96 bell rings for renovated Sacred Heart
The roughly $2.5 million project upgraded most of the 96-year-old structure's interior and restuccoed/repainted its exterior.
Other improvements included new stucco and paint exterior work on the neighboring rectory, the transformation of the former narrow alley just north of the church into a walkway, the addition of metal fencing in front of the rectory, a repaired driveway into the parking lot off Colorado Avenue and greater handicapped accessibility to the buildings.
At the dedication in May, the church's bell tolled 96 times - one for every year that Sacred Heart has been at that location - and then the pastor led everyone in a Litany of Blessing and Unlocking the New Doors, which featured the repeated refrain, “Open our hearts, oh God.”
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