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April 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.  The Hyde Amendment / La Enmienda Hyde



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

      1. Second Collection Letters 

           -  Schedule for Non-Parochial Collections 2021 (pdf) and 2022 (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 Holy Land is on April 2, Good Friday; please print the letters on March 27 and 28. 
              -  Letters 
                       in English - (doc) (pdf) (jpeg)
                       in Spanish - (doc) (pdf) (jpeg)
              - Resources for the Good Friday Collection

          - The Second Collection for Peter's Pence is on April 24 and 25; please print the letters on April 17 and 18. 
             -  Letters 
                       in English - (doc) (pdf) (jpg)
                       in Spanish - (doc) (pdf) (jpg
              - Resources for the Peter's Pence Collection

             - The letters are also posted on our Collection Letters webpage    

      2. 2021 Diocesan Services Appeal: Bulletin Inserts, Bulletin Announcements, Information, Resources, Graphics, Social Media Posts and Website Content 

          a. DSA Video 
               i. English 
               ii. Spanish  
               iii. Creole 

          b. Website Landing page (link to home page

          c. Brochure Letter from Bishop
              i. English (pdf) (jpeg)
              ii. Spanish (pdf) (jpeg)
              iii. Creole (pdf) (jpeg)

          d. DSA Brochure
              i. English (pdf) 
              ii. Spanish (pdf)
              iii. Creole (pdf

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

          f. DSA Logos and 2021 Theme Graphic
               i. DSA Logo Color (6.5 x 1) (jpeg)
               ii. DSA Logo Black and White (6.5x 1) (jpeg)
               iii. Theme Graphic
                   - English (jpeg)
                   - Spanish (jpeg)

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

          i. DSA “What the DSA Supports” Graphic (includes level of giving and pie chart) 
               i. English (pdf) (jpeg)
               ii. Spanish (pdf) (jpeg)
               iii. Creole (pdf) (jpeg)

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

          k. DSA Announcement Graphics
               i. Your pledge is Important                                (2.5 x 4)           Color
                    - English (pdf) (jpeg)
                    - Spanish (pdf) (jpeg)
               ii. Thank you for your generosity and support   (4 x 3)              Color
                    - English (pdf) (jpeg)
                    - Spanish (pdf) (jpeg)
               iii. Thank you for your generosity and support   (2.5 x 3)           Black and White
                    - English (pdf) (jpeg)
                    - Spanish (pdf) (jpeg)
               iv. You can make a difference                              (4 x 3)              Color
                    - English (pdf) (jpeg)
                    - Spanish (pdf) (jpeg)
          l.  DSA Pulpit Announcements 
                 i. English  (doc) (pdf)
                 ii. Spanish (doc) (pdf)

          m. DSA Ministries
                i. English (pdf) (jpeg)
                ii. Spanish (pdf) (jpeg)
                iii. Creole  (pdf) (jpeg)

          n.  Faith in the Future
                 i. English (pdf) (jpeg)
                 ii. Spanish (pdf) (jpeg)
                 iii. Creole  (pdf) (jpeg)

      3. 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)
         - Schedule
           - Apr. 4, Easter, The Cathedral of Saint Ignatius Loyola, PBG, Most Reverend Gerald M. Barbarito, Bishop of Palm Beach  -
           - Apr. 11, Divine Mercy, The Cathedral of Saint Ignatius Loyola, PBG, Rev. Duvan Bermudez, Director of Hispanic Ministry -
           - Apr. 18, 3rd of Easter, The Pastoral Center Chapel, PBG, Reverend Daniel Daza-Jaller, Director of Vocations and Seminarians
           - Apr. 25, 4th of Easter, The Pastoral Center Chapel, PBG, Reverend Daniel Daza-Jaller, Director of Vocations and Seminarians

      2. Feast Days and other Notable Dates
Apr. 1  Holy Thursday
          Apr. 2  Friday of the Passion of the Lord (Good Friday)
          Apr. 3  Holy Saturday
          Apr. 4  Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord
          Apr. 5  St. Vincent Ferrer
          Apr. 11 Second Sunday of Easter and Sunday of Divine Mercy
          Apr. 16 St. Bernadette Soubirous
          Apr. 18 Third Sunday of Easter
          Apr. 22 Earth Day
          Apr. 25 World Day of Prayer for Vocations
          Apr. 25  Fourth Sunday of Easter
          Apr. 25  St. Mark
          Apr. 29  St. Catherine of Siena, Virgin and Doctor of the Church
          Apr. 30  St. Pius V
      3. Events
Mar. 28 - Apr. 4 Chrism Mass  and Holy Week Schedule (pdf) (jpeg)
 Feb. 17 to Apr. 1 - Long Sleeve Shirt Relief Drive 
                 Flyer (pdf) (jpeg)
                 Collection Sites (pdf) (jpeg)
           Feb. 17 to Apr. 4 - Rice Bowl (pdf)
           Apr. 2 - First Saturday Prayer Vigil (pdf) (jpeg
          Apr. 9 to Apr. 26 - Roe v. Wade Movie 
           Apr. 25 - World Day of Prayer for Vocations
                 3:30 p.m. - Holy Hour at the Cathedral of St. Ignatius Loyola (png)
                 5:00 p.m. - Mass at the Cathedral of St. Ignatius Loyola (png)
                 6:30 p.m. - Harvest Dinner at the Cathedral of St. Ignatius Loyola (png)
                 Pope’s Message for 2021
                 USCCB Resources
                 WDPFV Website

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

      4. Prayers
The Pope's Monthly Intentions 2021
          Pray for Priests
          Pray for Deacons
          Pray for Religious Men and Women   

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 - coming soon

      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

       6.  Catholic Schools
             - 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
             Apr. 25 - World Day of Prayer for Vocations
                 3:30 p.m. - Holy Hour at the Cathedral of St. Ignatius Loyola (png)
                 5:00 p.m. - Mass at the Cathedral of St. Ignatius Loyola (png)
                 6:30 p.m. - Harvest Dinner at the Cathedral of St. Ignatius Loyola (png)
                 Pope’s Message for 2021
                 USCCB Resources
                 WDPFV Website
             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
            Ads for The Florida Catholic Facebook and Instagram
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