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May 2021 Bulletin and Communication Announcements

The Office of Communications for the Diocese of Palm Beach thanks you for visiting the Bulletin and Communication Announcement page.  Below you will find documents and images to help you fill the pages of your bulletin, social media sites, website, e-newsletters and more with information from the diocese and those entities it supports.

A.  New Important Information

      1.  The Hyde Amendment / La Enmienda Hyde
 - Link to sign the petition on and tools:
            - Additional Resources
                  Backgrounder: Hyde Amendment and Related Policies
                  Answers to Common Attacks against the Hyde Amendment
                  Abortion is Not Healthcare
      3.  May is National Foster Care Month (doc) (pdf) (jpg)
                  United State Conference of Catholic Bishops
                  Catholic Current
                  Child Welfare Information Gateway
      4.  Step Up For Students - Applications Due June 1
 - English 
           - Spanish
      5.  Religious Freedom Week is June 22-29

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, published on your website or social media, in addition to it being printed in the bulletin. 
          - The Second Collection for Catholic Communications / Catholic University is on May 8-9; please print the letters on May 1-2. 
              -  Resources 
                       Catholic University Collection Resources for Parishes
                       USCCB Resources for Catholic Communication Campaign
                       Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for the 2021 World Communications Day, May 16
              -  Letters 
                       in English (doc) (pdf) (jpg
                       in Spanish (doc) (pdf) (jpg)

          - 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. Link to DSA Images and Materials

     3.  Safe Environments
 - 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.  Televised Catholic Mass Program 
         - Flyer (pdf) (jpeg
         - Prayer for Spiritual Communion - English (jpeg) Spanish (jpeg)
         - Schedule
              May 2, St. Jude, Tequesta, Very Reverend Charles E Notabartolo, Vicar General & Moderator of the Curia and Pastor at St. Jude
              May 9, St. Jude, Tequesta, Very Reverend Charles E Notabartolo, Vicar General & Moderator of the Curia and Pastor at St. Jude
              May 16, St. Rita, Wellington, Reverend Mario Castañeda, Pastor  
              May 23, St. Rita, Wellington, Reverend Marco De Leon, Parochial Vicar
              May 30, St. Vincent Ferrer, Delray Beach, Very Reverend Canon Thomas J. Skindeleski, Pastor

      2.  Feast Days and other Notable Dates
May 1 – Asian & Pacific Island National Heritage Month Begins
              May 1 – Foster Care Awareness Month Begins
              May 1 - St. Joseph the Worker
              May 2 - Fifth Sunday of Easter
              May 3 - Saints Philip and James, Apostles
              May 6 - National Day of Prayer
              May 9 - Mother's Day
              May 13 - The Ascension of the Lord (date transferred to May 16)
              May 13 - Our Lady of Fatima
              May 14 - St. Matthias, Apostle
              May 15 - Armed Forces Day
              May 16 - The Ascension of the Lord (celebrated)
              May 16 - World Communications Day
              May 22 - National Maritime Day
              May 23 - Pentecost
              May 24 - The Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church
              May 26 - St. Philip Neri
              May 29 - Saint Paul VI
              May 30 - The Most Holy Trinity
              May 31 - The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
              May 31 - Memorial Day
      3.  Events
May 1 - Priest Ordination (Dcn. Alain Waterman) - Livestreamed
              May 1 - First Saturday Peaceful Prayer Vigil 
              May 3 - Day of Reflection at Our Lady of Florida Spiritual Center (jpg)
              May 1 to May 31 - Walking with Moms Diaper Drive (pdf) (jpg)
              May 11 - Monthly Food Giveaway (png)
              May 14 to May 30 - Upcoming Retreats at Our Lady of Florida (jpg)
              May 16 - Encuentro  (DiocesePBHispanicMinistry) (jpg)
              May 16 - Holy Hour for Vocations at St. Helen Church (doc)
              May 16 to 25 - Laudato Si’ Week
              May 25 - Luncheons for Life
              May 31 - Annual Memorial Day Mass at Our Lady Queen of Peace Cemetery (pdf) (jpeg)

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

      4.  Televised and live streamed Masses and Online Worship Resources
D.  Office and Ministry Updates

      1.  Bishop's Office
           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.  Catholic Schools
             - Academic Calendar 2020-2021 (doc) (pdf) (jpeg)
             - Academic Calendar 2021-2022 (doc) (pdf) (jpeg)
             - Step Up For Students Scholarship Applications due June 1
                    Click here for an English Flyer - (jpeg) (pdf)
                    Click here for an Spanish Flyer - (jpeg) (pdf)
                    English and Spanish Bulletin Ads

      4.  Hispanic Ministry
           - Año de San José- Diciembre 2020-2021
           - Para Ti Hispano - Mayo  (pdf

      5.  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)

      6.  Our Lady Queen of Peace Cemetery
- Commercial Ad Video 

      7.  Marriage, Family Life, Faith Formation and Youth Ministry
            - 2021 Marriage Preparation Schedule for Parishes (doc)
            - Unbound - video link

      8.  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 - 20-21 Programa (pdf)

      9.  The Florida Catholic Announcements and Information
            -  Ads for The Florida Catholic Facebook and Instagram
            - Video  

      10.  Vocations  
             - Bulletin Blurbs and General Intercessions Cycle B for 20-21 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)
             - The Pope's Monthly Intentions 2021
             - Pray for Priests
             - Pray for Deacons
             - Pray for Religious Men and Women   

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)
          - Parish Communication Strategy Meeting Recap January 2021
                Meeting Minutes (pdf)
                Zoom Video
           - Parish Communication Strategy Meeting Recap April 2021
                Meeting Minutes (pdf)
                Zoom Video