How to Submit Event Notices, Parish Messages, Local News and Other Items

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How to Submit Event Notices, Parish Messages, Local News and Other Items

Thank you for your interest in submitting material to Parable, the magazine of the Diocese of Manchester. Please read below the specifications for various types of submissions. All submissions will be considered for future publication by the editor.

Calendar Entries

Items for the Calendar of Events should include the following information: date and time of event, event title, synopsis of event (100 word limit), contact name, phone number, an e-mail or website. Submission does not guarantee your event’s inclusion in the magazine and may be edited for space. For examples of how calendar items appear, please consult past issues of Parable. If you have an event that you would like considered for inclusion, please e-mail details to

Calendar Submission Deadlines for 2023-2024

Issue Calendar Submission Deadline
November/December 2023 August 1, 2023
January/February 2024 October 1, 2023
March/April 2024 December 1, 2023
May/June 2024 February 1, 2024
July/August 2024 April 1 2024
September/October 2024 June 1, 2024

If you would like to be added to the list of people who receive Parable calendar submission reminders via e-mail, please send a request to and enter “Calendar” in the subject field.

Parish Message Guidelines

Parish Secretaries/Staff: If your parish subscribes to Parable, we invite you to include a customized parish message on the back cover of the magazine. Please consult with your pastor in crafting your message. The imprint area on the back cover allows for eight lines of text. The first line is reserved for your parish name. The remaining seven lines are for the parish message with up to 50 characters of text per line.

You may run a standard parish message for multiple issues or may change your message for any issue. Given Parable is produced well in advance of its publication date, please make any changes to the parish message directly in the PALM data base by noon on the dates below.

Issue Calendar Submission Deadline
September/October 2022 August 4, 2022
November/December 2022 September 30, 2022
January/February 2023 December 1, 2022
March/April 2023 February 2, 2023
May/June 2023 March 27, 2023
July/August 2023 June 1, 2023
September/October 2023 August 3, 2023
November/December 2023 October 5, 2023

Local News & Event Items

For an item to be considered for Local News it must be 200-400 words in length. One photo will be accepted per article.

Submit news items to:

Since the magazine is produced well in advance of the publication date, submissions should be received at least two months in advance. Preference is given to news and event items from parishes that are currently partnered with Parable.

Individual Profile Ideas

We are always looking for profile ideas. If you would like to suggest a person or organization to be profiled, please e-mail us with the person or organization’s name and contact information as well as a summary of why you think they should be profiled.

Submit profile ideas to:

Poetry & Book Reviews

Parable does not currently publish poetry or book reviews.

Feature Story Writers

If you are interested in writing for Parable, please submit a cover letter, your resume, and a sample of your published work to:

Rosemary Ford, Editor
Parable Magazine
153 Ash Street
Manchester, NH 03104

or submit electronically to:

Submitted Content Rules and Regulations

Recognized New Hampshire Catholic institutions, such as diocesan parishes and schools, may submit to Parable Magazine news items, photographs, and calendar events. By submitting content to Parable, you acknowledge and agree to the following:

Parable has the right not to publish submitted content, and there is no guarantee that submitted content will be published, even if the content is submitted or sponsored by a Catholic institution. Parable and the Diocese of Manchester have the rights to delete, edit, modify, and condense submitted content, and you waive any and all rights you may have with respect to the altered content.

Calendar events must be related to the practice of the Catholic faith and sponsored by a recognized Catholic institution. Activities that are promotional or commercial or require the purchasing of goods or services will not be included.

By submitting content, you represent and warrant to Parable and the Diocese of Manchester that the content is factually accurate, that you have the legal right to submit and publish the content, that you have the necessary permissions, consents, or licenses to submit and publish the content, and that publication of the content by Parable and the Diocese of Manchester it will not violate any law or the rights of any person or entity. With respect to submitted photographs, you further represent and warrant that you have received permission from the individuals depicted in the photographs (and in the case of minor children, permission from their parents) to submit the photographs for publication in Parable and other Diocese of Manchester publications.

By submitting content, you grant to Parable and the Diocese of Manchester the royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual right and license to use, re-use, sublicense, distribute, copy, reproduce, publish, adapt, modify, and create derivative works from such content, in any and all media or technology, including, but not limited to, the diocesan website ( and social media sites, without any restriction or responsibilities or additional compensation or consideration to you or anyone else.


A number of pastors from around the diocese have joined together in a wonderful endeavor to share with their parishioners the healing, forgiving, caring, catechetical, spiritual and faith tradition of the church.

What is Parable?

Parable is the Official Magazine of the Diocese of Manchester.

When the Lord Jesus revealed the truth about the Kingdom of God, he did so through the use of parables. In every parable he shared with us the healing, forgiving, and caring aspects of the Father’s great love for us. In imitating the Lord in this way, Parable is an instrument for the Diocese of Manchester to tell the Good News of Jesus Christ through the stories of the faithful in New Hampshire.

Columns & Articles

Parable looks at contemporary issues from a faith perspective. Parable magazine teams with FAITH Catholic ( in Lansing, Michigan. The majority of the content is local and less than 5% is supplement material from FAITH Catholic including columns about family, work life, and parenting.


Reach: Bishop Peter A. Libasci is the publisher of Parable. His goal is to reach every registered Catholic in the Diocese of Manchester. Currently Parable reaches over 50,000 Catholic households from 50 parishes.

Parable Specs

Publication Size: 32-pages
Format: full color glossy
Frequency: bi-monthly (launched in June 2007)
Circulation: registered Catholics in the Diocese of Manchester
Advertising: Only 10% of the magazine contains advertising.