ACTION ITEM! 9 Sept is International Buy A Priest A Beer Day! #IBAPABD

NB: Scroll down for the Latin and English texts for the Blessing of Beer.

You don’t want to miss this.  It’s too important.  And this has been a really tough year for priests, all things considered.

Show a little love.  Give a little TLC.

Monday 9 September is

International Buy A Priest A Beer Day!

Beer is so much more than just a great breakfast drink.  It’s a sign of cordial support and good cheer.

You will want to obtain and deliver beer to your priests.  I share the terrific Norcia Beer with the guys here.  (Do visit their site – they need lots of support since the terrible earthquakes in Central Italy.)

Should any of you want to provide the undersigned (aka Father Z) with a beer one time, try this.



If some of you want to subscribe (to buy me a beer) once a month, you can use the thingy, below.  (There are more options than the “BEER!” option.

Some options

Card. Ratzinger thinks you should subscribe!

Also, there is a blessing for beer in the old Rituale Romanum which a priest can impart.

When you bring beer to the priest, bring this prayer along and ask him to bless it and all the beer you bought for yourself!

V. Adjutorium nostrum in nomine Domini.
R. Qui fecit caelum et terram.
V. Dominus vobiscum.
R. Et cum spiritu tuo.


Benedic +, Domine, creaturam istam cerevisiae, quam ex adipe frumenti producere dignatus es: ut sit remedium salutare humano generi, et praesta per invocationem nominis tui sancti; ut, quicumque ex ea biberint, sanitatem corpus et animae tutelam percipiant. Per Christum Dominum nostrum.

R. Amen.

Or else…

V. Our help is in the name of the Lord.
R. Who made heaven and earth.

V. The Lord be with you.
R. And with thy spirit.

Let us pray.

Bless, + O Lord, this creature beer, which thou hast deigned to produce from the fat of grain: that it may be a salutary remedy to the human race, and grant through the invocation of thy holy name; that, whoever shall drink it, may gain health in body and peace in soul. Through Christ our Lord.

R. Amen.

And it is sprinkled with holy water…. carefully.

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  1. Philmont237 says:

    If you don’t do the responses, the oremus, and the Sign of the Cross like a priest would then the Blessing of Beer makes a great pre-libation toast!

  2. acardnal says:

    It would be my pleasure to buy a priest a beer on ANY day!

  3. Greg Hlatky says:

    I send our parish’s priests gift cards, noting they’re for IBPBD.

  4. hwriggles4 says:

    Priests in the dioceses of Austin, San Antonio, Victoria, Corpus Christi, and Galveston Houston will be toasting to Shiner Bock.

    Priests from Allentown and Philadelphia – it’s Yuengling for those guys.

  5. teomatteo says:

    Would blessed salt be appropriate to sprinkle into my beer. ?

  6. teomatteo says: salt

    Sure. I think that has been done before. I suggest salt that has been exorcised and blessed with the traditional form!

  7. FrankWalshingham says:

    As the wisest of our Founding Fathers, Benjamin Franklin, once said: “Beer is proof that God loves man, and wants us to be happy!”

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