I am recently coming back to the Catholic faith. I have attended Mass a few times at the Catholic Church that is closest to my house. I was very surprised when I went into the santuary for the first time and saw that it was very plain. The walls are all cream colored and everything is wood trimmed. There are no stations of the cross. The only statue is a small one of Mary that is off to the side of the alter. There are no crusifixes. There are very few candels.
Also, the host and wine are served from wooden bowls and chalices.
I’m used to more ornate Catholic Churches. This church looks less Catholic than the protestant churches that I have attended - except for the single statue of Mary.
Does any of this matter? I was most concerned about the bowls and chalices because I thought they were suppossed to be gold.