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PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2006 2:21 pm 
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Location: Kanata, Ontario
Noticed this topic on the peanut board but was wondering about my son and his first communion and sesame allergies.
I know we have one woman who has wheat allergies and she just has the wine at communion.
Any experience?


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2006 7:56 pm 
Hi there,
I have celiac disease so I do not take communion. Does the communion wafer have sesame seeds? I'm just unsure why your son couldn't take it (sorry!), but if that's the case, they do make a 'low-gluten' host (it is not gluten-free, so why it exists is beyond me, as I still couldn't take it), but maybe it is sesame seed free.

I hope that might help some!


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 12:24 pm 
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About the gluten-containing wafers, I think it depends on what church you go to . . . the official line of the Catholic church (at least in the States) is that the wafer does have to have some gluten in it. But I know in some other churches (my experience is with Protestant ones) they do provide gluten free bread.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 12:25 pm 
helen, that is interesting - perhaps they make it themselves. there are 'gluten-free ones' available, but they aren't - they are just low gluten.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 1:36 pm 
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The communion wafers are made by nuns. I am just concerned b/c I have yet to find a bread product that has not come into contact with sesame seeds somewhere in the production line.
The actual communion wafer has no seeds, I am worried about cross contamination.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 4:46 pm 
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my great-aunt, bless her soul, used to be in charge of the wafers for her parish. She did I don't know how many wafers in her life! :-)

The wafers were made in a dedicated room, with nothing else ever being made there. The nun has to clean herself properly. There's a whole ritual there.


I'm not concerned about the actual wafers. I am more concerned about the hands of the person giving me communion. What if that person ate a peanutbutter toast that morning? They do have to wash their hands too, but I trust them a bit less than the nun.

So far, we haven't had a single problem. My son is the one with the allergy, and he did his First Communion last June.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 3:08 pm 
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laurie15--I'm not sure whether people bring their own gluten free bread in my parents' church or what. There are a number of people who are either allergic/intolerant to wheat or have celiac disease. but it looks like ener-g makes a gluten free wafer---

http://www.ener-g.com/store/detail.aspx?sn=BreadProducts&id=21&cat=15


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 3:10 pm 
Helen, yes, thank you. Now I remember seeing that. :)


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