Editorial Theme Packages
Catholic Schools Week
Publication date: February 2
Advertising deadline: January 21
As Catholic schools throughout the nation celebrate “Catholic Schools Week,” this special edition salutes Catholic schools in the Diocese of Rochester for the vital role they play in faith formation, quality education, and ensuring a secure and disciplined earning environment.
Publication date: March 2
Advertising deadline: February 18
This special issue will help readers prepare for the coming of Easter, highlighting prayer, Scripture, traditional customs — even Friday Fish Frys!
Publication Date: May 4
Deadline: April 22
The Catholic Courier’s annual Milestones/Vocations edition is a great way to promote vocations programs for ordained, vowed and lay Catholics — and to honor those marking significant anniversaries of their vocations. This section highlights priests and women religious celebrating jubilees, and those retiring from active ministry. It also addresses the need for young people to follow in the footsteps of those honored.
Marriage & Anniversary
Publication date: June 1
Advertising deadline: May 20
This popular issue features listings of significant anniversaries — and fun wedding photos — submitted by hundreds of couples throughout the diocese. Incorporating coverage of the Diocese of Rochester’s annual Mass of Recognition of the Sacrament of Matrimony, the section also honors some especially long-married couples who offer pearls of wisdom for newlyweds. A great environment for both anniversary- and wedding-related products and services!
Education/Back to School
Publication date: August 3
Advertising deadline: July 22
Our annual education edition is exceptionally popular among readers — drawing high interest, praise and peer awards. This back-to-school study of trends and developments covers educational topics ranging from kindergarten to the continuing education of adults. It’s a great opportunity to showcase everything from school supplies and kids’ clothing to college programs and computers.
Publication date: October 5
Advertising deadline: September 23
The Diocese of Rochester has committed itself to living out the Consistent Life Ethic, which promotes the dignity of all human life from conception until natural death. Advertising in this special edition is a concrete way of showing your support for life across a broad spectrum of issues.
Holiday Gift Guides & Greetings
These special packages include attractive full-color banners and artwork appropriate to the theme or season. Included publication dates are: February 2 (Valentine’s Day), March 2 (Easter), May 4 (Mothers’ Day), June 1 (Fathers’ Day), October 5 (Harvest/Halloween), November 2 (Thanksgiving) and December 7 (Christmas).
Throughout the year, the Catholic Courier provides various opportunities for advertisers to send greetings to the readership on holidays or other important occasions. Signature Greetings offer an inexpensive way to remind Courier readers about your organization at important times of the year and, in certain cases, support an important community message. Each listing includes the organization’s name, address and telephone number. Cost is $100.00 per greeting (non-profit discounts may apply).
- Happy Valentine’s Day — Feb. 2
- Happy Easter — April 6
- Happy Mothers’ Day — May 4
- Happy Fathers’ Day — June 1
- Respect Life — October 5
- Happy Thanksgiving — November 2
- Merry Christmas — December 7