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Parish Communications

Welcome to parish communications. Here you will find important guidelines on submitting information and announcements for our bulletin, information for our website, our weekly electronic newsletter (Resurrection Connections) and weekend spoken announcements. All of these important means of communication are an opportunity to demonstrate with the parish our Christ-centered spirit of hospitality, warmth, and compassion. 

Bulletin

Submissions for the parish bulletin should be emailed no later than 10:00am Monday morning, the week prior to publication. Please email them or any questions to bulletin@res-ec.org

For detailed information on submitting information to the bulletin, see the Categories and Guidelines below.

Weekend Spoken Announcements (at Mass)

Similar to Resurrection Connections, spoken announcements at weekend Masses are intended to be relevant to the time immediately following that Mass or on that weekend. If you would like something spoken, please send a message to Fr. Tyler at tkline@res-ec.org. Spoken announcements are limited to 25 words or less and may be edited for length.

Flocknote/Resurrection Connections

Resurrection Connections is our weekly electronic newsletter sent out each Friday afternoon via Flocknote. The information in this newsletter is designed to be relevant to the upcoming weekend and the days following. Events that are longer term or further out should go in the bulletin. To submit something for the Resurrection Connections, please contact Stephen Lay at slay@res-ec.org.

There are also other electronic newsletters which you may be interested in. For more information on signing up for or managing your Flocknote profile, click HERE.

Parish Website and Social Media

Our parish website is a good place to post important information. Pictures and posters can be linked on the front page. The parish also has a Facebook page which can be useful to getting the word out. If you have information you would like posted on our website or Facebook page, please contact Stephen Lay at slay@res-ec.org

Bulletin Categories

  • Liturgy 

  • Adult Faith Formation & Education

  • Fellowship

  • Outreach & Social Justice

  • Service & Volunteer Opportunities

  • News & Information

  • Appreciation & Recognition

Bulletin Submission Guidelines

Please note:

  • Submissions may be edited due to space limitations

  • Deadline is Monday at 10:00am.


All information should:

  • be submitted electronically via email to bulletin@res-ec.org.

  • be sent by 10 am Monday of the week the information is to run. If that Monday is a holiday the deadline is the preceding Friday at 10 am.

  • include a contact name, phone number, group or individual submitting the info.

  • include pertinent date, time, location info.

  • be submitted with a brief headline in 14 pt Pristina font.  (if you do not have Pristina, just use Tahoma)

  • have the body copy in 10 pt Tahoma font.

  • be 100 words or less (you can check word count under “Tools” in MS Word).

  • follow the three Cs of writing; be clear, concise, and compelling (or creative).

  • focus on being inviting and “informative” as opposed to “formative”. Formation occurs at the event, not generally by reading the bulletin.

Information about upcoming one-time events will follow this basic format:

  • 4 weeks prior: publish a flyer or short article in paragraph form

  • 2 and 3 weeks prior: publish a shorter version of the first submission

  • Weekend prior to event, a reminder on the bulletin front page under “Weekly Highlights”

  • Events that warrant a flyer are those that appeal to a large portion of the parish. Whenever possible, submit flyers in a half-page format so we can print 2 flyers can print per page. 

  • Ongoing programs & activities info will rotate in and out throughout the month.

 

Always let people know if more info is available on our website: www.resurrectionmd.org.


Thank you for helping our parish by adhering to these principles and guidelines for submissions.

Questions? Contact us at bulletin@res-ec.org.