I finally caught up to what was happening after the sermon
Even though this was the Mass of my youth, when I began going again, I could easily get lost. I turned to watching the altar boys for a lot of my clues. For instance, I knew when were at the confetior because then bowed profoundly and they do that sway at the part that says through my fault, etc.
Next clue, the priest ascends the altar steps and kisses the altar.
Next clue is he moves to the epistle side (the right side) to read the introit.
This will be followed by the Kyrie and if you are close you probably can pick up on that because you will hear him saying something and the altar boys responding 5 times.
He then says the Gloria after which you can pick up another clue as to where we are because he will turn and face you and say Dominus vobiscum and the altar boys will respond with et cum spiritu tuo, the priest will then retrurn to the Epistle side.
When you see the altar boys move the missal to the left side of the altar, the Gospel side, you will know he is about to read the Gospel.
After that he will usually read one or both to you in English from the Ambo and give the sermon.
Initially I would watch for all the little clues given in the red missal about where you are rather than trying to pay any attention to the Latin. This will still allow you to pray (read) the Mass along with him and if you get a little ahead or behind, the actions shown in the margin of the red missal will help you find your place.
Practice makes perfect. .