When calling a parish office or the rectory for Mass times, please do not say "I thought I was going to get a recording" when Father answers the telephone.
Not only is this fairly insulting - it insinuates that Father doesn't care enough to answer his phone or that you don't like him enough to speak with him - but it is also completely unnecessary and clumsy.
If you called for Mass times, simply ask for Mass times. The fact that you expected is completely irrelevant and Father doesn't really care. When he calls your house and you answer the phone, Father doesn't tell you he expected a recording, does he? Just a thought.
P.S. - Father is grateful that you called at a reasonable hour.