Bowing Head While Distributing Communion
I recently became an extraordinary minister and found myself reflexively bowing my head slightly each time I said "the Blood of Christ." Is this inappropriate?
I know that you are doing so out of reverence for the Lord, so I would hesitate to use the word inappropriate. However, I would not recommend doing so. Outside of the fact that it is not called for in the rubrics, any bowing of the head could result in an unintentional bowing of the body or shoulders, thus causing a tipping of the chalice in your hands and possibly spilling the Precious Blood. While that may seem an unlikely chain of causation, it is possible and therefore not worth the risk of adding unnecessary gestures.