Bell News (11/13)

Bob Howson has notified the parish that the anonymous parishioners who had previously approached the parish about donating the funds necessary to restore the electronic bell-ringing equipment, have had a change of heart.  The offer has been withdrawn.

We hope in the future that someone will help us to restore this capability to Saint Joseph Church.  The current cost is $9,000+ to restore the automated functioning of the bell (through a digital controller), and an additional $7,000+ to add a carrillon capability (songs).

While we must focus our fundraising efforts on the necessary (furnace, roof repairs, etc.), the restoration of the bell, a “nice-to-have,” will have to wait.  Perhaps it will be done through a parishioners last will or memorial donation.

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