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April 2022 Bulletin and Communications 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 

      1Lent and Easter
            - Liturgical Newsletter - Lent 2022 and Holy Week 2022
            - Holy Week
               -  Taping of the Easter TV Mass, April 4 (pdf) (jpg
               -  Palm Sunday - (pdf) (jpg)
               -  Chrism Mass, April 12 (pdf) (jpg) - open to public, not livestreamed
               -  Holy Thursday - (pdf) (jpg) - livestreamed on Cathedral website 7 p.m.
               -  Good Friday - (pdf) (jpg) - livestreamed on Cathedral website 3 p.m.
               -  Good Friday special petition for Ukraine (English) (Spanish)
               -  Holy Saturday - (pdf) (jpg)
               -  Easter Sunday - (pdf) (jpg) - see schedule for livestream Masses
               -  Watch the Easter TV Mass (pdf) (jpg

      2.  April is Child Abuse Prevention Month (see B.3.)

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 Holy Land (Good Friday) is on Apr. 15; please print the letters on Apr. 9-10.  
           -  Letters
                   English  (doc) (pdf) (jpg
                   Spanish (doc) (pdf) (jpg)
                   Creole   (doc) (pdf) (jpg
           - Resources for the Holy Land Second Collection 

           - The Second Collection for Peter's Pence is on Apr. 23-24; please print the letters on Apr. 16-17.  
           -  Letters
                   English  (doc) (pdf) (jpg
                   Spanish (doc) (pdf) (jpg)
                   Creole   (doc) (pdf) (jpg) 

           - 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 - April is Child Abuse Prevention Month
           -  2022 Child Abuse Prevention Month Booklet - English and Spanish 
           -  USCCB live-stream events on April 6 and April 8
                 Flyer (pdf
                 Live-stream on Facebook page
           -  Announcements in English (doc) - Updated February, 2022
           -  Announcements in Spanish (doc) - Actualizado Febrero 2022
           -  Graphics for Announcements in English (pdfs) (jpegs) 2022
           -  Graphics for Announcements in Spanish (pdfs) (jpegs) 2022 
           -  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
              Apr. 3 - St. Jude Church, Boca Raton, Reverend Christopher Iannizzotto, O. Carm, Parochial Vicar
              Apr. 10 - St. Jude Church, Boca Raton, Reverend John Horan, O. Carm., Pastor 
              Apr. 17 - Easter Sunday, The Cathedral of Saint Ignatius Loyola, PBG,  Most Reverend Gerald M. Barbarito, Bishop of Palm Beach
              Apr. 24 - 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
           -  Franciscan Media Saint of the Day
           Apr. 4  St. Isidore of Seville
           Apr. 5  St. Vincent Ferrer 
           Apr. 10  Palm Sunday
           Apr. 11  St. Stanislaus 
           Apr. 12 Chrism Mass        
           Apr. 14  Holy Thursday
           Apr. 15  Friday of the Passion of the Lord (Good Friday)
           Apr. 16  Holy Saturday
           Apr. 17  Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord
           Apr. 24 Second Sunday of Easter and Sunday of Divine Mercy
           Apr. 22 Earth Day
           Apr. 25  St. Mark the Evangelist
           Apr. 29  St. Catherine of Siena, Virgin and Doctor of the Church
           Apr. 30  St. Pius V             

      4.  Events
-  Mar. 2 through April 10 - Forty Days for Life (pdf)
           -  Mar. 2 through April 14 - Long Sleeve Shirt Campaign - Resources
-  Mar. 2 through April 14 - Rice Bowl
           -  Apr. 1 - Holy Hour at Miracle House
           -  Apr. 2 - Diaconate Ordination of Marc Gustinelli
            -  Apr. 2 - First Saturday Peaceful Prayer Vigil (pdf) (jpg)
           -  Apr. 7 - Interfaith Health and Wellness Annual Awards Luncheon, WPB
           -  Apr. 8 - Divine Mercy at St. Francis Church (pdf) (jpg)
           -  Apr. 9 - Monthly Mind Mass at Our Lady Queen of Peace Cemetery
           -  Apr. 12 - Food Giveaway, St. Francis Center (pdf)
           -  Apr. 13 - Food Giveaway, St. Mary's Center, Pahokee 
           -  Apr. 14 - Day of Reflection at Our Lady of Florida Spiritual Center
           -  Apr. 14-16 - Youth Retreat at St. Juliana Church
           -  Apr. 19-22 - USA Tour 2022 of "Reliquary of Staint Bernadette" at St. Bernadette Church
           -  Apr. 22 - Earth Day
           -  Apr. 22 - Holy Hour for Vocations at St. John of the Cross - Schedule (doc)
           -  Apr. 23 - Aim Virtual Retreat
           -  Apr. 22-24 - RETIRO DEL VIÑEDO DE RAQUEL0 
           -  Apr. 25 - Movie, Alive (various theatres)
           -  Apr. 26 - Luncheons for Life, Seasons 52 Restaurant
           -  Apr. 26 - Food Giveaway, St. Francis Center (pdf)
           -  Apr. 27 - Food Giveaway, St. Mary's Center, Pahokee  (pdf)
           -  Apr. 29 - St. Vincent Ferrer Festival (jpg)
        Please use this link to submit events for your parish or school

      5.  Televised and live streamed Masses and Online Worship Resources

D.  Office and Ministry Updates

      1.  Bishop's Office
 -  Synod on Synodality 2021-2023
           -  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 - Abril (pdf) (jpeg
           - VIñedo de Raquel - Abril 22-24, 2022 (jpg)

      5. Liturgy
Liturgical Newsletter - Lent 2022

      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
-   Intercessions for the Year of Consecrated Life
            -  2021-2022 Seminarian Poster and Prayer Card
                    Poster (pdf)
                    Prayer Card English  (png)  Inside (png)
                    Prayer Card Spanish  (png)  Inside (png)
             - 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