I presume there is no rule as to how many must be inside the Tabernacle, as long as there is at least one host, so that Jesus is present. Whether there are more or not is probably a preference of the Priest or Eucharistic ministers based on parish attendance and such?
Anyone here know how many their parish has normally in the Tabernacle and their logic behind it?
My parish tries to keep around 75 in the Tabernacle at all times which means each mass they try to give out the 75 in the Tabernacle plus newly consecrated hosts so that after communion there are around 75 new hosts in the Tabernacle.
How long does a host last in the Tabernacle anyway? I assume the goal is to not have hosts in there more than a few days, to try and cycle them out.
For daily mass at my college, the hosts in the Tabernacle are used for communion as no other hosts are consecrated except the Priests big host. So the Tabernacle at my college has extra hosts for daily mass whereas my parish has extra hosts in case there is a larger mass requiring additional hosts.
No right or wrong answers here, I’m just curious