Smoking Before Mass?
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Well It might not break the fast but, pitty the people next to you that have to put up with the smell on your clothes and breath and smoking does raise the dopamine level so does give some plesure to some people so would we not do better to focus on the lord, and last do you want the Lord resting in a smoking car of the train?  I have seen many people though that light up right after mass, One priest would do it at our church without even taking off his vestments, he would throw on his winter cape and go outside light up and greet the people while he would smoke.

He had a real affinity for traditional things though the mass was a novas ordo, like wearing a cope at special masses, and the use of incence when ever possible as well as villionously when he did, and the chalice vail over all the stuff before putting it on the creadence table.  He also had a love of devotionals like vespers around christmas and lent, and litanys, as well as lots of guests to talk about societys, saints, and missionarys.  He was also an italian and it was his way or the highway, and was uncomprimising about marrage and baptism.

He would not baptise if the parents were not married in the catholic church, and if someone divorced they could not serve in the ministrys, even though its not a sin till they remarry after devorcing in the eyes of the church to my knowledge. He drove us greatly into debt with the rennovation, which we did pay off though, and let staff of the school go in a rather crass fashion in an attempt to save money by useing volenteers instead of payed workers for the library, and the office secritary. 
He also pressed us to give in the form of stewardship, and he took control of every aspect of the parish, it was his way or the highway. 

I loved him as a teacher though taking the time to tell me about the traditions of our faith that I wanted to learn about, he taught me how to serve the mass the properway, and founded a clothes closet, soup kitchen and low income heathcare clinic in our city.  He had a great style of taching the message of the sermon and then went over his lengthy discourse in summery right before he would finish, and got down off the lecturn  and went into the isle of the church to do his homily

signed Jeremy
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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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