At a recent mass, I was second to last in line for communion. When I reached the priest, he had run out of hosts. He asked me to wait a moment, then walked to the tabernacle and returned with hosts and offered me one in the usual way.
I assume that what he offered me was a consecrated host from a prior mass. I can imagine that this must happen occasionally. Is there a difference between what I received and what the others received? I understand that I (presumably, but not necessarily) was not present for the mass during which the hosts were offered for sacrifice. What implications does that have, if any?
Sorry if this has been asked before. I promise I did do a search for this and found something close but nothing that directly answered my questions. Thanks!