By Noah Alatza
A new church bell tower under construction at St. Maria Goretti’s Catholic Church and School is ahead of schedule. A plan for the tower has been in the works since the church was constructed.
“Since we built the church more than a decade ago, it has always been (SMG’s) vision to have the tower,” said Kevin Muller, SMG’s director of ministry and operations.
Late last year, thanks in part to donations from the community and others, church leaders discussed building the new tower with available funds.
“We received a large donation last year, just to go towards construction,” Muller said. “We hope to have the (tower) completed by early December.”
The bells are en route from an Italian foundry that has been making bells for more than 1,000 years, Muller said. When the bells arrive, they will be placed in the tower in October.
Church leaders are determined that the tower will be completed in time for a special blessing Dec. 8. The tower is on the southeast corner of the building.
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