Guidelines for Submitting Bulletin Announcements:
Please help us get pertinent information out to our community by respecting the following guidelines:
SUBMISSION: Please submit your announcement, preferably bilingual (English/Spanish), by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also stop by the parish office during business hours to complete a request form. The editor will translate pertinent non-bilingual submissions.
FORMAT: We recommend using the following example to format your announcement:
Bible Study // Sat., Mar. 9, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. // Parish Hall // Join Fr. Joe as he analyzes the works of the Apostles. Register ($35 includes materials and lunch) in narthex or with Jane (111-222-1234; email@example.com).
DEADLINE: Bulletin content must be received in the parish office no later than Friday at 9:00 am of the week prior to publication.
INCLUSION: All requests are reviewed prior to publication. The Pastor reserves the right to not publish announcements as he sees fit. Once approved, the editor reserves the right to edit the diction and length of your announcement.
CONTENT: Only announcements that target the entire parish family will be included. Information about internal meetings should be disseminated by emails or phone calls.
CONTACT: Please include your contact information in the announcement. Do not direct people to call the church office for more information about your event.
INSERTS: We will only include inserts if publication in the bulletin is not possible and then only for events that need special emphasis as per our Pastor.
DURATION: Announcements will run no longer than three weeks before your event.
ADVERTISEMENT: Contact our marketing specialist, Scott Messner at (352)636-0013 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on setting up advertising sponsorships for the bulletin. Please consider advertising in the bulletin and recommending such an ad to businesses you patronize which would benefit from presenting their goods and services to our congregation. Advertisements can be for a business or family, or a sponsorship ad can be purchased supporting community service organizations like the battered women’s shelter, etc.
We need and appreciate your help.