altar bell


A small bell or set of bells kept at the epistle side of the altar, rung during Mass at the Sanctus and at the elevation of the Sacred Species, as an invitation to those present to take part in the act of adoration at the Consecration.

MLA Citation

  • “altar bell”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 August 2010. Web. 18 June 2021. <>