This slacker Mommy has finally gotten around to getting my two girls (Kaylee, 9 and Kenzie, 7) into First Communion prep. So, come May, we will celebrate this sacrament with two of our beautiful children.
I’ve had GRAVE concerns over communion and Celiac. Evidently, I didn’t need to!
It turns out that Kenzie isn’t the only one with Celiac in our Parish (which shouldn’t have surprised me given how common it is). We simply need to purchase a pyx which we will place a special host in prior to each Mass. Our parish maintains a stock of Vatican approved low-gluten hosts, which while technically contain gluten, it’s low (0.01%) so even the most sensitive can usually tolerate it. Then we place our pyx in the ciborium, which will go forward with the presentation of gifts to the Priest. Over time, our Priest becomes familiar with who has the pyx and won’t need prompted when we go forward. At our Parish, there isn’t a concern over the communal wine cups because there is no host placed in cups other than the Priest’s Chalice, which only he drinks from.
Communication with your parish staff is vital, but I’m very excited to know I can help my daughter partake fully in this sacrament. We are having her pyx engraved and we are gifting it to her as part of her celebration.