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June 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.   June 7, 2021:  Updated information from Most Reverend Gerald M. Barbarito, Bishop of Palm Beach, regarding Pandemic Safety Protocols
             English (doc) (pdf) (jpeg)
(doc) (pdf) (jpeg)
             (vimeo -

       2.   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
      4.  Religious Freedom Week is June 22-29
      5.  Prayer for Protection of Storms and Illness - updated 
 English (pdf) (jpeg),  Spanish (pdf) (jpeg), Creole (pdf) (jpeg)

      6.  Step Up for Students Scholarships
- Catholic School Marketing Materials, including an email for students in Faith Formation, new legislation, bulletin inserts, a pulpit announcement, radio spots and marketing materials for members of Armed Forces.
             - Step Up For Students Scholarship Applications
                    Click here for an English Flyer - (jpeg) (pdf)
                    Click here for an Spanish Flyer - (jpeg) (pdf)
                    English and Spanish Bulletin Ads  

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 Black  Indian Missions / Home Missions is on June 12 - 13; please print the letters on June 5 - 6. 
                - Resources
                -  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
              June 6, St. Vincent Ferrer, Delray Beach, Very Reverend Canon Thomas J. Skindeleski, Pastor 
              June 13, Cathedral of St. Ignatius Loyola, PBG, Reverend Brian King, Episcopal Secretary
              June 20, Cathedral of St. Ignatius Loyola, PBG, Most Reverend Gerald M. Barbarito, Bishop of Palm Beach
              June 27, Cathedral of St. Ignatius Loyola, PBG, Reverend Brian King, Episcopal Secretary

      2.  Feast Days and other Notable Dates
June 3 – Saint Clotide
              June 5  - St. Boniface, Bishop Martyr
              June 6 – Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
              June 11 – World Day of Prayer for Consecration of Priests
              June 11 - The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
              June 12 - The Immaculate Hearts of the Blessed Virgin Mary
              June 12 – Blessed Jolenta of Poland
              June 13- St. Anthony of Padua
              June 14- Flag Day
              June 16-18 - USCCB General Assembly
              June 19 – Saint Juliana of Falconieri
              June 20 – Father’s Day
              June 20 – World Refugee Day
              June 22 - Saints John Fisher and Thomas More
              June 22 – 29 Religious Freedom Week
              June 24 – Nativity of John the Baptist
              June 29 - Saints Peter and Paul
              June 30 – The First Martyrs of Rome

      3.  Events 
June 2 - Day of Reflection at Our Lady of Florida Spiritual Center with Fr. Brian King (jpg)
              June 5 - First Saturday Peaceful Prayer Vigil (pdf) (jpg)
              June 8  - Monthly Food Giveaway at Riviera Beach (png)
              June 10 - St. Pio of Pietrelcina presentation at Holy Family Church in St. Lucie
              June 11 - Power of Personhood at the Cathedral of St. Ignatius Loyola
                              Registration link (png)
              June 12 - AIM Online Retreat (jpeg)
              June 13 to 18 - Catholic Vocational High School Summer Camp - STU Impact Women's Week  (jpg)      
              June 18 - Holy Hour for Vocations at St. John of the Cross Church (doc)
              June 20 to 25 - Catholic Vocational High School Summer Camp - STU Impact Men's Week  (jpg
              June 22 - Luncheons for Life at Season's 52
              June 24 - Hora Santa San José at Sacred Heart, Okeechobee (jpg)
              June 26 - Flea Market, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church (pdf)
              July 9 - Ave Maria University Summer Youth Conference FEARLESS 2021
              July 19 to 22 - Encounter Ministries of South Florida at the Cathedral of St. Ignatius Loyola (doc) (pdf) (jpg)

              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
                    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 - coming soon

      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