Of course, we need to make sure it helps our subscribers and is on mission with the Mass Box and will fit in the box - the basic rules:
1. It must be pro-Christian and cannot contradict the Catholic Church. Ideal submissions encourage family faith building and relationship with God, reading the Bible, and tie in with the Sunday's/Holy Days of the month, liturgical season, and/or a saint's feast day in the month. 2. It must add value for our families (we won't just send marketing materials).3. We have early timelines! We plan inserts at least 4 months in advance. We'll give you a count 3 months in advance, and must receive materials 1.5 months in advance (ex: May box - idea must be fully submitted by Jan 1, we will give you a count of materials needed by February 1, and we must receive materials by March 15.) If you have materials ready to send we MAY be able to accommodate late submissions, but the 1.5 month out received by deadline is firm. 4. We will add information about your organization/ministry along with the value-add material. Coupons are always well-recievied! 5. At the moment, we do NOT charge for including materials in The Mass Box (this is subject to change). You will need to post about the Mass Box on your e-mail list/social media/website/etc... at least once the month before the material goes in and the month the material is in. We will do the same! 6. All inclusion decisions are at the discretion of The Mass Box team.
You can see the advance readings on the USCCB website: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/011818.cfm