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Blessing of the Grapes is set for today

Submitted Photo Father Dan Fiebelkorn will be blessing the grapes today in Silver Creek.

SILVER CREEK — On Tuesday morning at 8:30 a.m. the third annual “Blessing of the Grapes” Mass at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Silver Creek will take place.

This is normally the first event of the week for Silver Creek’s Festival of Grapes, but the 2020 Festival of Grapes has been postponed until 2021.

Growers can bring baskets of their grapes, or samples of juices, wine musts or wine, prior to mass, so that they can be blessed by Father Dan Fiebelkorn. He will lead a prayer of gratitude for the harvest and for the safety of the growers and all workers during harvest.

This Mass is in memory of fellow members of our grape growing community who have passed away in the last year. They include: Dean E. Martin, Juan Quinones, John L. Edler, Leo Hans, Joseph L. Castiglia, Charles Walter Brennan, Anthony C. Catalano, Howard Allen Sager, Richard M. Dunst, Mary A. Andzel and Miles E. Anthony, Sr.

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