I recently went to (one of) my nephews First Communion (OF)... Deo Gratias! Anyway, we were seated in the front pew and had a good view of the (Extra)ordinary Minister of Holy Communion.
Well, that day there was a rather large congregation. It had gotten to the point that there was still a long line to go up for Communion, and the EMHC started breaking the Hosts into smaller and smaller pieces. It got to the point where the pieces of the Hosts were so small, that we couldn't see it from where we were sitting (in the front pew).
The priest never went to the Tabernacle to get more Hosts, so I assume that he had brought all of them out to begin with (because of the large congregation) and therefore no more Hosts in the Tabernacle.
My question is this... what is to be done in this situation, if in fact they had run out? Is the priest allowed to go up and consecrate more Hosts in the same Mass, or are those that were left without Communion in that Mass?
My GUESS is that the priests cannot (licitly) consecrate more Hosts in the same Mass and that those that may have been left would be without Communion?