It has been well over a month since my last posting, but with all the activities surrounding Advent, Christmas, and the new year, I must admit that I let the blog slip. However, that does not mean that there was nothing going on. In fact, I have three major things I would like to share:
1. This coming Sunday at 9:30 AM, I will host my ongoing Catholicism 101 series. This time around, I will be discussing the current status of our building project for a new church. It's been some two years since we began the discernment process which included imagining our needs, surveying the property, getting several engineering reviews of our current church building, creating several drawings, doing a feasibility study, and even drilling core samples of the ground where the new church would go. And while some have wondered if anything was happening, I can assure you that we have been very busy. So, I urge you to come to this is a very important meeting, probably the most important since we've begun the process. As always, the meeting will take place in our Parish Center Sky Room. Grab a donut and coffee and hear about the status as well as participate in a Q & A period.
2. New Website: I am currently designing a total overhaul of my current website. It will look totally different that its current incarnation. I've created and used this website design for 10 years now... in the world of the internet, that is a dinosaur! So, hopefully within a couple more weeks I will bring it live. It will include most of all the things currently on this site, but some pages will disappear. I won't say much more about it, since I am experimenting with templates and layouts.
3. With the experience I get from rebuilding my personal website, I hope to then extend that to our parish website and completely overhaul it too. The current design is seven years old and ready for a change! But, will a website as large and extensive as our current parish website, it will take a few months to create and debug, and even then there will be many adjustments to make when it goes live. So, be patient as things move along.
Fr. William Holtzinger