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December 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.  Christmas
             a. Save the date for the taping of the Christmas TV Mass on Dec. 16 (pdf) (jpg)
             b. Bishop Barbarito's Christmas Message
             c. Christmas TV Mass Flyer  (jpg) (pdf)
       2.  Save the dates for Bishop Barbarito's Annual Marriage Anniversary Masses   
             a. St. Lucie Church in Port St. Lucie on February 11, 2023
                  i. Bulletin Announcement (doc) coming soon
                  ii. Registrations (doc) coming soon
             b. St. Jude Church in Boca Raton on February 18, 2023
                  i. Bulletin Announcement (doc) coming soon
                  ii. Registrations (doc) coming soon

      3.  National Eucharistic Revival 2022-2025 
Avivamiento Eucarístico Nacional

  4.  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 2023 (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 Religious Retirement Fund is on December 10-11, 2022 ; please print the letters on December 3-4, 2022.
             a. Letters 
                  i. English   (doc) (pdf) (jpg)
                  ii. Spanish (doc) (pdf) (jpg)
                  iii. Creole   (doc) (pdf) (jpg) 
              b. Resources -
                   i.  USCCB Press Release in English and Spanish 
                   ii.  Retired Religious Website
                   iii.  Fact Sheet (pdf)
                   iv.  Palm Beach press release (doc)
              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
             Dec. 4, The Cathedral of Saint Ignatius Loyola, PBG, Reverend Brian King, Episcopal Secretary
             Dec. 11, The Cathedral of Saint Ignatius Loyola, PBG, Reverend Brian King, Episcopal Secretary
             Dec. 18, The Cathedral of Saint Ignatius Loyola, PBG, Reverend Duvan Bermudez, Director of Hispanic Ministry
             Dec. 25, The Cathedral of Saint Ignatius Loyola, PBG, Most Reverend Gerald M. Barbarito, Bishop of Palm Beach

      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
             Dec. 4 - SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT
             Dec. 7 - Saint Ambrose, Bishop and Doctor of the Church (USCCB) (FM)
             Dec. 8 - The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Holy Day of Obligation (USCCB) (FM)
             Dec. 11 - THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT
             Dec. 12 – Our Lady of Guadalupe (USCCB) (FM)
             Dec. 13 - Saint Lucy, Virgin and Martyr (USCCB) (FM)
             Dec. 14 - Saint John of the Cross, Priest and Doctor of the Church (USCCB) (FM)
             Dec. 17 – Pope Francis’s Birthday
             Dec. 18 - FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT
             Dec. 24 - Christmas Eve
             Dec. 25 - The Nativity of the Lord - Christmas Day - Holy Day of Obligation
             Dec. 26 - Saint Stephen, The First Martyr  (FM)
             Dec. 27 - Saint John, Apostle and Evangelist  (FM)
             Dec. 28 - The Holy Innocents, Martyrs  (FM)
             Dec. 30 - The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph 
             Dec. 31 - New Year's Eve

      3.  Events 
             Dec. 2 - Birthline/Lifeline Volunteer Orientation, Boynton Beach
             Dec. 2 - Catholic Realtors Mass
             Dec. 2 - No one buried alone
             Dec. 2 - Holy Hour at Miracle House (pdf) (jpg)
             Dec. 2 - Holy Hour at St. Vincent Ferrer Church
             Dec. 2-11 - Christmas Festival & Village Light Show, Our Lady Queen of the Apostles
             Dec. 3 - First Saturday Peaceful Prayer Vigil (pdf) (jpg)
             Dec. 3 - AIM Retreat, online
             Dec. 5, 12, 19, 26  - Healing Prayer Ministry, St. Jude Boca (doc)
             Dec. 8 - Procession to honor the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, St. Vincent Ferrer
             Dec. 9 - Divine Mercy, St. Francis Church (jpg)        
             Dec. 10 - Monthy Mind Mass, Our Lady Queen of Peace Cemetery             
             Dec. 12 - Birthline/Lifeline Volunteer Orientation, West Palm Beach
             Dec. 12 - Misa en honor a la Virgen de Guadalupe, Cathedral
             Dec. 16 - Taping of the Christmas TV Mass
             Dec. 20 - Holy Hour for Vocations, Holy Cross Church, Vero Beach (doc)     
             Dec. 20 - Young Adult Evening Prayer, Online Event     
              - Save the Date-
             Jan. 20 - Courthouse National Day of Prayer for the Unborn (jpg)
             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) (jpg)
            - 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
            -   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
            -  Bulletin Blurbs - English (pdf), Spanish (pdf)
            -  General Intercessions - English (pdf), Spanish (pdf)
            - 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