All I can say is “WOW”. It was a very beautiful mass and noticeably different from the normal mass I go to on every Sunday. First off, I was really intimidated about going, because I don’t know Latin (I am trying to learn it though), and I was scared I wouldn’t know what was going on. I had a missal, but I still really couldn’t keep up with the progression of the mass, for the most part. I was able to keep up with it in a few spots, but they were few and far between. Is this normal? I hope I am not just an idiot. I can’t wait to go back. I know the more I go, the better I will become with understanding the progression of the mass and be able to keep up.
I also was not able to hear most of the Latin the Priest was saying during his prayers with his back turned towards the Church…I believe that is normal though, right?? I also liked how Communion is taken while knealing down. I was probably the youngest person there (25)…it was mostly older people. And the women dressed a lot differently than I am used to seeing at the mass at St. Joseph’s Cathedral.
Overall…I loved it and I can’t wait to go back. I have to study my missal more so I can keep up. I also plan on learning Latin as well. Anyone else have a similar first experience?