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January 2023 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.  Sunday of the Word of God, January 22
a.  Video Series

       2 50th Anniversary of Roe v Wade on January 22 (see Events below)
           a.  USCCB Respect Life Action Guide

      3.  Celebrate Catholic Schools Week
           a.  January 29-February 4, 2023 “Catholic Schools: Faith. Excellence. Service.”
           b.  Daily themes
           c.  Planning tools

      4.  Sign up for Bishop Barbarito's Annual Marriage Anniversary Masses   
            a.  Flyer (jpg) (pdf)
            b.. St. Lucie Church in Port St. Lucie on February 11, 2023
                  i. Bulletin Announcement (doc) 
                  ii. Registrations (doc) 
            c. St. Jude Church in Boca Raton on February 18, 2023
                  i. Bulletin Announcement (doc) 
                  ii. Registrations (doc) 

       5.  Eucharistic Revivial Update for Diocesan Leaders (pdf)

       6. Annual statement of the bishops of Florida on the Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children (Anniversary of Roe v. Wade)  
   a. English (pdf)
             b. Spanish (pdf)

      7.  National Marriage Week (February 7-14) 
            a.  Resources from the USCCB

      8.  New Initiative from USCCB Communications - video podcasts
            a.  Catholic Current
            b.  Entre Amigos

      9.  Religious Liberty Essay Contest for high school juniors and seniors (pdf)

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 Catholic Education is on January 7-8 ; please print the letters on December 31-January 1.   

           -  Letters 
                       English  (doc) (pdf) (jpg)  
                       Spanish (doc) (pdf) (jpg)
                       Creole   (doc) (pdf) (jpg)
           -  Resources 

           - The letters are also posted on our Collection Letters webpage    

      2.  2023 Diocesan Services Appeal: Bulletin Inserts, Bulletin Announcements, Information, Resources, Graphics, Social Media Posts and Website Content
           -  DSA Materials link 
DSA Manual  (pdf)
           -  DSA Timeline (pdf)  (png)

      3.  Safe Environments
 -  Announcements in English (doc) (pdf) - Updated September 28, 2020
           -  Announcements in Spanish (doc) (pdf) - Actualizado Septiembre 28, 2020
           -  Graphics for Announcements in English (pdf) (jpegs
           -  Graphics for Announcements in Spanish (pdf) (jpegs
           -  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 (doc) (jpeg) Spanish (jpeg)
           - Schedule
               Jan. 1 - The Cathedral of Saint Ignatius Loyola, PBG, Reverend Dúvan Bermúdez, Director of Hispanic Ministry
               Jan. 8 - Lourdes Noreen McKeen Skaff Family Chapel, WPB, Reverend Richard 
               Jan. 15 - Lourdes Noreen McKeen Skaff Family Chapel, WPB, Reverend Richard
               Jan. 22 - The Cathedral of Saint Ignatius Loyola, PBG, Very Reverend Charles Notabartolo, Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia
               Jan. 29 - The Cathedral of Saint Ignatius Loyola, PBG,, Very Reverend Charles Notabartolo, Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia

      2.  Feast Days and other Notable Dates 
-  USCCB resource webpage on Saints 
         - Franciscan Media Saint of the Day
             Jan. 1 - New Year's Day
             Jan. 1 - Poverty Awareness Month
             Jan. 1 - World Day of Peace
             Jan. 2 - Saints Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen, Bishops and Doctors of the Church
             Jan. 4 - Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, Religious
             Jan. 5 - Saint John Neumann, Bishop
             Jan. 8 - THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD
             Jan. 9 - Baptism of the Lord
             Jan. 16 - World Religion Day
             Jan. 17 - Saint Anthony, Abbot
             Jan. 17 - Martin Luther King Day
             Jan. 18-25 - Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
             Jan. 21 - Saint Agnes, Virgin and Martyr
             Jan. 22 - THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME - Word of God Sunday
             Jan. 23 - Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of the Unborn Children
             Jan. 24 - Saint Francis de Sales, Bishop and Doctor of the Church
             Jan. 25 - The Conversion of Saint Paul the Apostle
             Jan. 26 -  Saints Timothy and Titus, Bishops
             Jan. 28 -  Saint Thomas Aquinas, Priest and Doctor of the Church
             Jan. 29 -  FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
             Jan. 31 -   Saint John Bosco, Priest

      3.  Events
             Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30  - Healing Prayer Ministry, St. Jude Boca (doc)
             Jan. 5 - Services for Pope Emeritus Benendict XVI
             Jan. 6 - Holy Hour at Miracle House (pdf) (jpg)
             Jan. 7 - First Saturday Peaceful Prayer Vigil (pdf) (jpg)  
             Jan. 13-15 - Rachel's Vineyard Healing Retreat, St. Jude, Tequesta
             Jan. 13 - Divine Mercy, St. Francis Church (jpg)        
             Jan. 14 - Month's Mind Mass, Our Lady Queen of Peace Cemetery 
             Jan. 14 - March for Life, Ft. Pierce   
             Jan. 19 - Cardinal Dolan Presentation, St. Vincent de Paul Seminary    
             Jan. 19 - Monthly Faith Community Nurse Meeting, Zoom
             Jan. 19-20 - Nationwide Prayer Vigil
             Jan. 20 - Holy Hour for Vocations, St. John of the Cross (pdf)
             Jan. 20 - 21 -  Respect Life Rosary, Mass, & Procession, West Palm Beach (jpg)
             Jan. 20- CCW Social Bingo, Raffles and Lunch
             Jan. 21 - Marriage Tune-Up. St. Martin de Porres Church
             Jan. 22 - Roe V Wade: Legal Day of Prayer for the Unborn
             Jan. 25 - Catholic Charities Caritas Dei Gala
             Jan. 28 - Catholic Men's Rally, Cathedral of St. Ignatius of Loyola
             Jan. 28 - St Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish Potluck (pdf) (jpg)

          - Save the Date-
             Feb. 3 - Come & See St. Vincent de Paul Seminary
             Feb. 4 - Women of Grace Healing Conference, St. John the Evangelist, Boca Raton
             Feb. 11 - Bishop's Anniversary Mass at St. Lucie. PSL (see A.3. above)
             Feb. 18 - Bishop's Anniversary Mass at St. Jude, Boca (see A.3. above)
             Feb. 25 - No One Buried Alone Service, Our Lady Queen of Peace Cemetery
             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) (jpeg) coming soon
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 2023
                 English webpage  (pdf)
                 Spanish webpage 
            - 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 and Spanish
             - The Pope's Monthly Intentions 2023
              - 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 N