For parents of first communion children, it is definitely advisable to use the term low gluten host when discussing the use of the gluten-free host with the priest. This is preferable to a lot of parents rather than using the wine. Also bear in mind that the experience of the child at communion is very important. A little forward preparation and ensuring that the priest and any Ministers of the Eucharist are aware and involved can make a big difference to your child’s experience.
The Coeliac Society also has a listing on its website for three different suppliers of “low gluten hosts” that are acceptable to both the codex standard of gluten free and the Catholic Church description of “low gluten”.
Click here for more information about receiving the host https://www.coeliac.ie/live-gluten-free/taking-communion/)
For some tips on hosting for a coeliac guest in your home click HERE