Mary Christ Mass

I have been rather busy of late with stuff pertaining to my upcoming wedding (March 29, 2008) and other sundry holy day activities. So once again I have been away, complicated by the move I mentioned in the “Sober Catholic is Back!!!” post a few weeks ago. I should be in the new place at the end of this, and as soon as I transfer my phone there I shall order broadband Internet service. So by a few days after New Year’s I should be back to “regular” posting. I have been as frustrated as maybe some of you have been. My announcement of my return was premature, to say the least.

Anyway, this is just a greeting to all Sober Catholic readers, thank you for sticking with the blog despite its irregularity since mid-October 2007. I hope everyone has a safe and sober Christmas.

I honestly hope to resume this regularly within a couple of weeks. I’m bursting with posts.

Know someone, perhaps yourself, who might like Catholic devotionals for alcoholics? Please take a look at my books! (Thank you!!)

"The Recovery Rosary: Reflections for Alcoholics and Addicts"

and "The Stations of the Cross for Alcoholics"


  1. It’s the same all around, isn’t it? I was posting daily until last week, then the holidays simply took over. As they should, I suppose.Best wishes for a wonderful Christmas and New Year to you, too, and good luck with the wedding plans–I’ll be looking forward to ‘seeing’ you again in January.:-)

  2. A.C.M: Thank you for reading me, and finding Sober Catholic useful, and mentioning me now and then on your blog. When I return to regular blogging, maybe later next week, I plan to add a links section of blogs who use SobCath for whatever reason. Yours will be on it.Susan: What is your blog that you post to? I tried your profile, wouldn’t tell me anything. You can email me through this blog if you’d like.Wildog: This may be a subject for a future post when you’ll get a more researched answer, but you don’t need to drink the wine. The Eucharistric Bread is all you need. Both “species”, i.e. the bread and wine, are not necessary. Jesus is really present, Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity, in either species.

  3. Wilddog, Not sure if you realize it or not, but there are also people who cannot receive the Eucharist under the form of the Host, d/t Celiac Disease (they cannot have gluten from wheat). They are able to receive the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity under the form of the ‘wine’. Either form is fully Him after Consecration. There was a time when no one but the priest (other than perhaps on one’s wedding day) received under both species. At daily Mass this is still the case in most places. Many do not want to receive under both species for a multitude of reasons, including the ‘common cup’ aspect–especially in cold and flu season. There is no problem with that. God bless!

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