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Cemetery vineyards in Hayward, San Pablo, Antioch provide sacramental wine

Posted on June 7, 2013
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Even if you’re giving altar wine to churches, it needs to pass the taste test. That’s what Roman Catholic Diocese of Oakland learned when it began offering free sacramental wine to about half its 85 churches three years ago. The fact that the wine was made from grapes grown at diocese cemeteries didn’t get much… read more


Oakland Diocese cemetery altar wine, by the numbers

Posted on June 7, 2013
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Posted by Super Admin

The Oakland Diocese produces altar wine from grapes grown at three of its cemeteries. A look, by the numbers: $500 to $1,000: Average amount a church saves annually by using the diocese’s free wine 3,000: Average number of people who attend Sunday Mass at All Saints Church in Hayward 50: Percentage of All Saints parishioners… read more