All the preliminary work is completed. We had to remove a whole set of pews (about 30 seats) from across the front of the church, extend the first step into the nave, place new marble tiles where the pews once were (over a wooden floor) and tile the new step. This was a big, big project although you wouldn't think so.
However, the altar railing itself with its bronze/brass gates (two in the center and once each in the middle of the side chapels) has not arrived in Macon. It is in Atlanta receivng the final touches. I am not sure why these weren't ready, but I pray that these will be installed by the end of the month.
Our next EF High Mass is Sunday, October 5th (Respect Life Sunday/World Communion Sunday) and I will bless the new railing at that Mass or prior to the Mass (not sure how to do this in an EF Mass, so I might have to be creative unless someone suggests what is the norm for such a thing).