Bring back the ringing of bells at mass sign now

During the last few years, a disturbing trend has been happening in the church. This petition seeks to remedy and ask for the "Bells" to be rung during the consecration during the mass.

Many well meaning Catholics have no idea when the consecration takes place and the bells serve as an audio reminder. This is also a teaching tool for the younger generation as I have heard children ask there parents (when attending a mass where the bells are rung). "Mommy, why are they ringing those bells?"

We realize that this tradition has been eliminated, usually due to pastors who unfortunately believe that "All good Catholics know when the consecration takes place, there is no need to ring the bells".

We also understand that the church is not a democracy, where the people in general decide what should or should not be done with the Catholic liturgy (i.e. the ordination of female priests for example)

However, bringing back the ringing of the bells during consecration is not something that is forbidden, it has just fallen out of favor with some parishes due to apathy or under the guidance of a pastor being "ecumenical"

We the undersigned know that there are movements underway to modify the current version of the mass and we would like to ask, in a polite and respectful way that the bells be returned.

We think it will bring back a reverence to the mass that has seem to have been eroded over the past 40 years.

[Note: Even if your parish is currently ringing the bells during the consecration, please sign our petition because the more that sign it, will be an indicator that we don't want to lose that reverence, now or in the future]

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Latest Signatures

  • 04 December 2015600. Carol S
    A recall to reverence is needed.
  • 21 November 2015599. Colleen L
    I support this petition
  • 03 November 2015598. Jacqueline W
    I support this petition
  • 20 October 2015597. Shawn M
    Please bring back the bells at mass
  • 13 October 2015596. Keith Gretchenl
    I support this petition
  • 09 October 2015595. Barb Z
    I support this petition
  • 06 October 2015594. Judy M
    It's all about reverence and respect
  • 30 September 2015593. Teri F
    bells remind us God is present
  • 06 September 2015592. Pio Amalrajp
    please bring back the bells
  • 01 September 2015591. Charles Gp
    I support this petition
  • 28 August 2015590. Paul M
    I support this petition
  • 25 August 2015589. Mary S
    I support this petition
  • 20 August 2015588. Kathryn F
    Yes, ring the bells. Also, it should be Mass, not mass. Attention to details fosters belief in the True Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist.
  • 15 August 2015587. Norma Wc
    I am a convert, and since I became a Catholic many things that drew me to the Church have been dropped. Please bring back the Mass as it was when I was a young woman, starting with the music and the bells.
  • 02 August 2015586. Joanna D
    I support this petition
  • 23 July 2015585. Mrs Gloriajt
    I support this petition
  • 10 July 2015584. Ginny D
    I support this petition
  • 08 July 2015583. Joseph M
    I support this petition
  • 04 July 2015582. Mary D
    I support this petition
  • 25 June 2015581. Tom C
    I support this petition
  • 02 June 2015580. Irene C
    We really need to hang on to the reverence of mass, it is being diminished in so many ways. Thank you for caring.
  • 29 May 2015579. Kristine S
    I support this petition
  • 24 May 2015578. David Pl
    I support this petition
  • 24 May 2015577. Christine Dt
    Heavenly music has been described as the beautiful and delicate tingling of bells.
  • 22 May 2015576. Harry A
    please work hard to bring back the bells
  • 21 May 2015575. Bruce Gf
    They're rung at our church.
  • 07 May 2015574. David Sharonferrarof
    I support this petition

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Elena AllenBy:
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Catholics world wide


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