Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The bells ring in Poco with controversy

Our Lady of the Assumption Parish defends bell-ringing after parishioner complains to city
Our Lady of Assumption Parish
Alistair Burns recently talked to Father Ronald Thompson, pastor of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, about a few complaints about the church's bell ringing:
Father Thompson explained the church's bell tower has two functions: first, an hourly bell, rung from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., "which is only one bell, counting out the hours."

Then all of the bells are rung for a few minutes before weekday morning Masses (7 a.m. on Tuesdays, 8:15 a.m. the rest of the week), and on Sunday before Masses.

"Also, we employ them daily before the Angelus, at noon and at 6 p.m.," he pointed out. "This helps to remind Catholics either in the church itself or at home nearby to start their prayers."
Read the full story at The B.C. Catholic website.

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