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April 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 / Easter

            a.  Lent Resources from the USCCB
               i.  QR code to subscribe to daily readings in English and Spanish (doc)
               ii.  What is Lent
             b.  Para Ti Hispano Cuaresma (pdf) (jpg)
             c.  Mensaje Cuaresmal in English (pdf)
             d.  Holy Week Schedule at the Cathedral of St. Ignatius Loyola (pdf)
             e.  Chrism Mass, April 4 - with priests anniversaries updated 4/3/23 
             f.  Bishop's Video's  posted 4/3/23
                 i.  Holy Week:
                 ii. Easter:

       2.  April is Child Abuse Prevention Month (see B.3.)

        3.  Liturgy Workshop
    a.  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 Holy Land (Good Friday) is on Apr. 7; please print the letters on Apr. 1-2.  
                 i.  Letters
                         English  (doc) (pdf) (jpg) 
                         Spanish (doc) (pdf) (jpg)
                         Creole   (doc) (pdf) (jpg)
                 ii. Resources for the Holy Land Second Collection  
            d. The Second Collection for Peter's Pence is on Apr. 22-23; please print the letters on Apr. 15-16.  
                 i.  Letters
                        English  (doc) (pdf) (jpg) updated on 4/3/23
                        Spanish (doc) (pdf) (jpg) updated on 4/3/23
                        Creole   (doc) (pdf) (jpg) posted on 4/5/23
          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 - April is Child Abuse Prevention Month
           a.  Child Abuse Prevention Month Booklet - English and Spanish 
           b.  USCCB Resources and April Bulletin Insert
           c.  Announcements in English (doc) (pdf) - Updated September 28, 2020
           d.  Announcements in Spanish (doc) (pdf) - Actualizado Septiembre 28, 2020
           e.  Graphics for Announcements in English (pdf) (jpegs
           f.  Graphics for Announcements in Spanish (pdf) (jpegs
           g.  Knowledge without Action Makes No Difference (doc)  
           h.  Children Need Safe Adults (doc)  
           i.  Communicating concerns about boundaries (doc)  
           j.  Resources 
           k. Audio Files from USCCB’s Secretariat for Child and Youth Protection for public service announcements
           l.  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:
               Apr. 2 - The Cathedral of Saint Ignatius Loyola, PBG,Very Reverend Charles E Notabartolo, Vicar General & Moderator of the Curia
               Apr. 9 - Easter Sunday - The Cathedral of Saint Ignatius Loyola, PBG, Most Reverend Gerald M. Barbarito, Bishop of Palm Beach 
               Apr. 16 - The Cathedral of Saint Ignatius Loyola, PBG, Very Reverend Charles E Notabartolo, Vicar General & Moderator of the Curia
               Apr. 23 - The Cathedral of Saint Ignatius Loyola, PBG, Reverend Dúvan Bermúdez, Director of Hispanic Ministry
               Apr. 30 - The Cathedral of Saint Ignatius Loyola, PBG, Reverend Daniel Daza-Jaller, Director of Vocations and Seminarians

      2.  Feast Days and other Notable Dates 
            a. Franciscan Media Saint of the Day
            b. Dates:
                 Apr. 2  Palm Sunday
                 Apr. 5  St. Vincent Ferrer 
                 Apr. 6  Holy Thursday
                 Apr. 7  Friday of the Passion of the Lord (Good Friday)
                 Apr. 8  Holy Saturday
                 Apr. 9  Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord
                 Apr. 16 Sunday of Divine Mercy
                 Apr. 22 Earth Day
                 Apr. 25  St. Mark the Evangelist
                 Apr. 29  St. Catherine of Siena, Virgin and Doctor of the Church
                 Apr. 30  Good Shepherd Sunday and World Day of Prayer for Vocations updated 4/12/23

      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
             Apr. 1 - The Passion of the Christ Performance at St. Anastasia
             Apr. 1 - First Saturday Peaceful Prayer Vigil  (pdf) (jpg) 
             Apr. 3, 10, 17, 24  - Healing Prayer Ministry, St. Jude Boca (doc)
             Apr. 4 - Chrism Mass at the Cathedral of St. Ignatius Loyola, PBG
             Apr. 7 - Holy Hour at the Miracle House (pdf) (jpg)
             Apr. 7 - Divine Mercy Novena begins
             Apr. 9 - Easter Sunday - Sunrise Mass at Carlin Park
             Apr. 12 - Death Penalty Vigil added 4/10/23
             Apr. 14 - Divine Mercy, St. Francis Church (jpg)   
             Apr. 15-16 - Eucharistic Miracles Exhibit, St. Joseph Church  (jpg) added 4/10/23
             Apr. 16 - Divine Mercy Sunday, St. Andrew Church (jpg) updated 4/10/23
             Apr. 18 - Luncheons for Life 
             Apr. 20 - Birthline Orientation  (jpg)
             Apr. 20 - Eucharistic Revival, St. Mark (jpg)
             Apr. 21 - Holy Hour for Vocations, St. John of the Cross (pdf
             Apr. 21 - Encounter Transformation Night with Alexis Walkenstein (jpg) added 4/14/23
             Apr. 22 - Transitional Diaconate Ordination, St. Joan of Arc
             Apr. 22 - School of Christian Formation Retreat
             Apr. 22 - Workshop for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
             Apr. 25 - Healing Mass at St. Jude in Boca Raton (png) added 4/18/23
             Apr. 27 - Eucharistic Revival, Sacred Heart (jpg)
             Apr. 29 - AIM Virtual Retreat (jpg)
             Apr. 30 - Presentation on Angels at the Cathedral (png) added 4/10/23
             Apr. 1-30 - Baby Shower Collection by Catholic Charities in parishes added 4/10/23

             Save the Date
             May 13 - Jubilarian Mass and Celebration (pdf) added 4/13/23
               Jun. 24-25 Conferencia Liberado/Unbound Freedom in Christ Spanish Conference (jpg) (pdf) added 4/12/23

             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

     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
             f.  Contacts for this office

     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. Step Up for Students:
                  i.  Marketing Toolkit
                  ii. Legislative Update from Step Up For Students
              e.  Contacts for this office

     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)
            d.  Contacts for this office

     5.  Liturgy
a.  Liturgy Workshop
               i. Apr. 22 - for Eucharistic Ministers of Holy Communion at St. Vincent  (pdf)

     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 
            c. Contacts for this office: Faith Formation, Family Life, Marriage, Natural Family PlanningScouting, Youth & Young Adults

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

      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)
           d. Contacts for this office

     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.  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 
            j.  Contacts for this office  

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