UPDATE 9 Sept:
The wonderful ladies who do some cleaning in the building, which includes the Steam Pipe Trunk Distribution Venue in which I live, brought me a cold beer today!
They are the best.
“When is buy your priest a beer day?
I thought it was a great idea last year. it was in Aug/Sept. Wondering if you remember when it was so we can start a tradition….”
Around here we are all for tradition.
Last year I posted on this important day, HERE.
Tuesday, 9 September is International Buy A Priest A Beer Day!
As posted last year:
At the blog of The Catholic Gentleman:
International Buy a Priest a Beer Day!
Did you know that this coming Monday, September 9, [last year, 2013] 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! [Do I hear an “Amen!”?]
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.
If you can’t take me out for a beer, you can always use my donation button and add a beery note! Or a stout or ale-ing note, for that matter.