From a reader:
At our daily NO Mass after the priest raises the Host and after raising the Chalice he never genuflects but merely bows by a slight inclination of his head. In addition before he begins the Offertory he adds the water to the wine. Might I add that throughout the Mass there is continual substitution of Creator God for Father etc. though not in the main prayers of the Mass–a “fishers of people” type thing. So the New Translation won’t mean much for this Mass! None of us dare say anything as I think there is pressure to discontinue this Mass altogether and it is the only early Mass for the working folk. So, is this an invalid or an illicit Mass? BTW there is no physical impairment to prevent the priest from genuflecting. Thank you, Father!
It is not invalid, though what the priest is doing is liturgical abuse.
If you are talking about “none of us dare”… that suggests that there are at least a few people who are upset by what this irreverent priest is doing.
If this Mass is in a precarious state on the schedule, and you don’t want to risk doing something to lose it, then get everyone together whom you know to be upset by this priest’s lack of respect for the congregation, for the Church’s liturgy, and for God, and make a pact just before Mass begins to pray to the priest’s guardian angel asking him to nag the priest into reverence, to move circumstances in his life so that he begins to see the point of being more reverent in his celebration of Mass and more respectful for the congregation.