General Rate Policy
- 30-days notice will be given for any change in the rates.Advertiser
has the right to cancel contract without penalty in
the event of such a change.
- All advertising copy submitted is subject to the approval of
St. Michael Center for the Blessed Virgin Mary.
- Political, cigarettes, liquor, travel, finance, and banking
advertising are not accepted.
- Client is responsible for any errors in the advertisement.
- St. Michael Center for the Blessed Virgin Mary is not responsible
for imperfect printing resulting from defective printing materials.
- Should mechanical limitations render it impossible to place
advertiser's copy in the issue ordered, St. Michael Center for
the Blessed Virgin Mary is not liable. Arrangement will be made
to place the ad in following issue or any other issue suitable
to the advertiser.
- Consideration must be given in all proposed advertisements
tot he fact that this is a Catholic publication.
Mechanical Measurement and Data:
1 column = 2 5/16 inches
2 columns = 4 14/16 inches
3 columns = 7 15/16 inches
Full page = 9 14/16" x 13 13/16" deep
No Advertising Inserts
The St. Michael Center for the Blessed Virgin Mary will not accept
pre-printed advertising materials.
Every effort will be made to comply with position requests but acceptance
of an order does not imply a guarantee.
- 5% Advertise at least three times or more consecutively.
- 10% advertise 5 times or more consecutively.
- Catholic Church Rates - All churches, schools of the Roman Catholic
Church are entitled to a 10% discounts on all rates.
The St. Michael Center for the Blessed Virgin Mary is published
every month. Advertising deadline is fourteen days prior to publication
date, by noon.
Publication date is on the 13th of each month
Client must pay in advance.
- All payments by cash , check, and credit card.
A return check fee of $15.00 will be assessed for any check
that is return by a bank.
- Client assumes full responsibility for payment on advertisements
published if client fails to give cancellation notice on or before
deadline for space reservations and/ or copy changes.
- If the advertising office does not receive ad copy on or before
deadline, client must pay for space reserved.
Hawaii advertisers subject to 4% state tax.
1. This contract is between the St. Michael Center
for the Blessed Virgin Mary, herein referred to as SMC, and the
party listed on the face of this contract or his/her duty authorized
agent or representative, herein referred to as CLIENT.
2. The CLIENT shall assume all liability for all contents, including
copy, photographs and illustrations within advertisements printed
and shall indemnity, defend and hold harmless the St. Michael Center
for the Blessed Virgin Mary, and its office, employees, agents,
or any person acting on their behalf from and against: (1) any claim
or demand for loss, liability or damage, including, but not limited
to, claims for property damage, personal injury or death, by whomsoever
brought or made by reason of the non-observance or no-performance
of any of the terms, covenants and conditions herein or the rules,
regulations, ordinances and laws of the federal, state, municipal
or country governments.
Furthermore, the CLIENT shall reimburse the SMC and its employees,
agents, or any person acting on their behald for all attorney’s
fees, costs, and expenses incurred in connection with the defense
of such claims
3. No verbal agreements, promises, waivers, understandings or conditions
of any nature other than those stipulated on the face of this contract
will be binding upon SMC.
4. The SMC advertising manager monitors all submitted paid advertising
copy and reserves the right to refuse to print any advertisement
that is in his/her opinion dertrimental to the public, the newspaper
or other advertisers.
5. Cancellations: CLIENT assumes full responsibility for payment
on advertisements published if CLIENT fails to give notice on or
before closing date for space reservations and/or copy change.
6. Missed Deadline: if ad copy is not received on or before the
deadline for submission to the advertising office, the advertiser
forfeits the space and the right to determine what is placed in
the space. In addition, as in late cancellations, the advertiser
is responsible for payment of the cost of the space reserved.
7. Increases or decreases in the column inches purchased by the
CLIENT may be made within the established time period of the contract.
Contracts may listed at the time of execution.
All per column inch changes will be billed at subsequent higher
or lower rate, as applicable.
8. In the event of omission of an advertisement by SMC, CLIENT will
be entitled to receive the total amount paid.
9. SMC will not be responsible for more than the first incorrect
insertion of any advertisement. SMC liability shall not exceed the
cost of the ad in which the error occurred.
10. Any error caused by SMC in the reproduction of advertisements
which does not materially affect the totality of the advertisement
does not constitute breach of contract by the SMC.
11. SMC reserves the right to request payment in advance and suspend
further advertising if CLIENT is delinquent in making payments.
12. In the case default is made in payment of account and the account
is given to an attorney or collection agent, or suit is instituted
thereon, the advertiser agrees to and shall pay all costs of the
collection and legal actions.
13. News stories and/or free notices do not accompany any class
14. Publication schedules and issue size are subject to change.
15. All ads are due: 12 noon Fourteen working days prior to publications.
16. Address all written correspondence to
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OF THE SAINTS
MARY, MOTHER OF GOD
Today we begin our new year at the Eucharistic Celebration. We thank God for Mary, Jesus' mother, who brought the Savior into the world. Because she is the mother of Jesus, God's Son, she truly is the Mother of God.
ST. BASIL AND ST. GREGORY NAZIANZEN
Sts. Basil and Gregory were born in Asia Minor in the year 330. This area is modern-day Turkey. Basil's grandmother, father, mother, two brothers and a sister are all saints.
St. Genevieve was born around 422 in Nanterre, a small village four miles from Paris. While still very young, she desired to devote her life to Jesus.
ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON
St. Elizabeth was called "Mother Seton" by everyone knew her by when she died on January 4, 1821, in Emmitsburg, Maryland.
ST. JOHN NEUMANN
St. John Neumann was not only quiet, he was short-five feet, two inches tall. His eyes were very kind and he smiled a lot.
BLESSED ANDRE BESSETTE
St. Alfred Bessette was born on August 9, 1845, not far from Montreal, Canada. He was the eighth of twelve children.
ST. RAYMOND OF PENYAFORT
St. Raymond was born between 1175 and 1180 in a little town near Barcelona, Spain. He was educated at the cathedral school in Barcelona and became a priest. .
St. Thorfinn's life were discovered in details long after his death. He died in 1285, in a monastery in Belgium. Fifty years later, his tomb was accidentally opened during some construction work.
ST. JULIAN AND ST. BASILISSA
St. Julian and St. Basilissa were husband and wife. They lived in the early part of the fourth century.
St. William came from a wealthy French family. Even as a boy, he did not waste time fooling around or being idle.
St. Theodosius was born in Asia Minor in 423. As a young man, he set out on pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
ST. MARGUERITE BOURGEOYS
St. Marguerite was born in Troyes, France, on April 17, 1620, but spent most of her eighty years in Montreal, Canada.
ST. HILLARY OF POITIERS
St. Hilary was born into a pagan family on 315 in Poitiers, a town in France. His family was rich and well-known. Hilary received a good education.
St. Macrina and her husband learned the high price of being true to their Christian beliefs.
ST. PAUL THE HERMIT
St. Paul was born into a Christian family in the year 229. They lived in Thebes, Egypt. Paul's parents showed him by their own lives how to love God and worship him with one's whole heart. Paul
ST. BERARD AND COMPANIONS
Six Franciscan friars accepted from St. Francis of Assisi an assignment to go to Morocco. They were to announce Christianity to the Muslims.
ST. ANTHONY OF EGYPT
St. Anthony was born in 251 in a small village in Egypt. When he was twenty years old, his parents died. They left him a large estate and placed him in charge of the care of his young sister.
Blessed Christina lived in the sixteenth century. She was born in Abruzzi, Italy. Her baptismal name was Matthia. As she grew up, Matthia felt the call to a life of prayer and penance.
St. Canute was a strong, wise king of Denmark. He lived in the eleventh century. Canute was a great athlete, an expert horseman, and a marvelous general.
ST. FABIAN AND ST. SEBASTIAN
St. Fabian was a pope who died a martyr in 250. It was during the persecution by Emperor Decius.
St. Agnes was a Roman girl who died in 304. She was just twelve years old when she suffered martyrdom for her faith.
ST. VINCENT OF SARAGOSSA
St. Vincent was martyred in Spain in 304. This was the same year that Agnes was martyred in Rome.
ST. JOHN THE ALMSGIVER
St. John was a dedicated Christian nobleman. He used his wealth and position to help poor people. After his wife passed away, John became a priest and bishop. In 608, he was consecrated the patriarch of Alexandria, Egypt.
ST. FRANCIS DE SALES
St. Francis was born at the de Sales castle in Savoy, France, on August 21, 1567. His wealthy family provided him with an excellent education. By the age of twenty-four, Francis was a Doctor of Law.
CONVERSION OF ST. PAUL
St. Paul lived at the time of Jesus but as far as we know they never met. Paul was first called Saul. As a young man, he was a very bright student of the Hebrew religion.
ST. TIMOTHY AND ST. TITUS
St. Timothy was born in Lycaonia in Asia Minor. His mother was a Jew and his father was a Gentile.
ST. ANGELA MERICI
St. Angela was born in the small Italian town of Desenzano, Italy, around 1474. Her parents died when she was ten. She and her only sister, who was three years older, loved each other very much.
ST. THOMAS AQUINAS
St. Thomas lived in the thirteenth century. He was the son of a noble family of Italy. He was very intelligent, but he never boasted about it. He knew that his mind was a gift from God.
St. Gildas was born around the year 500 in Britain. He set out as a young man to practice a self-sacrificing lifestyle.
St. Bathildis was a frightened, Christian English girl could have never imagined what her future would be like.
ST. JOHN BOSCO
St. John Bosco was born in Turin, Italy, on August 16, 1815. His parents were poor farmers. When John was two, his father died. John's mother struggled to keep the family together.
PHOTO OF THE MONTH
of the Relics of the Passion
for Holy Relics)
Why did Jesus, the sinless one sent from the Father in heaven,
submit himself to John’s baptism? John preached a
baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins (Luke
3:3). In this humble submission we see a foreshadowing of
the “baptism” of Jesus bloody death upon the
cross. Jesus’ baptism is the acceptance and the beginning
of his mission as God’s suffering Servant (Isaiah
52:13-15; 53:1-12). He allowed himself to be numbered among
sinners. Jesus submitted himself entirely to his Father’s
will. Out of love he consented to this baptism of death
for the remission of our sins. Do you know the joy of trust
and submission to God?