Since 2000, I have served as webmaster for five non-for-profit organizations. While I am no longer actively involved with all these sites and one has gone through two redesigns, I am proud that I was able to combine my avocation with a commitment to the mission and values of all five.
Voices Raised is the core music group at our parish, St. Catherine of Siena, in Mendon NY. Each Sunday we hear and participate in Contemporary Christian Music which has deepened our religious life. The group has begun presenting free concerts so that other people can begin to enjoy and profit from their talent and commitment. I was pleased to be able to help them develop and implement a web site so that many more people could learn about this important ministry.
During the summer of 2015, I have been working with a group of lay Catholics to promote lay preaching and reflection. For more than 40 years we have been benefiting from lay reflections, even participating in homilies during Mass. Our new bishops has chosen not to permit this practice which was fully approved by his two predecessors. In response, we want to make sure that we have access to many of these fine homilists. God’s Word’s, Many Voices seeks to provide exactly that. There is a newsletter along with the web site. Click here to view and sing up to receive future issues.
Vocational Institute for the Children of South Sudan is a project of the African Family Services Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization in Rochester NY. Under the leadership of Kuc Majak, a native of South Sudan, and the group of St. Mary’s Church parishioners, a total of $100,000 has been raised and the school began operation in August 2015.
Grounded in Catholic tradition, Fortunate Families ministers primarily with Catholic parents of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender daughters and sons—but welcomes families of all faiths. When parents explore and value their personal stories, they are empowered to share that story with their family circle, their faith community and the larger society. View the Fortunate Families web site.
Rural and Migrant Ministry Inc. acts to overcome the prejudices and poverty that degrade and debilitate all members of our society by building communities that celebrate diversity, achieve true mutuality and offer dignity and opportunity to all. Rural and Migrant Ministry is an interfaith organization whose members believe that inspiration comes from participation in the creation of a just world. View the Rural & Migrant Ministry web site.
For two years I was updating and expanding the website for St. Mary’s Church, my home parish in Rochester. This new site was designed by Geroge Morgan of Fusion Reactions. My role is to flesh out the pages, especially with photographs and descriptive text. View the St. Mary’s Site.