Website Administration


The purpose of this page is to provide some guidelines to the parish staff that will help them keep the website information fresh and up-to-date.

Most of the content on this website is static, and does not need to be changed very often. It can be updated on an as-needed basis by contacting Gil Hennon, our webmaster:

Simply send Gil an email with the revision or change you want to make, and he should be able to make the change fairly easily. The HTML code for this website is documented throughout, with commentary that explains how and where to make changes.

At the same time, some of the information needs to be updated frequently so that it remains current. What follows is a general outline that will do just that if it is followed. It is designed to be implemented with a minimum amount of effort.

Contents of This Page


Site Design Principles

This version of our website has been designed with a few basic principles in mind:

  1. It should be clean and easy to read.
  2. The most commonly sought information should be easy to find on the front page and on every page. Namely, that means the parish phone number and address, the mass times, and priest's names.
  3. Every page and every linked file should be small in terms of file-size. Not everyone in the world has high-speed internet, and people get easily frustrated when pages take too long to download.
  4. It should be possible to adjust the layout, colors, fonts, etc. universally for all pages instead of page by page. For this reason, there is a "Cascading Style Sheet" file called style.css.
  5. For the sections of each page that are the same for every page, like the navigation menu, the header, and the footer, it should be possible to make changes only once, instead of page by page. For this reason, simple java-scripts that are easy to update and change and maintain control the common parts of the website.

Updating the Bulletin

The parish bulletin should be uploaded to the website every week. The parish office will email a PDF file of the coming Sunday's bulletin every week to our webmaster Gil Hennon, who will place them in the /docs/ directory.

Updating the Announcements Pages

There are two Announcement pages. One is for St. Paul Parish activities and news while the second page is for activities and news from the Diocese and other parishes. You can have the parish office email you the items that are interest of our parishioners. When an event has ended, it should be removed from the website.

Updating Ministry Schedules

A page has been set up so that people who are altar servers, lectors, cantors, etc. can download the current schedule. Of course, that's only helpful if the current schedule is actually uploaded. If you email them to Gil Hennon, he can upload them to the /docs/ folder.

Schedules need to be emailed as PDF files.