Although I am a Protestant pastor now, I grew up Catholic. I can remember the gatherings that my parents had with other families in the parish. I do not remember alcohol being consumed in great amounts, but only "socially". But as a result of that "social" drinking I know a few friends of my parents that died as a result of liver disease and a few that went on to become full blown alcoholics.
Here is a great idea to prepare for yourself for the passion week and Easter Sunday.
Try an alcohol free lent and share the savings with others. Check out the link below.
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