Another Story from Our 40th Anniversary Collection!
Thanks to all who have taken the time to share their stories about their bulletins. Please keep them coming! We will be collecting your stories through April 30. This month's story from our 40 year history of connecting communities comes from Anita at Holy Family parish.
I have been employed at Holy Family for 31 years. I took over the bulletin in the early 90's. In those days we were two parishes. I had to make two bulletins every week! Later, came the twinning of the parishes and thankfully, one bulletin was all we needed. A regular typewriter, cutting and pasting by hand, and running to our local printer was the procedure. Learning the computer was a challenge, but one I learned and really had fun with. When we decided to go to LPi for our bulletin quite a few years ago, Charlie was the first one who "walked me through" the hard times. Recently, Barry has been my "go to guy" for photo problems, set up, etc. Everyone at LPi has always been helpful, calm and reassuring when I needed assistance. That happy voice on the other end of the line helped me in so many ways. I was never hesitant to ask for help, for I knew someone would be there. Thanks, Barry!
To thank Anita for sharing her story, we are sending her a $100 gift card. And Charlie and Barry will both receive gift cards as well, for giving superior service to Holy Family parish!
Now it's your turn! There's still time to share your story with LPi; send us your story by April 30--then for the rest of the year we'll be sharing those stories with you, via this monthly newsletter and on our website. If we use your story, we'll thank you with a $100 gift card. If we use a story that mentions a current LPi employee, that employee gets the same $100 thank you!
So what's your story about LPi?
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- Tweet to @4LPi using hashtag #40LPi
There's Still Time to Nominate Your Parish Website!
Nominations are due by April 30, 2012 for the Catholic Tech Talk blog's 2012 Catholic Parish Website of the Year Award, sponsored by Liturgical Publications Inc. You can find details on judging criteria and a link to the online nomination form at CatholicTechTalk.com.
Winners will be announced on June 4th. The parish with the winning website will receive $500 from LPi.
Two New Art Collections Now on Portal.
A new collection of clip art, the Body, Soul, and Spirit collection, is a versatile set of clips about staying healthy in all aspects of life--from tips to avoid illness to the beneficial effects of laughter to the importance of prayer, these clips are great for use in your bulletin, newsletter, calendar, flyers, letters to parents. Use them as a regular feature, or just when you need a little "filler."
Each healthy living tip is provided in a horizontal and vertical format for flexibility, and is keyworded by subject matter. You can also view the entire set by searching Art & Media Portal for keywords "Body Soul and Spirit." And be sure to check out next month's summer 2012 Bright Ideas! issue, featuring an article on creative ways to use this new collection.
A second new set of clip art has also been added, our Symbols of the Apostles set, featuring black-and-white and full-color icon clips for each of the Twelve Apostles (as well as St. Paul). The entire set is done in a beautiful stained glass window style, and can be found by searching for keywords "Symbols of the Apostles."
Mother's Day... Ascension of the Lord... First Communion and Confirmation... Memorial Day... Pentecost... Most Holy Trinity... Corpus Christi... Sacred Heart of Jesus... Father's Day... Nativity of John the Baptist... Independence Day... Grandparents Day... whew! Can you tell our designers have been keeping busy?
All of the above special covers, in addition to our regular weekly covers, are now available on Art & Media Portal. Each cover has a black-and-white and full-color version, and most offer a bilingual English and Spanish version as well. Each cover set will show up in the Sunday Search for the appropriate week, or you can "peek ahead" by doing an advanced search for the name of the holiday. Click the image to visit Art & Media Portal now!