Project Goal: To create a website for Old St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church to provide outreach to the community and to communicate with current members.

Organization: Old St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church is Philadelphia’s oldest Catholic community. It was founded by Jesuits in 1733 and is still staffed by Jesuits and their lay colleagues. The community has been in continuous existence since 1733. The parish is located in the historic Society Hill section of Philadelphia, just two blocks from Independence Hall. Just as Society Hill is a vibrant, growing, and diverse urban neighborhood, the Old St. Joseph’s parish community is vibrant, growing, and diverse. Nearly half of the parish’s 1,200 registered members are single persons, though more and more young families are joining the parish community. Old St. Joseph’s draws parishioners from across the Philadelphia metropolitan area. All persons are welcome at Old St. Joseph’s. Parishioners have indicated that they are attracted by the welcoming community, the parish’s continuing association with the Jesuits and their distinctive spirituality, the parish’s extensive social justice and outreach ministries, and the parish’s excellent liturgies and liturgical music.

CANCAN’s Participation: 

  • Met with parish staff to discuss design and needs for the site.
  • Organized site content.
  • Designed and developed the site www.oldstjoseph.org.
  • Setup online giving.
  • Trained parish staff how to maintain the site.