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November 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.  Vocations Awareness Week - Nov. 6 - 12, 2022
           a.  2022-23 Seminarian Poster and Prayer Card 
                 i.   Poster with Seminarians (png)
                 ii.   Prayer Card
                          - Inside - Seminarians, English (png), Spanish (png)
                          - Outside - Prayer, English  (png), Spanish (png
           b.  Fiat Fest at St. Helen Church
           c.  Vocation Awareness Weekend, at St. John Vianney College Seminary - Nov. 11-13   
                 i.  Brochure
                         - Front - English (png), Spanish (png)
                         - Back -  English (png), Spanish (png
           d.  Bulletin Blurbs - English (pdf), Spanish (pdf)
           e.  General Intercessions - English (pdf), Spanish (pdf)
      2.  Discover Catholic Schools Week - November 13-19, 2022

      3.  Christ the King - Resources for Sunday, November 20, 2022 
           a.  Lectionary Notes
           b.  A brief background on the Solemnity
           c.  Social media graphics
           d.  A Novena to Christ the King

      4.  National Eucharistic Revival 2022-2025 
Avivamiento Eucarístico Nacional

  5.  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 "Donate Now" page link
           g.  QR Code (png)
           h.  Giving Tuesday - November 29
 i.  Text for the following graphics (doc)
                ii.  Save the Date (jpg)
                iii.  Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday (jpg)
                iv.  Today is Giving Tuesday (jpg)

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 Campaign for Human Development is on November 12 - 13; please print the letters on November 5 - 6.
             a. Letters 
                  i. English   (doc) (pdf) (png)
                  ii. Spanish (doc) (pdf) (png
                  iii. Creole   (doc) (pdf) (png
              b. Resources - USCCB 
              c. 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
             Nov. 6, The Cathedral of Saint Ignatius Loyola, PBG, Reverend Daniel Daza-Jaller, Director of Vocations and Seminarians
             Nov. 13, The Cathedral of Saint Ignatius Loyola, PBG, Reverend Daniel Daza-Jaller, Director of Vocations and Seminarians  
             Nov. 20, The Cathedral of Saint Ignatius Loyola, PBG, Most Reverend Gerald M. Barbarito, Bishop of Palm Beach
             Nov. 27, The Cathedral of Saint Ignatius Loyola, PBG, Reverend Brian King, Episcopal Secretary

      2.  Feast Days and other Notable Dates in November
  - USCCB - United States Conference of Catholic Bishops resource webpage on Saints
            - FM - Franciscan Media Saint of the Day
               Nov. 1-30 - National Adoption Month             
               Nov. 1 – All Saints Day (a Holy Day of Obligation) - (USCCB) (FM)
               Nov. 2 – All Souls Day - (USCCB) (FM)
               Nov. 4 - Saint Charles Borromeo, Bishop (USCCB) (FM)
               Nov. 6 - Daylight Saving Time Ends
               Nov. 6-12 - National Vocations Awareness Week
               Nov. 8 – Election Day
               Nov. 9 - The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica (FM)
               Nov. 11 - Saint Martin of Tours, Bishop (FM)
               Nov. 11 - Veterans Day
               Nov. 12 - Saint Josaphat, Bishop and Martyr (USCCB) (FM)
               Nov. 17 - Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, Religious (USCCB) (FM)
               Nov. 18 - Dedication of Churches of Saints Peter and Paul (FM)
               Nov. 19 to 20 - The Annual Global Celebration of Youth and Young Adults
               Nov. 20 - Global Celebration of Young People
               Nov. 21 - Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (FM)
               Nov. 22 - Saint Cecilia, Virgin and Martyr (USCCB) (FM)
               Nov. 24 - Saint Andrew Dũng-Lạc, Priest, and Companions (FM)
               Nov. 24 - Thanksgiving
               Nov. 27 - FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT
               Nov. 30 - Saint Andrew, Apostle (USCCB) (FM)

      3.  Events
             Sep. 28 to Nov. 6 - Forty Days for Life (pdf)
             Nov. 2 - All Souls Day Mass, Our Lady Queen of Peace Cemetery
             Nov. 3 - Birthline/Lifeline Volunteer Orientation, St. Anastasia
             Nov. 3 - Annual Soup Bowl (jpg)
             Nov. 4 to 5 - Ascension Christmas Bazaar
             Nov. 4 - Birthline/Lifeline Volunteer Orientation, Boynton Beach
             Nov. 4 - Holy Hour at Miracle House (pdf) (jpg)
             Nov. 5 to 6 - Craft and Vendor Fair, Holy Family, PSL
             Nov. 5  - First Saturday Peaceful Prayer Vigil (pdf) (jpg)
             Nov. 5 - White Mass at St. Vincent Ferrer
             Nov. 6 - Red Mass at the Cathedral
             Nov. 7 - Birthline/Lifeline Volunteer Orientation, West Palm Beach
             Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28  - Healing Prayer Ministry, St. Jude Boca (doc)
             Nov. 11 - Divine Mercy, St. Francis Church (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)              
             Nov. 12 - Gigantic Garage Sale, St. Rita
             Nov. 12 to 13 - Flea Market and Bazaar, St. Francis
             Nov. 12 - Giant Craft and Tag Sale, St. Matthew
             Nov. 12 - Monthy Mind Mass, Our Lady Queen of Peace Cemetery             
             Nov. 18 - Birthline/Lifeline Volunteer Orientation, Boynton Beach
             Nov. 19 - Christmas Bazaar, St. Bernadette Church
             Nov. 20 - Holy Hour for Vocations, St. Helen, Vero Beach (doc
             Nov. 21 - Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway, St. Francis Center, Riviera Beach
             Nov. 22 - Luncheons for Life, Seasons 52
             Nov. 22 - Young Adult Evening Prayer, online zoom event
             Nov. 29 - Giving Tuesday (see A.5.h. above)        
              - Save the Date-
             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
             Mar. 7-9 - Catholic Days at the Capitol, Tallahassee, FL
                               Agenda 2023 (pdf)
                               Diocese Palm Beach Flier (pdf)
                               Paper and Mail Registration Form (if you choose not to register online) (pdf)

             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)

      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 - (pdf) 
            - 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
- Flyer - English (pdf), Spanish (pdf)
            - 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   

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
                 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
           - Parish Communication Meeting Powerpoint August 24, 2022 (pdf)