December 27 ~ The Feast of St. John the Apostle and Evangelist
There will be the blessing of wine after both the the 6:30am and 7:00pm Masses. Please bring your wine and it keep it in the pews with you or stack it along the back wall, by the baptistry.
According to legend, St. John the Apostle was served poisoned wine, but survived because he blessed the wine before he put it to his lips; the poison rose from the chalice in the shape of a serpent. In his happy memory, Catholics bring wine to church, which the priest blesses, turning it into a sacramental called the “Love of St. John.” Catholics use this sacramental wine for special occasions throughout the year and to give to the sick.