The Tridentine Mass I attend is held in a "borrowed" Novus Ordo church, and today I arrived early enough to watch the altar boys transform the table-altar into a high altar. What struck me, is that the boy who set up the altar had a white glove on his right hand, which he used to handle the six gold-plated candlesticks, the gold plated crucifix, and the likewise gold-plated sacred vessels. Never did he touch them with his bare hand. Each of these items was packaged in a silvery-white, well padded casing, and the boy pulled the casing off with his left hand, and used his gloved hand to steady the item he was unpacking. Then he reverently placed each one on the altar, again, using only his gloved hand.
It was inspiring to see such a show of reverence for the sacred vessels of the Mass. If our hands are not worthy to touch these, they should not be allowed to touch the Body of Our Lord, either, and at this Mass, they don't.