Submission Guidelines

Guidelines for Submission and Items for Publication

We are pleased to work with parishes, schools, Catholic organizations and ministries within the Diocese of Harrisburg to share their news and promote their events through our website,, and our weekly e-newsletter. Please refer to these guidelines for your submissions, to help ensure they meet deadlines and policies for publication.

The deadline for submitted announcements is Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. Parish Obituaries and event announcements for the Notebook listing will be updated and posted to The Witness’ website weekly. All other submissions – including reader-submitted news of past events, photos and commentaries – will be considered for future use at the discretion of the staff.

Events for the Notebook Section: Submit typed announcements via e-mail to No ads, flyers or PDFs, please. The Catholic Witness promotes only those events that are hosted or sponsored by a Diocesan parish, school, office or ministry.

Parish Obituaries: Parishes are encouraged to submit names of their deceased parishioners and an optional short biography of the deceased (no more than 50 words), if the parish would like, via e-mail to

Photos, Articles and Commentaries: These are accepted and published on occasion, but are not guaranteed for publication. Published pieces are subject to editing. Photos must be quality images with a minimum 300 dpi resolution and include a caption or description.

Event Coverage: For planning purposes, please share your request in advance with Jennifer Reed, managing editor, at or (717) 657-4804, ext. 209.


The Catholic Witness
4800 Union Deposit Road
Harrisburg PA 17111-3710

PH: 717-657-4804
Fax: 717-657-POPE (7673)


The deadline for submissions for the weekly announcements is Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. Please send all submissions to We cannot make exceptions for late arrivals.

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