This question came in from e-mail:
Father, I thought you might be some aid here. We had a person today at Mass unable to receive even a low gluten Host, so she needed a separate "mini chalice". Since the Mass was 1962 Father and I did not know what to do exactly in giving Communion to her. My thought was that it would be changing only the elements you need to change (she knelt at the altar rail of her own accord). So I thought you would just put Sanguis for Corpus in the prayer, make a sign of the cross over her with it, and then hand it to her (since we have neither fistula or intiction spoon).
My question is two fold. Was this even allowed (the Mass on EWTN with Fr. Wolfgang had it)? And if so, is the way I described correct?
I don’t see any problem with a separate mini-chalice. Also, you would simply change the words from "Corpus D.N.I.C…" to "Sanguis D.N.I.C…"
Some people might quibble with the person touching the sacred vessel with bare hands. This is a touchy point.
I believe this to be allowed and the way it was done was correct.