I posted this on another message board, but figured I'd go ahead and post it here too. Please save any bashing ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ My wife and I returned from a visit to 10:30 am Mass at St. Isadores Catholic Church here in Grand Rapids, MI. I found this church much more inviting than the Church I was raised in (St. Alphonus) even though we weren't greeted by anyone. The demenor of the whole church was just different for some reason. When we walked through the doors to the sanctuary was like walking through time. And being part of a liturgical worship service is always a blessing. My wife commented after the service "You are right about one thing Adam, you definitely get alot more out of a liturgical service then a non-liturgical one. In a Baptist service things seem rushed". There were two priests leading the service. The one question I have is that I noticed the priest did not break the host during the Eucharist. I know that isn't usually the norm in the Mass, I was wondering if there were exceptions. Overall the whole experience was good though. I'll admit it was a little hard to hear in the back with all of the children around us. I also appreciated the great amount of diversity, there was no "dominant" ethnic backround in the church. I also discovered something protestant Churches have been doing wrong all along- in the pews they have these little clasps that you can clip your bulliten too so you don't have to hold it all the time. Sweet. There was a complete lack of people worshipping Mary, which Catholic Churches are so often accused off. However the mention of the "Savior Jesus Christ" happened over and over, and the Gospel Message was proclaimed! Awesome!