Blessing of the wine on St. John the Evangelist - December 27, 2023

Source: Queen of Angels Priory

Father Purdy blesses the wine presented for blessing on the communion rail

Wine is traditionally blessed on St. John's Day in remembrance of the legend that St. John safely drank poisoned wine offered to him by his enemy after blessing it.  Catholics use this sacramental wine for special occasions throughout the year and to give to the sick.