The story is all to familiar in the Roman Catholic Church in the United States.
While the Catholic population increases, the number of active priests continues to dwindle. Parishes are shut down or merged. Fewer masses are performed. In some places, even a Sunday mass is the exception rather than the rule.
The priest shortage won't be solved overnight -- if at all -- but there's one possibility for some relief while possible solutions are studied.
Right now there's still a talent pool of former priests, many of whom were forced out of the active clergy when they married. While the church has some good reasons to continue its present rule forbidding most priests from marrying, there's nothing wrong with utilizing former active priests on a part-time basis to say masses, administer sacraments, help administer parishes and otherwise provide backup to full-time active priests. To a man every former priest I know would jump at the chance.
It's not a perfect and certainly not a permanent solution but nonetheless one that should be explored.