Mary’s Dream Campaign Guidelines
Thank you for your interest in the Mary’s Dream Campaign. To best participate we suggest that you prepare a handout that is appropriate to your parish community for distribution separately, or as a newsletter or bulletin insert, on or about the first Sunday in Advent each year. To assist you, please find attached four samples of the handout that you can use or amend:
a) Two Single Sheet/Two Page versions (ie to be printed on 2 sides of A4), and
b) Two Double Sheet/Four Page versions (ie to be printed on 2 sides of A3 then folded to A4).
One version of each is in the earlier Microsoft word “.doc” format and the other in the “,docx” format. If you are unsure as to which to use, use the “.doc” one.
They are provided as templates for you to download and tailor to best suit the needs of your parish or community.
Whichever option you choose, please ensure that the final document you produced is approved by your Parish Priest, Parish Council or Community Leader before it is printed and distributed.
If you do take up the campaign we ask two things of you. Could you please:
a) keep the front page format. To maintain this as a “campaign” we feel it is important that the first page be consistent across all parishes and communities, and
b) email any new “present” suggestions you generate to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can update the current set for everyone to consider next year.
One final thing - the Mary’s Dream campaign is run by a very small team of volunteers. Unfortunately we do not have the resources to assist individual parishes. So if any of this is not completely clear, please let us know so we can change things for next year. In the interim you could:
a) use the simplest of the options that will work for you this year and build in the sophistication you a seeking next year, or
b) ask whoever is running the Mary’s Dream campaign in a neighbouring parish for advice.
However, we hope this will not be necessary. These guidelines have been independently checked, and, provided you have someone who is competent in Microsoft Word, you should have everything you need for your own parish campaign here on this web site.
Thank you and best wishes
The Mary’s Dream Campaign Team