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- 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
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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.
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OF THE SAINTS
ST. HUGH OF GRENOBLE
St. Hugh was born in 1052 in France. He grew up to be tall and handsome, gentle and courteous.
ST. FRANCIS OF PAOLA
St. Francis was born in the tiny village of Paola, Italy, around 1416. His parents were poor but humble and holy.
ST. RICHARD OF CHICHESTER
St. Richard was born in England in 1197. He and his brother became orphans when Richard was very young.
ST. ISIDORE OF SEVILLE
This saint was born in 556. Isidore's two older brothers, Leander and Fulgentius, became bishops and saints, too.
ST. VINCENT FERRER
A most wonderful Christian hero was St. Vincent Ferrer. He was born in Valencia, Spain, in 1350.
This Benedictine monk had once been a sickly child. He had a very noticeable speech impediment all his life. Notker was determined not to let it get in his way.
ST. JOHN BAPTIST DE LA SALLE
St. John Baptist de la Salle was born in Rheims, France, on April 30, 1651. His parents were from the nobility.
ST. JULIE BILLIART
Mary Rose Julie Billiart was born in Belgium in 1751. Her uncle, the village school teacher, taught her to read and write.
Waldetrudis was born in Belgium in the seventh century. Her mother, her father and her sister have all been declared saints.
BLESSED ANTHONY NEYROT
Anthony was born in northern Italy in the fifteenth century. He joined the Dominican order in Florence, Italy. The prior at that time was another saint, Antoninus.
St. Stanislaus was born near Cracow, Poland, in 1030. His parents had prayed for thirty years for a child.
ST. JOSEPH MOSCATI
His brother's death made a deep impression on Joseph. He asked Jesus in the Eucharist and Mary for answers.
St. Martin was a priest of Rome who had a reputation for being well-educated and holy. He became pope in July, 649.
The name Lidwina means "suffering." Lidwina was from Holland. She was born in 1380 and died in 1433.
BLESSED DAMIEN OF MOLOKAI
Joseph "Jeff" de Veuster was born in 1840, the son of Belgian farmers. He and his brother, Pamphile, joined the congregation of the Sacred Hearts.
ST. BENEDICT JOSEPH LABRE
This French saint, born in 1748, led a most unusual life. He was the son of a store owner and was taught by his uncle, a priest .
ST. STEPHEN HARDING
Stephen was a young Englishman who lived in the twelfth century. He was a good student who liked to learn.
BLESSED MARY OF THE INCARNATION
Barbara was born in France in 1566. She was married to Peter Acarie when she was seventeen. She and her husband loved their Catholic faith and practiced it.
BLESSED JAMES DUCKETT
James Duckett was an Englishman who lived during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. As a young man he became an apprentice printer in London.
ST. AGNES OF MONTEPULCIANO
This saint was born near the city of Monte pulciano, Italy, in 1268. When she was just nine years old, she begged her mother and father to let her live at the nearby convent.
Anselm was born in northern Italy in 1033. From his home he could see the Alps mountains.
ST. SOTER AND ST. CAIUS
St. Soter was pope long ago in the times of the Roman emperors. He was a real father to all Christians.
Pictures of St. George usually show him killing a dragon to rescue a beautiful lady. The dragon stands for wickedness.
ST. FIDELIS OF SIGMARINGEN
This saint's name was Mark Rey. He was born in Germany in 1578. Mark went to the famous University of Freigburg to become a lawyer.
ST. MARK THE EVANGELIST
Mark lived at the time of Jesus. Although he was not among the original twelve apostles, he was a relative of St. Barnabas, an apostle.
This saint lived in ninth-century France. No one knows who his parents were. They left their newborn infant on the doorstep of Notre-Dame convent.
Zita is known as the patron saint of domestic workers. She was born in the village of Monte Sagrati, Italy, in 1218.
ST. PETER CHANEL
St. Peter Chanel was born near Belley, France, in 1803. From the time he was seven, he took care of his father's sheep.
ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA
Born in 1347, this well-known saint is the patroness of Italy, her country. Catherine was the youngest in a family of twenty-five children.
ST. PIUS V
This holy pope was born in Italy in 1504. He was baptized Anthony Ghislieri. He wanted to become a priest, but it seemed as though his dream would never come true.
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?