Video / Photos – Blessing of Bell – Bishop Michael R. Cote

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Ave Maria!

On Saturday, April 2, His excellency, Bishop Michael Cote, visited the Franciscan friary in Griswold, Ct. to bless the bell in the friary bell Tower. After a beautiful Mass celebrated by Bishop Cote, he and the friars and people processed over to the tower across from the church. This video catches the beautiful rite of blessing done by his excellency. After we all descended from the tower the bell was rung for the first time carrying the blessings that we know by faith radiate from a bell blessed by the local bishop. We are very grateful to Bishop Michael Cote for graciously coming to the friary for this special and important occasion. The friars are so pleased now to ring the bell and hear the blessed sounds that we pray will dispel evil spirits and reverberate many blessings to the town of Griswold and beyond. Thanks be to our Lord and Our Lady and St. Joseph for this final blessing on our bell tower!

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Bishop Cote Mass Bell Blessing 01

Incensing the Easter Candle.


Bishop Cote Mass Bell Blessing 02

Bishop gives blessing before the Gospel is read.


Bishop Cote Mass Bell Blessing 03

Homily.


Bishop Cote Mass Bell Blessing 04


Incensing the offering and altar.


Bishop Cote Mass Bell Blessing 05


Transubstantiation of wine into the Blood of Christ. Adoration.


Bishop Cote Mass Bell Blessing 06


Adoration.


 

Friar Joseph thanking Bishop Cote for visiting, offering Holy Mass and blessing the bell.

Friar Joseph thanking Bishop Cote for visiting, offering Holy Mass and blessing the bell.


 

Bishop Cote Mass Bell Blessing 09


The bell is located on the second story.


 

Bishop Cote Mass Bell Blessing 10


Sprinkling of holy water on the bell.


Final blessing upon friars and visitors.

Final blessing on the friars and visitors.


 

Tower April 2016 01


Ground floor of bell tower.


 

Tower April 2016 02


Heading to the 1st floor.


 

Tower April 2016 03


Second floor / first story / meeting room


Tower April 2016 04

Third floor / second story / location of bell


 

Tower April 2016 05


Heading to the 3rd story / 4th floor - rooftop


Tower April 2016 06


Tower April 2016 07


 

 

 

 

 

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  • Jeanne Hunter says:

    …wonderful…deeply beautiful…most lovely..and edifying….all concerned most holy…thank you for loving our Lord and His Most Blessed Mother.. Ave Maria!

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