183  
27 Dec 2006 /  #15
Neither am I Arien....:)

Just read it again...maybe your sarcasm didn't quite carry across the north sea, England and the Irish sea...:)
Arien  
27 Dec 2006 /  #16
I know. doh. y'all make me want to catch rabies again. :) either my humour isn't very translatable, or may-b ma untelliguns quotation just intimiliadates u? :)
Matyjasz 2 | 1,544  
27 Dec 2006 /  #17
Ok, but is it a slang word, used in a less than flattering manner..........plus depends who uses it?

Maybe not Polak, but Pollock, which certainly comes from the word Polak. And you are right, depends on who uses it, and in what way it is being used.
Frank 23 | 1,183  
27 Dec 2006 /  #18
Not for a second...then again....my Dutch.........is somewhat lacking....:)
Arien  
27 Dec 2006 /  #19
my dictionairy says polak: polish male? just checking. :)
Matyjasz 2 | 1,544  
27 Dec 2006 /  #20
Yep, that's right.
Syrena_04 2 | 88  
27 Dec 2006 /  #21
To others, would appreciate if replies could keep ON topic.

You're new here, aren't you? Won't happen, trust me. :)
Eurola 4 | 1,906  
27 Dec 2006 /  #22
Setting things straight:

Pollock - some kind of fish

Polack - offensive for a Pole

Polak - a polish man

Polka - a polish woman
Syrena_04 2 | 88  
27 Dec 2006 /  #23
Polack - offensive for a Pole

Polak - a polish man

Eurola, how is the pronunciation different?
Zgubiony 15 | 1,554  
27 Dec 2006 /  #24
I think it's if you spell it at them the wrong way it's offensive.
Amathyst 19 | 2,702  
27 Dec 2006 /  #25
I dont actually think that Polish going to church is making a massive impact in the UK my Parish church no longer gives mass on a Saturday and only does one mass in the morning and one in the evening on a Sunday, they dont actually have a full time priest these days since no one is going in the priesthood...such a change from when I was a child my church has a friary attached so we have franciscan brothers and priests...

Oh and the priests (no offence to priests) are doddering old farts that are not in touch with what goes on in the world today.
Frank 23 | 1,183  
27 Dec 2006 /  #26
Gee.....so many lapsed catholics...............kicking the faithful when they are down.......shame on you A...

PS You sound nearly like the type of girl mr Buttonmoon is looking for....
Zgubiony 15 | 1,554  
27 Dec 2006 /  #27
not in touch with what goes on in the world today.

Except little boys
Amathyst 19 | 2,702  
27 Dec 2006 /  #28
Nah they only ever ran off with divorcees in my Parish..

PS You sound nearly like the type of girl mr Buttonmoon is looking for....

No idea who button is and if its some godbother ...ish dont think so..

Gee.....so many lapsed catholics...............kicking the faithful when they are down.......shame on you A...

wasnt kicking anyone Frank, just making a point.

oh right button is the 40 something who is looking for a nice catholic polish girl...damn thats me out of the running....
Frank 23 | 1,183  
27 Dec 2006 /  #29
Tongue in cheek.....A........tongue in cheek..........

I don't want to give you nightmares with some of my stories....:(
Amathyst 19 | 2,702  
27 Dec 2006 /  #30
Oh go on, my shoulder is still playing up so I think its going to be a while before I bed down for the night...your stories might help :)

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