Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Picture This!: How to Use the Different Images in the Subscriber Resource Center


J.S. Paluch’s Subscriber Resource Center provides numerous images for you to use weekly throughout your bulletin. However, you may be wondering: “Where is the best place for this image in my bulletin?”


Here are some ideas of how to better utilize our images within your bulletin:

1- Full Page Cover Photos

Cover photos are best used for your front page. They are large scaled images that include Sunday’s date, the type of Sunday, and a quote from one of the Sunday readings. We provide several different images in English and Spanish and in color and black and white. You can use these images to fill the entire front page or if you have a large space to fill in between your church information.



If you are a bilingual bulletin and need the cover in both languages on the same image, we also provide the same cover photos without text so that you can add any text you’d like to the image.


You can manually type out the information in both languages as shown here.

2- Half Page Cover Photos

Half page cover photos are smaller versions of the full page cover photos. Just like full page cover photos, these also have the Sunday, date, and a quote from the Sunday readings. As shown here, you can use the photo as a way to break up text on your page. You can also use these images for smaller areas that you may need to fill on your cover page.


3- Sunday Reflections

It’s one of the first images you’ll find when you search for images in our Subscriber Resource. This image contains a border with the Sunday and date, and text with reflections on the Sunday homily and readings. You’ll also notice that the Sunday readings are also listed on the bottom right corner of the image. These images are typically used as a full page filler for one of the inside pages. We have these images available in English and Spanish and in black and white.

4- Borders

Borders you’ll see mimic the cover photos in that they will have the same images, the Sunday, date, and the same quote from the Sunday readings. Just like cover photos, we have English and Spanish and black and white versions available. These can be used in various way throughout the bulletin.

Here are a couple of ways that you can incorporate the borders into your bulletin design:

5- Additional Images

While we have lots of images with the dates and Sundays, we also have additional images that  complement the Sunday readings or they may just be general images with no text. These images can be used throughout your entire bulletin to break up some of your text. It’s helpful to add some other elements other than just all text. Images can draw eyes in and make the design more exciting to look at. These images are available in English and Spanish and in color and black & white.


6- Saints and Special Observances

Additionally, we also have images depicting the saints we celebrate for the week and any additional observances that correlate with the week you are working on. We also have Saint Snippets which is a weekly cartoon we feature with a saint of the week we recognize, along with a quotation. We have English and Spanish and color and black & white versions of all images.


In our text files for each week, we also include a weekly calendar of saints and special observances celebrated. To add an extra element to the text file, you could add one of the images to  accompany the text.

7- Children’s cartoons & activities

For the kids, we have several different activity pages that you can add into your bulletin. These can be a full page or fill larger space of the bulletin. We also have the Pastor Al and The Little Ones comic strips that can be used to fill smaller areas of your bulletin. The Letters from Heaven activity is available in color and black and white. All other activity pages and comic strips are available in black & white only.






Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Diocesan Downloads


Sometimes dioceses ask us to make available materials that they want their parishes to put in their bulletins. We have found that the best place to do this is on a dedicated page in the Subscriber Resource Center (SRC), the Diocesan Downloads page. If you have a communication from your diocese telling you to find something from them on your bulletin company’s web site, this is where you’ll find it. On the Diocesan Downloads page you’ll see newsletters, notices for events, and materials for capital campaigns.


This is also the place to find the commemorative covers that we create whenever a new diocesan bishop is being installed. When a new bishop is announced, once we have created the cover you’ll see a notice in the announcements section at the top of any SRC page directing you to the Diocesan Downloads page for covers for that new bishop.

If your diocese is getting a new bishop, watch for an announcement here, then simply go to the Diocesan Downloads page and download the cover(s) that you want.