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August 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.  National Eucharistic Revival 2022-2025 

      2.  School of Christian Formation -August - La Escuela de Formación Cristiana-Agosto
           -  School of Christian Formation in English – 2022-2023 SCF Program
           -  Escuela de Formación Cristiana en Español  - 2022-2023 Programa 
           -  Escuela Diocesana de Formación Cristiana/Migrantes en Español -  2022-2023 Programa

        3.  Bishop's Memo and Prayer for protection from storms and illness - (pdf)
           - English  (jpeg)
           - Spanish  (jpeg)
           - Creole  (jpeg)

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 Church in Latin America / Church in Africa on August 13 - 14; please print the letters on August 6 -7.
              - Resources
              -  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 in Action Materials - August 2022  Marriage Preparation
                  -  Logo in English (jpg) 
                  -  Florida Catholic story
           -  DSA Materials webpage 
DSA Manual 2022  (pdf)
           -  DSA Timeline 2022 (pdf)

      3Safe 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)
           - Schedule
             Aug. 7, The Cathedral of Saint Ignatius Loyola, PBG, Rev. Brian King, Episcopal Secretary
             Aug. 14, Holy Name of Jesus, WPB, Rev. Antony Lopez, Parochial Vicar at St. Mark the Evangelist Church, Fort Pierce
             Aug. 21, Holy Name of Jesus, WPB, Rev. Antony Lopez, Parochial Vicar at St. Mark the Evangelist Church, Fort Pierce
             Aug. 28, The Cathedral of Saint Ignatius Loyola, PBG, Rev. Brian King, Episcopal Secretary

      2.  Feast Days and other Notable Dates
  -  USCCB resource webpage on Saints
            -  Franciscan Media Saint of the Day
              Aug. 1 - St. Alphonsus Liguori, Bishop and Doctor of the Church
              Aug. 4 - St. John Vianney
              Aug. 6 - The Transfiguration of the Lord
              Aug. 8 - St. Dominic
              Aug. 10 - St. Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr
              Aug. 11 - St. Clare, Virgin
              Aug. 15 - The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
              Aug. 20 - St. Bernard, Abbott and Doctor of the Church
              Aug. 22 - Queenship of Mary
              Aug. 23 - St. Rose of Lima
              Aug. 24 - St. Bartholomew, Apostle
              Aug. 27 - St. Monica
              Aug. 29 - Passion of St. John the Baptist

      3.  Events
              Aug. 1 - Encounter Summer Institute (jpg)
              Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29  - Healing Prayer Ministry, St. Jude Boca (doc)
              Aug. 5 - Knights of Columbus Silver Rose Ceremony, St. Helen Church 
              Aug. 5 - Holy Hour at Miracle House (pdf) (jpg)
              Aug. 6 - First Saturday Peaceful Prayer Vigil (pdf) (jpg)
              Aug. 8 - Silver Rose Pilgrimage Service, St. Paul of the Cross (doc)
              Aug. 9 - First day of school for Catholic School Students (or Aug. 10 in some schools)
              Aug. 9 - Monthy Catholic Charities Food Giveaway, St. Francis Center (png) (pdf)
              Aug. 12 - Divine Mercy, St. Francis Church (jpg)
              Aug. 13 - Monthy Mind Mass, Our Lady Queen of Peace Cemetery
              Aug. 13 - Rosary and Procession to honor Our Lady of Fatima, St. Vincent Ferrer (jpg)
              Aug. 21 - Holy Hour for Vocations, St. Helen, Vero (doc)
              Aug. 21 - Post Roe Update Event, St. Anastasia
              Aug. 23 - Luncheons for Life, Seasons 52
              Aug. 24  - Quarterly Parish Communication Meeting (pdf)
              Aug. 26 - Catholic Charities Ribbon Cutting Event in Fort Pierce
              Aug. 31 - Quarterly School Communications, Marketing, Enrollment, Advancement Meeting
              - Save the Date-
Sep. 1 - Natural Family Planning Event at the Cathedral - (png) (pub) (pdf)
              Sep. 10 - Magnificat Meal, Hilton Palm Beach Airport (pdf)
              Sep. 29 - Blue Mass (pdf)
              Oct. 21 - Friends of the Seminary Gala
              Dec. 16 - Taping of the Christmas TV Mass

              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 - including Synthesis Summary
           -  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
-  Birthline/Lifeline Volunteer Orientation (pdf) (jpg)
           - 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)

      3.  Catholic Schools
- Faith Inspiring Excellence resources
            - COVID-19 Resources, Protocols and Memos available to download
            - 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 - Ministerio Hispano
           - Para Ti Hispano - (pdf) (jpeg) coming soon

      5.  Liturgy
Liturgical Newsletter - coming soon

      6.  Knights of Columbus 
           - July Newsletter
           - 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 - Escuela de Formación Cristiana
           - School of Christian Formation in English - 2022-2023 SCF Program (pdf)
           - Escuela de Formación Cristiana en Español  - 2022-2023 Program (pdf)
           - Escuela Diocesana de Formación Cristiana/Migrantes en Español - 22-23 Programa (pdf)

      10.  The Florida Catholic Announcements and Information
-  New app ads (pdf1) (pdf2)
           - 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
Vocations website
            -   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
           - Communications Resources (pdf)

      2.  Graphics
           - Graphics and Catholic Resources (doc) (pdf)
           - 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