Does anyone else have to receive gluten free host? I am highly gluten intolerant so I cannot have regular the regular host because it would make me sick.
I received my first communion this Easter and now I receive the gluten free host each mass. I have to find either the priest or the sacristans (I think that’s what they are called) and ask for the gluten free host before mass and then when I go up to receive I have to ask for the GF host and the person has to walk back to the alter get my host and give it to me then go back up and get the regular host and come back down. This works well when I am in the priests line but sometimes I’m in another persons line and they get really confused. The guy today told me they didn’t have any and I tied to politely tell him it was on the alter but then the priest just stopped his line and went up and got it.
Receiving the Eucharist should be a joyous event but I feel like a huge inconvenience during the whole thing. People also always want to look up and see what the confusion is about and I feel like all eyes are on me and I’m not really comfortable with that.
Does anyone else have to go through this and is there a better way of going about it?