March 2020 Bulletin and Communication Announcements

The Office of Communications for the Diocese of Palm Beach thanks you for visiting the Bulletin Announcement page.  Below you will find documents and images to help you fill the pages of your bulletin with information from the Diocese and those entities it supports.

Coronavirus Updates - for more updates click here

All Diocese of Palm Beach Schools will commence virtual instruction March 31st with campuses closed through April 15, 2020. Memorandum to Catholic School Administrators March 17.
       English (doc) (pdf) (jpeg)
       Spanish (doc) (pdf) (jpeg)

Memo to all pastors and parish administrators from Bishop Barbarito - Mar. 13 (pdf)
        Prayer in English (doc)
        Prayer in Creole (doc)
        Prayer in Spanish (doc)

Memorandum to all Diocese of Palm Beach Employees, Volunteers, School Parents/Guardians and Students Mar. 13
        English (doc) (pdf) (jpeg1)-(jpeg2)
        Spanish (doc) (pdf) (jpeg1)-(jpeg2)

Diocese of Palm Beach Travel Protocols Mar. 9
        English (doc) (pdf) (jpeg)
        Spanish (doc) (pdf) (jpeg)

Diocese of Palm Beach Response to the Coronavirus Mar. 3
        English (doc) (pdf)
        Spanish (doc) (pdf)

Diocese of Palm Beach Office of Catholic Schools Coronavirus Update Feb. 27
        English (doc) (pdf) (jpeg)
        Spanish (doc) (pdf) (jpeg)
        Creole (doc) (pdf(jpeg)


A. Expected information to be published by each parish this month:
  1. Second Collection Letters - Below are the second collection letters that are required to be published as a full page or half page in parish bulletins on the dates indicated. These letters are from the Bishop and the branding standards of the letter should be followed.   The letter may also be read, in addition to it being printed in the bulletin. 
    The Second Collection for the Education of Seminarians & Priestly Formation is March 7 - 8;  please print the letters on February 29-March 1. 
    -  Letters 

           in English - (doc) (pdf) (jpeg)  
           in Spanish - (doc) (pdf) (jpeg)
    - The letters are also posted at

  2. DSA Materials for 2020
    - Video -
    (video link)
    - Webpage (link to home page
    - Brochure  
    (English pdf)  (Spanish pdf)
    - Poster  (English pdf)  (Spanish pdf)   (English jpeg)  (Spanish jpeg)
    - Letter from Bishop  (English pdf)  (Spanish pdf)  (English jpeg(Spanish jpeg)
    - What the DSA Supports  (English pdf)  (Spanish pdf)  (English jpeg)  (Spanish jpeg)
    - Map  (English pdf)  (Spanish pdf)  (English jpeg)  (Spanish jpeg)
    - Real Stories  (English pdf)  (Spanish pdf)  (English jpeg)  (Spanish jpeg)
    - Full page insert (English pdf) (English jpeg)
    - DSA Now Underway  (English jpeg) (Spanish jpeg)
    - Bulletin Announcements in pew weekend (English pdf) (English jpeg)
    Announcements - (jpg1) (jpg2) (jpg3) (jpg4)
  3. Safe Environments
    - Child Abuse Prevention Month Resource Guide for April (pdf)
    - Announcements in English (doc) (pdf)
    - Announcements in Spanish (doc) (pdf)
    - Graphics for Announcements in English (pdf) (jpeg1) (jpeg2) (jpeg3) (jpeg4) (jpeg5)
    - Graphics for Announcements in Spanish (pdf) (jpeg1) (jpeg2) (jpeg3) (jpeg4) (jpeg5)
    - Knowledge without Action Makes No Difference (doc)
    - Children Need Safe Adults (doc)
    - Communicating concerns about boundaries (doc)
    - Resources -      
B. Bulletin Announcements
  1. Announcements (doc)  
  2. Related Flyers
    Feb. 26- Apr. 9 - Long Sleeve Shirt Campaign

        Complete list of Drop-off Locations in Florida
        Event Flyer
        How to participate
        Drop Box Flyer
    Mar. 1-Jun. 30 - Census 2020 - (pdf) (jpeg) and Action Guide link
    Mar. 7  - Workshop for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion at Holy Family, PSL (pdf)
    Mar. 7 - Benefit Gala, St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton, PSL ( jpg1) (jpg2) (pdf)
    Mar. 8-14 - Catholic Sisters Week
    Mar. 10 - Divine Mercy, St. Vincent, Delray - morning (jpg) (pdf) - evening (jpg) (pdf)
    Mar. 10 - Emmet Cahill, HNJ, WPB ( jpg) (Press Release doc)
    Mar. 13-15 - Vocations Awareness Weekend, SVdP Seminary (jpg)  (pdf)
    Mar. 14 - Workshop for Lectors at St. Patrick, PBG (pdf)
    Mar. 19 - Joe-Paddy Festival, St. Vincent de Paul Seminary (pdf)  Cancelled
    Mar. 19 - Candlelight Vigil, Wellington (png
    Mar. 21 - Workshop for Lectors at St. Mark, Boynton Beach (pdf)  Cancelled
    Mar. 28 - Catholic Women of Faith/Action Conference, Our Lady Queen of Apostles (doc) Cancelled
    Mar. 31 - Taping of Easter TV Mass, Cathedral (jpeg) Cancelled
    Mar. 31 - The Passion of Christ, Sunrise Theatre (jpeg) Postponed to May 18
    Mar. 31 - Theology on Tap, Boynton Beach (png) Cancelled

  3. Save the Date
    May 17 - Encuentro , So. Florida Fairgrounds (pdf)
  4. Updates
    School of Christian Formation March 23
        English (pdf)
        Spanish (pdf)
C.  Office and Ministry Updates
  1. Catholic Charities

    - Counseling Mental Health First Aid training:
          3/17/2020 Children's Service Counsel, Boynton Beach  MHFA for adults in English
          3/21/2020 St Peter's Catholic Church, Jupiter MHFA  youth in English
          3/28/2020 El Sol is MHFA adults in Spanish
      For more information, click here
    - Volunteers Needed (doc) - updated
    - Project Rachel Holy Hour (first Friday of each month) (pdf)

  2. Hispanic Ministry
    - Para Ti Hispano - (pdf) with link to Flyer
         Flyer Minist. Comunion y Lectores 1er trimestre 2020 (pdf
    - Prayers to support Encuentro May 2020
         Prayer to the Faithful- English and Spanish (doc)
         Oracion Pastoral (pdf)
         Encuentro Flyer (pdf)

    You may include a petition during the Universal Prayer/Prayers of the Faithful for the Diocesan Encuentro.  You may also include the Ministry Prayer for the Diocesan Encuentro in your bulletins through May 17, 2020 (the date of the Encuentro at the South Florida Fairgrounds). 
    For the parishes with Spanish Masses, kindly display the Ministry Prayer for the Diocesan Encuentro on your screens or in your bulletins so that the faithful can pray it together after the Prayer after Communion during weekend masses in Spanish (see attachment: Oracion Pastoral) and include the attached flyer (see attachment: Encuentro Flyer 2019) in your parish bulletin along with the Prayer to the Faithful. For additional information about this event, please contact Angelica Aguilera at 561-775-9544 or email

  3. Marriage, Family Life, Faith Formation and Youth Ministry
    - (Unbound - video link)
    - School of Christian Formation Flyer updated (pdf)
  4. Catholic Schools
    The Diocese of Palm Beach is honored to announce its “Something Greater” campaign. Our schools seek to develop the whole student. We invest in the future of our students through strong and structured academics and a focus on faith and moral development –challenging students to think beyond the classroom and make a life-long impact on the Church and community. A holistic education means more than setting the highest academic standards. It also means revealing that there’s more to life than personal success: there’s moral character, and service to the community, and ever-present faith. There’s something greater to pursue that makes a life complete.
    Graphics: English (jpg1) (jpg2) (jpg3) (jpg4) (jpg5) and Spanish (jpg6) (jpg7) (jpg8)
    We want to communicate with you flyer (pdf)
E. Resources for Communication Staff

1. Social Media
        - Parish handles for Facebook (xls) (pdf)
        - School handles for Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (xls) (pdf)
        - Social Media Tips (pdf)
        - Social Media Workshop powerpoint (pdf) on September 19, 2019
        - Social Media Workshop powerpoint (pdf) on January 30, 2020

    2. Bulletin Information
- Parish bulletin link database (pdf)
        - Parish bulletin company resource packets:
              Diocesean (pdf) JS Paulch (pdf)  and  LPI (pdf)

    3. Helpful Links
The Holy See
        - United States Council of Catholic Bishop (USCCB)
                 Free Resources from USCCB
                 Word of Life
        - Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops
        - Catholic News Agency

    4. Office of Communication
 Diocese submit a story resource  and  link to submission form
        - Diocese event submission resource  and  link to submission form
        - Office of Communications Resources
        - DOPB Photo and Graphic Guidelines and Resources - (pdf) 



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