Bell Repairs Needed

Perhaps you have noticed that “Francis” has not been ringing for several months. Francis (weighing 1900 pounds) is our cast bell housed in the belfry atop our bell tower. A new custom-fitted headpiece must be fabricated and all new support bolts installed. This is a complicated and expensive repair process, costing $5,900. If anyone would like to make a special donation towards this repair, please make your check payable to St. Paul’s Church and send to the attention of Msgr. Gibbons. Note “bell repair” on the memo line of your check. Your generosity is appreciated. “Bells are meant to remind us that God alone is good, that we belong to Him, that we are not living for this world.” (Thomas Merton)