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Bells of Hope to Ring

St. Damien of Molokai Catholic Parish News Release

Starting on June 1, the the St. Damien of Molokai Catholic parish will bring back a celebration of a rich history of expressing our devotion to God and our gratefulness of all things provided to us by way of the Angelus bells. Each week day at noon the bells of St. Damien church in Kaunakakai will ring out to remind us of our bond with God and to pause and give thanks. The bells will sound three times followed by a number of single chimes.

Historically, the Angelus prayer is a famous Catholic devotion commemorating the Incarnation and is said 3 times each day: at dawn, noon, and dusk. It recounts the message from the angel Gabriel to Mary announcing God’s plan for her life.

The Angelus is a way for lay people to sanctify the hours of the day that echoes the monastic praying of the Liturgy of the Hours.

Whether or not you are a Catholic, it is hoped that it is a great way to take a few moments to help center yourself and clear your mind in these very difficult times and to focus on that which we are grateful for.

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