Last Updated: Tuesday - 01/04/2011
July 2, 2001
Basilica opens doors to resources
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER
EDMONTON — With a grant from the Community Action Project, St. Joseph's Basilica opened its resource centre, June 22.
The resource centre, which houses three computers with Internet access as well as books on spirituality, liturgy and catechism, is open to the public.
"We want to see people of all backgrounds and ages come and use our resources that's why we are making it available for public use," Patricia Hewat, business manager of St. Joseph's Basilica told the WCR.
CAP, which provides funding mainly for schools, awarded the resource centre with a grant they used in purchasing computer units.
"This is Patricia Hewat and Bernadette Gasslein's idea," said Father Len Cadieux.
Not everyone in the parish has access to the Internet. Hewat and Gasslein thought that parishioners could benefit from the resources available at the centre.
The centre will operate through the help of volunteers from the parish.
"We are expecting to see young students help our older parishioners especially with Internet," Hewat said.
"We hope that everyone would find something useful and educational from the centre," Hewat added.
With more than 20 parishioners in attendance, Cadieux blessed and led the official opening of the centre.
The centre welcomes volunteers. Call 780-488-7295 to submit your name.
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