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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.
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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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pre-printed advertising materials.
Every effort will be made to comply with position requests but acceptance
of an order does not imply a guarantee.
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- 10% advertise 5 times or more consecutively.
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every month. Advertising deadline is fourteen days prior to publication
date, by noon.
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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. JOSEPH THE WORKER
This is St. Joseph's second feast day on the Church calendar of celebrations. We honor him also on March 19. St. Joseph is a very important saint.
St. Athanasius was born around 297 in Alexandria, Egypt. He devoted his life to proving that Jesus is truly God.
ST. PHILIP AND ST. JAMES
Both of these saints were part of the original group of Jesus' twelve apostles.
BLESSED MARIE-LEONIE PARADIS
Blessed Marie-Elodie Paradis was born in the village of L'Acadie in Quebec, Canada. It was May 12, 1840.
ST. JUDITH OF PRUSSIA
St. Judith lived in the thirteenth century. She was born in Thuringia. This was in what is now central Germany. She wanted to model her life on the example of St. Elizabeth of Hungary.
BLESSED FRANCOIS DE MONTMORENCY LAVAL
Blessed Francois was the first bishop of Quebec City, Canada. He was born in 1623 in a small town in France.
BLESSED ROSE VENERINI
Blessed Rose was born in Viterbo, Italy, in 1656. Her father was a physician. Rose entered the convent but returned home after a few months.
BLESSED CATHERINE OF ST. AUGUSTINE
St. Catherine was born on May 3, 1632, in a little village in France. She was baptized the same day.
BLESSED NICHOLAS ALBERGATI
Blessed Nicholas was born in Bologna, Italy. Nicholas' family could afford to send him to the university where he began to study law.
St. Antoninus lived in the fifteenth century. Even as a boy he showed that he had good sense and will power.
ST. IGNATIUS OF LACONI
St. Ignatius was the son of a poor farmer in Laconi, Italy. He was born on December 17, 1701.
ST. NEREUS, ST. ACHILLEUS AND ST. PANCRAS
Sts. Nereus and Achilleus were Roman soldiers who died around 304. They were probably Praetorian guards under Emperor Trajan. We know little else about them.
ST. ANDREW FOURNET
St. Andrew Fournet was born on December 6, 1752. He was from Maille, a little town near Poitiers, in France. Andrew's parents were religious people.
St. Matthias was one of Our Lord's seventy-two disciples.
ST. ISIDORE THE FARMER
Saint Isidore was born in 1070, in Madrid, Spain. His parents were deeply religious. They named their son after the great St. Isidore, archbishop of Seville, Spain.
St. Ubald lived in twelfth-century Italy. He was an orphan raised by his uncle, a bishop. Ubald was given a good education.
ST. PASCHAL BAYLON
St. Paschal, a Spanish saint, was born in 1540. From the time he was seven, he worked as a shepherd. He never had the opportunity to go to school.
ST. JOHN I
St. John I was a priest of Rome. He became pope after the death of Pope St. Hormisdas in 523. At that time, Italy's ruler, Theodoric the Goth, was an Arian.
ST. CELESTINE V
Peter di Morone was the eleventh of twelve children. He was born around 1210 in Isernia, Italy. His father died when he was small.
ST. BERNARDINE OF SIENA
St. Bernardine of Siena was born in 1380 in a town near Siena, Italy. He was the son of an Italian governor.
BLESSED EUGENE DE MAZENOD
Blessed Eugene was born in France in 1782. He became a priest in 1811. Father Eugene was sensitive to the needs of the poor and he ministered to them.
ST. RITA OF CASCIA
St. Rita was born in 1381 in a little Italian village. Her parents were older. They had begged God to send them a child. They brought Rita up well.
ST. JOHN BAPTIST ROSSI
St. John Baptist Rossi was born in 1698 in a village near Genoa, Italy. His family loved him. They were proud when a wealthy couple visiting their town offered to educate him. His parents knew the couple and trusted them.
ST. DAVID I OF SCOTLAND
St. David was born in 1080. He was the youngest son of St. Margaret, queen of Scotland, and her good husband, King Malcom.
Venerable Bede, the English priest, was famous as a saint, a priest, a monk, a teacher and a writer of history. He was born in England in 673.
ST. PHILIP NERI
St. Philip Neri was born in Florence, Italy, in 1515. As a child, his nickname was "Good little Phil." He was always so jolly and friendly that everyone he met loved him.
ST. AUGUSTINE OF CANTERBURY
St. Augustine was the abbot of St. Andrew's monastery in Rome. Pope St. Gregory the Great chose him and forty other monks for a mission dear to his heart.
BLESSED MARGARET POLE
Blessed Margaret was born in 1471. She was the niece of two English kings, Edward IV and Richard III. Henry VII arranged her marriage to Sir Reginald Pole.
St. Maximinius was a bishop who lived in the fourth century. It is believed that he was born in Poitiers, France. As a young man, he heard of a saintly bishop of Trier, in Gaul.
ST. JOAN OF ARC
St. Joan was born in 1412. Her hometown was Domremy, a little village in France. Jacques d'Arc, her father, was a hard working farmer.
THE VISITATION OF MARY
Visitation means "visit." The Archangel Gabriel told the Blessed Virgin Mary that her cousin Elizabeth was going to have a baby.
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?