Ringing of the Bell
The ringing of the bell at the New
Year's eve Mass (2005) commenced the year long celebration of
the parish's 100th jubilee year. Parishioners joined in the ringing
by bringing in "little" bells to ring along in harmony during the
singing of the Gloria. The large Parish bell came from atop the
original church which now serves as a parish center.
chandelier which currently hangs above the choir loft, came from
our original church and needed to be repaired and rewired with new
sockets. The prisms needed to be cleaned and re-strung. Each
strand of the numerous prisms, had to be removed individually before
the light fixture itself could be taken down. Some strands were
very brittle and broke with pieces falling everywhere.
On Friday, April 22,
Vintage Lighting of Aurora re-installed the refurbished chandelier.
It now shines brightly and is a beautiful piece of our Parish's
The sanctuary lamp that hangs over the main altar was also
refinished. It was from the original church.
font near the side altar (Sacred Heart) was refinished. It was
from the original church.
A Jubilee Mass was celebrated on
September 18, 2005
at 10:00 am. Bishop Matthew Clark
concelebrated the mass with former pastors of St. Hyacinth Church.
A Jubilee Banquet was held on Sunday,
September 18, 2005, at the Holiday Inn in Auburn. Hundreds
of parishioners along with former pastors and priests of St.
Hyacinth were in attendance. Local politicians including Mayor
Tim Lattimore of Auburn was also present and spoke at the ceremonies.
The year long
celebration came to a conclusion at New Year's Eve Mass (2006)
with the ringing of the bell along with parishioners joining in
with their little bells.