Wednesday, June 24, 2020

The Art of Cerezo Barredo

One of the treasures you will find every week in the Subscriber Resource Center (SRC) is the art of Maximino Cerezo Barredo. He is a Spanish Claretian priest and artist who was assigned to Peru in 1970. During the ensuing years he served in various Latin American countries, absorbing the culture of the region and becoming its artistic spokesperson. His striking images take the Gospels proclaimed each Sunday and illustrate them from the perspective of contemporary life in Latin America. Some of his images are heartbreaking.

Sometimes they are playful, and often they are quite moving as they speak to the poverty and oppression as well as the simple joy of the people who live in Latin America. Here, in the image for the Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, he illustrates the verse “although you have hidden these things from the wise and the learned you have revealed them to the little ones.”

One web site that hosts his art says: “There are liberation theologians . . . and there are “liberation painters.” Maximino Cerezo Barredo is one of them. His drawings have been running, during the past decades, through Latin American publications and passing from one to the other without copyrights or royalties, from photocopy to photocopy until they wear out and become almost unrecognizable . . . as true ‘property of the Latin American People’ that they are.”

We have obtained from the artist high-resolution versions of these images for all the Sundays of the liturgical year, and many of the feasts. They are available for you to enjoy, admire, and meditate upon as you share them with your parishioners. There is at least one image of his every week of the year. If you are on the “This Sunday” page of the SRC, you can scroll down to search for the image (his style is quite recognizable), or you can use “Cerezo” as a keyword to find it immediately. On the “All Resources” page, you can execute a keyword search like “Ordinary Time 14, Year A, Cerezo” to find the image for any particular Sunday, or just enter the artist’s name, “Cerezo Barredo,” to see all his works for the current year. Take some time to explore Cerezo’s work—you’ll be glad you did!

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Our Commitment to Green

Doing Our Part

As we try to be good stewards of God’s creation, the J.S. Paluch Company strives to lessen our impact on our world’s natural resources. We have taken important steps to save on paper, boxes, and fuel costs used for shipping. We do all of this in an effort reduce our company’s carbon footprint.

We hope that you also will consider ways to help us protect our environment. Please review the following suggestions:

  • Routinely check quantity shipped and make reductions whenever possible while making sure your distribution is not affected. Seasonal reductions are helpful. If you need fewer quantities during the summer months, let us know on your Information Page when you upload your bulletin.
  • Try to minimize the number of pages in your bulletin.Examine how line spacing and font size can save space. Our training staff can help you to learn ways to reduce space without hindering readership.
If you have any further suggestions or ideas to help us in this effort, please let us know. We are in this together.


                                        Staying In Touch

JS Paluch routinely sends out e-mail announcements regarding new resources, supplemental bulletins, and holiday deadlines.

It is important that we always have your current e-mail and contact information to pass along these important messages. Please keep us posted when you have a change of staff (bulletin editor) or change of office e-mail address. 

Our upload website now has an easy way to update our offices with a change of address. 


Prepare for Transmission

Before transmitting your bulletin for printing, please review this checklist to ensure the following:

þ Verify that all text, headers, footers, and graphics are within the required half-inch margin. 

þ Verify that the correct naming convention is used when saving the document file. Please use the six-digit bulletin number + Sunday’s date.

þ Verify that you are using the JSP settings when converting your file into PDF. After selecting your Adobe PDF printer, click on Printer Properties to confirm that the Default Settings are listed as JSP. Also, once the PDF file is created, the Ctrl + D function will bring up your document properties, where you can double-check that all fonts have been embedded into your PDF file by clicking on the Font tab.

þ Verify that the information on your Information Page is correct and up to date, especially the bulletin quantity. 

Reviewing these steps each week will help ensure that the bulletin file is ready for print.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Introducing keyword searches

The main categories on the J. S. Paluch Subscriber Resource Center (SRC) home page will show you the most-commonly-sought resources available to you, like This Sunday, Photo Covers, Weekly Text Pages, Traditions, and so on. But what if you are looking for something not covered by those categories? This is where a Keyword Search can be most helpful. It enables you to look through all the resources online to see what’s available to you.

Start by clicking on All Resources on the main page, or on the All tab at the top of any other page. 

In the Search Resources box on the left, enter your search terms in the Type Keywords field (today we’re looking for “Prayer Breakfast”), and hit your Enter key.

The results page will show all the items associated with that keyword combination, in English and in Spanish (unless you specify the Engish-only filter, but that’s a subject for another day.)

But what if you’re not sure about what words to search on? There’s a very helpful feature that will help you to build a successful search. Right above the Type Keywords field you will see a little magnifying glass. 

If you click on that, it will take you to an expanded search page where you can explore existing key words alphabetically:

Click on B and scroll down to see the term “breakfast.” You can highlight that term with your cursor, then click on the right-pointing arrows to add it to the Selected Keyword(s) list.

Next, click on the letter P, look for “Prayer” and add it to the list the same way.

Then click on Continue and the two search terms are added to the Type Keywords field.

When you hit the Enter key, the items associated with those two terms in combination will appear in the results.

There are ways that you can refine your search using the filters and the choices in the “Match All” box just below the Type Keywords field. 

When you are done with a search, just click on (Clear) to start a new search.

Take some time to experiment and get to know the options. The Keyword Search is a powerful tool that can unlock all kinds of hidden treasures for you once you get to know it.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Bulletin Editor Guide to Early Deadlines for 2020

Deadline                                            Issue Date

Friday, June 26                                 July 5 issue is due

Friday, November 20                         November 29 issue is due

Friday, December 11                         December 20 issue is due

Thursday, December 17                    December 27 issue is due

Wednesday, December 23                January 3, 2021 issue is due

Posting your bulletin to the parish website during this time of uncertainty has become increasing important. With JS Paluch, keeping the bulletin front and center as a vital communication tool has never been easier. is a user-friendly site that allows you to manually download a complete PDF bulletin file, with ads, for posting to your parish website.

Download Your Complete Bulletin 

  • Visit
  • Click on Download - Download Bulletin 
  • Key in your six-digit bulletin number
  • Click on the filename to display your current bulletin with ads
  • Save the file to your computer and then upload it to your website. 

Posting your complete bulletin each week gives your loyal advertisers added online exposure. It's a great way to show them how much you appreciate their support!