After my diagnosis, I just "sat out" communion the first week... It made me very sad and feel quite alone. But then I did some google searching and found the gluten free wafers that have already been referred to here.
I called my church's office during the day, and said "I have a bit of a strange question to ask..." - I didn't have to say anything more than "I have celiac disease" because the office manager's own daughter has celiac too. Thankfully, our church keeps the GF wafers "in stock", so before mass each week, I just go get one from the freezer in the church office, and then when I receive communion, I always just point to the pyx that holds the GF wafers - our priests get a kick out of when they see me coming so they have the wafer ready for me!
I would suggest just calling your church and seeing if they already do something for people who are gluten free - you never know!
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Baby Bruin born April 29, 2010. (Highest weight during pregnancy - 178. Working to get back to the low 140s. 160 represents my highest weight before pregnancy).
| current weight: 138.0