Low Gluten Hosts

Holy Communion for Parishioners with Low Gluten Hosts


Low-gluten communion hosts are available at all weekend liturgies.  The hosts made by the Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration in Clyde, MO, contain 0.01% wheat gluten, are accepted by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (www.usccb.org/liturgy/celiasprue.shtml), and are recommended by the journal Gluten-Free Living as “perfectly safe” for sufferers of Celiac Sprue disease (Vol. 9, no. 1).  The Archdiocese of Dubuque has approved these low-gluten altar breads for use in the Archdiocese.  Therefore we have developed the a procedure to provide as much protection as possible for those with Celiac disease, please click the link below.

Click here for our complete procedure for Mass 

If you have any questions, please contact the St. Pius X Director of Liturgy at 393-4445 ext.111, or [email protected]