Submissions & Deadline Dates
Got a story idea? Photos?
Our 2019-2020 deadlines for submitting news to the Texas Catholic Herald are listed below. Please note that due to limited space in the newspaper and other factors, we cannot guarantee publication of any submission to the newspaper. However we will do our best to include a diverse group of parishes and ministries. Current circulation is 72,000 households. The newspaper is mailed to subscribers.
The editorial deadline is Tuesday at noon, 21 days prior to the issue date. The paid advertising deadline is Tuesday at noon, 14 days prior to the issue date. For example, for the Jan. 29 issue, the editorial deadline is Jan. 8 and the paid advertising deadline is Jan. 15.
Scroll down for tips on submitting news ideas, stories or photos to the Herald. For more information or to submit details of your announcement or event, email the Texas Catholic Herald Managing Editor Rebecca Torrellas or call 713-659-8215.
- 2020 Media Kit (PDF) includes 2020 ad rates, deadlines and more
2019 Editorial Deadline(Tuesdays at Noon)
|2019 Publication Date
|Nov. 19, 2019||Dec. 10, 2019|
|Dec. 3, 2019||Dec. 24, 2019|
2020 Editorial Deadline(Tuesdays at Noon)
|2020 Publication Date
|Dec. 24, 2019||Jan. 14, 2020|
|January 7||Jan. 28|
|January 21||Feb. 11|
|February 4||Feb. 25|
|February 18||March 10|
|March 3||March 24|
|March 24||April 14|
|April 7||April 28|
|April 21||May 12|
|May 5||May 26|
|May 19||June 9|
|June 23||July 14|
|July 28||August 18|
|August 18||September 8|
|September 1||September 22|
|September 22||October 13|
|October 6||October 27|
|October 20||November 10|
|November 3||November 24|
|November 17||December 8|
|December 1||December 22|
Proclaiming the Good News to the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston is our mission. However, since our small staff cannot attend every single event or cover all of the news in the Archdiocese, we rely on you in the community to be our eyes and ears.
To make this easier on everyone — and to help us create even better stories and mentions — please use these tips as your handy guide for submitting stories and news ideas. Note: We cannot acknowledge each submission.
Please include the following information when submitting stories and information for possible inclusion in the TCH:
7. And photos, photos, photos
Whether your story is about an event or a person, place, group or some other thing, we need the basic details. Use full names and proper titles (please avoid nicknames or shortened names and titles), as well as specific dates, street addresses, phone numbers and any other important details.
The Texas Catholic Herald is always seeking photos from parishes and ministries around the Archdiocese. When submitting photos, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org in JPEG format and size them at 300dpi or 4x6 in size. For captions, identify people in the photo by name (from left to right: L-R) and include information about what is going on in the image, as well as to whom we should attribute the photo. For example:
Photo by John Doe
Photo by Father John Doe
Photo courtesy of St. Pius X Catholic School
Contact the Herald at least four to five weeks before your event if you'd like for us to consider staff coverage. Also, send your post-coverage (after the event) information, stories and photos as soon as possible, so that we can consider it for an upcoming issue. Scroll up for TCH issue deadlines.
While everything submitted can't always be printed, the Herald works to offer a fair mixture of what is submitted week to week based on a variety of factors, including (but not limited to) news value, timeliness, how often or how recently your group is featured and the quality of your submitted photos.
Finally, don't forget to include your name, phone number and e-mail address, in case we have questions. Thank you for sharing your news with the Texas Catholic Herald!
We accept media (photo/video) submissions for the Texas Catholic Herald via our online Dropbox.
Please note: Priority is given to parish-based and parish-hosted ministries, groups, religious orders and organizations found in the Archdiocesan Directory. Also, due to space and other factors, we cannot guarantee placement or frequency in Around the Archdiocese but we will whenever possible do our best to get your event into the section. Deadlines: Submissions must be received at least three weeks, 21 days, prior to the publication date. Click here for deadlines. Due to increased total number of submissions, we are unable to acknowledge each submission.
Include the following information in your e-mail:
2. Date, time, location (with full address) of your event
3. A brief description of your event (see example below)
4. The name of your organization (if applicable)
5. If the event is for charity, include the benefiting group or organization
6. Include the cost for tickets or note that it's free
7. Name, phone and/or e-mail address of the contact person that you want readers to call/e-mail with questions (do not include personal contact info that you do not want released to the public)
8. Web site address for your organization (if you have one)
9. Name, phone and e-mail address of the lead contact person, to verify info
Due to space, abbreviated listings (example below) are published in the paper. Longer entries may be published online.
TALK BY SISTER HELEN PREJEAN, 6 p.m. at Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart Cathedral Centre Cameron Hall (1701 San Jacinto St., Houston). Nationally-recognized opponent of the death penalty and author of "Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States," Sister Helen Prejean will speak to the community. Free, open to the public. 713-000-0000; www.eventwebsite.com.