I’ve talked about the bells on the church across the street from us and how they were driving us batty. Well, we went to Mass on Sunday and got some answers.
Me: Um, Fr. [Eugene Levy], is there some sort of sequence to the bells on the church. We live across the street and have been trying to figure them out.
Apparently, they DO have a sequence. Basically, the bell tolls the time three times a day (at 8am, 12pm and 6pm). But, the bell dongs three times, then pauses, three times, pauses and so on. This is all to recognize the Holy Trinity, everything in threes, (a Catholic thing). On top of that, they do play music three other times a day and the songs are random. Oh and something to do with the Angelus Prayer. But I have no explanation about that. It was information overload, Eugene Levy style.
After he explained all of that, J and I were still a little confused about the whole ring-my-bell-37-times thing at 8am.
“Oh yeah, they were broken for awhile, but we fixed that just this week. Wasn’t that annoying?”