[quote=“General Instructions on the Roman Missal”]275. A bow signifies reverence and honor shown to the persons themselves or to the signs that represent them. There are two kinds of bows: a bow of the head and a bow of the body.
- A bow of the head is made when the three Divine Persons are named together and at the names of Jesus, of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and of the Saint in whose honor Mass is being celebrated.
Does anyone in your parish do this? I have never seen anyone do this anywhere, not a priest or a bishop or deacon, nor anyone in my parish. I was never catechized to do this. I don’t know how long it’s been in the GIRM. But I plan to practice it now, especially since I am an altar server (and choir member on Sundays) and I should be extra liturgically-correct.