Company and History
Liturgical Publications Inc (LPi) is a stewardship communication company that serves as a single source for connecting communities through printed materials and online services. Specializing in Catholic churches, LPi offers communication tools for religious and community organizations that include ad-supported church bulletins and newsletters, and solutions for online donations, church websites, and communication networks. Family-owned since 1972 and backed by industry-leading customer service, LPi builds relationships with nearly 100,000 local businesses to support its more than 4,000 parish partners with advertising. LPi has regional offices in Milwaukee, Wis.; Cleveland, Ohio; and Hartford, Conn.; and Orlando, Fla.; as well as sales and service offices and regional representatives nationwide.
LPi continues to build upon a rich history of partnership, innovation, and service. Here are some highlights:
- 1972: Print shop owner Bob Polack and son Craig found Liturgical Publications Inc in order to serve Catholic churches
- 1982: 850 Catholic churches across the U.S. have their bulletin published by LPi
- 1987: Sunday Publications is acquired, allowing the company to expand its national footprint and offer publications to communities other than Catholic parishes
- 1992: Electronic Bulletin Service is introduced, allowing editors to create bulletins on their computers instead of requiring a typewriter and then typesetting
- 1993: Quality Improvement Process (now called Continuous Improvement) principles were introduced to make operations as effective, streamlined and safe as possible
- 1997: LPi celebrates 2,500 customers; it also begins offering free home pages to customers, a practice that evolved again in 2004 with a tool called WebSuccess and in 2012 with WeConnect and WeGather, which allow customers to create their own custom websites and private social networks
- 2006: LPi introduces Art & Media Portal, giving their print customers exclusive online access to 20,000 (now more than 37,000) pieces of content from any Internet connection
- 2009: SeekAndFind.com is launched—print customers and their advertising sponsors now have an additional online presence, adding value to their printed publication
- 2010: Community Publications is formed, making LPi a leading provider of newsletters to senior centers, starting with almost 200 in the Northeastern U.S.
- 2011: The online donation and event management tool WeShare is introduced, taking LPi’s expertise in parishioner engagement and communication to the stewardship realm
- 2013: LPi’s expanding portfolio of print and online products drives its continued growth into one of the leading stewardship communications companies in the United States