Sunday, October 17, 2021

Submission Guidelines for the Catholic Witness

Submitted Announcements for the Notebook page of events must be received by 4:30 p.m. the day before the issue in which it should appear(Refer to the Publication Schedule). The Catholic Witness cannot make exceptions for late-arriving material. The Publication Schedule lists deadline dates for each issue date in 2021.

  • All requests are considered, however, they are subject to editing, and their publication in requested issues cannot always be guaranteed.
  • The Catholic Witness promotes only those events hosted or sponsored by a diocesan office, ministry, parish or school.
  • Boxed announcements or ads are typically reserved for events directly sponsored or overseen by a diocesan office. We do not accept paid advertisements.
  • Submitted items must be typed or handwritten. No ads, flyers or PDFs, please.

Event Coverage may be requested. Advance notice is preferred. Contact Jennifer Reed, managing editor, via e-mail or via telephone at 717-657-4804 ext 209. All requests are considered, however, coverage is at the discretion of the editors.

4800 Union Deposit Road
Harrisburg PA 17111-3710

Submission Suggestions

Notebook Event Announcements: Diocesan, parish, school and organization events, courses, retreats, pilgrimages, and special liturgies.  To accommodate the large number of requests, submissions cannot be guaranteed to be published in more than 2 issues.  Only those events hosted or sponsored by a diocesan ministry, parish or school will be promoted.

Obituaries: Parishes are encouraged to submit names of deceased parishioners via parish bulletins, mail, e-mail or fax.  We request that parishes submit only the names of their own parishioners.

Achievements and Events: Follow-up photos and articles about school or classroom activities, as well as news about recognition and special activities of groups, organizations and individuals. Follow-up news and photos about charitable activities is also welcome.

Articles and Commentaries

The Catholic Witness does not publish Letters to the Editor. Commentaries and articles by contributors are accepted on occasion, but must first be arranged with the managing editor, and may be subject to editing. Unsolicited articles are not guaranteed for publication.

Photo Submission Requirements

  • Photos: Clear photos, with a description of the picture. Publication of submitted photos is at the discretion of the editors.
  • Digital photo(s): Must be a minimum 300 dpi resolution and at least a medium sized JPEG setting in order to be considered for publication. Dark/grainy photos will not reprint well.
Issue Date
Submission Deadline (4:30 pm)
May 13, 2021 May 12, 2021
May 27, 2021 May 26, 2021
June 10, 2021 June 9, 2021
June 24, 2021 June 23, 2021
July 8, 2021 July 7, 2021
July 22, 2021 July 21, 2021
August 5, 2021 August 4, 2021
August 19, 2021 August 18, 2021
September 2, 2021 September 1, 2021
September 16, 2021 September 15, 2021
September 30, 2021 September 29, 2021
October 14, 2021 October 13, 2021
October 28, 2021 October 27, 2021
November 11, 2021 November 10, 2021
November 25, 2021 November 24, 2021
December 9, 2021 December 8, 2021
December 23, 2021 December 22, 2021