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International Buy a Priest a Beer Day! (September 9th)
The Catholic Gentleman ^ | 9/5/2013

Posted on 09/09/2013 3:18:05 AM PDT by markomalley


St. Hopswald of Aleyard, the first man to take his priest our for a beer.

Did you know that this coming Monday, September 9, is International Buy a Priest a Beer Day? On this festive day, faithful Catholics all over the world take their priests out for a beer and get to know them better. It’s a beautiful Catholic tradition that goes back to the time of St. Hopswald of Aleyard, the first man to take his priest out for a beer.

Okay, if you’re getting suspicious by now, there’s a good reason. Buy a Priest a Beer Day is not a real holiday. But I would argue that it should be!

Believe it or not, priests are real people, and they enjoy socializing over good food and drink as much as anyone. They also have a thankless and difficult job, a job that we couldn’t get to heaven without. Priests are the lifeblood of the Church, and they deserve some appreciation.

So with that in mind, I would challenge you to do something concrete to show appreciation to your priest in the month ahead. Yes, it could be taking him out for a beer, or it could be inviting him over to share dinner with your family. Be creative if you want, but give back to your priest somehow, and let him know that his ministry is making a difference.

Of course, your priest may be insanely busy and unable to schedule a time for a lengthier visit. That’s okay. You could offer a rosary or a holy hour for him and his intentions (or better yet, more than one), and let him know that you are regularly praying for him. At the very least, express to him your gratitude, in person or via a note, for his faithful ministry and his answering God’s call to the priesthood.

I fully expect there to be a lot of happy, encouraged priests by the end of the month. If you want to participate, leave a comment saying, “I’m in!” Ready, set, go.


TOPICS: Activism; Catholic
KEYWORDS: beer; priest

1 posted on 09/09/2013 3:18:05 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley
ekkk..l live in the (Baptist) south..so pleas, buy them one for me.
send the bill to pResident O'Muslim in the White Hut... thxs.

2 posted on 09/09/2013 3:25:54 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: markomalley
St. Hopswald of Aleyard

LOL

3 posted on 09/09/2013 3:27:06 AM PDT by iowamark (I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy)
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To: markomalley

Thanks for posting this. It is so true that we owe them a debt of gratitude, and this has inspired me to write a note to my pastor, who is our only priest.


4 posted on 09/09/2013 5:44:49 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Let me hear what God the LORD will speak. -Ps85)
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To: markomalley; Cletus.D.Yokel; bcsco; PJ-Comix; mikrofon; martin_fierro
International Buy a Priest a Beer Day! (September 9th)

If this applies to Lutheran pastors also, then I'm ready to receive this gracious gift, if anyone is willing to make a pilgrimage to St. Louis today. I can't promise you points off of purgatory--I'm Lutheran, remember--but I do know where we could enjoy some pints.

5 posted on 09/09/2013 5:50:47 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Lutheran pastor, LCMS, St. Louis, Missouri)
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To: markomalley; Cletus.D.Yokel; bcsco; PJ-Comix; mikrofon; martin_fierro

Ich bin ein Beerliker.


6 posted on 09/09/2013 5:53:06 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Lutheran pastor, LCMS, St. Louis, Missouri)
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To: Charles Henrickson
Best I could do from here in Midland TX:


7 posted on 09/09/2013 6:05:36 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: markomalley

Sounds ok to me, i do not have a priest or pastor but would be glad to buy either one a beer if they were ok by me just having a cup of coffee and a cigarette.


8 posted on 09/09/2013 6:22:20 AM PDT by ravenwolf
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

Goose Island is good, seeing as how we both have Chicago connections. But from down there in Texas, you could at least send me a Shiner Bock.


9 posted on 09/09/2013 6:22:44 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Lutheran pastor, LCMS, St. Louis, Missouri)
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To: Charles Henrickson
If this applies to Lutheran pastors also, then I'm ready to receive this gracious gift, if anyone is willing to make a pilgrimage to St. Louis today. I can't promise you points off of purgatory--I'm Lutheran, remember--but I do know where we could enjoy some pints.

May I suggest a bottle of St Bernardus:


10 posted on 09/09/2013 6:23:21 AM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: Charles Henrickson
I don't always drink beer but, when I do, I drink an IPA (except when Oberon is in season; Memorial Day to Labor Day).


11 posted on 09/09/2013 6:26:51 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Charles Henrickson
"Ah, Bock..."

The quips of George Costanza

12 posted on 09/09/2013 6:29:55 AM PDT by smvoice (Better Buck up, Buttercup. The wailing and gnashing are for an eternity..)
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To: Charles Henrickson; markomalley; Cletus.D.Yokel; bcsco; PJ-Comix; martin_fierro

I'd take you up on that, Reverend, but would have to be careful what I get you…

13 posted on 09/09/2013 8:34:46 AM PDT by mikrofon (D-22 until "Buy Your FRiend a Beer" Day ;)
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To: markomalley

What would Jimmy Swaggart think of those heathen Catholics, and especially a priest drinking beer? We are surely going to burn in the pits of hell.


14 posted on 09/09/2013 8:36:12 AM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: Charles Henrickson; markomalley; Cletus.D.Yokel; bcsco; PJ-Comix; mikrofon

Ich bin ein be(er)queather.

15 posted on 09/09/2013 8:38:33 AM PDT by martin_fierro (Du bist ein beerquaffer)
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To: smvoice

And Radar O’Reilly;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYSG8AQO3tw


16 posted on 09/09/2013 8:38:41 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch
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To: markomalley

17 posted on 09/09/2013 8:39:45 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch
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To: Wyatt's Torch

18 posted on 09/09/2013 8:42:57 AM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: markomalley; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows
Okay, if you’re getting suspicious by now, there’s a good reason. Buy a Priest a Beer Day is not a real holiday. But I would argue that it should be!


19 posted on 09/09/2013 8:54:37 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: iowamark

20 posted on 09/09/2013 8:55:36 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise

Hey, I know that place. Harvey, is that you, Harvey? ;)


21 posted on 09/09/2013 8:58:08 AM PDT by smvoice (Better Buck up, Buttercup. The wailing and gnashing are for an eternity..)
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To: NKP_Vet
Jimmy Swaggart has his hands full with his cousin Jerry.


22 posted on 09/09/2013 8:58:55 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Wyatt's Torch
lol! Leave it to George to steal another man's words of wisdom!

"Well, I've actually never tasted Bock. But I always WANTED to..."

23 posted on 09/09/2013 9:00:44 AM PDT by smvoice (Better Buck up, Buttercup. The wailing and gnashing are for an eternity..)
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