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The Bell Tower

The Bell Tower

The Bell Tower with its three majestic bells, stands aloft as a gift of the parishioners to commemorate the Centennial of the parish. In the words of then-pastor Monsignor John U. Lyness, "It would be a fitting way to memorialize our forbears in the Faith in Towson; we see it as a constant reminder to succeeding generations of all that has gone before and to their faith." The bells ring out the Angelus thrice daily and before all the weekend Masses, weddings, and special occasions. They toll for the funeral Masses.The Bell Tower was dedicated and blessed by Monsignor Edward J. Lynch on March 25, 1984, the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord. 

Inscription for the Bells

Bell "G" - Lowest Bell

Side 1

A.D. 1983
IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH
JOHN U. LYNESS, PASTOR

Side 2

IN ETERNAL GRATITUDE
TO MARY THE MOTHER OF GOD
IN WHOSE HONOR WE
JOYFULLY DEDICATE THIS BELL
(Design of Mary)

Bell "B" - Second Bell

Side 1

ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI
PATRON SAINT OF OUR
ORIGINAL CHURCH
IN HONOR OF THE SISTERS OF ST. FRANCIS
OF PHILADELPHIA

Side 2

(The appropriate design of St. Francis)

Bell "D" - Third Bell

Side 1

ST. GABRIEL OF THE SORROWFUL MOTHER

Side 2

WITH THESE BELLS
THE GRATEFUL PARISHIONERS OF IMMACULATE CONCEPTION
RENEW THEIR DEDICATION TO THE SERVE OF GOD

"A CENTURY OF SERVICE...A LEGACY OF LOVE"