Why a Catholic Should Design Your Parish Website

This premise is simple, but often overlooked. To me it seems obvious that a parishioner (a member of a local Catholic parish) would be one of the best people to create a parish website, for a few reasons:

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1. Understanding

Who knows better what’s going on in the parish, then a parishioner? As opposed to what many might think, a Catholic parish is a very complex organization. There is so much going on and without a basic knowledge of the inner workings of the parish it can become a daunting task to logically organize all the information. Apart from the hustle and bustle, most times only a Catholic will understand the traditions and practices of the Church, such as the Sacraments for example. It would require more time for you to explain these things to a non-Catholic, which probably means more money and more confusion.

2. Objectivity

As a parishioner, it is easy to step back and see things from an objective point of view. This is important because it is more than likely that the parishioners are going to be your main demographic. It is your current and future parishioners who will be getting the most use out of your website, so why not trust in them? Without seeing things from their perspective and knowing what’s important to them, your parish website can become an instant failure.

3. Keep it in the Family

As Catholic Christians we are brothers and sisters in Christ with God as our Father. So, why would you go looking for a web design studio to build your church’s website? If you are interested in building a website for your parish I suggest that you put out an announcement in the weekly bulletin asking if any of the parishioners have professional experience in web design and development. What’s the worse that could happen? You might be surprised to find out that you have more than a few talented people willing to help you.

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