“Make the time.”
ENROUTE Books and Media, LLC, is a small Catholic publishing house owned by Dr. Sebastian Mahfood, OP, and operated out of its offices in St. Louis, MO.
Our mission is to promote the Catholic spiritual journey. We accept new, unsolicited book queries or submissions that concern Catholic themes in the areas of theology, spirituality, and literature. Because we deal largely with first-time Catholic authors, we are interested in knowing the author’s social media and promotional planning as part of our approval process. En Route Books & Media partners with WCAT Radio in the promotion of its books, and all authors are required to participate in at least one radio interview as part of En Route’s promotional work.
For authors using Church materials, please note:
- USCCB’s guidelines at http://usccb.org/bible/
permissions/index.cfm.For Scripture (NABRE), these rights are owned by the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine. You can use up to 5000 words before you need to request a license.For the Catechism, owned by the USCCB: Similarly, you can use up to 5000 words without requesting permissions.For the Lectionary, again: 5000 words. But you must use their official texts, including the sense line breaks in Old Testament and psalm verses.
- Intl. Comm. on English in the Liturgy (ICEL) guidelines at http://icelweb.org/
copyright.htm.For the Rites (Missal, sacraments, blessings and dedications, Liturgy of the Hours): You must notify them of your usage.
Contact us at email@example.com or write to 5705 Rhodes Avenue, St. Louis, MO, 63109 or call (314) 706-1009.
About the Publishing House:
A special welcome to all site visitors on this occasion of our eighth anniversary as a publishing house and sixth anniversary as a radio station!
In October of 2014, Ronda Chervin (philosophy professor emerita at Holy Apostles College & Seminary) and I planned out, with the marketing assistance of Shaun McAfee, founder of EpicPew, and editorial assistance of Jeremie Solak, graduate student at Holy Apostles, a new Catholic publishing house that would focus on Catholic spirituality and wisdom. In the past eight years, ENROUTE has published and made known to the Catholic world over 275 books.
In October of 2016, under the leadership of Bob Olson, Catholic lay evangelist, and Ronda Chervin, ENROUTE launched WCAT Radio for the purpose of advancing the themes of its books. WCAT Radio now shares 76 programs each week with about 9,000 podcasts on its website. In January of 2022, WCAT Radio broke a new record by reaching 100,000 downloads a year.
Thanks so very much to our wonderful authors, readers, show hosts and listeners for keeping us growing in our mission to share the sweetness and light of our Catholic faith with the world!
Dr. Sebastian Mahfood, OP
Publisher, ENROUTE Books and Media, LLC
About the logos:
Special thanks to Michael Stevens for designing the nautical logo for us that we use on all the books.
Special thanks to Michael Stevens for designing the aeronautical logo for us that we use on our radio station, WCAT Radio, which went live October 1, 2016.