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

      2.  World Day for Consecrated Life, February 2, 2023 (Celebrated Feb. 4-5)
a. Activity Resources
               i.  USCCB link 
               ii. Consecrated Life Video

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

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

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

        7.  Liturgy Workshops
 a.  Feb. 25 - for Lectors at St. Vincent   (pdf)
             b.  Mar. 11 - for Lectors at Holy Family   (pdf)
             c.  Apr. 22 - for Eucharistic Ministers of Holy Communion at St. Vincent  (pdf)

      8.  Lent Resources from the USCCB
a.  QR code to subscribe to daily readings in English and Spanish (doc)
            b.  What is Lent
            c.  Daily Reflection Calendar for Lent 2023 - available soon

      9.  Audio Files from USCCB’s Secretariat for Child and Youth Protection for public service announcements

B.  Expected information to be published by each parish this month:

      1.  Second Collection Letters 

            a.  Schedule for Non-Parochial Collections 2023 (pdf)  and Envelopes (doc)

            b.  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.  

           c. The Second Collection for Diocesan Retired Priests is on February 18 ‑ 19; please print the letters on February 11 ‑ 12.   

           d.  Letters 
                       English (doc) (pdf) (jpg) 
                       Spanish (doc)(pdf) (jpg)
                       Creole (doc) (pdf) (jpg)
           e.  Resources 

           f.  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 anWebsite Content
          a.  DSA Materials link
          b.  DSA Manual  (pdf)
          c.  DSA Timeline (pdf)  (png)

      3.  Safe Environments
   a.  Announcements in English (doc) (pdf) - Updated September 28, 2020
           b.  Announcements in Spanish (doc) (pdf) - Actualizado Septiembre 28, 2020
           c.  Graphics for Announcements in English (pdf) (jpegs
           d.  Graphics for Announcements in Spanish (pdf) (jpegs
           e.  Knowledge without Action Makes No Difference (doc)  
           f.   Children Need Safe Adults (doc)  
           g.  Communicating concerns about boundaries (doc)  
           h.  Resources 

C. Bulletin Announcements

      1.  Televised Catholic Mass Program 
           a. Flyer (pdf) (jpeg
           b. Prayer for Spiritual Communion - English (doc) (jpeg) Spanish (jpeg)
           c. Schedule:
               Feb. 5 - Our Lady of Florida Spiritual Center, NPB, Fr. Melvin Shorter, C.P.
               Feb. 12 - Our Lady of Florida Spiritual Center, NPB, Fr. Lucian Clark, C.P.
               Feb. 19 - The Cathedral of Saint Ignatius Loyola, PBG, Reverend Dúvan Bermúdez, Director of Hispanic Ministry
               Feb. 26 - The Cathedral of Saint Ignatius Loyola, PBG, Reverend Dúvan Bermúdez, Director of Hispanic Ministry

      2.  Feast Days and other Notable Dates 
   a.  USCCB resource webpage on Saints 
            b. Franciscan Media Saint of the Day
            c. Dates:
                  Jan. 29 to Feb. 4- National Catholic School Week
                  Feb. 2 - The Presentation of the Lord
                  Feb. 2 - World Day for Consecrated Life 
                  Feb. 3 - Feast Day of St. Blaise
                  Feb. 5 - FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
                  Feb. 6 - Saint Paul Miki and Companions, Martyrs
                  Feb 7 to 14 – National Marriage Week 
                  Feb. 8 – International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking 
                  Feb. 8 - Feast Day of Saint Josephine Bakhita - prayer
                  Feb. 10 - Saint Scholastica, Virgin
                  Feb. 11 - Feast Day of Our Lady of Lourdes
                  Feb. 11 – World Day for the Sick
                  Feb. 12 - SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
                  Feb. 14 – World Marriage Day
                  Feb. 14 – St. Valentine’s Day
                  Feb. 14 - Saints Cyril, Monk, and Methodius, Bishop
                  Feb. 19 - SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
                  Feb. 20 - Feast Day of Sts. Jacinto and Francisco Marta
                  Feb. 20 – Presidents’ Day
                  Feb. 22 - Ash Wednesday
                  Feb. 26 - FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT

      3.  Events:
Feb. 2 - Eucharistic Revival, Holy Hour, St. Joseph
             Feb. 2 - Eucharistic Revival, Holy Hour, Our Lady of Guadalupe 
             Feb. 3 - Come & See St. Vincent de Paul Seminary (pdf)
             Feb. 3 - Holy Hour at the Miracle House (pdf) (jpg)
             Feb. 3 - First Friday Holy Hours at St. Vincent Ferrer
             Feb. 4 - First Saturday Peaceful Prayer Vigil (pdf) (jpg)  
             Feb. 4 - Women of Grace Healing Conference, St. John the Evangelist, Boca Raton
             Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27  - Healing Prayer Ministry, St. Jude Boca (doc)
             Feb. 8 - Lunch for Life, 40 Days for Life Training, St. Ignatius
             Feb. 10 - Divine Mercy, St. Francis Church (jpg)        
             Feb. 11 - Bishop's Anniversary Mass at St. Lucie. PSL (see A.3. above)
             Feb. 11 - Month's Mind Mass, Our Lady Queen of Peace Cemetery 
             Feb. 16 - Eucharistic Revival, Holy Hour, at Holy Cross
             Feb. 18 - Bishop's Anniversary Mass at St. Jude, Boca (see A.3. above)
             Feb. 18 - AIM Ministry Virtual Retreat
             Feb. 22-Apr. 2 - Spring 40 Days for Life
             Feb. 22-Apr. 6 - Long Sleeve Relief Drive - Bulletin (pdf) Drop box sign (pdf)
             Feb. 22-Apr. 6 - CRS Rice Bowl
             Feb. 23 - Eucharistic Revival, Holy Hour at St. Rita
             Feb. 25 - No One Buried Alone Service, Our Lady Queen of Peace Cemetery
             Feb. 26 - Holy Hour for Vocations, St. St. Helen Church, Vero (pdf

           - Save the Date-
             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
 a.  Synod on Synodality 2021-2023 - including Synthesis Summary
           b.  Diocesan Prayer for God's Protection in the face of the Coronavirus Pandemic
               i. English (doc) (pdf) (jpeg)
               ii.. Spanish (doc) (pdf) (jpeg)
               iii.. Creole (doc) (pdf) (jpeg)
               iv. Prayer in English for Facebook (jpeg) Instagram (jpeg) Twitter (jpeg)

     2.  Catholic Charities
a.  Birthline/Lifeline Volunteer Orientation (pdf) (jpg)
             b. The Hyde Amendment / La Enmienda Hyde
                  i. Link to sign the petition on and tools:
                  ii. Additional Resources:
                         Backgrounder: Hyde Amendment and Related Policies
                         Answers to Common Attacks against the Hyde Amendment
                         Abortion is Not Healthcare   
             c. COVID-19 Parish Social Ministry (pdf) (png)
             d. Counseling Program
                   a. Telephone sesssions in English (jpeg) and Spanish (jpeg)
                   b. Online Virtual Sessions in English and Spanish (pdf) (jpeg)
             e. Volunteers Needed (doc) - updated

     3.  Catholic Schools
a.  Faith Inspiring Excellence resources
             b.  COVID-19 Resources, Protocols and Memos available to download
             c.  Academic Calenar
                i. 2022-2023
                ii. 2023-2024
             d. 2022 Step Up for Students:
                  i. Interest List Signup
                  ii. Bulletin Ads
                  iv. Flyers
                  v. Pulpit Announcements
                  vi. Social Media Ads
                  vii. Family Empowerment-Unique Abilities Scholarship 
              e. CCW Scholarship Information (doc
              f.  College Application Case Study Event, Feb. 26 at Cardinal Newman (pdf)

     4.  Hispanic Ministry - Ministerio Hispano
            a. Para Ti Hispano - (pdf) (jpeg) coming soon
bNew Flyer, Connect with Us - Conecta con nosotros 
                  i. half page (jpeg)
                  ii. quarter page (jpeg)

     5.  Liturgy
a.  Liturgical Newsletter - coming soon

      6.  Knights of Columbus 
            a. The Florida State Council of the Knights of Columbus have produced a couple of ads to help promote membership.
                i. Membership Ad, 8 x 5.5, English (pdf) (jpeg)
                ii. Membership Ad, 4 x 5.5, Spanish (pdf) (jpeg)
                iii. Serve your community, Square  (pdf) (jpeg)
                iv. Serve your community, Wide (pdf) (jpeg)
                v. Serve your community, 3 x 5 (png)
                vi. Become a Knight, 3 x 5 (png)

      7.  Marriage, Family Life, Faith Formation and Youth Ministry
            a. Marriage Preparation Schedule for Parishes 2023
                 i. English webpage  (pdf)
                 ii. Spanish webpage 
            b. Unbound - video link 

     8.  Our Lady Queen of Peace Cemetery
a. Flyer - English (pdf), Spanish (pdf)
            b. Commercial Ad Video 
                i.  English
                ii. Spanish

      9.  School of Christian Formation Classes - Escuela de Formación Cristiana
           a. School of Christian Formation in English - 2022-2023 SCF Program (pdf)
           b. Escuela de Formación Cristiana en Español  - 2022-2023 Program (pdf)
           c. Escuela Diocesana de Formación Cristiana/Migrantes en Español - 22-23 Programa (pdf)

     10.  The Florida Catholic Announcements and Information
a. New app ads (pdf1) (pdf2)
             b. Links to download the new App
                    i. iOS: 
                 ii. Android:
           c. QR Code (png)
           d. FCM App Screenshots (pdf)
           e. Graphics for Social Media Posts 
           f.  Ads (jpg's) for The Florida Catholic Facebook and Instagram 
           g. New social media, newletter graphics
                  i. (pdf1) (pdf2) (pdf3) (pdf4) (pdf5) (pdf6
           h. Video  
           i.  Ad for signing up for printed issue (jpg)

      11.  Vocations
 a.  Vocations website
              b.  Intercessions for the Year of Consecrated Life
              c.  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
            d.  Bulletin Blurbs - English (pdf), Spanish (pdf)
            e.  General Intercessions - English and Spanish
             f. The Pope's Monthly Intentions 2023
             g. Pray for Priests
            h. Pray for Deacons
            i.  Pray for Religious Men and Women   

E.  Resources for Communication Staff

      1.  Social Media
          a. Parish handles for Facebook (xls) (pdf)
          b. School handles for Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (xls) (pdf)
          c. Social Media Tips (pdf)
          d. Social Media Workshop powerpoint (pdf) on September 19, 2019
          e. Social Media Workshop powerpoint (pdf) on January 30, 2020

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

     3.  Bulletin Information
           a. Parish bulletin link database (pdf)
           b. Parish bulletin company resource packets:
                 Diocesan (pdf),  JS Paulch (pdf)  and  LPI (pdf)

     4.  Helpful Links
           a. The Holy See
           b. United States Council of Catholic Bishop (USCCB)
           c. Word of Life
           d. Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops
           e. Catholic News Agency

     5.  Office of Communications
a. Diocese submit a story submission form
           b. Diocese submit an event submission form
           c. Office of Co