Q. 1. Does the Church offer gluten-free hosts for those who have an allergy to wheat/gluten?
A. 1. Because of the ingredients required to make the hosts, the Church cannot offer gluten-free hosts. For the celiacs who can tolerate a very small amount of gluten on occasional basis, the Church can provide low-gluten hosts. Those who cannot tolerate any amount of gluten, they cannot receive the host. As an alternative, they can receive the Precious Blood of Christ, such being consecrated in a separate cup if such is necessary.