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us. If you would like to help with the task of maintaining this site
or maybe moderate a certain aspect of it please contact the webmaster, Perry
Greza. There are certain areas we would welcome assistance in bringing
about. Exact knowledge of HTML is not required as these tasks require
the gathering and assembly of information more than anything else.
~ Projects Awaiting Assistance ~
CHURCH TOUR: I had an idea about
putting together an online tour of our church. We have so many beautiful
architectural aspects that I thought it would be interesting if we could
"walk" through the church utilizing sequential digitized
images depicting various views of the church's interior and exterior.
The images could be accompanied by details of an items history, meaning,
makeup, etc. I think this would be a great youth group
activity, or maybe someone interested in delving into the historical and
ethnic background of the features of our Parish. I'd love to see some
close-up pictures of the church windows and discover their
PREPARATIONS FOR MASS: Ever wonder what
goes into preparations for Mass? Unless you have been an altar server or
participated in some other aspect of the Mass there are many things you
might be curious about that go on behind the scenes. I myself have often
wondered about such things as: The significance of the different robes a
priest wears, who washes the dishes?, what kind of wine is that? These
pages could provide an insight into that mysterious world.
HISTORY OF ST PETER'S: Although there is
currently a web page on the history of our parish I think there is much
more of a story there. There are probably many tales waiting to be
unfolded about the people and the times that encompass this product of a
young country, a people's religion and typical consequences of
immigration. We have a treasure chest of memories and experience
awaiting discovery in our elders. I see this project as an ongoing
series of articles being presented through the eyes of those that have
been part of this church and part of this faith.
LET US REMEMBER: This was an idea about
highlighting one of our past members that has since gone on to their
great reward. Who were they? What were they like? What did they
contribute to their church and to their family? What kind of legacy have
they left behind as a result of their contributions and their children?
How were they examples for us to admire and follow in these times?
INTERVIEW THE PARISH: Why couldn't we pick
one parishioner each week or two and interview them? Let's find out a
little bit about the people (our brothers and sisters in Christ) that
share our faith and our parish? This could be anyone, any age. I
feel that if I know a little about someone then I have taken the first
step towards becoming their friend. It might be nice to know a little
more about the people I plan on spending eternity with. Each article
could include images.
RESOURCES FOR CHRISTIANS: What are other
Christians doing with their free time? How are they glorifying Christ in
their life? What can I do in my personal life to get closer to my Savior
and live my life as he would? We may be surprised. It may be a silent
prayer, an anonymous gesture, a day of work, a weekend of
MY FAVORITE PRAYER: We should all be in a
prayerful way. Is there a particular prayer that gives you comfort,
strength, peace, assurance? I have special prayers for certain occasions
and they comfort me and bring me closer to My Lord. What are yours? This
page would show a new prayer each week, as well as listing all past
prayers. They could be categorized for a particular need.
HISTORY OF OUR CEMETERIES: Holy Cross & Mt
Carmel cemeteries; how did they come about? Who is buried there? Who
takes care of these places? Where else are Catholics buried in this
SENIOR CITIZENS: This would be a page dedicated
to the needs of our senior citizens. Supplying information that would be
beneficial to many facets of their lives. This could encompass
activities, health, spiritual guidance, encouragement, discussion,
prayer request, health advice, and reflections. Maintained for and by
THE OLD AND THE NEW: What vestiges remain
of the Mass of old? What has changed in the past 25 years to accommodate
a modern people. What are the pros and cons of these changes? I feel it
would be interesting to "rediscover" those portions of the
Mass of my youth that were mysterious then and nostalgic now.
DIARY OF A CONFIRMATION CANDIDATE: We would
follow an individuals journey as they prepare for the Sacrament of
Confirmation. Do they feel closer to God? Are they aware of the
significance of this step? Are there fears or concerns? Is there joy and
assurances? Might be interesting......
REMEMBERING ST JOSEPH'S
AND BEYOND: Now part of the
history of St Peter's, St Joseph's Church of Fairmont was an integral
part of a portion of our parishioners lives. What was the history of
this church and its people? Images, interviews and comments from former
members of a sister church. The same would be true for the former
All Saints Mission, Barrackville; Our Lady of the Assumption Mission,
Rivesville; and St. Anthony Church, Grant Town.
A BIT OF THE ARTS: The artistic side of our
members could be highlighted here: Poetry, images of arts and crafts,
short stories, photography, etc.