“We have a very diverse and vibrant parish community. There is so much going on that it is often hard to capture it in one place. The new website does that. It keeps information up-to-date and it reaches all corners of our ministry.”
Fr. Tommy Conway
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The parish of St. Thomas Aquinas, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, has just launched its new website www.stthomas-usm.org, which has been specially designed and built by Parishwebsites.ie.
Located in the Catholic diocese of Biloxi, the parish serves over 600 families as well as the University of Southern Mississippi.
Parish Priest, Fr. Tommy Conway, hails from Newbridge in East Galway where he grew up with his 12 siblings. He studied at St. Patrick’s College, Carlow before moving to the diocese of Biloxi.
Now, in the 25th year of his ministry, he gets back to Galway for a break most years.
He has embraced many of the ways of his new home, not least his passion for racquetball and following the university’s American football team. Serving a community with so many young people has also made him conscious of the need to communicate in modern ways,
“We have a very diverse and vibrant parish community. There is so much going on that it is often hard to capture it in one place. The new website does that. It keeps information up-to-date and it reaches all corners of our ministry, especially our youth and young adult members who are so important in helping to shape the spiritual landscape of the next generation.”
At Parishwebsites.ie, we were delighted to build the site for St. Thomas Aquinas parish. It challenged us but also proved to us how universal our model is. Church structures and services may be different in the USA but our tools for building and maintaining websites ensure that every parish, diocese or religious order can get the website it needs and which reflects its individual characteristics.
You can visit Fr. Tommy and his parish at www.stthomas-usm.org