We want to share your good news! If you wish to have information published in the bulletin, shared via social media, announced from the pulpit or otherwise disseminated in the parish community, you will need to fill out the Communication Request Form. Bulletin announcements must be submitted as text. Flyers intended for display or requested for consideration as a bulletin insert can be submitted as PDFs or dropped off at the parish office. All communications requests are reviewed and approved by parish leadership.
Not sure what information to share or which communication channel to use? Best practices are listed below:
Communications Best Practices
Parish communications should support the parish mission and vision.
CHECKLIST BEFORE MAKING A COMMUNICATIONS REQUEST:
Is your event approved and on the parish calendar?
- Nothing can be communicated until it has been approved by the Parish.
- Events should be scheduled on the parish calendar, by emailing Sharon Memory at [email protected]
Who is your audience?
- Who are you specifically targeting?
Have you given enough time?
- 2 weeks prior to the first communication made. For larger strategic plans, 4 weeks are needed.
Local ministries are ministries that the parish supports like area food pantries and homeless shelters. The
ministry/event leader champions promotions and drives the event. Communications for local ministry are
done through the bulletin and social media only. St. Mary Parish does not promote or assist any outside event unless it is a St. Mary Parish ministry, an approved local ministry, or an Archdiocese supported ministry.