Attending other parishes is a lot of fun! I used to go to one close to work when the time fit my schedule. It was a deaf parish! Even neater, it used to be a mission parish for Asian missions, and it had lovely carved artwork that was all Asian in style. All the statues had Asian features - even Mary and Joseph!
The other unusual thing was the Pastor was used to doing totally silent Mass. But at the afternoon Mass, there were hearing folks like me who just found the Mass convenient. So for some reason, the Pastor felt obliged to provide music for us and insisted on carrying a boom-box, setting it up at the back and then processed to it. I know, I know… this is against the rubrics. But he was so proud to provide that bit of sound at the very beginning of Mass.
And even if there were no deaf parishioners, he always signed while he spoke the Mass.
The boom-box went off after one song, and when he processed out (he had no altar servers or lectors), he scooped it up and deposited it back in the vestry.
There were many interesting Churches in San Francisco when I worked there. I enjoyed visiting so many of them for daily Mass. And when my husband and I were off on weekends and site-seeing, we’d drop everything when we saw a Church about to begin Mass.