I'm kind of struggling with distractions right now every Sunday at Mass..Our RCIA group goes to the same Mass each week and for the next several weeks we are attending a Mass that uses electric guitars, electronic drums, bass guitar and vocalists..
Not only is the drummer constantly banging on his drums in a "can you believe i'm doing so many awesome drum fills right now!" manner, he is always playing BEHIND the beat..
but that's not so much what's causing me such trouble. What i find so terribly distracting is the fact that the "band" shows up 15 minutes before Mass begins and spends the next 15 minutes warming up..drummer practicing his "fantastic" drum fills..bassist constantly "thumping" on his guitar, and the various guitarists each seemingly trying to outdo the other with incredible finger exercises.. while the vocalists are each singing/humming different songs at the same time..
such is the cacophony that I am unable to pray, meditate on the readings, or simply enjoy the presence of Christ in the tabernacle.
I do not feel comfortable saying anything to anyone for fear of offending someone seeing as how I'm not even confirmed yet..I don't want to make a big deal out of nothing, but this really is so distracting at this particular Mass time. I have started sitting in my car until Mass is just about to begin so I can pray, before going inside to participate in the Mass..
Any other thoughts / suggestions on how I can deal with this situation?