Dear Friends of St. Bernard,
In fall 2012, we began an all-out-effort to restore and expand our 112-year-old church pipe organ. The last major restoration had been over 60 years ago.
The Schantz Organ Company of Orrville, Ohio built our pipe organ and installed it in 1905. We are happy and fortunate to have the original creator of this beautiful instrument restore it to its original voice. On November 13 their construction team returned to our choir loft to begin the installation. We plan to have the restored pipe organ in service by Christmas, 2017. We have set a date for its re-dedication with a Prayer Service and Organ Recital on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 3:00pm. We are deeply appreciative to our many donors who have made this possible.
You can see the progress they are making on the restoration at the following website:
This restoration work by Schantz will provide us with another 70-80 years of liturgical music.
We are still accepting any size donation to meet our over all goal of restoring this first-class instrument to its beauty when Fr. Broun had it installed in 1905. Please make checks payable to the St. Bernard Organ Fund.