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November 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 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 Card's
                  English - front and back (pdf) - front (jpg) back (jpg) sheet (pdf)
                  Spanish - front and back (pdf) - front (jpg) back (jpg) sheet (pdf)
               Synod Bulletins 
               Synod Listening & Discussion Session Information Packet: English (pdf) Spanish (pdf)

               November 9, 2021: Diocesan Travel & Return to Work/School Policy (pdf)
               November 9, 2021: Updated COVID-19 travel policy for schools (pdf)

      3.  Lumen Christi Scholarship Appeal
               Letter from the Bishop (pdf) (jpeg)
               Bishop's Video
               Lumen Christi Scholarship Appeal Resources
               Giving Tuesday, Nov. 30 (jpg)

      4.  Vocations 
     Vocations Awareness Week - Nov. 7 - 14 
                     Vocations Awareness Week Sunday TV Mass 
                     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
                 Men's National Vocation Awareness Weekend - November 12-14
                     Posters in English (png) and in Spanish (png)
                     Registration link 

        5.  The Florida Catholic - New Social media, newsletter graphics
                   Click here to download jpg's

                   (pdf1) (pdf2) (pdf3) (pdf4) (pdf5) (pdf6)       

        6.  Discover Catholic Schools Week - November 14-20

        7.  Resources for Sunday, November 21, Christ the King
Lectionary Notes
                 A brief background on the Solemnity
                 Social media graphics
                 A Novena to Christ the King

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 Human Development is on November 13-14 ; please print the letters on November 6-7.   

           -  Letters 
                       English  (doc) (pdf) (jpg
                       Spanish (doc) (pdf) (jpg
                       Creole   (doc) (pdf) (jpg)
           -  Resources 

- 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 
           We are so sorry that the TV Mass could not be aired on a couple of Sundays.  CW34 had a ransomware attack and it is out of their control and ours. You can find the correct TV Masses on our website,  We hope the Mass next Sunday will air! Thank you for watching our Masses and for your support!
           - Flyer (pdf) (jpeg
           - Prayer for Spiritual Communion - English (jpeg) Spanish (jpeg)
           - Schedule
                Nov. 7 - The Cathedral of Saint Ignatius Loyola, PBG, Reverend Daniel Daza-Jaller, Director of Vocations, Seminarians and Diaconate Formation
                Nov. 14 - The Cathedral of Saint Ignatius Loyola, PBG, Reverend Brian King, Episcopal Secretary
                Nov. 21 - The Cathedral of Saint Ignatius Loyola, PBG, Most Reverend Gerald M. Barbarito, Bishop of Palm Beach
                Nov. 28 - Emmanuel Church, Delray Beach, Reverend Gaudioso Zamora, Pastor

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

               Nov. 1 – All Saints Day (not a Holy Day of Obligation this year)
               Nov. 2 – All Souls Day
               Nov. 2 – Election Day
               Nov. 11 - Veterans Day
               Nov. 21 - Jesus Christ the King of the Universe Sunday
               Nov. 25 - Thanksgiving
               Nov. 28 - First Sunday of Advent

      3.  Events
 Nov. 2 - All Souls Day Mass at Our Lady Queen of Peace Cemetery (jpg)
              Nov. 4 - Pottery Bowl Buying Event to benefit the Samaritan Center (jpg)
              Nov. 6 &7 - Holiday Fair at Holy Family Church (jpg)
              Nov. 6 - St. Rita 10th Annual Garage + Bake Sale 
              Nov. 6 - Catholic Men's Rally at St. Lucie (jpg)
              Nov. 6 - St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Fundraiser
              Nov. 6 - First Saturday Peaceful Prayer Vigil (pdf) (jpg)
              Nov. 6 - Quarter Auction at Holy Spirit Church (jpg)
              Nov. 7 - Vocations Mass at St. Helen Church
              Nov. 7 - 14 - Vocation Awareness Week (see A.4.)
              Nov. 9  - Monthly Food Giveaway at Riviera Beach  (png)  - changed to Turkey Drive on Nov. 16
              Nov. 9 - Holy Hour for Vocations at St. Joseph Church
              Nov. 10 - Theology on Tap at Sailfish Brewing Company in Ft. Pierce
              Nov. 11 - Holy Hour for Vocations at St. Rita Church
              Nov. 12 - Divine Mercy at St. Francis Church (jpg)
              Nov. 12-14 - Men's Vocation Awareness Weekend at St. John Vianney College
                                   Posters in English (png) and in Spanish (png)
                                   Registration link 
              Nov. 13 - Monthly Mind Mass at Our Lady Queen of Peace Cemetery
              Nov. 13 - St. Matthew Catholic Church 10th Anniversary Giant Craft & Tag Sale
              Nov. 14 - Healing Mass at St. Jude, Boca Raton
              Nov. 16 - Turkey Drive at St. Francis Center  (png)
              Nov. 16 - Grief Share Surviving the Holidays Seminar (pdf) (jpg)
              Nov. 18 - Hora Santa San José - St. Ann Church (pdf)
              Nov. 18 - Pray for Dobbs, Online Prayer Event
              Nov. 20 - 21 - 46th Annual Arts & Craft Show at the Cathedral  - flyer (pdf) (jpg)  half page (pdf) (jpg)
              Nov. 20 - Christmas Bazaar at St. Bernadette
              Nov. 21  - Holy Hour for Vocations at St. Helen, Vero Beach  (doc)
              Nov. 23  - Luncheons for Life at Season's 52
              Nov. 30 - Giving Tuesday (jpg)
              Dec. 17 - Save the date for the taping of the Christmas TV Mass (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
           -  Synod on Synodality 2021-2023 (See A.1. above)
-  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
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 -
Noviembre (pdf) (jpeg) coming soon

      5. Liturgy
          -  Liturgical Newsletter - Advent/Christmas 2021

      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 (jpg's) for The Florida Catholic Facebook and Instagram 
           - New Social media, newletter graphics
                 (pdf1) (pdf2) (pdf3) (pdf4) (pdf5) (pdf6
           - 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)
                    Prayer Card 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 -