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August 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   


      2.  School of Christian Formation Classes begin in August   
            - 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)

      3.  Statement from Most Reverend Gerald M. Barbarito on the Earthquake in Haiti, August 17, 2021 (doc)

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 the Church in Latin America and Church in Africa is on August 8 - 9; please print the letters on July 31 - August 1. 
                - 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
              Aug. 1, Notre Dame Catholic Mission, Fort Pierce, Rev. Yves Geffrard, Administrator
              Aug. 8, Holy Name of Jesus, West Palm Beach, Rev. Antony Pulikal, Pastor
              Aug. 15, Holy Name of Jesus, West Palm Beach, Rev. Antony Lopez, Parochial Vicar, St. Mark the Evangelist, Fort Pierce
              Aug. 22, Cathedral of St. Ignatius Loyola, Reverend Brian King, Episcopal Secretary
              Aug. 29, Cathedral of St. Ignatius Loyola, Most Reverend Gerald M. Barbarito, Bishop of Palm Beach

      2.  Feast Days and other Notable Dates
Aug. 4 - St. John Vianney
              Aug. 6 - The Transfiguration of the Lord
              Aug. 8 - St. Dominic
              Aug. 10 - St. Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr
              Aug. 11 - St. Clare
              Aug. 13 - Blessed Michael McGivney
              Aug. 14 - St. Maximilian Kolbe, Priest and Martyr
              Aug. 15 - The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
              Aug. 20 - St. Bernard, Abbott and Doctor of the Church
              Aug. 21 - St. Pius X, Pope
              Aug. 22 - Queenship of Mary
              Aug. 23 - St. Rose of Lima
              Aug. 24 - St. Bartholomew, Apostle
              Aug. 27 - St. Monica
              Aug. 28 - St. Augustine, Bishop and Doctor of the Church
              Aug. 29 - Passion of St. John the Baptist

      3.  Events
Jul. 30 to Aug. 1 - Men's Summer Discernment Retreat at St. Vincent de Paul Seminary (png)
              Aug. 3 - Back to School Food and Supply Distribution 
              Aug. 5, 7:00 p.m. - Trail Life USA/Troops Fully Alive (for boys) Informational Zoom Meeting                                                                      (doc) (pdf) (zoom link)
              Aug. 7 - First Saturday Peaceful Prayer Vigil (pdf) (jpg)
              Aug. 10  - Monthly Food Giveaway at Riviera Beach - moved to Aug. 3
              Aug. 10 - First day of school for Catholic School Students
                              Academic Calendar 2021-2022 (doc) (pdf) (png)
              Aug. 12 to 15 - Southeast Catechist Conference
                                       Link for promotional material
                                       Parish Gathering Booklet (English pdf) (Spanish pdf)
                                       Link to the live schedule
                                       Sample Bulletin Announcement (doc)
                                       English Flyer (pdf) (png)
                                       Spanish Flyer (pdf) (png)
              Aug. 14 - Monthly Mind Mass at Our Lady Queen of Peace Cemetery
              Aug. 15  - Holy Hour for Vocations at St. Helen Church, Vero Beach (doc)
              Aug. 21 - Magnificat Breakfast
              Aug. 24  - Luncheons for Life at Season's 52
              Aug. 26 - Hora Santa San José - Holy Cross Church, Indiantown
              Aug. 31 - Healing Mass at St. Jude in Boca Raton (pdf)
              Sep. 30 to Oct. 3 - Saint Joseph Summit (png1) (png2) (png3)
              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
           June 7, 2021:  Updated information from Most Reverend Gerald M. Barbarito, Bishop of Palm Beach, regarding Pandemic Safety Protocols
English (doc) (pdf) (jpeg)
             Spanish (doc) (pdf) (jpeg)
             (vimeo -
           Diocesan Prayer for Protection of Storms and Illness
English (pdf) (jpeg)  
             Spanish (pdf) (jpeg
             Creole (pdf) (jpeg)
           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)
            - 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   
            - 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
            - Jul. 15, 2021:  COVID-19 Protocols and Guidelines for the 2021-22 School Year
(pdf) (jpeg)

            - Academic Calendar 2021-2022 (doc) (pdf) (png)
            - Step Up For Students Scholarship Applications
                   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.
                   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 - Agosto 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.  Marriage, Family Life, Faith Formation and Youth Ministry
           - Marriage Preparation Schedule for Parishes
                 2021 (pdf)
                 2022 (pdf)
           - Unbound - video link 

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

      8.  School of Christian Formation Classes begin in August 2021  
           - 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 
           - Diocesan Communications Tools Videos
                 Diocese of Palm Beach Communication Tools
                 Learn all the Diocesan Website has to offer
                 The Televised Catholic Mass is a great resource
                 Follow us on Social Media
                 Why read the Florida Catholic
           - Office of Catholic Schools Enrollment and Marketing Meeting August 25, 2021
                 Ambassador Program Powerpoint (pdf)
                 Zoom Video -