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July 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.  July 15, 2021:  COVID-19 Protocols and Guidelines for the 2021-22 School Year

             (pdf) (jpeg)

      2. June 7, 2021:  Updated information from Most Reverend Gerald M. Barbarito, Bishop of Palm Beach, regarding Pandemic Safety Protocols
             English (doc) (pdf) (jpeg)
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       3.   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
      5.  Prayer for Protection of Storms
 English (pdf) (jpeg),  Spanish (pdf) (jpeg), Creole (pdf) (jpeg)

      6.  Step Up for Students Scholarships
- Catholic School Marketing Materials, including an email to 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 Catholic Relief Services is on July 10 - 11; please print the letters on July 3 - 4. 
                - 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
              July 4, Cathedral of St. Ignatius Loyola, PBG, Most Reverend Gerald M. Barbarito, Bishop of Palm Beach
              July 11, St. Jude, Tequesta, Very Reverend Charles E Notabartolo, Vicar General & Moderator of the Curia
              July 18, St. Jude, Tequesta, Very Reverend Charles E Notabartolo, Vicar General & Moderator of the Curia
              July 25, Notre Dame Catholic Mission, Fort Pierce, Rev. Yves Geffrard, Administrator

      2.  Feast Days and other Notable Dates
July 3 - St. Thomas, Apostle
              July 4 - Independence Day
              July 5 - Independence Day observed
              July 11 - St. Benedict
              July 14 - St. Kateri Tekakwitha
              July 15 - St. Bonaventure, Bishop and Doctor of the Church
              July 16 - Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
              July 22 - St. Mary Magdelene
              July 25 - World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly
              July 25 - St. James, Apostle
              July 26 - Sts. Joachim and Anne, Parents of the B.V.M.
              July 29 - St. Martha
              July 31 - St. Ignatius of Loyola

      3.  Events 
July 3 - First Saturday Peaceful Prayer Vigil (pdf) (jpg)
              July 8 - Parish Communication Strategy Meeting via Zoom 
              July 9 - Ave Maria University Summer Youth Conference FEARLESS 2021              
              July 13  - Monthly Food Giveaway at Riviera Beach (png)
              July 19 to 22 - Encounter Ministries of South Florida at the Cathedral of St. Ignatius Loyola (doc) (pdf) (jpg)
              July 21 - Holy Hour for Vocations at Holy Cross Church, Vero Beach (doc)
              July 25 - World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly
                             Resources from Catholic Grandparents Association
                                  Emblem (png)
                                  Explanation of Emblem (pdf)
                                  Overview of CGA Resources (pdf)
                                  History and Prayer (pdf)
              July 26-31  Natural Family Planning Week (NFP)
                                 Letter from the Bishop in English (doc) (pdf) (png) and Spanish (doc) (pdf) (png)
                                 Flyer from the Office of Marriage, Family Life, Faith Formation & Youth Ministry (pdf) (jpeg)
              July 27 - Luncheons for Life at Season's 52
              July 29, 7:00 p.m. - American Heritage Girls Catholic Scouting Informational Zoom Meeting
                                              (doc) (pdf) (zoom link)
              July 30 to Aug. 1 - Men's Summer Discernment Retreat at St. Vincent de Paul Seminary (png)
              Aug. 5, 7:00 p.m. - Trail Life USA/Troops Fully Alive (for boys) Informational Zoom Meeting                                                                      (doc) (pdf) (zoom link)
              Aug. 12-15 Southeast Catechist Conference
                                 Sample Bulletin Announcement (doc)
                                 English Flyer (pdf) (png)
                                 Spanish Flyer (pdf) (png)
              Oct. 22 Friends of the Seminary Gala at St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary
                           Save the Date Flyer (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 2021-2022 (doc) (pdf) (png)
             - 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 - Julio (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 - 2021-2022 SCF Program (pdf)
            - Escuela de Formación Cristiana en Español  - 2021-2022 Program (pdf)
            - Escuela Diocesana de Formación Cristiana/Migrantes en Español - 21-22 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
          - Parish Communication Strategy Meeting Recap July 2021
                Meeting Minutes (pdf)
                Zoom Video