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Good Morning St. Patrick Alumni Family and Friends,   Last week Rev. Thomas Saunders, MM passed away.  Father Tom served our Spanish speaking community up until our church closed in 2010.  Father Toms service records speaks for its self.  He was Ordained June 12, 1965 and has 50 plus years of Priestly Ministry.   He did outreach and parish work, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. Pastor/Government housing project parish, Mexico City. Recruiting vocations, Denver, Colorado. Assistant Regional Superior, Maryknoll Regional Council; Regional Superior, Mexico. Charismatic Movement/Marriage Encounter, Mexico. Served in several parishes in Vera Cruz. 

 There will be a Mass for Father Tom on Monday July 22nd 2019 at 11am, at the Maryknoll Chapel, 55 Ryder Road, Ossining, NY 10562.  It is about 2 hours from Albany.  There are a few of us going down and all of St. Patrick Alumni Family and Friends are invited to attend.  If anyone should need a ride please reach out to us and we will be coordinating car pooling. 

Sincerely,  

Fr. Dave

Rev, David J Jones, M.M.

 

 

Chimes

The 12 bell Clinton Meneely of Troy Chime.  One of the most impressive religious rites ever conducted in Troy was the blessing of the bells on December 6, 1925 by the Most Reverend Edmund F. Gibbons, D.D., Bishop of Albany. Upwards of four thousand thronged to witness this solemn ceremony.  Our chimes are played from a chime stand two levels below the actual bells.  Joe Connors, whose father played the chime many years ago currently plays the chime.  A very special event. Ringing in the Millennium with a 15 minute cacophony of bells. Some vertical rods are connected to the pump handles by makeshift belts, as new ones are next to impossible to have made.  The rods and chains go thru a 3-level transmission to get to all of the bell clappers.  Chiming bells are mounted stationery and do not swing.  Three of the top four major American chime foundries were in the Troy area: Andrew Meneely 170+, Clinton Meneely 160+, Eber Jones 23.

Each St. Patricks bell has a dedication:

1. The Sacred Heart
2. Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception
3. St. Joseph, patron of a happy death
4. Saints Peter and Paul
5. St. Patrick, patron saint of the parish
6. St. Therese, the Little Flower
7. St. Rose of Lima and her model, St. Catherine of Siena
8. The Bishop's bell, In honor of Bishop Gibbons
9. St. Lucia, in honor of Sister Lucille, who spent thirty-eight years in education
10. In thanksgiving for the blessing of a Catholic education
11. To the honor and glory of true womanhood, Ladies Catholic Benevolent Society
12. Bell of peace, those who served in WWI.

They would have been then hung in the tower by whatever means available.  A square cutout in many tower ceilings (as at St. Patricks) is where the bells were often raised.

 

Bell Tower