Why would Our Sunday Visitor want to buy Harcourt Religion Publishers?
With its purchase of Harcourt Religion Publishers, Our Sunday Visitor expands its business into the Catholic curriculum publishing industry, thus furthering its mission to serve the Church by providing Catholics with materials that will strengthen their relationship with Christ, deepen their commitment to the Church, and help them to see the world through the eyes of faith.
Will Harcourt Religion's name change?
Yes. Harcourt Religion Publishers is now a division of Our Sunday Visitor.
Will Harcourt Religion's product change?
No. The existing Harcourt Religion products will not change, and the commitment to developing innovative products in the future remains the same.
Will Our Sunday Visitor’s products change?
No. Our Sunday Visitor’s commitment to high quality catechetical resources and materials in new and flexible formats will continue.
Will Harcourt Religion’s product continue to be supported?
Yes. Harcourt Religion, now Our Sunday Visitor, will continue to support its award-winning products.
Will Harcourt Religion's focus on lifelong catechesis change?
No. Harcourt Religion’s focus on and support of lifelong catechesis will be further enhanced by Our Sunday Visitor’s mission and product line.
Will Our Sunday Visitor’s non-profit status change?
No. Our Sunday Visitor is a non-profit Catholic publishing company and the acquisition of Harcourt Religion does not change the status.
Will Harcourt Religion’s Totally Catholic Summer Program continue to be offered?
Yes. Plans are already under way for the 2010 Totally Catholic Summer Program!
Will Our Sunday Visitor’s Catholic Vacation Bible School continue be offered?
Yes. Plans are already under way for the 2010 Catholic Vacation Bible School Program!
Will Harcourt Religion continue to offer Call to Faith eConnect and Call To Discipleship?
Will Fashion Me A People continue to take place?
Yes. The 2010 Fashion Me a People will continue as planned. Decisions for gatherings beyond that will be made in the normal planning process, approximately a year in advance.
Is my sales representative going to be the same person?
Yes, the sales representatives will remain the same for both Harcourt Religion and Our Sunday Visitor customers. We are currently working hard to fill open positions.
How do I place my order?
If you are purchasing Harcourt Religion products, you have three options for placing your order. First, you may contact your sales rep. Second, you may call customer service at 1-800-922-7696. Third, you may place your order on www.MyCatholicBookstore.com.
If you are purchasing Our Sunday Visitor products, you have two options for placing your order. First, you may call 1-800-348-2440 ext. 2173. Second, you may visit www.osv.com.
Is this going to cause order challenges?
No. Our number one goal is to maintain and even improve on the high standard of service you already expect by maintaining existing ordering processes. As a result, order difficulties are not expected.
Are the contact phone numbers going to change?
No. All contact numbers will remain the same.
Will my order costs go up?
No. Prices are set for 2009 and can be found in catalogs and online at www.MyCatholicBookstore.com or www.osv.com. Contact your sales representative for further information.
Can I get Our Sunday Visitor materials now from my Harcourt sales representative?
Not at this time. The fastest way to get Our Sunday Visitor’s products is to call 1-800-348-2440 ext. 2173.
Can I get Harcourt Religion materials from my Our Sunday Visitor sales staff?
Not at this time. The fastest way to get Harcourt Religion’s products is to call your sales representative or contact customer service at 1-800-922-7696. You may also place your order on www.MyCatholicBookstore.com.
I'm a not-for-profit customer. Will my costs go down?
Prices are set for 2009 and can be found in catalogs and online at www.MyCatholicBookstore.com or www.osv.com. Contact your sales representative for further information.
Will Harcourt Religion and Our Sunday Visitor honor their existing speaker and event commitments?
Yes. We are proud to honor all commitments previously established through the end of May 2009. We look forward to continued partnerships with national organizations, local dioceses, and our customers.