The blessing of the altar railing will be at the Extraordinary Form High Mass for the Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus, Sunday, January 4th, 2015 AD at 2:00 PM!
For the most part, the altar railing, aka, Communion railing, is installed but not completely. The center gates and side gates have not arrived and will be installed shortly. The restoration of this railing uses a goodly amount of the original altar railing installed in 1903 with new pieces added and is in fact longer than the original which went between the main sanctuary and side chapels which you can see in this photo from the 1990's and below it shortly after 1903:
Most people, meaning liturgists, who are less pliable than terrorists, ripped out altar railings because they proclaimed an ideology that it was like a "fence" fencing the altar off from the downtrodden laity. It was a barrier to the laity and made it look like that the sanctuary was more important than the nave and blah, blah, blah, blah!
The altar railing is in actuality not only a demarcation for the sanctuary or presbyterium, as is an elevated floor, but it is more importantly an extension of the altar itself, the table from which the laity are given and they receive the Most Precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of our Risen Lord who sacrificed His life in love for us poor miserable sinners on the Holy Cross. It beckons the lay communicant to come forward humbly and purged of sin to receive our Lord into their soul whereby Jesus Christ the Crucified and Risen Lord makes them a part of Him in the Mystery of this heavenly Nourishment of Holy Communion.
We still await the gates and the kneeling pad that will run the full length of the railing.