Ok, so I know that for someone with Celiac disease, he/she should only receive the Precious Blood, or a low-gluten host if one can be obtained. So forgive me if I’m thinking this through too much, but how does one practically receive from the chalice only during Communion?
I’ve seen it done where a parish only offers the Body of Christ; special arrangements are made for that person to receive from their own chalice after the consecration but prior to the general congregation receiving the Eucharist.
But say that a parish offers Communion under both species, one line for both. Under normal conditions, the Body of Christ is received first, then the communicant walks further down to receive the Blood of Christ before returning to his/her seat.
How is this done for one who has Celiac? Does the person with Celiac approach the minister who is holding the Body of Christ and bow but not receive, then go receive from the chalice? Arms crossed to the priest so that the priest does not attempt to give the host to the person? Walk straight past the Body of Christ to receive the Blood? I’m trying to visualize how exactly it will be done. Would there be any surprised looks from the priest if one skips the Body of Christ and goes straight to the Blood? Does a discussion with the priest always need to take place prior to Mass so the person’s intentions are made clear beforehand? Thanks,