Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) April 23, 2014
Many Catholic churches ring bells daily: the Angelus, wedding peals, funeral tolls, and mass calls. At noon on April 27, churches will also ring their bells to celebrate the canonization of Blessed Popes John Paul II and John XXIII.
The canonization of Blessed Popes John Paul II and John XXIII will be held on Sunday morning, April 27, 2014 in the Vatican City. Pope Francis will preside over a public Mass in St. Peter's Square during which he will canonize both Blessed Popes John Paul II and John XXIII.
At 12 noon (local time) on April 27, 2014, thousands of Catholic churches and people across the United States will join together to ring their bells to celebrate the canonization of Blessed Popes John Paul II and John XXIII. Every church is invited to take part.
WHEN: Ring a three-minute celebration peal at 12 noon (local time) on April 27. If your church normally rings the Angelus, ring the three-minute celebration peal immediately after.
WHY: The sound of bells ringing out together across communities to mark this important time will be a memorable celebration for your parish and community.
Anyone can take part by ringing any kind of bell for three minutes -- from a carillon of bells to a digital carillon celebration peal to enthusiastic children with hand bells, bicycle bells, and doorbells. The sound of thousands of bells across the country ringing out at the same time to mark this important time will be a thrilling experience and a memorable celebration among Catholics, parishes, and communities.
Sign up at verdin.com/celebrate-bells.
For centuries, bells have played a major role in our lives by giving a voice to the church. As a sixth-generation Catholic family business, Verdin is privileged to partner with over 10,000 Catholic churches, cathedrals, and universities across the United States. Our cast bronze bells and electronic carillon bells have provided bells and sacred hymns to our nation’s finest Catholic churches since 1842.
Verdin provided a limited edition photo of Pope John Paul II for the first 250 churches that registered to ring their bells on April 27. The special photo of Pope John Paul II is courtesy of Pat Santoro. Pat took the photo while on a pilgrimage in 1979.
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About The Verdin Company
For 172 years, The Verdin Company has given voice to more than 50,000 installations as the premier supplier of bells, digital carillons, clocks, and bell towers. Six generations of Verdins have been dedicated to the utmost quality in their craft. Verdin digital bell carillons and bells have set an uncompromising standard for fidelity, durability, and reliability. Verdin remains the first choice of churches, colleges, municipalities, and commercial businesses across the United States. For more information, visit http://www.verdin.com or call 800-543-0488.
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