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October 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.  October is Respect Life Month
a. Letter from the Bishop - Please place in your bulletin and read at all Masses the weekend of October 1 and 2.
                i.  English (doc) (pdf) (jpg)
                ii.  Spanish (doc) (pdf
           b. Resources

     2.  Religious freedom proposed regulations
           a. Flyer on Section 1557 Regulation for Distribution in Parishes before October 3 (pdf)

      3.  National Eucharistic Revival 2022-2025 
Avivamiento Eucarístico Nacional

      4.  Liturgy Workshops 
a. Workshops for Ministers of the Word / Lectors (pdf)
      5.  Bishop's Memo and Prayer for protection from storms and illness -
           a. English  (jpeg)
           b. Spanish  (jpeg)
           c. Creole  (jpeg)

      6.  Lumen Christi 
           a. Video (Download link)
           b. Social Media Graphics (LumenA) (LumenB) (LumenC) (LumenD) (LumenE)
           c. Bishop’s letter (doc)
           d. PDF’s of sponsorship forms 
               i. Sponsorship form (pdf)
               ii. Leadership Sponsor form (pdf)
           e. Graphics (LumenA) (LumenB) (LumenC) (LumenD)
           f.  Lumen Christi landing page link
           g.  Lumen Christi "Donate Now" page link
           h.  QR Code (png)

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 Propagation of the Faith (World Mission Sunday) is on October 8 - 9; please print the letters on October 1 - 2.
             a. Letters 
                i. English  (doc) (pdf) (png) 
                ii. Spanish (doc) (pdf) (png)
                iii. Creole   (doc) (pdf) (png)
             b. 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
           a.  DSA Materials webpage 
b.  DSA Manual 2022  (pdf)
           c.  DSA Timeline 2022 (pdf)

      3Safe Environments 
           a.  2022 Child Abuse Prevention Month Booklet - English and Spanish 
           b.  Announcements in English (doc) - Updated February, 2022
           c.  Announcements in Spanish (doc) - Actualizado Febrero 2022
           d.  Graphics for Announcements in English (pdfs) (jpegs) 2022
           e.  Graphics for Announcements in Spanish (pdfs) (jpegs) 2022 
           f.  Knowledge without Action Makes No Difference (doc)  
           g.  Children Need Safe Adults (doc)  
           h.  Communicating concerns about boundaries (doc)  
           i.  Resources 

C. Bulletin Announcements

      1.  Televised Catholic Mass Program 
           - Flyer (pdf) (jpeg
           - Prayer for Spiritual Communion - English (jpeg) Spanish (jpeg)
           - Schedule
             Oct. 2, The Cathedral of Saint Ignatius Loyola, PBG, Reverend Daniel Daza-Jaller, Director of Vocations and Seminarians
             Oct. 9, Holy Redeemer, Palm City, Reverend Martin L. Dunne III, Pastor
             Oct. 16, Holy Redeemer, Palm City, Reverend Martin L. Dunne III, Pastor
             Oct. 23, The Cathedral of Saint Ignatius Loyola, PBG, Reverend Brian King, Episcopal Secretary
             Oct. 30, The Cathedral of Saint Ignatius Loyola, PBG, Most Reverend Gerald M. Barbarito, Bishop of Palm Beach

      2.  Feast Days and other Notable Dates
  - USCCB - United States Conference of Catholic Bishops resource webpage on Saints
            - FM - Franciscan Media Saint of the Day
             Oct. 1 – Respect Life Month
             Oct. 1 – Domestic Violence Awareness Month
             Oct. 1 - St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus (USCCB) (FM)
             Oct. 2 – Respect Life Sunday (USCCB)
             Oct. 4 - St. Francis of Assisi (USCCB(FM)
             Oct. 5 - St. Faustina Kowalska (USCCB) (FM)
             Oct. 5 - Bl. Francis Xavier Seelos (USCCB) (FM)
             Oct. 6  - Bl. Marie Rose Durocher (USCCB) (FM)
             Oct. 7 - Our Lady of the Rosary (USCCB) (FM)
             Oct. 7 - St Teresa of Kolkata (USCCB) (FM)
             Oct. 9 - St. Denis and Companions (USCCB) (FM)
             Oct. 10 – Indigenous People’s Day
             Oct. 11 - St. John XXIII, Pope (FM)
             Oct. 15 - St. Teresa of Jesus (FM)
             Oct. 17 - St. Ignatius of Antioch (USCCB) (FM)
             Oct. 18 - St. Luke the Evangelist (FM)
             Oct. 19 - Sts. John de Brebeuf, Isaac Jogues, Companions, Martyrs (USCCB) (FM)
             Oct. 20 - St. Paul of the Cross (USCCB) (FM)
             Oct. 22 - St. John Paul II, Pope (USCCB) (FM)
             Oct. 23 - World Mission Sunday
             Oct. 28 - Sts. Simon and Jude, Apostles (USCCB) (FM)

      3.  Events
             Sep. 28 to Nov. 6 - Forty Days for Life (pdf)
             Sep. 29 to Oct. 4 - Divine Mercy Conference
             Oct. 1  - First Saturday Peaceful Prayer Vigil (pdf) (jpg)
             Oct. 1 - Steps for Life (png)
             Oct. 1 to 2 - St. Therese of Lisieux Exhibit, St. Vincent, Delray
             Oct. 2 - Life Chain, St. Vincent Church
             Oct. 2 - National Life Chain, near the Cathedral (jpg)
             Oct. 3 - Day of Reflection, Our Lady of FL Spiritual Center, NPB
             Oct. 3, 10, 17, 25, 31  - Healing Prayer Ministry, St. Jude Boca (doc)
             Oct. 4 - Diocesan Blue Mass at the Cathedral with Bishop Barbarito (jpg)
             Oct. 4 - Blessing of the Animals at the Cathedral
             Oct. 4 - 40 Days for Life with Bishop, WPB (jpg)
             Oct. 7 - Birthline/Lifeline Volunteer Orientation, Boynton Beach (jpg)
             Oct. 7 - Holy Hour at Miracle House (pdf) (jpg)
             Oct. 8 - Monthy Mind Mass, Our Lady Queen of Peace Cemetery
             Oct. 9 - Tony Melendez at the Cathedral (pdf) (png)
             Oct. 11 - Monthy Catholic Charities Food Giveaway, St. Francis Center (png) (pdf)
             Oct. 13 - Rosary and Procession to honor Our Lady of Fatima, St. Vincent Ferrer (png)
             Oct. 13 - Theology Today, St. Vincent de Paul Chapel or online (png)
             Oct. 13 - Birthline/Lifeline Volunteer Orientation, St. Anastasia
             Oct. 14 - Birthline/Lifeline Volunteer Orientation, West Palm Beach
             Oct. 14 - Divine Mercy, St. Francis Church (jpg)
             Oct. 15 - Post Roe Update Event, St. Vincent Ferrer Church
             Oct. 17 - College Fair at St. John Paul II Academy
             Oct. 17 - Birthline/Lifeline Volunteer Orientation, West Palm Beach                 
             Oct. 21 - Holy Hour for Vocations, St. John of the Cross, Vero Beach (doc)          
             Oct. 21 - Friends of the Seminary Gala, St. Vincent de Paul Seminary
             Oct. 22 - Ministers of the Word Workshop, St. Anastasia (pdf)
             Oct. 23 - Hurricane Ian Relief at the Cathedral
             Oct. 23 - 5th Annual Respect Life Butterfly Release, St. Helen
             Oct. 25 - Luncheons for Life, Seasons 52
             Oct. 28-30 - Charismatic Retreat, Our Lady of Florida Spiritual Center
             Oct. 28 - Birthline/Lifeline Volunteer Orientation, Boynton Beach
             Oct. 29 - St. Helen Open House
             Oct. 29 - Quarter Auction, Holy Spirit Church
             Oct. 29 - AIM Virtual Retreat
              - Save the Date-
             Nov. 2 - All Souls Day Mass, Our Lady Queen of Peace Cemetery with Bishop Barbarito
             Nov. 3 - Annual Soup Bowl (jpg)
             Nov. 11-13 - Vocation Awareness Weekend, at St. John Vianney College Seminary   
                                  Brochure Front - English (png), Spanish (png)
                                  Brochure Back -  English (png), Spanish (png
             Dec. 16 - Taping of the Christmas TV Mass
             Jan. 25 - Catholic Charities Caritas Dei Gala
             Feb. 11 - Bishop's Anniversary Mass at St. Lucie. PSL
             Feb. 18 - Bishop's Anniversary Mass at St. Jude, Boca

             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
               a. English (doc) (pdf) (jpeg)
               b. Spanish (doc) (pdf) (jpeg)
               c. Creole (doc) (pdf) (jpeg)
               d. Prayer in English for Facebook (jpeg) Instagram (jpeg) Twitter (jpeg)
           - National Synthesis Synod USCCB
               a. English (pdf)
               b. Spanish (pdf)

      2.  Catholic Charities
-  Birthline/Lifeline Volunteer Orientation (pdf) (jpg)
             - The Hyde Amendment / La Enmienda Hyde
                  a. Link to sign the petition on and tools:
                  b. 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
                   a. Telephone sesssions in English (jpeg) and Spanish (jpeg)
                   b. Online Virtual Sessions in English and Spanish (pdf) (jpeg)
             - Volunteers Needed (doc) - updated

      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
                a. Interest List Signup
                b. Bulletin Ads
                c. Flyers
                d. Pulpit Announcements
                e. Social Media Ads
                 f. Family Empowerment-Unique Abilities Scholarship 
               - CCW Scholarship Information (doc

      4.  Hispanic Ministry - Ministerio Hispano
            - Para Ti Hispano - Octubre (pdf) (png
            - New Flyer, Connect with Us - Conecta con nosotros 
                  a. half page (jpeg)
                  b. quarter page (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.
                a. Membership Ad, 8 x 5.5, English (pdf) (jpeg)
                b. Membership Ad, 4 x 5.5, Spanish (pdf) (jpeg)
                c. Serve your community, Square  (pdf) (jpeg)
                d. Serve your community, Wide (pdf) (jpeg)
                e. Serve your community, 3 x 5 (png)
                f. 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 
              a.  English
              b. Spanish

      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
                 a. iOS: 
                  b. Android:
             - 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
                a. (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
                    a. Poster (pdf)
                      i. Prayer Card English  (png)  Inside (png)
                      ii. Prayer Card Spanish  (png)  Inside (png)
            - The Pope's Monthly Intentions 2022
            - Pray for Priests
            - Pray for Deacons
            - Pray for Religious Men and Women 
            - Resources (see "Prayer: General Intercessions” and “Awareness and Education: Bulletins”)

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) (pdf)
           - Prayer for Spiritual Communion - English (jpeg) Spanish (jpeg)
           - Online Giving
              a. Diocese of Palm Beach Online Giving Template Instructions (doc)
              b. Examples of how online giving templates can be utilized (pdf)
              c. Online Giving Templates for Parishes to Utilize (pub) (pdf)

      3.  Bulletin Information
           - Parish bulletin link database (pdf)
           - Parish bulletin company resource packets:
              a.  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 
           - Bishop’s general thank you for attending an event promo video
           - Diocesan Communications Tools Videos
                 Diocese of Palm Beach Communication Tools
                 Learn all the Diocesan Website has to offer