The Bell of Sacred Heart Parish


February 22, 2024

St. Louis had a number of Bell Foundries years ago and that is where the bell in Sacred Heart church came from. It is noted as an inscription in the bell itself.

That's correct . . . bell . . . (singular)

Yes, the Sacred Heart parish church has two bell towers but only one tower has been used over these past 100 years. Little attention has been given to the bell and little information is available to its history. However, the following information has been gleaned through various sources.

The birth of Sacred Heart parish was 1893, and that year also saw the first parish church built. The building was "bare bones" according to several written sources. The inside was not plastered, nor were there any seats. Also, there was no bell tower or steeple.

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