There is a lively post on low-gluten hosts and celiac disease. HERE
In the comments under that post, a commentator says:
TLM people don’t believe that lay people should ever touch a chalice, this means that I can’t receive communion AT ALL, MOST of the time.
This is a sweeping generalization, of course.
Apropos, I received this note yesterday.
Recently, after Mass at the SSPX chapel in ___, a young lady went up to the communion rail. This was at least some 5 after Mass.
I thought she might be one of the young ladies who sings in the choir — they usually come down from the loft for Communion, but I think I recall that once in a while one or two or more receive Communion when Mass is over.
This time, the young lady knelt there and Fr. ___ came out from the sacristy and went up to the tabernacle — I was not too close to the sanctuary and was not deliberately observing what was going on, but when I looked up, the lady took what appeared to be a very small chalice that Father had brought over to her. She drank the chalice in one gulp, and for a second I could see she was wearing white gloves to handle the mini-chalice. Father then assisted her in doing two ablutions — he poured, and I think both were with water.
Father and his altar server with paten returned to the tabernacle and as far as I could see, place the clean mini-chalice back in the tabernacle. I was thinking that perhaps he set aside a small amount of the Precious Blood at some point during the consecration or actually consecrated the contents of the mini-chalice. [It is pretty much unthinkable that he would consecrate the sacred species outside of Mass… nefas!]
Afterwards the young woman took her gloves off — did she leave them on the communion rail?? — and prayed for a while in the pews.
Food for thought.