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December 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.  Christmas
           Save the date for the taping of the Christmas TV Mass on Dec. 17 (pdf) (jpg)
Bishop Barbarito's Christmas Message
           Christmas TV Mass (jpg)
      2 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)


      4.  Lumen Christi Scholarship Appeal
               Letter from the Bishop (pdf) (jpeg)
               Bishop's Video
               Lumen Christi Scholarship Appeal Resources
 5.  The Florida Catholic - New Social media, newsletter graphics
               Click here to download jpg's

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

      6.  Save the dates for Bishop Barbarito's Annual Marriage Anniversary Masses   
               Save the date (pub)
               St. Lucie Church in Port St. Lucie on February 12, 2022 -
                   Bulletin Announcement (doc)
                   Registrations (doc)
               St. Jude Church in Boca Raton on February 19, 2022
                   Bulletin Announcement (doc)
                   Registrations (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 Religious Retirement Fund is on December 11-12 ; please print the letters on December 4-5.   

           -  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 
           - Flyer (pdf) (jpeg
           - Prayer for Spiritual Communion - English (jpeg) Spanish (jpeg)
           - Schedule
                Dec. 5 - Emmanuel Church, Delray Beach, Reverend Gaudioso Zamora, Pastor
                Dec. 12 - Sacred Heart, Lake Worth, Reverend Quesnel Delvard, Pastor
                Dec. 19 - Sacred Heart, Lake Worth, Reverend Quesnel Delvard, Pastor
                Dec. 25 - The Cathedral of Saint Ignatius Loyola, PBG, Most Reverend Gerald M. Barbarito, Bishop of Palm Beach
                Dec. 26 - The Cathedral of Saint Ignatius Loyola, PBG, Reverend Dúvan Bermúdez, Director of Hispanic Ministry

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

             Dec. 5 - Second Sunday of Advent
             Dec. 8 - The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Holy Day of Obligation
             Dec. 12 - Third Sunday of Advent
             Dec. 12 – Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
             Dec. 17 – Pope Francis’s Birthday
             Dec. 19 - Fourth Sunday of Advent
             Dec. 24 - Christmas Eve
             Dec. 25 - The Nativity of the Lord - Christmas Day - Holy Day of Obligation
             Dec. 26 - The Most Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph
             Dec. 31 - New Year's Eve
             Jan. 1 - Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God - (Holy Day of obligation is suspended)

      3.  Events
 Dec. 4 - First Saturday Peaceful Prayer Vigil (pdf) (jpg)
              Dec. 10 - Quarter Auction at Holy Family CCW, PSL 
              Dec. 10 - Divine Mercy at St. Francis Church (pdf) (jpg)
              Dec. 11-12 - Flea Market and Bazaar, St. Francis of Assisi, Riviera Beach
              Dec. 11 - Monthly Mind Mass at Our Lady Queen of Peace Cemetery
              Dec. 12 - Bambinelli Sunday (check with local parishes) 
              Dec. 17 - Holy Hour for Vocations at St. John of the Cross  (doc)
              Dec. 17 - Taping of the Christmas TV Mass (pdf) (jpg)
              Dec. 18 - Advent Day of Reflection, Our Lady of FL Spiritual Center (png)
              Dec. 28  - Luncheons for Life at Season's 52

              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 - Deciembre (pdf) (jpeg) coming soon

      5. Liturgy
Liturgical Newsletter - Advent/Christmas 2021

      6.  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)

      7.  Marriage, Family Life, Faith Formation and Youth Ministry
           - Marriage Preparation Schedule for Parishes
                 2021 (pdf)
                 2022 (pdf)
           - Unbound - video link 

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

      9.  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)

      10.  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  

      11.  Vocations
-  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 -