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May 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.  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 Catholic Communications / Catholic University is on May 13-14; please print the letters on May 6-7. 
                  i.  Letters
                         English  (doc) (pdf) (jpg) added 4/21/23
                         Spanish (doc) (pdf) (jpg) added 4/25/23
                         Creole   (doc) (pdf) (jpg) added 4/27/23
                  ii.  USCCB Resources for Catholic Communication Campaign 
            d.  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.  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
B. Bulletin Announcements

      1.  Feast Days and other Notable Dates 
            a.  Vatican News Saint of the Day
            b.  Franciscan Media Saint of the Day
            c.  May Dates:
                 May 1 – Asian & Pacific Island National Heritage Month Begins
                 May 1 – Foster Care Awareness Month Begins
                 May 1 - St. Joseph the Worker   
                 May 2 - St. Athanasius
                 May 3 - Saints Philip and James, Apostles
                 May 5 - National Day of Prayer
                 May 7 - 5th Sunday of Easter
                 May 10 - St. Damien de Veuster of Moloka'i
                 May 13 - Our Lady of Fatima
                 May 14 - 6th Sunday of Easter
                 May 14 - Mother's Day
                 May 14 - St. Matthias, Apostle
                 May 15 - St. Isidore
                 May 21 - The Ascension of the Lord (celebrated)
                 May 21 - World Communications Day
                 May 21 - Armed Forces Day
                 May 21-28 – Laudato Si’ Week 
                 May 22 - National Day of Prayer and Remembrance for Mariners and People of the Sea
                 May 26  - St. Philip Neri
                 May 26 - Last Day of School for Students Pre-K-12
                 May 28 - Pentecost Sunday
                 May 29 - Saint Paul VI
                 May 29 - The Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church
                 May 29 - Memorial Day
                 May 30 - St. Joan of Arc added 5/16/22
                 May 31 - The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

      2.  Events:
            a.  Diocesan 2023 Calendar (pdf) 
            b.  May Dates:
                 May 1-31 Walking with Mom's in need (pdf) (jpg)
                 May is National Foster Care Awareness Month       
                 May. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 - Healing Prayer Ministry, St. Jude Boca (doc)
                 May 4 - Birthline Orientation, St. Lucie County  (jpg)
                 May 4 - Eucharistic Revival Holy Hour, St. Mary (jpg)
                 May 5 - Holy Hour at the Miracle House (pdf) (jpg)
                 May 5 - First Friday Holy Hours, St. Vincent (jpg)
                 May 6 - First Saturday Peaceful Prayer Vigil  (pdf) (jpg) 
                 May 6 - Priesthood Ordination of Mr. Marc Gustinelli at the Cathedral
                 May 7 - International Marian Festival at Emmanuel (png) updated 4/21/23
                 May 10 - School of Christian Formation Graduation at the Cathedral
                 May 11 - Eucharistic Revival Holy Hour, St. Mark the Evangelist (jpg)
                 May 12-13 - Palm Beach Diocesan Council of Catholic Women Annual Convention
                 May 12 - Divine Mercy, St. Francis Church (jpg)   
                 May 13 - Fatima Rosary Procession (jpg) (pdf) added 4/25/23
                 May 13 - Jubilee Mass and Celebration for the Religious (pdf) added 4/13/23
                 May 18 - Eucharistic Revival Holy Hour, St. Matthew (jpg)
                 May 19 - Divine Mercy Retreat, Our Lady of Florida Spiritual Center (png) added 4/18/23
                 May 22 - Community Healing Service with Encounter Palm Beach (jpg) added 4/14/23 
                 May 24 - Luncheons for Life at St. Mark the Evangelist added 4/27/23
                 May 25 - Eucharistic Revival Holy Hour, Cathedral (jpg)
                 May 27 - Unbound Healing Prayer Ministry (jpg) (pdf) added 4/21/23
                 May 28 - Holy Hour for Vocations, St. Helen (pdf
                 May 29 - Memorial Day Mass at our Cemetery (pdf) (jpg)  added 5/16/22
                 May 30 - St. Joan of Arc celebrates their name day (pdf) (jpg)  added 5/16/22
                     May 31 -  Parish Catechetical Leaders and Youth Ministers' Gathering  added 5/26/22        
              c.  Save the Date
                 Jun. 4 - Encuentro XXXV (jpg) (pdf) added 4/26/23
                 Jun. 24-25 Conferencia Liberado/Unbound Freedom in Christ Spanish Conference (jpg) (pdf) 
            d.  Please use this link to submit events for your parish or school

C.  Office and Ministry Updates

      1.  Bishop's Office
           a.  Synod on Synodality 2021-2024 - including Synthesis Summary 
           b.  Eucharistic Revival 2022-2025
           c.  The Chair - Diocese of Palm Beach episode

      2.  Catholic Charities
            a.  Birthline/Lifeline Volunteer Orientation 2023 Jan-Jun (pdf) (jpg)
            b.  COVID-19 Parish Social Ministry (pdf) (png)
            c.  Counseling Program
                i. Telephone sesssions in English (jpeg) and Spanish (jpeg)
                ii. Online Virtual Sessions in English and Spanish (pdf) (jpeg)
           d.  Volunteers Needed (doc) - updated

      3.  Catholic Schools
            a.  Faith Inspiring Excellence resources
            b.  Academic Calendar
                i.  2022-2023
                ii.  2023-2024
           c.  Step Up for Students:
                i.  Marketing Toolkit
                ii.  Legislative Update from Step Up For Students 
                iii.  FL Tax Credit Scholarship & Family Empowerment Scholarship for Educational Options
                iv.  Family Empowerment Scholarship for Unique Abilities

      4.  Communications 
           a.  Florida Catholic
                 i.  New app ads (pdf1) (pdf2)
                 ii.  Links to download the new App
                      - iOS: 
                     - Android:
               iii.  QR Code (png)
               iv.  FCM App Screenshots (pdf)
               v.  Graphics for Social Media Posts 
               vi.  Ads (jpg's) for The Florida Catholic Facebook and Instagram 
               vii.  New social media, newsletter graphics
                     -  (pdf1) (pdf2) (pdf3) (pdf4) (pdf5) (pdf6
               viii.  Video  
               ix.  Ad for signing up for printed issue (jpg)
          b.  Social Media
               i.  Parish handles for Facebook (xls) (pdf)
               ii.  School handles for Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (xls) (pdf)
               iii.  Social Media Administrator Guidelines (pdf) 
          c.   Graphics
               i.  Graphics and Catholic Resources (doc) (pdf)      
          d.  Resources
                i.  Diocese submit a story submission form
               ii.  Diocese submit an event submission form
               iii.  Office of Communications Resources (jpeg)
               iv.  DOPB Photo and Graphic Guidelines and Resources - (pdf
               v.  Photo Release Form - (pdf)
               vi.  Videos
                     - Bishop’s general thank you for attending an event promo video
                     - Diocesan Communications Tools Videos
                          Diocese of Palm Beach Communication Tools
                          Learn all the Diocesan Website has to offer
                          The Televised Catholic Mass is a great resource
                          Follow us on Social Media
                         Why read the Florida Catholic
          e.  Helpful Links
               i.  The Holy See
               ii.  United States Council of Catholic Bishop (USCCB)
               iii.  Word of Life
               iv.  Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops
               v.  Catholic News Agency
          f.  Televised Catholic Mass
               i.  Program Flyer (pdf) (jpeg) 
               ii.  Prayer for Spiritual Communion - English (doc) (jpeg) Spanish (jpeg)
               iii.  Schedule:
                     May  7  - Holy Redeemer, Palm City, Rev. Martin Lauzerne Dunne III, Pastor
                     May 14 - Holy Redeemer, Palm City, Rev. Martin Lauzerne Dunne III, Pastor
                     May 21 - Holy Name of Jesus, WPB, Rev. Antony Pulikal, Pastor
                     May 28 - Holy Name of Jesus, WPB, Rev. Antony Pulikal, Pastor    

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

      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 Prayer Ministry – 4th Saturday of the month or by special appointment
                i.  Announcement (pdf) (jpg)  added 4/21/23
                ii.  Unbound - video link 

      7.  Our Lady Queen of Peace Cemetery
            a.  Flyer - English (pdf), Spanish (pdf) updated 4/24/23
            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.  Vocations
             a.  Vocations website
             b.  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
             c.  Bulletin Blurbs - English (doc), Spanish (doc) updated 5/17/23
             d.  General Intercessions - English and Spanish
             e.  Pray for Priests
             f.  Pray for Deacons
             g.  Pray for Religious Men and Women 
             h.  Social media accounts added 5/17/23
                   i. Facebook:
                   ii. Instagram:
                   iii. Linktree:
             i.  QR code (png) (pdf) added 5/17/23