The Difference Early Makes
There's never been a time I've regretted getting to Mass early. There's plenty of times, however, I've regretted being late.
Whipping the car out of the driveway, driving through yellow-ish lights, parking where we're not supposed to park, and scurrying in as Father's making the sign of the cross won't help us pray.
Arriving at Mass ten minutes early, on the other hand, can take you from a place of stress, to a place of rest.