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February 2021 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.

A.  New Important Information

          1. DSA Video 
               a. English 
               b. Spanish  
               c. Creole 

          2. Website Landing page (link to home page

          3. Brochure Letter from Bishop
              a. English (pdf) (jpeg)
              b. Spanish (pdf) (jpeg)
              c. Creole (pdf) (jpeg)

          4. DSA Brochure
              a. English (pdf) 
              b. Spanish (pdf)
              c. Creole (pdf

          5. DSA Poster (English, with Spanish and Creole DSA theme included)          
              a. Color (12 x 18) (pdf) (jpeg)         

          6. DSA Logos and 2021 Theme Graphic
               a. DSA Logo Color (6.5 x 1) (jpeg)
               b. DSA Logo Black and White (6.5x 1) (jpeg)
               c. Theme Graphic
                   i. English (jpeg)
                   ii. Spanish (jpeg)

          7. “DSA Now Underway” Graphic (includes general information, a quote from Bishop Barbarito and that the DSA has begun) (7.5 x 5)
               a. English (jpeg) (pdf)
               b. Spanish (jpeg) (pdf)
          8. DSA General Graphic Announcement (includes theme, graphic, quotes and website information)
              a.  Full page announcement (7.5 x 11)
                    i.   English (pdf) (jpeg)
                    ii.  Spanish (pdf) (jpeg)
               b. Half page vertical announcement (3.75 x 10)
                   i.   English (pdf) (jpeg)
                   ii.  Spanish (pdf) (jpeg)
               c.  Half page horizontal announcement (7.5 x 5)
                   i.   English (pdf) (jpeg)
                   ii.  Spanish (pdf) (jpeg)

          9. DSA “What the DSA Supports” Graphic (includes level of giving and pie chart) 
               a. English (pdf) (jpeg)
               b. Spanish (pdf) (jpeg)
               c. Creole (pdf) (jpeg)

          10. “DSA In-Pew Weekend” Graphic (includes in-pew weekends of Jan. 25-26 and Feb. 1-2) (3 x 3) Black and White
               a. English (pdf) (jpeg)
               b. Spanish (pdf) (jpeg)

          11. DSA Announcement Graphics

                a. Your pledge is Important                                (2.5 x 4)           Color
                    i. English (pdf) (jpeg)
                    ii. Spanish (pdf) (jpeg)
                b. Thank you for your generosity and support   (4 x 3)              Color
                    i. English (pdf) (jpeg)
                    ii. Spanish (pdf) (jpeg)
                c. Thank you for your generosity and support   (2.5 x 3)           Black and White
                    i. English (pdf) (jpeg)
                    ii. Spanish (pdf) (jpeg)
               d. You can make a difference                              (4 x 3)              Color
                    i. English (pdf) (jpeg)
                    ii. Spanish (pdf) (jpeg)
          12.  DSA Pulpit Announcements 
                 a. English  (doc) (pdf)
                 b. Spanish (doc) (pdf)

          13. DSA Ministries
                a. English (pdf) (jpeg)
                b. Spanish (pdf) (jpeg)
                c. Creole  (pdf) (jpeg)

          14.  Faith in the Future
                 a. English (pdf) (jpeg)
                 b. Spanish (pdf) (jpeg)
                 c. Creole  (pdf) (jpeg)


B.  Expected information to be published by each parish this month:

      1. Second Collection Letters 

           -  Schedule for 2021 Non-Parochial Collections Updated January 14, 2021
                      (doc) (pdf)
           -  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 Diocesan Retired Priests is on Feb. 20-21; please print the letters on Feb. 13-14. 
               -  Letters 
                     in English - (doc) (pdf) (jpeg
                     in Spanish - (doc) (pdf) (jpeg
               - The letters are also posted on our website     

      2. Safe Environments

         - April is Child Abuse Prevention Month
                 2021 April Child Abuse Prevention Resource Booklet (pdf)
          - Announcements in English (doc) (pdf) - Updated September 28, 2020
          - Announcements in Spanish (doc) (pdf) - Actualizado Septiembre 28, 2020
          - Graphics for Announcements in English (pdf) (jpegs
          - Graphics for Announcements in Spanish (pdf) (jpegs
          - Knowledge without Action Makes No Difference (doc)  
          - Children Need Safe Adults (doc)  
          - Communicating concerns about boundaries (doc)  
          - Resources 


C. Bulletin Announcements

     1. Sunday TV Masses  
         - Flyer (pdf) (jpeg
         - Prayer for Spritual Communion - English (jpeg) Spanish (jpeg)
         - Feb. 7 - Holy Name of Jesus, West Palm Beach.  Celebrant is Reverend Daniel Daza-Jaller, Director of Vocations and Seminarians. Lectors are Sr. Vivian Gonzalez, RMI, Episcopal Delegate for Religious and Sr. Ann Dailey from Noreen McKeen.
         - Feb. 14 - St. Mark the Evangelist, Fort Pierce.  Celebrant is Reverend Robert L. Pope, Pastor.
         - Feb. 21 - St. Mark the Evangelist, Fort Pierce.  Celebrant is Reverend Robert L. Pope, Pastor.
         - Feb. 28 - St. Helen, Vero Beach.  Celebrant is Very Reverend Kevin Nelson, Pastor.
         2. Important Dates
             Jan. 31- Feb. 6- National Catholic School Week
             Feb. 2 - The Presentation of the Lord
             Feb. 2 - Feast Day of St. Blaise
             Feb. 5 - National Wear Red Day
             Feb. 7 - World Day for Consecrated Life
             Feb. 7-14 – National Marriage Week (See D. 5. below)
             Feb. 8 – International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking
             Feb. 11 – World Day for the Sick
             Feb. 11 - Feast Day of Our Lady of Lourdes
             Feb. 14 – World Marriage Day
             Feb. 14 – St. Valentine’s Day
             Feb. 15 – Presidents’ Day
             Feb. 17 – Ash Wednesday – Lent Begins
             Feb. 20 - Feast Day of Sts. Jacinto and Francisco Marta
             Feb. 21 - Feast Day of First Sunday of Lent
             Feb. 22 - Feast Day of The Chair of St. Peter the Apostle
             Feb. 28 - Feast Day of Second Sunday of Lent

         3. Events
             Feb. 2-3 - Catholic Days at the Capitol to be Held Virtually February 2-3, 2021
             Feb. 26-27 - Father and Son LoveED 
             Mar. 18-20 - South Florida Encounter Conference 

             Please use this link to submit events for your parish or school


D.  Office and Ministry Updates

        1.  Bishop
             Diocesan Prayer for God's Protection in the face of the Coronavirus Pandemic
             - English (doc) (pdf) (jpeg)
             - Spanish (doc) (pdf) (jpeg)
             - Creole (doc) (pdf) (jpeg)
             - Prayer in English for Facebook (jpeg) Instagram (jpeg) Twitter (jpeg)

        2.  Catholic Charities
Catholic Charities Community Food Distribution (every 2nd Tuesday of the month)
             - COVID-19 Parish Social Ministry (pdf) (png)
             - Counseling Program
                   Telephone sesssions in English (jpeg) and Spanish (jpeg)
                   Online Virtual Sessions in English and Spanish (pdf) (jpeg)
             - Volunteers Needed (doc) - updated

        3.  Hispanic Ministry
             - Año de San José- Diciembre 2020-2021
             - Para Ti Hispano 

        4.  School of Christian Formation Classes begins 
             - School of Christian Formation in English - 2020-2021 SCF Program (pdf)
             - Escuela de Formación Cristiana en Español  - 2020-2021 Program (pdf)
             - Escuela Diocesana de Formación Cristiana/Migrantes en Español - 2020-2021 Programa (pdf)

        5.  Marriage, Family Life, Faith Formation and Youth Ministry
             - 2021 Marriage Preparation Schedule for Parishes (doc)
             - (Unbound - video link)
             - National Marriage Week, Feb 7 - 14.  The USCCB Secretariat on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth offers the following resources to bishops, priests, deacons, married couples, and lay men and women to help celebrate and live the great gift of married life.
             - The theme for 2021 is "To Have, To Hold, To Honor
             - Preaching Resource for World Marriage Day  ( En Español ), Sunday, February 14: reflections on the Scriptures of the day to assist bishops, priests, and deacons in preaching about marriage. 
            - Prayers of the Faithful  ( En Español ) for use in your National Marriage Week celebrations.
            - Prayer for Married Couples
             - National Marriage Week Flyer 2021
             - Español National Marriage Week Flyer 2021
             - National Marriage Week USA Flyer 2020
             - At Home Couples' Retreat
             - Español At Home Couples' Retreat
             - USCCB pdf (English) (Spanish)

        6.  Catholic Schools
             - National Catholic School Week
             - Academic Calendar 2020-2021 (doc) (pdf) (jpeg)
             - Academic Calendar 2021-2022 (doc) (pdf) (jpeg)
             - Step Up For Students Scholarships:
                    Click here for an English Flyer - (jpeg) (pdf)
                    Click here for an Spanish Flyer - (jpeg) (pdf)
                    English and Spanish Bulletin Ads

         7.  Vocations
              - Feb. 7 - World Day for Consecrated Life
              - Bulletin Blurbs and General Intercessions Cycle B for 2020- 2021 in English and Spanish from Vocation Ministry
                    Bulletin Blurb - English (doc) (pdf) Spanish (doc) (pdf)
                    General Intercessions - English (doc) (pdf) Spanish (doc) (pdf)
              - Prayer for Vocations - English (jpeg)  Spanish  (jpeg)

          8.  The Florida Catholic Announcements and Information
               - Letter from the Bishop (doc) (jpeg) (pdf)
               - Ads for The Florida Catholic
                 336 x 480 px (jpeg1)
                 672 x 288 px (jpeg2)
                 765 x 765 px (jpeg3)
                 816 x 1056 px (jpeg4)
                 840 x 408 px (jpeg5)
                 931 x 787 px (jpeg6) (jpeg7) (jpeg8) (jpeg9) (jpeg10) (jpeg11)
                 1075 x 1075 px  (jpeg12) (jpeg13)
                 1075 x 1075 px (jpeg14) (jpeg15) - Students
                 2553 x 758 px (jpeg16)   

         9.  Knights of Columbus 
              The Florida State Council of the Knights of Columbus have produced a couple of ads to help promote membership.
              Membership Ad, 8 x 5.5, English (pdf) (jpeg)
              Membership Ad, 4 x 5.5, Spanish (pdf) (jpeg)
              Serve your community, Square  (pdf) (jpeg)
              Serve your community, Wide (pdf) (jpeg)
              Serve your community, 3 x 5 (png)
              Become a Knight, 3 x 5 (png)


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.  Graphics
           - Graphics and Catholic Resources (doc
           - Prayer for Spiritual Communion - English (jpeg) Spanish (jpeg)
           - Online Giving
                 Diocese of Palm Beach Online Giving Template Instructions (doc)
                 Examples of how online giving templates can be utilized (pdf)
                 Online Giving Templates for Parishes to Utilize (pub) (pdf)

    3.  Bulletin Information
        - Parish bulletin link database (pdf)
        - Parish bulletin company resource packets:
              Diocesan (pdf),  JS Paulch (pdf)  and  LPI (pdf)

    4. 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

    5. Office of Communications
Diocese submit a story submission form
        - Diocese submit an event submission form
        - Office of Communications Resources (jpeg)
        - DOPB Photo and Graphic Guidelines and Resources - (pdf
        - Photo Release Form - (pdf)
        - Guidelines for Parish Online Administrators Template - (doc
        - Parish Communication Strategy Meeting Recap November 2020 (doc)
        - January 28 2021 Parish Communication Strategy Meeting
              Meeting Minutes (pdf)
              Zoom Video