First Communion - Peanut Allergy Accomodations

Posted on: Thu, 03/29/2018 - 2:38pm
annemcfaul@yahoo.com's picture
Offline
Joined: 03/29/2014 - 21:31

My PA daughter is to receive her first Holy Communion (Catholic) next month. We are concerned about potential cross contamination. What are reasonable accommodations to ask for?

Posted on: Tue, 04/01/2014 - 12:29pm
wackattack69's picture
Offline
Joined: 12/01/2007 - 17:56

Hi there, my first time posting here. My now 18 year old daughter had her first communion long ago, and we simply went into the church office and told them we needed to know EXACTLY what was in the communion wafers and WHY. They were awesome with it and her first communion went off without a hitch.
I am also a nurse, so, after long careful consideration, we have decided to forgo any further communion due to the wine. They only wipe off the chalice between people and THAT terrifies me! Not worth the risk and I hope God understands.
I should also mention that my daughter was a student at the Catholic School when she received her first communion, so everyone knew who she was.
How do they do the wine where you are? This does make me sad, but merely wiping off something (and reusing it a zillion times during communion) seems to be asking for trouble. What are you thoughts?

Posted on: Tue, 04/01/2014 - 8:58pm
annemcfaul@yahoo.com's picture
Offline
Joined: 03/29/2014 - 21:31

Thank you so much for taking the time to respond! This was my first post too. Since my original post, we've made some progress. I spoke with our religious education teacher and priest. Our daughter will get her own chalice for first communion. At regular masses, she will forgo the wine.
Trying to convince them to have Eucharist ministers use hand wipes instead of sanitizer. Our daughter goes to catholic school and mass regularly. It'd be nice to know that is the protocol.

Posted on: Wed, 04/02/2014 - 2:21pm
wackattack69's picture
Offline
Joined: 12/01/2007 - 17:56

Great news! And having her own chalice for the first communion will make her feel like it is even MORE special. I take (and still do) every chance I can to make my daughter feel "special" instead of different. We had so many tears growing up and once I realized that we couldn't fix everything...she got her own treats, etc. and she actually thought that was pretty neat.
Best wishes!

Posted on: Thu, 04/03/2014 - 2:52am
anonymous's picture
Offline
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

That is great news. Thanks for participating in our site community. If you would like to continue the conversation, there's an active forum of people helping each other at SupportGroups.com. Try the Food Allergy Support Group to share your wisdom and experiences in a supportive, confidential environment.

Peanut Free and Nut Free Community

Click on one of the categories below to see all topics and discussions.

Latest Discussions

Latest Post by Italia38 Wed, 01/15/2020 - 11:03am
Comments: 10
Latest Post by Italia38 Wed, 01/15/2020 - 10:52am
Comments: 2
Latest Post by penelope Tue, 01/14/2020 - 1:03pm
Comments: 1
Latest Post by penelope Sun, 12/29/2019 - 6:21pm
Comments: 2
Latest Post by sunshinestate Sun, 12/29/2019 - 6:00pm
Comments: 3
Latest Post by Italia38 Sun, 12/29/2019 - 5:44pm
Comments: 5
Latest Post by justme Tue, 12/17/2019 - 3:41pm
Comments: 4
Latest Post by justme Tue, 12/17/2019 - 2:39pm
Comments: 45

Peanut Free Store

More Articles

You can make light, fluffy pancakes without eggs or milk. If you have some type of food...

It’s hard to think of Chinese food without thinking of peanuts. China is the world’s leading peanut producer, and that’s not a coincidence....

Seeds, such as pumpkin or sunflower, make great peanut or tree nut substitutes in recipes, and roasted soy or garbanzo beans are tasty snacks and...

For those with peanut allergies, baked goods present a serious risk. Many baked goods do not appear to contain peanuts, yet were baked in a...

When you have a food allergy, you need to check every food label. The safest way to eat when you have a ...

Those who have peanut allergies know to avoid peanut butter cookies, of course – but what about other...

What can you eat if you can't eat peanut butter? Fortunately for people with a peanut allergy, there...

Most elementary school teachers take a mid-morning break to allow their students to refuel with a snack. If it's your turn to bring a snack for...

In the United States, there are no lines of ice cream that are dedicated to being nut-free....

Do you have a child with peanut allergies and an upcoming birthday? Perhaps you'd like to bake a...

Cakes are a central part of many celebrations, from kids' birthdays to weddings. For those with severe ...

Are you craving sweets? Those with peanut allergies must be especially careful when indulging their...

Are you looking for peanut-free candies as a special treat for a child with...

If you have a food allergy, you will probably need to make some changes to your diet...

When love is in the air we can get caught up in the moment and throw caution to the wind. However, if you have a...

Many doctors treat allergies, including pediatricians and general practice doctors. When allergies are severe, primary care physicians often refer...

If you are looking for a way to support food allergy education and awareness, you may be interested in a documentary created by a young filmmaker...

The most frightening thing about a severe allergic reaction to a new food is that it can happen so fast. If parents are not looking for allergic...

Skin rashes and itching are common allergic reactions to peanut butter. According to the Mayo Clinic, reactions to peanut butter can happen within...

A low oxalate diet may be recommended to prevent kidney stones from forming. Oxalates are chemicals found in plant-based foods. These may collect...