When the Blessed Sacrament is exposed, there is supposed to be one (or two??) people present. Is this Church law, or just a prudential judgment?
More importantly, what is my obligation when I have to leave? If there is only one other person there, or no one else there, you ought to stay, but what if I have an obligation that requires me to leave at a certain time, like going to work, and I don’t know how many people will be there, or how safe It will be, after I’m gone? I don’t want to expose the Blessed Sacrament to risk of harm, but I also have to be at work. Then again, the church is in a generally safe area; I don’t think there’s much of a chance of anyone coming in and harming It, and I’ve never heard of any instances of that happening in my parish, or any other parish in my area.
What should I do in situations like this? Thank you.