Office of Communications

Media Contact
Jennifer Trefelner


The Office of Communications handles media and public relations and faith community information for the Bishop's Office and the Diocese of Palm Beach offices, departments and its entities. Newsworthy items are disseminated through the diocesan's newspaper, E-Communications and Catholic media as well as mainstream media through the newspaper, radio, TV and internet. This office also serves to keep the faith community informed of diocesan initiatives and those of the Church, the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. It also oversees the production of the weekly televised Mass, the The Florida Catholic (Palm Beach edition), diocesan printed materials and the diocesan website.


In addition to the above, the Office of Communications provides public relations support to parishes and other Church organizations including the coordination of media inquiries and interviews.


Diocesan parishes and lay ministries are encouraged to submit newsworthy items and upcoming events to the Office of Communications. Submitted items are given thoughtful consideration for placement and publicity within the diocesan community and in media.

  • Items for the website should be submitted at least two weeks in advance. Emailed submissions are preferred.
  • To be considered for inclusion in the bulletin announcements sent each month to parishes, submissions must be sent be sent at least four weeks in advance. Send submissions (including any fliers) to Office of Communications.  Bulletin announcements are sent a month in advance. For example, September announcements are sent to parishes and posted to the diocesan website the first week of August.
  • To submit an event for our Calendar of Events, please visit our calendar. section.  


If you have questions about submission deadline, please contact the Office of Communications.


Media Inquiries & Protocol in Covering Events

Reporters and photographers are welcome to cover celebrations of the Mass and diocesan events, but we ask to be notified in advance so that we may assist you and provide proper clearance from the pastor in charge. We also ask media to notify us in advance when visiting one of our diocesan parishes or schools. There are some photography and videography limitations. Please visit our Media Instructions page for more details.


Diocesan Website

The Office of Communications works in partnership with the Office of Information and Technology to maintain and update the diocesan website. To contact the webmaster, please click here