Bench underneath St. Francis sign, surrounded by rocks and greenery

St. Francis of Assisi communications exists to serve as a welcoming tool as well as to provide information and resources related to prayer, service, and growing in faith for both parishioners and visitors.

Bulletin

Social Media

Graphics Advertising

  • What: Includes printed posters/brochures, Gathering Space electronic monitor, Gathering Space bulletin board, event tables in the Parish Hall, and resources passed out after Mass
  • Deadline: 4 – 6 weeks prior to the event
  • Submit to: communications@saintfrancischurch.org
  • *If you are requesting poster advertising for a program/event originating outside of St. Francis, please send an email with the requested start and end dates and the poster attached.

Website Updates

Mass Announcements

  • What: Includes clergy announcements and pre-approved pulpit talks
  • Deadline: 3 weeks prior to the requested weekend
  • Submit to: communications@saintfrancischurch.org
  • *After receiving your email, we will coordinate as appropriate with Fr. Ray, Fr. John, Emily Schmid, and Sheila Timmerman regarding your request.

PRIORITIES

Who Gets What?

  • Programs and events specific to St. Francis will receive top priority
  • Requests from local parishes and the diocese will receive next priority
  • Community events that support the 4 pillars of the church (prayer, formation, service, and hospitality) will be considered
  • Product and service advertising will generally not be accepted. To place an ad in our reserved advertising space in the bulletin, please contact our advertising sales executive at 1-800-950-9952, ext. 2659
  • Unfortunately, we are not able to support advertisements for individual fundraisers

PROCEDURES

How Do I?

  • Submit requests to the email noted above
  • The subject line should include the communication option, program/event title, and the date/s you wish for the announcement to run (i.e. Bulletin Feb. 7 – Feb. 21: Entertaining Angels).
  • Please send one email per communication option
  • In the body of the email, include desired text. Attach any related images/videos
  • Indicate if post should be shared with larger diocesan community
  • If planning an event that will require multiple posts, send an email to plan a brief discussion for promotions

HELPFUL INFORMATION

Good to Know

  • Please note that decisions regarding communications will be made by the Communications Department and may include location and frequency, and edits for clarity, grammatical accuracy, branding, and space.