Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. (Matthew7:7)
Catholic celiacs face a special set of challenges when it comes to the Church and the Holy Eucharist. There has been no unified effort by the Church to identify Catholics who turn away from the Church because of communion issues. There has been no organized effort to educate priests or Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion about the special needs of Catholics with celiac disease. There has been no support system for Catholic celiacs who have been struggling with this problem.
We are pleased to announce the formation of the Catholic Celiac Society whose three-fold mission will be to educate Catholic celiacs about their options for Holy Communion as provided for by Canon Law and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops; to inform Catholic clergy and lay ministers about the special needs of Catholic celiacs in their dioceses and parishes; and to reconcile those Catholic celiacs who have left the Church through lack of understanding, exclusion from the Eucharist, and isolation from their church community.
Please help us help you and other Catholic celiacs. Stand up and be counted. Contact the Catholic Celiac Society at email@example.com or call Chris Spreitzer at 914-737-5291.
Let Us Break Bread Together
A Special Mass for Catholic Celiacs, their Families, and Friends
Saturday November 6, 2004
The Church of the Holy Name of Mary
Croton On Hudson, New York
Communion provided under both species
Low Gluten Altar Bread From the Benedictine Sisters
R.S.V.P. Chris Spreitzer at 914-737-5291 or email firstname.lastname@example.org