Faithfully serving the Roman Catholic Church for over 75 years, Sunday Missal Service and P.A.M. Printers & Publishers continue our tradition of offering the most complete and comprehensive liturgical participation aids available in the marketplace today.
A History of PAM Printers
PAM Printers was founded in the midst of the Great Depression, 1939, by veteran newspaper publisher George T. Haubrich and his son, George W. Haubrich, a pre-eminent salesman. Since that time, family members have put time in at the “Print Shop”, many on a part time basis, several as full time employees, a few in key leadership positions. The fifth generation Haubrich, Justin, recently joined the operation, learning the business from the ground up, following in the footsteps of his grandfather, Ron.
Originally based in St. Louis, Missouri, George W. moved the Catholic publishing company, along with his family, to Quincy, Illinois in 1939. George T. and George W. installed their first printing press on the dirt floor of the basement of the family‘s home (1326 N. 8th Street) and PAM Printers business was run out of the back room of the house until that space was outgrown. In 1950, property for the print shop was purchased a few blocks away, at the corner of 10th and Cedar.
Presently, PAM Printers is located at 1012 Vermont Street, where it has been since 1966. PAM Printers installed Quincy‘s first two-color offset press, the first web offset press and the only heat set web press in this building, as well as Quincy‘s first computerized type setting system. When PAM Printers was started by George T. and George W., they published a magazine for Midwestern Catholic parishes known as Parish Action Magazine. Ever the innovator and interested in greater lay participation in the liturgy, George W., along with Fr. Red Cunningham, started Sunday Missal Service. They began publishing the first English-language missalette in 1961, prior to Vatican Council II, when Mass was celebrated in Latin only.
Sunday Missal Serivces missalette, Pray Together, proved extremely popular throughout the United States. At its height, Pray Together boasted a monthly circulation in excess of half a million. Many companies imitated Pray Together, but PAM Printers is the pioneer. George W. took pride in his work, travelling across the country, presenting PAM Printers merchandise and helping churches find ways to afford the liturgical products available.
At some point in PAM Printers‘ history, George‘s wife, Anaise and all four of George‘s sons entered the printing business with him. For many years, Anaise, a talented artist, could be found behind her desk, overseeing the artwork, maintaining editorial control and taking care of the books for the business. Ron, George and Anaise’s second born, is the sole remaining third generation family member with PAM Printers; the longevity of the business is due, in part, to Ron‘s skill at maintaining all of the machinery and equipment at the Print Shop as well as being a master pressman. Ron‘s son, Tim, has been the Art Director for PAM Printers since 1983. And Tim‘s son Justin, with an aptitude for graphic design and machinery, recently joined the operation, learning all he can from his father and grandfather.
PAM Printers has always had dedicated employees, including pressmen, sales people, typesetters, binders, artists, and secretaries, some who have been with the Print Shop for more than 50 years. In addition to the Pray Together Missal, PAM Printers Catholic additional publications include Pray Together, Pray Together Instructions for Lectors and Commentators with Homily Assistance, Rejoice Greatly Hymnal, The Ordo, and church bulletins. Constantly aware of changes in the Roman Catholic Church and liturgical trends, PAM Printers implemented the new Roman Missal Order of the Mass November 2011.