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September 25: St. Paul Bell Tower Project Update

The refurbishment of the St. Paul Bell Tower is well underway! The work is now about 30% complete, and is on track to be finished by the end of November. As of September 11, we have received $114,069 in cash gifts and more than $24,000 in outstanding pledges toward our total budget of $487,200 for the renovation. Thanks to your generosity, we were able to pay the first contractor bill of $102,431 with cash donations received, so we have not yet had to borrow from our line of credit with the Archdiocese. Many thanks to all who have donated or ...
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August 21: St. Paul Church Bell Tower Financial Update  

As of August 17, a total of $73,545 has been received toward the total budgeted amount of $487,200 - a great start! To donate now please visit the St. Paul Bell Tower Fund Giving Page Donations may also be made using the reply envelope that was mailed to all registered St. Paul parishioners. Additional envelopes are also available in the back of both churches. THANK YOU! ...
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August 14: St. Paul Church Bell Tower Financial Update  

As of August 10, a total of $70,695 has been received toward the total budgeted amount of $487,200 - a great start! To donate now please visit the St. Paul Bell Tower Fund Giving Page Donations may also be made using the reply envelope that was mailed to all registered St. Paul parishioners. Additional envelopes are also available in the back of both churches. THANK YOU! ...
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August 7: Scenes from the St. Paul Church Bell Tower Project  

We wanted to share some photos taken this week of the work happening at St. Paul. The team has begun removing a few sections of precast stone from the parapet to send to Northern Design, an architectural precast stone firm, so they can begin building the molds and forms that will be used to precast the elements of the new parapet. Structural engineers and masonry contractor inspecting the parapet. Section of parapet that was removed to be used to create a mold to precast new sections. Bricks removed from the exterior of the tower to examine structural integrity. Stay tuned ...
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July 31: St. Paul Church Bell Tower Financial Update  

The work on the bell tower is now well underway! As of July 27, a total of $66,870 has been received toward the total budgeted amount of $487,200 - a great start! To donate now please visit the St. Paul Bell Tower Fund Giving Page Donations may also be made using the reply envelope that was mailed to all registered St. Paul parishioners. Additional envelopes are also available in the back of both churches. THANK YOU! ...
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July 24: St. Paul Church Bell Tower Financial Update  

The work on the bell tower is now well underway! As of July 20, a total of $63,750 has been received toward the total budgeted amount of $487,200 - a great start! To donate now please visit the St. Paul Bell Tower Fund Giving Page Donations may also be made using the reply envelope that was mailed to all registered St. Paul parishioners. Additional envelopes are also available in the back of both churches. THANK YOU! ...
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July 17: St. Paul Bell Tower Project in the News!

The St. Paul Bell Tower project was featured this week on The Swellesley Report! The post, St. Paul Church in Wellesley to bring back the ring of historic bell talks about the project and features some great photos and interesting history! The photos below were taken during the their visit to St. Paul last week, and we wanted to share them with you along with a bit of the bell’s history. The bell was donated to the church in 1926 by Salvatore DeFazio and family. According to St. Paul parishioner Tory DeFazio, Salvatore’s grandson, Salvatore promised the pastor that he ...
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July 3: Update on the St. Paul Bell Tower Project

"…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." -from the "Blessing of Bells" The scaffolding is up and the work is about to begin! As you can see in the photo, the scaffolding is set up to allow access to the main doors of the church during construction. The structural work will begin any day now and is scheduled to be complete by the end of November 2022 ...
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Important Announcement: St. Paul Church Bell Tower Project

…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. -from the Blessing of Bells Earlier this year, Fr. Jim announced to the parish that we would be undertaking an important project this summer at St. Paul. As you know, the St. Paul bell, installed in 1926, has been silent for many years. This is partly because the bell’s ringing mechanism is no longer functioning. However, the more important issue ...
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