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October 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.  Lumen Christi Scholarship Appeal
               Letter from the Bishop (pdf) (jpeg)
               Bishop's Video

      3.  Lumen Christi Scholarship Appeal Resources

      4.  Workshops for Lectors begin on October 2 (jpeg)

      5.  October is Respect Life Month
               Letter from the Bishop - Please place in your bulletin and read at all Masses the weekend of October 2nd and 3rd.
                   English (doc) (pdf) (jpg)
                   Spanish (doc) (pdf) (jpg)


      6.  October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
      7.  Request to contact our representatives about the Women’s Health Protection Act, H.R. 3755

      8.  Vocations
    Men's National Vocation Awareness Weekend - November 12-14
                   Posters in English (png) and in Spanish (png)  
                   Registration Link
               Vocations Awareness Week - Nov. 7 - 14                   
                   Homily helps for the Sunday of Vocations Awareness (pdf)
                   Bulletin Inserts & Prayers for the Faithful (pdf
               2021 Seminarian Poster and Prayer Card
Poster (pdf)
                   Prayer Card English  (png)  Inside (png)
                   Prayer Card Spanish  (png)  Inside (png)

        9.  Synod on Synodality 2021-2023
Email sent to parishes from Jennifer Trefelner on October 13
                   Synod website
                   Synod logo (png)
                   Bishop's column on Synod - October 15
                   Bishop's column on Synod in Spanish (pdf)
                   Bishop's column on Synod in Creole (pdf)
                   Bishop's Mass at the Cathedral to begin our local phase - October 16
                   Bishop's video - October 18 -
                   Synod Prayer (pdf)

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 Propagation of the Faith (World Mission Sunday) is on October 9 - 10; please print the letters on October 2 - 3.   Click here for resources.

           -  Letters 
                       English  (doc) (pdf) (jpg) - corrected a misspelling on 9/27/2021
                       Creole   (doc) (pdf) (jpg
                       Spanish (doc) (pdf) (jpg
           -  Flyer (pdf)

- 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
                Oct. 3 - St. John of the Cross Chapel, Vero Beach, Reverend Brian Campbell, Pastor
                Oct. 10 - St. John of the Cross Chapel, Vero Beach, Reverend Brian Campbell, Pastor
                Oct. 17 - Holy Cross Church, Vero Beach, Rev. Thomas Barrett, Pastor
                Oct. 24 - Holy Cross Church, Vero Beach, Rev. Thomas Barrett, Pastor
                Oct. 31 - The Cathedral of Saint Ignatius Loyola, PBG, Very Reverend Charles E Notabartolo, Vicar General & Moderator of the Curia

      2.  Feast Days and other Notable Dates
                USCCB resource webpage on Saints for October

                Oct. 1 – Respect Life Month Begins
                Oct. 1 – Domestic Violence Awareness Month Begins
                Oct. 1 - St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus
                Oct. 3 – Respect Life Sunday
                Oct. 4 - St. Francis of Assisi
                Oct. 5 - St. Faustina Kowalska
                Oct. 5 - Bl. Francis Xavier Seelos
                Oct. 6  - Bl. Marie Rose Durocher
                Oct. 7 - Our Lady of the Rosary
                Oct. 9 - St. Denis and Companions
                Oct. 11 - St. John XXIII, Pope
                Oct. 12 – Indigenous People’s Day
                Oct. 17 – World Mission Sunday
                Oct. 18 - St. Luke the Evangelist
                Oct. 20 - St. Paul of the Cross
                Oct. 22 - St. John Paul II, Pope
                Oct. 24 - World Mission Sunday flyer
                Oct. 28 - Sts. Simon and Jude, Apostles
                Oct. 31 – Halloween           

      3.  Events
 Sep. 22 - Oct. 31 - Forty Days For Life, Fort Pierce (jpeg)
              Sep. 30 to Oct. 3 - Saint Joseph Summit (png1) (png2) (png3)
              Oct. 1 to Oct. 3 - Retiro Vinedo de Raquel
              Oct. 2 - Steps for Life, Emmanuel Church (pdf)
              Oct. 2 - First Saturday Peaceful Prayer Vigil (pdf) (jpg)
              Oct. 3 - Life Chain
              Oct. 9 - Monthly Mind Mass at Our Lady Queen of Peace Cemetery
              Oct. 12  - Monthly Food Giveaway at Riviera Beach  (png)
              Oct. 20  - Holy Hour for Vocations at Holy Cross, Vero Beach  (doc)
              Oct. 22 - Friends of the Seminary Gala at St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary
                             Save the Date Flyer (pdf) (jpeg
              Oct. 23 - Women of Grace Conference (pdf) (jpeg)
              Oct. 24 - 4th Annual Butterfly Release at St. Helen Church (pdf)
              Oct. 26  - Luncheons for Life at Season's 52
              Oct. 28 - Hora Santa San José - St. Mark Church (pdf)
              Oct. 29 - Oct. 31 - 6th National Congreso Pro Vida

              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
            - Lumen Christi Scholarship Appeal
                  Letter from the Bishop (pdf) (jpeg)
                  Bishop's Video

                  Lumen Christi Scholarship Appeal Resources
COVID-19 Resources, Protocols and Memos available to download
            - 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 - Octobre (pdf) (jpeg) 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 began 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
             -  Men's National Vocation Awareness Weekend - November 12-14
Posters in English (png) and in Spanish (png)      
             -  Vocations Awareness Week - Nov. 7 - 14                     
                    Homily helps for the Sunday of Vocations Awareness (pdf)
                    Bulletin Inserts & Prayers for the Faithful (pdf
             -  2021 Seminarian Poster and Prayer Card
                   Poster (pdf)
                   Prayer Card
                      English  (png)  Inside (png)
                      Spanish  (png)  Inside (png)
             - 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)
             - 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 -