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

For example, the priest might ask you to join the communion procession first and indicate to the celebrant that you require the low gluten host.

Some low-gluten hosts are so low in gluten that most coeliacs are not affected when they 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 parish priest to receive Holy Communion from the chalice. This is a practice that is widespread both here in Australia and overseas.

If you are looking for a supplier of low-gluten hosts, then contact Tarrawarra Eucharistic Breads http://www.eucharisticbreads.com.au/

Host photo by Josh Applegate on Unsplash

14 October 2019