FAITH clients win 57 Catholic Press Association awards at Catholic Media Conference

Rachel Matero was recognized as the Catholic Press Association's Graphic Artist/Designer of the Year at the 2019 Catholic Media Conference. Previously, she has been recognized with numerous Addy Awards for her exceptional designs. Rachel is the principle designer of Unleash the Gospel, the new magazine of the the Archdiocese of Detroit, as well as several other titles. She joined FAITH Catholic in 2014, after earning her BFA in Graphic Design from Michigan State University. In 2018, she was named FAITH's Art Director and Studio Manager. Rachel is an energetic designer with experience on a wide-variety of projects, including logo design, publication design, and marketing campaigns.

2019 Catholic Press Award Winners – from FAITH Catholic client group:

  • Graphic Artist/Designer of the Year First Place FAITH Catholic Publishing and Communications, Rachel Matero
  • Editor of the Year First Place FAITH Erie, Mary Solberg
  • Best Media Kit 2018 First Place FAITH Lansing, We Help You Connect
  • Best Single Ad Campaign with Publication First Place FAITH Lansing, Made for Happiness Assembly 2018, Diocese of Lansing, full page
  • Best Single Ad Campaign with Publication Second Place FAITH Lansing, Made for Happiness Assembly 2018, Diocese of Lansing, half page
  • Best Single Ad Campaign with Publication Third Place FAITH Lansing, Witness the Difference, Diocese of Lansing Catholic Schools 
  • Best Single Ad Campaign with Publication Honorable Mention FAITH Lansing, One Place to find Mass, Catholic Television 
  • Best Single Ad Campaign with Publication Honorable Mention FAITH Erie Magazine, Create in Us a Clean Heart O Lord 
  • Most Effective Use of Small Space First Place FAITH Lansing, Maximize Your Business Potential 
  • Best Layout or Article Column - Diocesan Magazine First Place FAITH Erie Magazine, Chant- Ever Ancient, Ever New 
  • Best Layout or Article Column - Diocesan Magazine Second Place Faith Along Michigan's 45th Parallel, Live Joyfully 
  • Best Layout or Article Column - Diocesan Magazine Third Place FAITH Lansing, Cover story: For Adam, The Assembly Was "Powerful, it Literally Took My Breath Away”
  • Best Layout or Article Column - Diocesan Magazine Honorable Mention FAITH Lansing, For Ifeoma and Ike, "The Value of a Catholic Education is Vital"
  • Best Layout or Article Column - Diocesan Magazine Honorable Mention FAITH Lansing, Special Report: Pope Francis Celebrates His Fifth Anniversary
  • Best Layout or Article Column - Professional and Special Interest Magazines, Including Clergy and Religious First Place FAITH Catholic Publishing and Communications, Content Evangelist Spring 2018 Trend Report
  • Best Layout or Article Column - Professional and Special Interest Magazines, Including Clergy and Religious Third Place FAITH Catholic Publishing and Communications, Content Evangelist Spring 2018 Cover Story
  • Best Cover Black and White First Place FAITH Erie Magazine, The Grand Jury Report
  • Best Cover Black and White Second Place FAITH Lansing, Women Firsts: Trailblazers in the Diocese of Lansing 
  • Best Use of Typography First Place FAITH Lansing, The 5 Thresholds of Conversion
  • Best Use of Typography Second Place FAITH Lansing, Young People and the Church
  • Best Use of Typography Honorable Mention FAITH Catholic Publishing and Communications, Content Evangelist Spring 2018 Table of Contents
  • Best Regular Column - Bishop's Column in a Diocesan Magazine Honorable Mention FAITH Lansing, From the Bishop 
  • Best Regular Column - Bishop's Column in a Diocesan Magazine Honorable Mention Parable Magazine, Bishop's Message 
  • Best Regular Column - General Commentary Honorable Mention FAITH Lansing, Work Life Column 
  • Best Regular Column - Spiritual Life First Place Parable Magazine, The Rest of the Week 
  • Best Regular Column - Spiritual Life Second Place Parable Magazine, Dear Father Kerper 
  • Best Essay - Diocesan Magazines First Place Parable Magazine, A Priest, Alone
  • Best Essay - Diocesan Magazines Honorable Mention FAITH Lansing, Teen Issue 2018 Essay Winner: A Faithful Impact 
  • Best Feature Article - Diocesan Magazines First Place FAITH Lansing, Women Firsts 
  • Best Interview First Place FAITH Lansing, Loving our Baby, Hope: Jill and Zac’s Courageous Decision
  • Best Reporting on a Special Age Group Second Place FAITH Erie Magazine, Teens on the Peripheries 
  • Best Reporting on a Special Age Group Third Place FAITH Lansing, Teen Section
  • Best Reporting of the Celebration of a Sacrament Third Place FAITH Lansing, “Just Go For It”, Why Morgan Became Catholic 
  • Best Reporting of Social Justice Issues - Call to Family, Community and Participation First Place FAITH Erie Magazine, Pulling Strings to Make the World a Better Place
  • Best Reporting on Vocations to Priesthood, Religious Life or Diaconate Second Place Parable Magazine, Deacon Dick Shannon: Celebrating 50 Years of Service
  • Best Reporting on Vocations to Priesthood, Religious Life or Diaconate Third Place Faith Along Michigan's 45th Parallel, The Good Lord Never Fails
  • Best Reporting on Vocations to Priesthood, Religious Life or Diaconate Honorable Mention FAITH Lansing, Feature story: 45 Years as A Deacon; Patrick Believes That “Faith Changes the World
  • Best Single Issue or Section Third Place New Jersey Catholic Magazine, Posada: Watching and Waiting For The Coming of The Lord
  • Best Story and Photo Package First Place FAITH Lansing, Women Firsts 
  • Best Special Issue Honorable Mention FAITH Lansing, FAITH Lansing March 2018
  • Best Special Section Second Place FAITH Lansing, Special report on clergy sex abuse scandal
  • Best Special Section Third Place FAITH Erie Magazine, Grand Jury Report
  • Best Special Section Honorable Mention The East Tennessee Catholic Magazine, Mass of Dedication Program 
  • Best Writing - Analysis Second Place FAITH Lansing, Special report on Clergy Sex Abuse Scandal
  • Hot Topic - Best Coverage on the Sexual Abuse Crisis First Place FAITH Lansing, Coverage of Clergy Sex Abuse Scandal 
  • Hot Topic - Best Coverage on the Sexual Abuse Crisis Third Place FAITH Erie Magazine, Coverage of the Sex Abuse Crisis 
  • Best Multiple Picture Package - Feature Third Place Catholic St. Louis Magazine, Spirit of Service 
  • Best Multiple Picture Package – News Third Place FAITH Lansing, Coverage of FaithFest 2018 
  • Best Multiple Picture Package – News Honorable Mention FAITH Lansing, Coverage of Bishop Vincke installation as Bishop of Salina, Kansas
  • Best Photo Story - News First Place FAITH Lansing, Coverage of Diocese of Lansing Assembly
  • Best Photo Story - News Second Place FAITH Lansing, Coverage of Solanus Casey Beatification
  • Best Photo Story - News Third Place FAITH Lansing, Coverage of Diocese of Lansing Ordination 2018
  • Best Single Photo - Black and White Second Place FAITH Lansing, Deb Amato; Women Firsts, Trailblazers in the Diocese of Lansing
  • Best Single Photo - Color Honorable Mention Parable Magazine, Restoring the Sacraments of Initiation to their Original Order
  • Best Single Photo - Portrait Honorable Mention Parable Magazine, Where the Altar Meets the Road 
  • Best Ad Copywriting Second Place FAITH Erie Magazine, Create in Us a Clean Heart O Lord
  • Magazine/Newsletter of the Year - Diocesan Magazines Honorable Mention Parable Magazine