Prayer for produce
On Tuesday morning, Sept. 14, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Silver Creek, the annual “Blessing of the Grapes” Mass took place. Father Dan Fiebelkorn blessed parishioners’ baskets of grapes and wine from their farms, as well as leading a prayer of gratitude for the harvest and for the safety of the growers and all workers during harvest. The Mass was in memory of fellow members of our grape growing community who had passed away since the last harvest. They included Patrick Minehan, Rose M. Falcone, David Privitera, Miguel Fred Morales, Mark Rivard, David Bull and Richard Slawson.