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Connections is the quarterly newsletter of the St. Pius X Church and School and is published in February, May, August, and November. It's purpose is to support our community of believers who are faithful to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the Catholic Tradition by providing information that will help enrich, inspire and connect us as we work together by sharing our time, talent and treasure so that God’s Kingdom will continue to live and grow in our midst.
2018 CONNECTIONS THEME
Care of Our Common Home: Living Out Laudato Si' in Our Hearts, Homes and Community
We urge you to consider submitting a story for an upcoming issue that grows and supports our annual theme. Your feedback is welcome and encouraged.
2018 ARTICLE DEADLINES & DELIVERY DATES
February 2018, Volume IV, Issue 1 — Features Lent and Easter schedule & events
- Article deadline: January 5, 2018
- Issue to Post Office: February 9/10, 2018
May 2018, Volume IV, Issue 2 — Features St. Pius X Festival and summer/back-to-school events
- Article deadline: April 6, 2018
- Issue to Post Office: May 18/19, 2018
August 2018, Volume IV, Issue 3 — Features fall events through Thanksgiving
- Article deadline: July 6, 2018
- Issue to Post Office: August 17/18, 2018
November 2018, Volume IV, Issue 4 — Features Advent and Christmas schedule & events
- Article deadline: October 5, 2018
- Issue to Post Office: November 16/17, 2018
Carol A. McGlone, Volunteer Editor • email@example.com
Submit articles, preferably as a Word document, to our editor.
Please direct questions to her about column/article ideas, word count or deadlines.
Michelle Carey, St. Pius X Administrative Assistant • MCarey@spxreynoldsburg.com
Submit articles, preferably as a Word document, or drop off a document at the rectory.
Michelle Zuccarelli, Communication Support Specialist • firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact with questions regarding layout, design, graphics, production or circulation.
We Edit According to These Stylebooks
A stylebook is a common reference tool used when writing/editing a manuscript to assure that grammar, usage, and capitalization remains consistent. It is particularly helpful when you receive articles from a number of different authors. We edit according to the stylebooks currently in use by the Diocese of Columbus and The Catholic Times.
How to Submit Articles and Images
Submission Guidelines: Articles, Graphics, Photographs
Please send articles or article ideas to either Editor Carol McGlone at email@example.com or to St. Pius X Administrative Assistant Michelle Carey at MCarey@spxreynoldsburg.com.
- Submit Word documents (.doc, .docx) if at all possible. Plain text (.txt), rich formatted text (.rtf) or PDF can also be submitted.
- If you plan to submit a photo or graphic with your article, simply attach the graphic to your email along with your article. It is easier for us if the image is not embedded in the document. Regarding image use, please refer to our policy clarifications below about images of minors (those under the age of 18) and reuse permission.
- Images may be .jpg/.jpeg, .pdf, or .png.
- High-resolution images make the best impression in a print piece.
Under Age 18: Parental Permission Required for Photos, Names
Submitting Photos of Minors: Diocese of Columbus Safe Environments Policy
Because Connections is available for download from our parish website, a publicly accessible resource, we are bound by Section 400.13 of the Policies and Guidelines for Parish Youth Ministry, Catholic Diocese of Columbus, to protect the identifiable information of those in our parish under the age of 18 unless we receive verifiable consent from the child’s parent or legal guardian permitting us to release it. Identifiable information includes but is not limited to a minor’s image and his or her full name. Verifiable consent may take the form of a written and signed permission form. The Diocesan Safe Environment Program extends the term ‘youth ministry’ to include PSR, Vacation Bible School, youth group, Scouts, athletic teams, etc.
- You may access this diocesan policy at http://www.cdeducation.org/Portals/3/YYA/docs/Policies/policymanual2014.pdf
- The Diocesan Safe Environments Program provides the following approved permission form. Please provide this completed form if you would like to include a photo or name of anyone under the age of 18 in our Connections newsletter.
- If you have questions about this policy or form, you may contact Regina Quinn, Manager, Safe Environments Program, Catholic Diocese of Columbus, (614) 241-2568 (ext 1543), firstname.lastname@example.org
Article Reprint Permission and Image Copyright
Understanding Copyright on Graphics and Images
St. Pius X Church and School abides by US copyright and intellectual property laws when reproducing graphics and images in print or online. If you provide us with a graphic, we must have proof of copyright permission or license to reprint the graphic or image. We can provide licensed images to accompany an article so you do not have to wonder about copyright privilege. If you need to use a specific image for an article such as a trademark or logo, we need copyright permission to reproduce. If you are using an image available for use in the public domain, you can send us a link to the source stating its status as an image in the public domain. This will usually help us know how we must attribute the work as well. Intellectual property laws are quite expansive. Assume you do not have copyright permission unless you have personally created the artwork or taken the photo. You can learn more about copyright and intellectual property law at http://smallbusiness.findlaw.com/intellectual-property.
Checking Image Usage Permission with Chrome
Chrome®, Google's popular browser, provides a fast way to search for images in the public domain. Search for your image subject as usual. The search engine will likely return a number of options for your subject, including websites, images, videos, maps, and more. Select Images and then select Tools. From the Tools menu bar, select Usage Rights, and from the dropdown menu, select Labeled for Noncommercial Reuse. Connections is a noncommercial publication because it does not make profit from its publication. The resulting images are those that can be safely considered for your article.