Low Gluten Altar Breads

June 28, 2017

Throughout the Diocese of Charlottetown we now have access to approved low-gluten hosts (approx. 0.01% total gluten content) that might enable people with sensitivity to gluten to participate more fully in Eucharistic Communion. For persons with Celiac Disease this was approved by the CCCB and instituted by Bishop Fougere in 1998.

At St. Dunstan’s Basilica these special hosts are in the ciborium held by altar server next to the priest in the centre aisle. At other parishes these hosts are in a special pyx and are distributed by the Priest or extraordinary Eucharistic ministers depending on their individual practices.

Please contact the individual pastor for all details.