From a reader:
At the Preparation of the Gifts, the local priest combines the formula to say:
“Blessed are you, Lord, God of all creation. Through your goodness we have this wine and bread to offer, fruit of the vine and work of human hands. It will become for us the bread of life and our spiritual drink.”
Aside from just not saying the black or doing the red, is this something that will later affect the validity of the sacrament at the consecration? Or is it just an annoyance of mine that I should get over?
No, this does not affect validity of the consecration down the line and NO, you should NOT get over it.
The priest is changing the words. I suggest that you write to your local bishop about this. If that doesn’t produce some results, you can always ask the Congregation for Divine Worship for an opinion.
There is a two-fold presentation of the gifts of bread and wine, just as later there is a two-fold consecration.
Frankly, this sort of thing comes from the – in my opinion – ill-considered change to the offertory prayers for the Novus Ordo. This would be impossible to do in the older, traditional form of Mass, since the two offertory prayers are quite different and actually Catholic in their origin. The two new offertory prayers – which are Jewish berakha in origin – are so similar as to nearly invite this sort of editing when the less than careful priest has one of these flashes of brilliant insight as to how he can make improvements.
You have the right to the liturgy of the Church as it is actually formulated and required by the Church. The priest has the obligation to stick to the book. The bishop has the duty of making sure that there are no abuses of the liturgy and that priests and people are on the same, correct page together.