However at the OF Masses, communicants approach four fixed stations for Holy Communion with the minister standing behind the railing. The communicant may elect to receive Holy Communion as is the norm in the USA by standing to do so. The exception to kneel, which is not the norm, but nonetheless allowed, is the choice of the communicant.
It has worked out very, very well and not divisive in the least, not the least!
Interestingly, the use of the traditional communion paten by the altar servers at St. Joseph was never eliminated after Vatican II and continues to this day!
So I adapted the following blessing from the Ordinary Form's blessing of an altar and a generic blessing from the EF's ritual for blessings.
It will be a part of the prelude to the Mass, prior to the Asperges:
BLESSING OF THE NEWLY RESTORED ALTAR RAILING
January 4, 2015
Feast of the Most Holy Name of Jesus
(When the priest and minister approach the altar railing, but before entering the sanctuary, all kneel)
P. Adiutorium nostrum in nomine Domini. (Our help is in the Name of the Lord.)
C. Quie fecit caelum et terram. (Who made heaven and earth.)
P. Dominus vobiscum. (The Lord be with you.)
C. Et cum spiritu tuo. (And with your spirit.)
Oremus: (the blessing is chanted in English)
Priest: Brothers and sisters, our community rejoices as it comes together to bless this altar railing. Let us ask God to look kindly on the place to kneel in prayer and adoration and to receive worthily the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ.
(All pray in silence for a brief period. Then priest with hands extended;)
Blessed are You, Lord our God, who accepted the sacrifice of Christ, offered on the altar of the cross for the salvation of the world.
Now with a Father’s love, you call your people to celebrate His memory by coming together at his altar symbolized by kneeling at the altar railing.
Hear our prayer, Lord, and bless + make + holy, and consecrate + this altar railing.
May this altar railing, which we have built for your holy mysteries be the center of our praise, adoration and thanksgiving.
May it be for us the place where we worthily receive the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of our Risen Lord Jesus who suffered and died for our salvation and who makes us one in Holy Communion.
Here may it be the extension of the Table of the Lord and the fountain of the unfailing waters of salvation.
Here may we draw close to Christ, the living stone, and, in him, grow into a holy temple.
Here may our lives of holiness become a pleasing sacrifice to your glory. We ask this blessing through the Holy Name of Jesus Christ your son who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen.
Then the priest begins the “Asperges Me” and blesses with Holy water the altar, the newly restored altar railing and the congregation.
After the conclusion of the Asperges Me, the priest changes from cope to chasuble for the Prayers at the Foot of the Altar as the Introit is chanted.