We recommend you discuss your needs with the priest before Mass and ask what options are available to you.

For example, the priest might ask you to come forward first to Communion and indicate to the celebrant that you require a low-gluten host.

Some low-gluten hosts are so low in gluten that some coeliacs are not affected when these hosts are received as Holy Communion.

If, however, your condition is so severe that it precludes even low-gluten hosts, then you should make arrangements with the priest to receive Holy Communion from the chalice. This practice is widespread both here in Australia and overseas.

If you are looking for a supplier of low-gluten hosts, contact Tarrawarra Eucharistic Breads.

Host photo by Josh Applegate on Unsplash

Rev. Dr Paul Connell, 8 November 2021

Bishop Shane Mackinlay, Bishop of Sandhurst, 8 November 2021

8 November 2021

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