Lent is almost here ladies, what are your plans for the season? I am giving up refined sugar/sweets, only eating meat 3x per week and I am going to cover my hair at Mass during Lent, which will probably be hard for me and help me with humility.
As far as what to expect at the TLM, they hopefully have head coverings for borrowing if you don't have your own or come unprepared. Ours does. They may or may not have missals, ours supplies pamphlet type missals that follow the general mass but do not have the weekly readings. Most people bring their own missal. If you will be attending regularly you will want one. I use the Angelus Press one. In the TLM we follow the 1962 liturgical calendar so it doesn't always match up with the Novus Ordo. We always have a priest available to hear confessions prior to mass. Usually it's for 30-45 minutes before. You kneel at the altar rail to take communion.
An update of what's going on with us, dh and I met with our priest and have begun instruction with him in preparation for being baptized and confirmed. I have a very comforting sense of calm now that we have officially begun the process and dh has said he is excited for us to be religiously married, since we had a civil ceremony.