[quote="mt_gooseberry, post:1, topic:294941"]
DH and I attend Mass at our local church most Sundays. There is a Spanish-language Mass once a month about an hour away that DH likes to attend, since his first and strongest language is Spanish. The problem is...the Mass has lots of clapping and tambourines and stuff. I really don't enjoy it.
Does anyone else out there ever have to attend Mass done in a style that they really don't enjoy? Rationally I know it shouldn't matter, as long as you get to be in the Real Presence you shouldn't complain, but that is one of the things that drove me nuts as a Protestant and now I have to sit through it again. Ack!
Ugh, I know exactly what you mean. I, unfortunately, do not have a choice since all the Masses around my predominantly latino area are happy clappy. Im latino, and I do not like the clapping or the music. In reality, ever since I came back to the Church 2 years ago, I always felt that there was something wrong with the music and the clapping, although there are a few songs that I like when they are sung. Once, I started learning more and more about the faith, I have had more traditional sympathies in the liturgy than what I have to put up with. Unfortunately I have only attended 1 Latin Mass in my life time, since the nearest parish that offers it is 3 hours away from me. But, If I had an option, I would go to a Latin Mass everyday.