2018 & 2019 Updates
As life goes on, we all recognize that things change. We get a little older, our shopping habits change, technology advances more rapidly than we can keep up with and the way we communicate with each other evolves.

As you can see from the number of views and especially by the number of comments that have appeared in the message boards, the visits to our discussion forums continue, but interaction with our existing board has dwindled. As we slid into 2018, there were some changes . . .

Threads in the current discussion board named 2010 have been locked, except for Passings. The older archived boards are also locked but remain viewable for now and no new discussion topics will be authorized.

The guestbook that we have been using is exceptionally antiquated and doesnít allow any flexibility in the display or aggregation of data. Itís been frustrating, and will be replaced.

Since Facebook has become the social destination, links to the Mater Christi Facebook groups were placed on the main page, giving everyone the opportunity to make contact and interact with friends and classmates. If youíre not a member of Facebook, you will have to register to see the activity in most of the groups and registration is required for participation. As additional MC related groups pop up, they will also be linked on our main page. As of July of 2019, we have 10 Facebook groups linked.

I want to assure you that this was not a cost cutting measure. The forums and guestbook are so inexpensive that theyíre practically free, and the only real costs for running this site are for the web registration and hosting which will continue to be covered.

Tony Leto has completed the Brother Norman Project and has been posting photos to Facebook for some time. The way the posts appear and invite comments just canít be duplicated with our existing message board. Tony and I agree that these changes are for the long-term benefit of the Mater Christi Community, and we hope youíll agree.

As always, if you have questions or comments about these changes, please feel free to send an email to webguy@materchristi.com.

BrianODowd73
The New Mater Christi Web Guy