Welcome to all the new readers dropping by to learn more about the 2008 Renovation Project at Holy Trinity. The committee invites you to take some time to browse this web-based newsletter.
This is a web log (or “blog”), so the newest postings are on top and older postings are lower down. You can also explore three different pages by clicking the tabs at the top. You can follow the underlined links to other related pages. We also invite your feedback.
This electronic conversation started on 17 March 2008. So far, this site includes over 130 posts and over 110 comments. Because we know it is hard to get started, we offer these tips for catching up on the blog.
I. Quick tour – Goals and Documents
- Start with the wrap of our first Townhall Meeting (includes priorities and comments)
- The Pre-Design Questionnaire and the Pre-Design Summary can be found on the Pre-Design Docs/Feedback page. The committee asked everyone to complete the questionnaire.
- Check out the Feedback – Hot Buttons posting.
- Read the Interview with Architect Adam Hermanson.
- Review the new design plans posted in the On-line Project Folder.
II. Longer Tour – Past Designs
For some history on how our church has been arranged and rearranged, see these postings:
III. Detailed Tour – More about Church Architecture
The Catholic Church has been building churches for over 2000 years, so we have a deep history of church architecture. As with any discipline, architecture has its own vocabulary and resources. This section helps with some of the principles, ideas and terms used in Sacred Catholic Architecture. It probably goes without saying that Feng Shui is not a principle of Sacred Catholic Architecture.
- Inside your Church – with a map of the parts
- Built of Living Stones – a blueprint for design
- GIRM on the Altar and its Appointments
- The Architecture Category has details on theory and design.
IV. Full Tour – The Whole Shebang
Use the CATEGORIES and TAGS listings in the right column to explore different topical areas. The CATEGORIES are the large global themes, and the TAGS are more specific areas. The size of the TAG indicates how many times it has been used. A few good ones are Question of the Day (QOTD), Suggestions and Ideas. Experts can take on the Cry Room and Redo – the latter being a collection of other church remodeling projects.
V. The Visual Images Tour
If you’re not into reading, take a look at our Picture of the Day feature.
The committee thanks you for taking time to study and share. We thank you in advance for your feedback. We appreciate your prayers as we try to make a space that will work for the next 50 years.