Bow of the Head
87. According to IG 275, a bow (or inclination) of the head
88. There are no restrictions regarding who is to do this, so presumably it is done by everyone, not just the celebrant or person speaking the name. Nor are there restrictions on when this is to be done, so presumably it is done whenever the names are said during the Mass - in a song, an antiphon, a reading, a homily, a prayer, etc.
89. According to IG 42, regarding gestures and posture, "greater attention needs to be paid to what is laid down by liturgical law and by the traditional practice of the Roman Rite". This extraordinary admonition may reflect concerns about failure to observe this gesture.
Copyright J.R. Lilburne, 18 March 2002. Last updated 15 April 2002.