At our parish, they had three Ash Wednesday masses. 7am, 8:30am, and 6pm. We woke up at nine, so we couldn't make the morning masses. My mom left for Florida today at 4:30, so the 6 was out of the question. So, we went to the big church in our town for 12 mass.
The priest was a talker, that's for sure. At 12:45, he had just finished his sermon. Now, for a regular Sunday Mass, this is NORMAL. For a weekday mass during people's lunch hour when they don't really have two hours for Mass, it's pretty bad.
So, after we got our ashes, we rushed out so my mom could finish packing.
It was weird. o.O