This topic may have come up before, if so I apologize.
The question came up about the surplus hosts consecrated at a Mass. What is the standard practice for their disposition?
The reason I ask is that most Masses I have attended, there is a large population in attendance (these places are big) and with multiple serving positions in the sanctuary I would imagine that there would be some sort of extra number of hosts to gather at the conclusion of the Eucharist.
Are these to be eaten right away by the clergy? Similarly, I am curious about the wine.
What does canon law specify as to the care of the Sacred Species? Does this differ in practice from diocese to diocese?
Thanks in advance.