We hope all of you are enjoying our new IT Verdin Digital Carillon Bell System. As you have likely experienced, we are able to choose different ringing patterns and peals that include some great realistic bell sounds! We have also selected music to play that is appropriate for whatever liturgical season we are in. It has certainly made a real difference here at St. Mary and is no comparison to the single bell that has rusted in place up in the front of the church.
As you might recall, for months back in the summer, the soil was too wet to mount the two additional speakers. The large lift required dry soil so it would be secure when extended to extreme heights. Thanks to parishioner Konrad Sandker, the speakers are now mounted and Kim Trout (the audio engineer) has wired them into the bell system.
Efforts are currently being made to prepare the memorial plaque for the Gathering Space. We are currently working with a reputable supplier who is well known by some members of St. Mary. We hope to have the plaque soon.
Things never seem to go as you want expect but this project has certainly been worth the wait. It has been completed thanks to the many donors in our parish who saw the vision and importance to St. Mary to having a bell system. No money from the Sunday collections were used to complete this installation. A big thank you to those who have made this project possible. It has been a great addition for our 75th Anniversary.