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January 2022 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. Catholic Schools Week
           -  January 30- February 5, 2022 “Catholic Schools: Faith. Excellence. Service.”
           -  Daily themes
           -  Planning tools

      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) 
Graphics with Registration Information:  Qtr page (png) (jpg), Half page (png) (jpg)
                  Registration Link


      4.  Sign up 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)  

      5.  49th Anniversary of Roe v Wade on January 22
           -  Letter from Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops to be read in church - English  Spanish

B.  Expected information to be published by each parish this month:

      1.  Second Collection Letters 

           -  Schedule for Non-Parochial Collections 2022 (pdf)  and Envelopes (doc)

           -  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  Catholic Education is on January 8-9 ; please print the letters on January 1-2.   

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

           - The letters are also posted on our Collection Letters webpage    

      2.  2022 Diocesan Services Appeal: Bulletin Inserts, Bulletin Announcements, Information, Resources, Graphics, Social Media Posts and Website Content
           -  DSA Materials link 
DSA Manual 2022  (pdf)
           -  DSA Timeline 2022 (pdf)

      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
                Jan. 2 - The Cathedral of Saint Ignatius Loyola, PBG, Most Reverend Gerald M. Barbarito, Bishop of Palm Beach
                Jan. 9 - St. Anastasia Church, Fort Pierce, St. Anastasia Church, Fort Pierce, Reverend Richard George II, Pastor
                Jan. 16 - St. Anastasia Church, Fort Pierce, St. Anastasia Church, Fort Pierce, Reverend Michael Cairnes, Parochial Vicar
                Jan. 23 - Our Lady of Florida Spiritual Center, North Palm Beach, Reverend Junesh V. Xavier, C.P.
                Jan. 30 - Our Lady of Florida Spiritual Center, North Palm Beach, Reverend Melvin Shorter, C.P.

      2.  Feast Days and other Notable Dates
USCCB resource webpage on Saints
           -  Jan. 1 - New Year's Day
           -  Jan. 1 - Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God - (Holy Day obligation is suspended)
           -  Jan. 1 - World Day of Peace
           -  Jan. 2 - Epiphany of the Lord
           -  Jan. 2 - National Migration Week
           -  Jan. 9 - Baptism of the Lord
           -  Jan. 16 - World Religion Day
           -  Jan. 17 - Martin Luther King Day
           -  Jan. 22 - Day of Prayer for the legal Protection of the Unborn Children
           -  Jan 23 - Sunday of the Word of God

      3.  Events
Dec. 31 to Jan. 1 - New Year's Eve at Our Lady of FL Spiritual Center
           -   Jan. 1 - First Saturday Peaceful Prayer Vigil (pdf) (jpg)
           -   Jan. 3 - Day of Reflection at Our Lady of FL Spiritual Center
           -   Jan. 8 - Monthly Mind Mass at Our Lady Queen of Peace Cemetery
           -   Jan. 11 - Food Giveaway, St. Francis Center
           -   Jan. 14 - Divine Mercy at St. Francis Church (pdf) (jpg)
           -   Jan. 19 to 27 - Novena for Legal Protection of Unborn
           -   Jan. 21 - Roe v. Wade Anniversary Public Rosary
           -   Jan. 21 - Holy Hour for Vocations at St. John of the Cross - Schedule (doc)
           -   Jan. 21 - Sip and Paint at Ascension Family Center
           -   Jan. 23 - Stand for Life, Indian River County (pdf)
           -   Jan. 23 - Dale Ahlquist at St. Helen Church
           -   Jan. 25 - Luncheons for Life at Seasons 52
           -   Jan. 30 to Feb. 5 - Catholic Schools Week
           -   Feb. 1 to Feb. 3 - Catholic Days at the Capital
           -   Feb. 12 - Marriage Anniversary Mass - St. Lucie Church, Port St. Lucie 
                   Bulletin Announcement (doc)
                   Registrations (doc)
            -   Feb. 19 - Marriage Anniversary Mass - St. Jude Church, Boca Raton
                   Bulletin Announcement (doc)
                   Registrations (doc
        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
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
           - Para Ti Hispano - Enero (pdf) (jpeg) coming soon

      5. Liturgy
Liturgical Newsletter - coming soon

      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
                 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
 - Links to download the new App
                 QR Code (png)
                 FCM App Screenshots (pdf)
                 Graphics for Social Media Posts 
           -  Ads (jpg's) for The Florida Catholic Facebook and Instagram 
           - New social media, newletter graphics
                 (pdf1) (pdf2) (pdf3) (pdf4) (pdf5) (pdf6
           - Video  

      11.  Vocations
World Day for Consecrated Life, February 2
                    Activity Resources
            -  2021-2022 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 2022
             - 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 - The Catholic Current - discontinued in 2022
                 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 -
           - Parish Communication Strategy Meeting Recap January 2022
                 Zoom Video