Summer Is Here.
Depending on where your congregation is located, summer can mean decreased weekly attendance (everyone leaves town for vacation) or increased attendance (everyone arrives in town for vacation). Think now about whether you'll have enough weekly bulletins for that change.
It's easy to change your quantity--right on LPi Express when you upload your publication. Make a note to check how many copies were left over each weekend and change the quantity accordingly for following weeks.
Early Transmission Deadlines!
With the approaching Independence Day holiday, your upcoming publication transmission deadlines may be affected. Please be sure to consult your 2012 Resource Calendar to see if your transmission dates are moved up to accommodate the holiday closings. (If you can't locate your Resource Calendar, use the link in the right column to download it from Art & Media Portal.)
LPi Partnerships Help Spread the Word
The Fortnight for Freedom, the USCCB initiative regarding religious liberty, launched Thursday, June 21, and goes through July 4. LPi has created bulletin covers to promote this event, which can be found on Art & Media Portal under keywords "Fortnight for Freedom." The Diocese of Orlando has also created covers for its parishes, which are also available on Portal under the same keywords.
LPi frequently works with dioceses and organizations across the country to provide easy access to promotional materials for publication editors--these resources may be intended for a wide audience (such as the latest news briefs from the Social Security Administration), while others (like the Diocese of Orlando covers mentioned above) may be specific to a region, diocese, or city.
Our goal is to make the job of publication editors as easy as possible, so if your diocese or umbrella organization has materials it would like to make available to member parishes or organizations, please have them contact us at LPiConnections@4LPi.com and we will work with them to get the message out!
School's Out but Keep Kids Learning
Just because children are out of school for summer doesn't mean their religious education has to stop too. LPi's Growing with the Gospel children's bulletins are ideal for the summer months. The bulletins are available in K-1st and 2nd-3rd grade levels and feature puzzles, games, lessons, and pictures to color.
The resources show up each week in the Sunday Search on Art & Media Portal, or you can search by a specific Sunday or holy day name by limiting the search to Media Type "Children's - Grades K-1" or "Children's - Grades 2-3."
What's 40 Years Old and Boasts State-of-the-art Technology?
If you said the floppy disk, you're half right. But as with many technological advances that were considered high-tech at the time, the floppy disk has gone the way of the dinosaur.
LPi has kept pace with the rapid advances in technology, however, leading the industry in providing services like EBS (Electronic Bulletin Service), online bulletins via SeekAndFind.com, and click-and-done bulletin submission through LPi Express. One thing that hasn't changed over the years, though, is LPi's commitment to industry-leading customer service.
This month's story from our 40 Years of History collection comes from Patricia, the bulletin editor at Blessed Mary Angela Parish in Dunkirk, NY:
"Blessed Mary Angela parish decided to update our bulletin cover. Our pastor Rev. Matt Nycz and I had the good fortune of working with Carol Owens to design our new cover. We had many changes we wanted in the new Bulletin cover. Carol was more than willing to meet our requests. She redesigned the cover numerous times and was very pleasant in all of our dealings with her. Due to her hard work, we are more than pleased with the new design she created for us. Your company is very fortunate to have an employee so dedicated to making sure she can meet the needs of the customers."
Many thanks to Patricia for her contribution to our 40 Years of History collection! For sharing her story, she will receive a $100 gift card; and for providing superior customer service, Carol Owens receives the same thank-you gift!