I have recently been diagnosed with a number of allergies, including wheat and grapes. I know the host and the cup are transformed into Christ’s body and blood. Chemically, I am concerned about allergic reactions. If I follow medical restrictions, I would not be able to partake in Communion at all. I asked my priest, an older man, and he seemed to not understand the issue. He in fact asked me if the doctors had told me to exercise more.
How can I fully participate in Communion under these circumstances? I am heartbroken. I have only been able to trust that God will protect me.