Everything You Need to Know About Bringing the Book Program to Your Parish
Giving everyone in your parish a copy of a Why I Love Being Catholic this Easter is easier than you may think . . .
Cost of Your Books
How much do the books cost?
We believe in keeping things simple and affordable. For limited times throughout the year, we offer featured books for as little as $1 (plus 50 cents shipping) per copy when you order 250 copies or more. This year’s featured book is Why I Love Being Catholic. All year long, select titles are available for $2 per copy (free shipping) when you order 500 copies or more, and $3 per copy (free shipping) when you order 6–499 copies.
These offers are available for shipping addresses within the United States. Canadian residents: Books are available for $3 each (free shipping) for orders of 500 copies or more. Please see the individual product pages for shipping charges on smaller orders.
Note: These books usually retail for $10 to $17.95.
How long is the $1 pricing available?
You can order 250 or more copies for $1 (plus 50 cents shipping) each from now through April 18, 2019.
How much do the books cost if we order fewer than 250 copies of Why I Love Being Catholic?
Fewer than 250 copies of Why I Love Being Catholic cost $3 each (free shipping).
Are there any additional costs?
No, there are no additional costs. Our discounted prices include shipping unless otherwise stated. Dynamic Catholic also makes supplemental resources available at no cost. These include study guides, pulpit announcements [link], bulletin ads [link], a letter for your pastor [link], and a fundraising form [link].
How do parishes usually pay for the books?
If your parish has a budget for Evangelization or Adult Faith Formation, this is a perfect way to use those funds. If not, fundraising is a great way to bring the Book Program to your parish. You can start by setting a fundraising goal using our helpful fundraising form [link]. Here are some examples of how we have seen other parishes fund the program:
Individual Donor: At some parishes, an individual donor or small group of donors give generously to fund the Book Program.
A Group of Donors: If a parish needs 2,000 books ($3,000), find three parishioners who would contribute $1,000 each, or six donors who will contribute $500 each. Give people a chance to do something great for their parish and many will sacrifice to make it happen.
Parish Groups: Often, parish groups like the Knights of Columbus, mothers’ groups, and men’s or women’s groups fundraise to support the Book Program.
Ordering Your Books
How do I place my order?
You can order your books online or by calling our Mission team at (859) 980–7900.
How many books should I order for my parish?
We recommend that you order enough books for 75 percent of registered families. For example, if you have 2,000 registered families, we recommend you order 1,500 books.
What quantities can I order?
Why I Love Being Catholic is available for $1 (plus 50 cents shipping) per copy when you order 250 copies or more. Select titles are available for $2 per copy (free shipping) when you order 500 copies or more, and $3 per copy (free shipping) when you order 6–499 copies.
If you would like to order a quantity that you don’t see available online, please call our Mission team at (859) 980–7900.
Can I get a free copy of the book my parish is considering?
Absolutely. Call our Mission team at (859) 980–7900 to request a free copy.
Are the books available in languages other than English?
Many of our books—including Why I Love Being Catholic—are available in Spanish. Browse the titles!
Can I order multiple titles for my parish instead of just one, and still receive discounted pricing?
In some cases, yes. Conditions may apply. Please call our Mission team at (859) 980–7900 to learn more.
Can I order hardcover books for my parish?
You can, but only paperback books are available at our discounted prices.
When will my books arrive?
For books in English, please allow 2–6 business days for orders of 44 books or more, and 7–10 business days for orders of fewer than 44 books.
Spanish copies of Why I Love Being Catholic will not ship until the week of March 10.
How do I pay for the order?
You can pay for your order with a credit card either online or over the phone. If your parish needs to be invoiced for accounting reasons, please call our Mission team at (859) 980–7900 to place your order. Payment must be received within fourteen days of placing your order.
Do you accept returns or issue refunds?
We typically do not accept returns.
If you never received your order, or the product was damaged or defective, then we will gladly issue a refund.
If you ordered your product and it has not yet shipped, then your order may be cancelled at no charge.
To initiate a refund or cancel an order, please contact us at info@DynamicCatholic.com or (859) 980–7900.
What if I need more books than I ordered?
Many parishes find that they did not order enough books. If your original order was for 250 or more books, you can order additional books for the same price until thirty days after your distribution. Just give us a call at (859) 980–7900 and we will place your order for extra books.
Distributing Your Books
What is the best way to distribute the books?
Gather friendly volunteers to personally hand out the books to people at all Easter Masses. Your parish can decide whether to hand them out as people arrive or leave.
How can we encourage people to read the book?
Use this bulletin ad [link] to let your parishioners know they will be receiving a special gift when they come to church on Easter. Then keep the momentum going in the weeks after Easter by encouraging your parishioners to read the book—this pulpit announcement [link] will help!
What follow-up do you recommend after we distribute the books?
Many parishes organize small groups to discuss the book. (We provide free study guides [link] for select titles.) It is also important to keep encouraging people each Sunday to read the book. This can be done with bulletin announcements or by sending out emails to your parish email list.
Nothing is more powerful than your pastor mentioning the book in his homily and encouraging people to pick it up and read it if they have not already.