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March 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.  Lent
a.  Taping of the Easter TV Mass, March 29, 2:00 p.m. (pdf)  (jpg)
            b.  Lent Resources from the USCCB
               i.  QR code to subscribe to daily readings in English and Spanish (doc)
               ii.  What is Lent
             c.  Dispensation from Lenten Obligation on St. Patrick's Day (pdf)
             d.  Para Ti Hispano Cuaresma (pdf) (jpg)
             e.  Mensaje Cuaresmal in English (pdf)
             f.  Chrism Mass, April 4 (jpg)

       2.  The Chair television series - episode with Bishop Barbarito (pdf) (jpg)

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

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 Education of Seminarians & Priestly Formation, March 11‑12, 2023; please print the letters on March 4 ‑ 5.   
          d.  Letters 
                       English (doc) (pdf) (jpg) 
                       Spanish(doc) (pdf) (jpg)
                       Creole   (doc) (pdf) (jpg)
          e.  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
          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 
           i.  Audio Files from USCCB’s Secretariat for Child & Youth Protection for public service announcements
           j.  Contacts for this office

C. Bulletin Announcements

     1.  Televised Catholic Mass Program 
           a. Flyer (pdf) (jpeg
           b. Prayer for Spiritual Communion - English (doc) (jpeg) Spanish (jpeg)
           c. Schedule:
               Mar. 5 - The Cathedral of Saint Ignatius Loyola, PBG, Reverend Brian King, Episcopal Secretary
               Mar. 12 - The Cathedral of Saint Ignatius Loyola, PBG, Most Reverend Gerald M. Barbarito, Bishop of Palm Beach 
               Mar. 19 - Our Lady Queen of Peace Cemetery, RPB, Reverend Donald Finney, Pastor of St. Peter’s Church, Jupiter
               Mar. 26 - Our Lady Queen of Peace Cemetery, RPB, Reverend Donald Finney, Pastor of St. Peter’s Church, Jupiter

     2.  Feast Days and other Notable Dates 
   a.  USCCB resource webpage on Saints - don't use this old link
            b. Franciscan Media Saint of the Day
            c. Dates:
                  Mar. 3 - Feast of St. Katherine Drexel
                  Mar. 5 - World Day of Prayer
                  Mar. 17 - Feast of St. Patrick
                  Mar. 19 - Laetare Sunday
                  Mar. 20 - Feast of St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary
                  Mar. 21 - International Day to Eliminate Racial Segregation
                  Mar. 24 - World Day of Truth concerning Human Rights Violations
                  Mar. 25 - The Annunciation of the Lord     

         3.  Events
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
             Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 - Holy is His Name Lenten Series (jpg)
             Mar. 2 - Journey to Easter with the Jesuits
             Mar. 2 - 40 Days for Life with Bishop prayer the Rosary
             Mar. 2 - Eucharistic Revival, San Juan Dioego Hispanic Pastoral Center
             Mar. 3 - Holy Hour at the Miracle House (pdf) (jpg)
             Mar. 3 - First Friday Holy Hours at St. Vincent Ferrer
             Mar. 4 - First Saturday Peaceful Prayer Vigil  (pdf) (jpg) 
             Mar. 6, 13, 20, 27  - Healing Prayer Ministry, St. Jude Boca (doc)
             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) 
             Mar. 8-14 - National Religious Sisters Week         
             Mar. 9 - Eucharistic Revival, St. Juliana
             Mar. 9 - Eucharistic Revival, St. Jude Boca
             Mar. 10 - Divine Mercy, St. Francis Church (jpg)     
             Mar. 11 - Workshop for Lectors, Holy Family         
             Mar. 11 - Month's Mind Mass, Our Lady Queen of Peace Cemetery 
             Mar. 16 - Eucharistic Revival, Holy Family
             Mar. 16 - Eucharistic Revival, the Cathedral of St. Ignatius Loyola
             Mar. 18 - St. Elizabeth Ann Seton St. Patrick's Day Gala
             Mar. 18-19 - St. Francis Church 75th Anniversary Celebration
             Mar. 21 - Holy Hour for Vocations, Holy Cross, Vero (pdf
             Mar. 23 - Birthline Orientation  (jpg)
             Mar. 23 - Catholic Charities Spring Awards Luncheon            
             Mar. 23 - Eucharistic Revival, Sacred Heart
             Mar. 25 - Women of Faith Conference at the Cathedral
             Mar. 26 - Spiritus Dei Gala for Our Lady of Florida Spiritual Center
             Mar. 28 – Luncheons for Life at St. Jude Church in Tequesta
             Mar. 29 – Taping of the Easter TV Mass
             Mar. 30 - Eucharistic Revival, St. Lucie
             Mar. 30 - Eucharistic Revival, St. John Fisher
             Mar. 31 – Damas Católicas en Acción Women's Lenten Retreat (Our Lady of Florida)
             Mar. 31 - The Passion of the Christ Performance at St. Anastasia

             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 2021-2024 - 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 2023 Jan-Jun (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 Calendar
                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)

        4.  Hispanic Ministry - Ministerio Hispano
            a.  Para Ti Hispano Cuaresma (pdf) (jpg)
            b.  Mensaje Cuaresmal in English (pdf)
            c.  New Flyer, Connect with Us - Conecta con nosotros 
                  i. half page (jpeg)
                  ii. quarter page (jpeg)

     5.  Liturgy
a.  Liturgy Workshops
               i.  Mar. 11 - for Lectors at Holy Family  
               ii.  Apr. 22 - for Eucharistic Ministers of Holy Communion at St. Vincent 

       6.  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  

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

      8.  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)

     9.  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)

      10.  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.  General Intercessions - English and Spanish
             e. The Pope's Monthly Intentions 2023
             f.  Pray for Priests,  Pray for DeaconsPray 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
          f.  Social Media Administrator Guidelines (pdf)

     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 Communications Resources (jpeg)
         d. DOPB Photo and Graphic Guidelines and Resources - (pdf
         e. Photo Release Form - (pdf)
         f. Guidelines for Parish Online Administrators Template - (doc
         g. Parish Communication Strategy Meeting Recap November 2020 (doc)
         h. Parish Communication Strategy Meeting Recap January 2021
                i.  Meeting Minutes (pdf)
                ii. Zoom Video
          i. Parish Communication Strategy Meeting Recap April 2021
                i. Meeting Minutes (pdf)
                ii. Zoom Video 
          j. Parish Communication Strategy Meeting Recap July 2021
                i. Meeting Minutes (pdf
                ii. Zoom Video 
          k. Bishop’s general thank you for attending an event promo video
          l. Diocesan Communications Tools Videos
                i.  Diocese of Palm Beach Communication Tools
                ii. Learn all the Diocesan Website has to offer
                iii. The Televised Catholic Mass is a great resource
                iv. Follow us on Social Media
                 v. Why read the Florida Catholic
         m. Office of Catholic Schools Enrollment and Marketing Meeting August 25, 2021
               i. Ambassador Program Powerpoint (pdf)
               ii. Zoom Video -
         n. Parish Communication Strategy Meeting Recap January 2022
               i. Zoom Video
         o. Assorted Style Notes by William Cone (pdf)
         q. Social Media Strategy by Sandi Harpring (pdf)
          r. Office of Catholic Schools Zoom Meeting April 28, 2022
          s. Parish Communication Strategy Meeting April 28, 2022
          t. Parish Communication Meeting Powerpoint August 24, 2022 (pdf)
          u. Diocesan 2023 Calendar (pdf)