May 15, 2018
Consecration of the Church Bell at St. Peter Church with Most Reverend Bishop Joseph N. Perry, Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Chicago.
Oh Christ, the almighty ruler, as you once calmed the storm at sea when awakened in the boat from the sleep of your human nature, so now come with your benign help to the needs of your people, and pour out on this bell the dew of the Holy Spirit. Whenever it rings may the enemy take flight, the Christian people hear the call to faith, the empire of Satan be terrified, your people be strengthened as they are called together in the Lord, so when the peal of this bell resounds in the clouds may a legion of angels stand watch over the assembly of your Church, the first-fruits of the faithful, and afford your ever-abiding protection to them in body and spirit. Who live and reign forever and ever. Amen.
Fr. Anthony Rice, SJC, and Fr. Nathan Caswell, SJC, would like to thank everyone for coming out to participate in the Consecration of the Bell. Along with Bishop Perry were newly ordained Deacon David Yallaly, SJC, and Deacon Matthew Shuster, SJC, and priests and brothers from the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius.
A glorious day indeed!
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