My first mass ever! (Not Catholic obviously). I love the Cathedral so I wanted to have the experience. My Italian friend Roberta was able to explain the differences between the masses in Italy and this one. For one, this one was lead by a woman which is never done in Italy. She nearly gagged when the cup of wine was put to her lips (after it was passed on from several others) because they don't do that in Italy either. I didn't think it was very hiegenic myself but seeing the look of disgust on her face made me laugh so hard it made my day.