Over at the National Catholic Register Pat Archbold has a good piece for your consideration. You might point it out to your parish priests.
I’ll give you the intro and then the headlines. You can read the rest there.
7 Things To Restore Sense of Sacred Your Pastor Could Do Tomorrow [Tomorrow could also mean, “pretty soon”.]
When it comes to the liturgy of the Roman rite, some would have you believe that you have two choices, the progressive Novus Ordo mass at St. Banal of Boringham parish or the Traditional Latin Mass at the Parish of Quo Primum on the corner of Lunatic and Fringe.
They would also have [sic – have you?] believe that never the twain shall meet, that until the Pope of Future Past arrives to reform the Novus Ordo, that any chance of recovering what was traditionally considered sacred and reverential in the Novus Ordo is impossible, regardless of whether you consider that a feature or a bug. [We have the example of St. Agnes in St. Paul.]
But this is simply not true. There are many things that Pastors and Priests could do tomorrow to help restore a sense of the sacred and proper reverence to the liturgy, things that are perfectly in line with Vatican II. Further, this is no theoretical exercise, there are pastors all around that have done some or even all of these things.
[And so, now, the headings. Read the rest there.]
Restore chant and polyphony.
Latin, yes Latin!!
Proper Reception of Communion, Kneeling and On The Tongue.
No More Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion.
General Reverence and Sacredness.
Eliminating the Sign of Peace by the Faithful.
Great attention to reverence and precision by the Priests and servers.
Priestly ad libs banished!
The priest [sic – must?] avoid wandering around during the homily.
In all these things, the priest must be committed to education and some may take time. Parishes that have implemented many of these changes have seen tremendous blessings.