Hosts: Color and Counting

Couple of questions for the commentariat today:

If your parish uses hosts, do you prefer the white or whole wheat? The latter are pictured above in their bag of 500 shipped to us by the good Benedictine sisters of Clyde, Missouri.

Many years ago, one of my sacristans suggested using medicine bottles to count hosts. I’ve brought the idea with me to my last two parishes. What do you think?

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Todd and his family live in Ames, Iowa. He serves a Catholic parish of both Iowa State students and town residents.
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One Response to Hosts: Color and Counting

  1. It’s my understanding that, canonically, whole wheat must be used (low gluten permitted when Communicants have an allergy). I remember in my childhood that white bread was sometimes used for the host. I haven’t seen that for at least the last decade, however.

    Should I ever become a sacristan, I might implement the medicine bottle model. It sounds rather practical.

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