Web Site Maintenance
Web Site Mission Statement
The OLPH parish web site is a tool for us, the parishioners. It reflects
the static and dynamic nature of the church. It proclaims that we
have faith in God and that we act upon that faith. It shows who we are,
what we believe and how we are organized to enact our beliefs and keep
the parish running smoothly; this information
consists of data like mission statements, activity schedules, meeting notes,
member lists and organizational structures.
The web site also celebrates what we do and how we live our beliefs. The OLPH
iHerald is the record of how we have acted on our faith and how we
have lived our beliefs.
Information about the static nature of the church is embodied in the
Stewardship Guide and in the organizational structure of our councils,
committees and ministries. These data are part of the foundation of our
church and are changed with care and deliberation using formalized
On the other hand, there is a dynamic side of OLPH, a side that always
changes, always has a different face. We parishioners are that side; the
things we do to live our beliefs are always new and always changing. The
iHerald records our dynamic side. Updating the content is rather
informal and simple: collect the content and send it to the web site
maintainer; as long as the content is reasonably modest and humble, it will
be included in the iHerald. The content comes from us parishioners
in the pictures we take and the stories we write.
Stale Is Bad; Fresh Is Good
Keeping the web site up to date is a task in which we must all participate.
All parishioners should report old, stale content to the respective
organizations when they find it. Organization members must work together
to ensure that the info about their group on the web site is accurate.
Organization leaders (council/committee chairs, ministry heads, et al) are,
by the nature of their positions, authorized to submit updates to the web site
maintainer; no further permission is needed.
- All parishioners are responsible for submitting
content to the web site.
- Textual content should be submitted in plain text.
- Pictorial content should be submitted in the highest
- There are processes and procedures—some more
formal and some less formal—involved in updating council,
committee, ministry and club information.
- The iHerald submission process is quite
informal; all in the parish are welcome to submit stories, slide shows
and photo albums that show how we live our beliefs.
- The web site maintainer is responsible for editting
the content to maintain reasonable stylistic consistency throughout the
web site and for the presentation of the content.
Please submit Parish Family News Notes, last minute schedule changes and
other changes and corrections for the Parish Highlights and Operations
pages to the office staff.
Email iHerald stories and all other updates to the
if they are fairly small. If it is large (such as a photo album), burn
it to a CD or DVD and drop it off at the office.
When we all team up and work together, the web site will truly reflect our
faith in God and how we act upon that faith.