The ringing of church bells was traditionally used to call people to worship, mark the passage of the hours of the day, mark important societal events, and, in the sad tolling as a funeral procession approached the church, to remind us of the brief passage of our lives.
St. Anne’s Carillon has been silent for too long. Time, old equipment, and disuse have quieted the voice of St. Anne. So, the Preservation Society is undertaking a project (among many others!) to restore this feature in the Shrine to working condition to allow the beautiful sound of the bells to once more ring out over the city and serve to announce our presence for many years in the future.
With the generous support of Good Shepherd Parish on South Main, we are holding a fundraising dinner on October 22, 2022, in the parish hall at Good Shepherd with both take-out and table service of home-made lasagna, salad, and desert. Please consider joining us on that date (the particulars are contained below) to help bring the bells of St. Anne back to life!
Scan the above QR code to go to our donation page or click here to go directly to PayPal to help in this effort.