What options does the church provide for wheat allergies?


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My sister-in-law is severely allergic to wheat and as a result is unable to receive the Eucharist. I was going to suggest she only drink the blood of Christ but then remembered she battled with alcoholism as a young woman and can't ever let any wine touch her lips. She desperately wants to partake in communion. What options does the church provide for such a problem?


#2

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