Temperance Sunday 2008: Introductory Note for Mass
The Irish Bishops have designated today as Temperance Sunday and this year it marks the end of Catholic Education Week. Catholic Education Week has been celebrated in the North of Ireland since 2007.
‘What a great legacy and gift it would be for our children in this new emerging country of ours if we would be the generation brave enough to promote and work for an attitude and culture of moderation rather than excess in our use of alcohol.’ This would help us all to live our faith fully.
The above quote is taken from the Pastoral Letter from the Irish Bishops’ Conference, Alcohol: the Challenge of Moderation (2007). The letter is available on the website: www.catholicbishops.ie