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What is the correct thing to do when the precious blood is spilled during distribution of the Eucharist?

Question:

When an elderly communicant with trembling hands grasped the chalice, a large quantity of the precious blood spilled on the carpet. The extraordinary minister looked to the priest who was standing nearby, and he motioned her to continue. Shouldn’t something have been done at the moment of spillage? Should I be nervous about my young children receiving from the chalice?

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