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Monday, January 27, 2014

Casting bells for St. Thomas Aquinas Church and Newman Center
Lincoln, Nebraska

2 p.m. EST

Cincinnati USA

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Project Summary

St. Thomas Aquinas Church expects to complete construction of their new church in late fall of 2014. The new church will be built at the same location as the old one, 16th & Q Street, which is becoming the front entrance to a growing UNL City Campus.

The church was designed by Clark Architects Collaborative 3 and McCrery Architects.

St. Thomas Aquinas Church - Verdin Bells

A focal point of the new church is the 200 ft. bell tower. The bell tower will feature four new bronze bells cast at Verdin’s bell foundry on January 24, 2014. The combined weight of the new bronze bells will be approximately 1,900 pounds.

The four new swinging Verdin bells will be installed by The Verdin Company —a sixth generation Catholic family business. The largest of the four bells (990 ibs.)can also ring while stationary is used for funeral tolls and hour strikes.

Learn more » St. Thomas Aquinas Church building project

Once installed in the new tower a state-of-the-art bell ringing system will provide St. Thomas Aquinas with the ability to schedule and play the bells the call to worship, the daily Angelus, and hour strikes. The bells will also be used to honor the faithfully departed and to celebrate special occasions, holidays, and other special events.

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