Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university.
 Q: I am updating our liturgical minister guidelines and have run into a question regarding our extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion: When they approach the sanctuary after the priest’s communion, do they make a bow toward the altar, or a genuflection (as the Blessed Sacrament is now present on the altar), before they enter the sanctuary? — J.H., Colbert, Washington
 A: The General Instruction of the Roman Missal (GIRM) says:
 “162. In the distribution of Communion, the Priest may be assisted by other

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