Here’s our newly redesigned website. The design was done by professional graphic artist and web designer Apaarjeet Chopra (“Chopi”) of Bitten Nails Design of Mashpee. The work was funded in whole by a generous donation from Tony DeLuca of Falmouth.
Let’s consider the new elements on this homepage. On the top left, you will find our parish logo, again designed by Chopi. It’s based on the antique stained glass windows in the church. It shows a cross encircled with the laurel wreath of victory. In other words, it’s the exaltation or triumph of the Holy Cross. The Feast Day occurs September 14. The design of the cross itself is called a “Greek cross.” By extending the lower vertical bar of the cross, it becomes a Celtic cross.
Under the name of the church is a parish motto: “Our third century serving the Lord.” Built in 1899, Saint Patrick is now the oldest continuously-operating parish church in the Town of Falmouth.
Also under the church name and slogan are answers to the most frequently asked questions: When is Mass and how do you get there?
There’s a new photograph of the exterior of the church. It was taken in the early summerwhen the ancient rhododendron on the front lawn was in full bloom.
There’s also a new photograph of Saint Thomas Chapel, taken in late summer. It gives a glimpse of the boats in Falmouth Harbor and the recent addition of flower boxes and crushed shell parking spaces in front of the white picket fence.
The antique rose window over the main entrance can be clearly seen, as well as the recent re shingling of red cedar. Look closely and you will see that the front doors are open in welcome.
In the left-hand side bar, are single click buttons leading to the most popular topics. Six of them are new. When finished, there will be a monthly calendar, funeral planning guide, information on Saint Joseph Cemetery, a photo gallery, the weekly “Ship’s Log” column from the Anchor (diocesan newspaper), and an e-giving convenience.
We intend to keep this homepage “dynamic” by changing it frequently with breaking news, alerts, and current events.
Please be patient as we are still working on tweaking the content. Comments and suggestions are very welcome. To contact us, there’s a button on the very bottom of this homepage.
A special word of thanks is owed to John Flynn who, since his retirement several years ago from teaching school, had volunteered to manage the former parish website.