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I am the only one in my church with Celiac. Our communion wafer is the size of a quarter and is very thin.  We have communion twice a month. How do I know how much gluten is in the wafer?

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Any gluten is too much.  Speak to your pastor about what you can do for communion.  I don't believe for one second God would want you to be eating poison just for communion.  Don't do it!

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They make a "low gluten" wafer for Catholics etc. that do not let you take gluten free communion. My pastor at my church has me bake bread for myself and others who require a gluten free communion and he blesses the loaf and keeps it in the freezer for communion for us.

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1 hour ago, Ennis_TX said:

They make a "low gluten" wafer for Catholics etc. that do not let you take gluten free communion. My pastor at my church has me bake bread for myself and others who require a gluten free communion and he blesses the loaf and keeps it in the freezer for communion for us.

But does he put it in your mouth after putting all the gluten-containing wafers in other parishioners mouths? Anyway, nice that he lets you do it considering that the church decided against gluten-free wafers recently.

Plumbago

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My church (Episcopalian) allows gluten-free communion wafers. I am the only one (I think) who requires them. The priest hands it to me on a linen napkin used only for that purpose. I do not take the wine, as many people dip their wafers in the chalice. I agree with PinkyGirl... don't believe that God would want to make you sick by receiving communion.

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Just curious.....Are you Catholic? Episcopalian? 

There might be a difference depending on which church you attend.

The Benedictine sisters make a low gluten host. Here's the link....

https://altarbreadsbspa.com/altarbreads/low-gluten-breads/

 glutenfreewatchdog did an article on the low gluten hosts recently. She tested a single host from the Benedictine sisters and found it to contain 0.0017 mg of gluten. Compare that to the 0.57mg found in a piece of gluten free bread. The amount of gluten you are exposed to is negligible if you take a low gluten host

 


 

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My church uses Rice Chex for communion, which I think is so sweet (and adorable). They do this because they're gluten free. That said, they don't hand them to us. They're in a silver dish and we go up and get our own. They serve donuts and things like that before church so I don't like grabbing out of the dish. Also, I'm a germaphobe. Also, I don't know if they use generic Chex and if those are safe. So, I bring 2 little rice Chex for my little guy (also Celiac) and myself. They're not in the dish with the others but I still think it's the same :) Jesus doesn't want me to get sick. 

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I'm not religious at all, but I was really upset when the pope totally rejected gluten free wafers. I love what is written above - God/Jesus would not want anyone to get sick. I hope more churches offer totally gluten free options for those who need it.

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For what it's worth, I've heard the "low-gluten" suggestion before but for Celiac's, this is sorely inadequate.  I recommend partaking in the wine or "blood" but not the wafer or "body."  My priest approved this practice as well.

This is obviously subject to your religious beliefs and those could certainly differ from mine, and thats okay.  Hope this idea helps.

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