Celiac Disease?


What is the latest belief or practice for using altar bread that is other than wheat for those with Celiac Disease? Do you have recommended places to buy these special hosts?

--Hosts for Houston


Many with Celiac Disease ask their pastors/priests to buy a special type of host and use a pyx or other ciborium to separate the special host for those in the congregation with this disease. The latest and most authoritative statement on the issue from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on the Liturgy here:

Extremely-low-gluten hosts can be ordered from the Benedictine Sisters in Clyde, MO, by calling 1-800-223-2772 or the Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration.

More information: http://www.catholicceliacs.org/


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