Smoking Before Mass?
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(11-10-2009, 01:01 AM)Joshua Wrote: First off, I am a smoker (pipe and cigars, primarily the latter). However, I'd venture to say that smoking before Mass and receiving communion would be inappropriate. Would it be breaking the fast? I would say no, but lets cast aside this legalistic approach and realize the intent that is behind this application. The fast that is observed prior to receiving communion is done so as to provide a receptacle that is pure and generally untainted by any food particulate that might mingle with the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of our Lord. With this in mind I would find it inappropriate to present to our Lord a mouth reeking with tobacco, tar and all other unsavory products associated with the smoking experience for His flesh to rest upon.

In Corde Regis,
Joshua

I agree.

Walty,

I'm a smoker too but usually will not smoke before Mass. Not because it's required but as a form of penance and preparation for receiving the Eucharist. Perhaps if your Mass is in the afternoon you could take a break from smoking two or three hours before heading off for the church?
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Smoking Before Mass? - by Walty - 11-06-2009, 12:32 PM
Re: Smoking Before Mass? - by libby - 11-06-2009, 12:49 PM
Re: Smoking Before Mass? - by Texican - 11-06-2009, 12:52 PM
Re: Smoking Before Mass? - by Louis_Martin - 11-06-2009, 01:50 PM
Re: Smoking Before Mass? - by amasimp - 11-06-2009, 02:25 PM
Re: Smoking Before Mass? - by Walty - 11-06-2009, 02:30 PM
Re: Smoking Before Mass? - by Walty - 11-06-2009, 02:31 PM
Re: Smoking Before Mass? - by Historian - 11-06-2009, 02:53 PM
Re: Smoking Before Mass? - by Historian - 11-06-2009, 03:10 PM
Re: Smoking Before Mass? - by mamalove - 11-10-2009, 12:08 AM
Re: Smoking Before Mass? - by Joshua - 11-10-2009, 01:01 AM
Re: Smoking Before Mass? - by Historian - 12-04-2009, 08:06 AM
Re: Smoking Before Mass? - by CanadianCatholic - 12-04-2009, 11:07 AM
Re: Smoking Before Mass? - by artificial person - 12-04-2009, 11:40 AM
Re: Smoking Before Mass? - by churchesoffortwayne - 12-07-2009, 02:27 AM
Re: Smoking Before Mass? - by JacafamalaRedux - 12-20-2009, 07:20 AM
Re: Smoking Before Mass? - by timoose - 12-24-2009, 07:18 PM
Re: Smoking Before Mass? - by Historian - 12-24-2009, 07:58 PM
Re: Smoking Before Mass? - by churchesoffortwayne - 12-27-2009, 03:36 AM
Re: Smoking Before Mass? - by DarkKnight - 12-29-2009, 04:46 PM
Re: Smoking Before Mass? - by Vetus Ordo - 12-31-2009, 11:14 PM
Re: Smoking Before Mass? - by CanadianCatholic - 12-31-2009, 11:31 PM
Re: Smoking Before Mass? - by churchesoffortwayne - 01-02-2010, 01:37 AM
Re: Smoking Before Mass? - by matthew_talbot - 01-02-2010, 08:57 AM
Re: Smoking Before Mass? - by JacafamalaRedux - 01-03-2010, 09:00 AM
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