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Cathedral Photo Directory

As Father Jerabek recently mentioned at weekend Masses, we are finally completing our photo directory! As many will recall, we started it in 2019; then Covid hit; then Lifetouch went out of business; and in any case, we didn’t really have enough photos to put together a good directory then. Lifetouch did send us all the photos they took, with permission to use them!

It’s now been almost eight years since our last Cathedral photo directory, and it would be great to have a complete and updated one. To that end, we are now also handling the project in-house thanks to staff and volunteers.

First, we would like to ask everyone to consider sending us a family/household photo. It could be your Christmas card photo, or another family picture you’ve fairly recently had taken. As long as it doesn’t have a copyright on it (i.e., it’s not from a place like Olan Mills or some other professional photographer), we are happy to use such photos for the directory.

Then, for those who don’t have a photo to send in, or who otherwise might not get this email or see our other advertisements about it, we will have photographers after all the Masses on a couple of upcoming weekends, so that everyone can quickly go through the Rectory and have their photo made. We’ll have you come inside the house via the driveway/back door, fill out a brief form, then stand for the photo, then exit the front door. It’ll also be a chance to see the Rectory!

If you would like to email in a photo, please send it to this email address (photodirectory@stpaulsbhm.org) and be sure to include the names of those who are pictured in it. A staff member may respond asking you for more info, as needed. Some tips for a great photo:

  • They show faces clearly – no hats or sunglasses, please.
  • Try to be in two or three rows instead of one long line, so your faces will show up better.
  • Avoid strong sun on the face because it causes people to squint.
  • Cell phone photos are great – send them in their ORIGINAL size though, not a smaller size. Some phones size photos down, so be sure to override that setting.
  • Casual family or candid photos are fine; just remember, we’re interested in clear shots of everyone’s faces.
  • Pets may be included!

Please email us your photos by Monday, November 28. We will announce soon which weekends we will have the photographers after Masses. Thank you for helping us put together a great Cathedral directory!

PS – Some have asked about the Lifetouch free 8x10s from before – Krista has them, please ask her for yours if you have not already received it.

PPS – If you end up having your photo made in the Rectory after Mass on an upcoming weekend, we will be glad to share the digital file with you so that you can use it for other purposes also!