[quote=Solo -At Mass, where do the consecrated hosts come from? When and how and by whom were they consecrated?
Most often they orginate from some "Clostered Order of Sisters, Brothers or priest."
[quote]The Priest retrieves them from the Tabernacle during Mass, but when did they go there? Isn’t this something that was supposed to occur at Mass?
They can ONLY be what remains after Holy Communion during Mass
We sometimes have 1,600 people at Mass on a Sunday, but there is no way the Priest does 1,600 hosts during Mass.
Prior to the “Eucharisitic Prayer” wherein the host are transformed into the Actual Living Christ" a white cloth [sometimes two] are carefully placed on the Altar of Sacrifice by the priest. These clothes are called the “corporal [s]” and everything on them, even 1,600 host] and the wine are IF intended by the Priest to become “Consecrated” actually become at the words of Consecration: “THIS IS MY BODY… THIS IS MY BLOOD” actually become the Body, blood, soul and Divinity of Jesus Quanity is NOT an issue. Concecration and intent are!
This was probably a stupid question, but I have been wondering about it for years.
Actually you may have done many a great favor. THANKS for asking.
PS - If it is not done during Mass, why do you think not?
Has to be, MUST be as part of a Mass!.
Love and prayers,