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May 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

      1.  May is National Foster Care Month (doc) (pdf) (jpg)
           - Resources
                  United State Conference of Catholic Bishops
                  Child Welfare Information Gateway

      2.  Step Up for Students
-  General Press Release (pdf) (jpg)
           -  Law Enforcement Press Release (pdf)
               -   Postcard - (pdf) (jpg)
           -  Military Press Release (pdf)
               -   Postcard - (pdf) (jpg)
      3.  Religious Freedom Week (in June) Memo and Resources from USCCB, May 2

       4.  Bishop's Memo and Prayer to Avert Hurricanes (pdf)
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 Catholic Communications / Catholic University is on May 14-15; please print the letters on May 7-8. 
          -  Resources
                   USCCB Resources for Catholic Communication Campaign 
                   Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for the 2022 World Communications Day, May 29
          -  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 May Ambo Announcements English (doc) Spanish (doc)
           - DSA in Action Materials - May 2022 - Hispanic Outreach
                 i.  Logo in Spanish (jpg) (png)
                 ii.  Logo in English  (jpg) (png)
                 iii.  Half page vertical English (jpg) (pdf)
           -  DSA Materials webpage 
DSA Manual 2022  (pdf)
           -  DSA Timeline 2022 (pdf)

      3.  Safe Environments 
           -  2022 Child Abuse Prevention Month Booklet - English and Spanish 
           -  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)
           - TV Masses in May
              May 1 - The Cathedral of Saint Ignatius Loyola, PBG, Reverend Dúvan Bermúdez, Director of Hispanic Ministry
              May 8 - The Cathedral of Saint Ignatius Loyola, PBG, Reverend Brian King, Episcopal Secretary
              May 15 - The Cathedral of Saint Ignatius Loyola, PBG, Most Reverend Gerald M. Barbarito, Bishop of Palm Beach
              May 22 - St. Helen Catholic Church, Vero Beach, Reverend Nicholas Zrallack, Parochial Vicar
              May 29 - St. Helen Catholic Church, Vero Beach, Reverend Matthew DeGance, SDB, Parochial Administrator

      2.  Feast Days and other Notable Dates
  -  USCCB resource webpage on Saints
           -  Franciscan Media Saint of the Day
              May 1 – Asian & Pacific Island National Heritage Month Begins
              May 1 – Foster Care Awareness Month Begins
              May 1 - Feast of St. Joseph the Worker         
              May 3 - Feast of Saints Philip and James, Apostles
              May 5 - National Day of Prayer
              May 8 - Mother's Day
              May 8 - Good Shepherd Sunday - World Day of Prayer for Vocations
              May 13 - Feast of Our Lady of Fatima
              May 14 - Feast of St. Matthias, Apostle
              May 21 - Armed Forces Day
              May 22 - National Day of Prayer and Remembrance for Mariners and People of the Sea
              May 26 - Feast of St. Philip Neri
              May 26 - The Ascension of the Lord (date transferred to May 29)
              May 29 - The Ascension of the Lord (celebrated)
              May 29 - World Communications Day (see B.1. above)
              May 29 - Feast of Saint Paul VI
              May 30 - Memorial Day
              May 31 - The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

      3.  Events
Apr. 29 to May 1 - St. Vincent Ferrer Parish Festival (jpg)
              May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 - Healing Prayer Ministry, St. Jude Boca (doc)
              May 1-31 - Walking with Mom's Diaper Drive (pdf) (jpg)
              May 2 - A Day of Reflection, Finding God in the Midst of Crisis, Our Lady of Florida Spiritual Center (jpg)
              May 5 - St. Anastasia Catholic School 6th Grade Young Entrepreneur Fair
              May 5 - Monthly Food Giveaway, St. Mary's Center, Pahokee (pdf)
              May 5 - 7 - Catholic Women's Virtual Conference (jpg)
              May 6 - Holy Hour at Miracle House (pdf) (jpg)
              May 7 - First Saturday Peaceful Prayer Vigil (pdf) (jpg)
              May 9-31 - Birthline/Lifeline Online Auction
              May 10 - Monthly Food Giveaway, Riviera Beach (pdf)
              May 13 - 15 - Divine Mercy Retreat, Our Lady of Florida Spiritual Center (jpg)
              May 13 - Divine Mercy, St. Francis Church (jpg)
              May 14 - Foundations of Faith Community Nursing (jpg) (pdf)
              May 14 - 11 AM - Priest Ordination (Deacon Daniel & Deacon Armando) at the  Cathedral of St. Ignatius
              May 15 - Canonization of Blessed Titus Brandsma
              May 15 - Holy Hour for Vocations, St. Helen Church
              May 16 - 2022 GIA Choral Tour, St. Paul of the Cross (pdf) (jpg)
              May 19 - Monthly Food Giveaway, St. Mary's Center, Pahokee (pdf)
              May 20 - 22 - Charismatic Retreat, Our Lady of Florida Spiritual Center (jpg)
              May 20 - Birthline Lifeline Gala (Catholic Charities)
              May 21 - Holy Family Golf Fundraiser, Port St. Lucie (pdf) (jpg)
              May 21 - Relics Exhibit, St. Ignatius (jpg)
              May 22 - Encuentro  (DiocesePBHispanicMinistry
              May 22 to 29 - Laudato Si’ Week
                  Campaign Toolkit
              May 24 - Luncheons for Life
              May 24 - Monthly Food Giveaway, Riviera Beach (pdf)
              May 27 - 29  Healing Retreat, Our Lady of Florida Spiritual Center (jpg)
              May 28 to 30 - TEC Young Adult Retreat (jpg)
              May 30 - Annual Memorial Day Mass at Our Lady Queen of Peace Cemetery (pdf) (jpg)
              May 31 - Healing Mass at St. Jude, Boca Raton (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
           -  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 (pdf)
          - Academic Calendar 2022-2023
            - 2022 Step Up for Students
                   Interest List Signup
                   Bulletin Ads
                   Pulpit Announcements
                   Social Media Ads
                   Family Empowerment-Unique Abilities Scholarship   

      4.  Hispanic Ministry
           - Para Ti Hispano - (pdf) (jpeg) 

      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
-   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)
           - 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
           - Assorted Style Notes by William Cone (pdf)
           - Social Media Strategy by Sandi Harpring (pdf)
           - Office of Catholic Schools Zoom Meeting April 28, 2022
           - Parish Communication Strategy Meeting April 28, 2022