Colors Used in Your Bulletin

Color can make your bulletin more effective

Choosing the proper color makes a printed piece more attractive to the eye. The choice of colors can convey a message. Effective color choices come from universal guidelines and how the general population perceives the color combinations.

Liturgical Season Cover Colors

The bulletin is created year round along side the liturgical calendar. A typical bulletin will include the readings, gospel, or thoughts of the week. Your bulletin’s color scheme should reflect the liturgical calendar. The same color scheme will be seen within the church. Continue reading

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Murphy’s Law of Bulletin Editor

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Edward A. Murphy Jr., The man behind Murphy’s Law

Anything that can go wrong will go wrong is Murphy’s Law. A jocular adage that attributes its first use to Edward A. Murphy Jr. a U.S. engineer who was involved in a rocket-sled experiment in which all 16-accelerator instruments were installed the wrong way. Also known that if there is more than one way to do something, one of them will be wrong. It also is applied that if you do something enough times you are bound to make a mistake.

What makes this law interesting is when applied to church bulletins it might be said; if there is an error in the bulletin someone is bound to point it out to you. The point is that you may have prepared 100 bulletins perfectly but when that one error appears Murphy will notice. Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolution

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Happy New Year!

Bartleby Press would like to welcome you into the New Year! 2017 is going to be great!

New Year Resolutions

New Year Resolutions are a tradition. The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to set goals, to make changes in one’s personal life. Goals can include removing unwanted habits, learning a new skill, and general wellness.

Here are ideas to help your 2017 to be better for your mind, body, and spiritual life. Continue reading

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Angels, do you believe?

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Angels, what is the first thing you think of when someone asks do you believe in them? Guardian angels, Archangels, and those divine messengers from God. We might all relate to a moment when we had a near catastrophic event turn into a yahoo moment and wonder was someone looking out for us. Is it superstition? Luck? Or an Angel? Continue reading

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Church Communication Manager

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Church Communication managers are responsible for using creative, savvy, and interpersonal skills to let your events and activities be known. You might have a great event planned but it won’t be successful if no one knows about it. This position is not for anyone it requires a unique set of skills and abilities. Continue reading

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Parish Communication: Do you Have a Plan?

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Parish communication plan requires a person of dedication

Adding a communication director to your staff is becoming necessary and plays a large role for effective parish communication–even if it is part-time. Consider a staff member that is versatile and computer savvy. She can make your job easy. Having a communication plan in place is important too.

More and more parishes are hiring a communication director

Some parishes may afford that luxury while others make due with adding more responsibilities to an existing staff. That responsibility may rest with the bulletin editor or business administrator. If that is the case then time is a commodity and having a bulletin service that saves time is key. It can allow a short-handed staff the time to add, update and communicate electronically. Continue reading

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Bulletin Cover is your first Impression

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Bulletin Cover is your first Impression

All it takes is a glance…that moment when you find something that attracts your eye. You have done it many times. A storefront window dressing that makes you stop and look. A magazine cover at he doctor’s office entices you to pick it up and read. An email with a beautiful image encourages you to click. Here is how you can get great pictures of your sanctuary and parish buildings.
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Bulletin Insert

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Bulletin insert that inspires

Bulletin insert – an additional page added to the bulletin as a stand alone announcement or prayer. They are great tools you can utilize for informing parishioners about an upcoming event or feast days.

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Bulletin Editing

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Bulletin editing should be easy

Bulletin editing is the task of cutting the wordy information from bulletin announcements. It allows your bulletin to be more informative and easier on the reader.

We all have been to an event where a speaker takes too long to get his point across. You can tell the rest of the audience begins to become distracted during the talk.  Your mind starts wandering and you think to yourself get to the point, when is this going to end. The same is true when editing bulletins announcements. Continue reading

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Immaculate Conception

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Immaculate Conception is the belief Mary is free of original sin. The Catholic Church commits the month of August to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The Immaculate Heart speaks to the longing of the Blessed Virgin to convey all individuals to her Son.

The Christian life has no better case than that offered by Mary. Through the accompanying petitions, which extend our commitment to her Immaculate Heart, we can join the Mother of God in moving nearer to Christ. Continue reading

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