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Policies & Guidelines
Video and Streaming Policy (5/14/2020)
Social Communications Policy  (Updated 3/21/2019) PowerPoint of Highlights
Feature Film Promotion Guidelines  (Catholic News Service Movie Reviews)
Photo Usage Guidelines
Diocesan Event Calendar Guidelines
Parish Communication Protocols (Courtesy of St. Mark the Evangelist Parish, Tampa)

COVID-19 Webpages
Overview (Includes all statements by Bishop Parkes)
List of Masses Online
Prayers for Health and HealingJoyfully Present for Mass
Get Help
Give Help
Effective Communications During a Crisis
Communication Strategies During a Crisis (Courtesy of Catholic Apostolate Center)

Live Streaming Instructions
Parish Streaming Playbook and Livestreaming from your Phone (Courtesy of Archdiocese of Detroit)
Tips for Live Streaming the Mass (USCCB)
Step by Step Instructions | Livestreaming 101 Video & Powerpoint (Courtesy Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee)
Tips for Live Streaming from your Phone (Courtesy Spirit Juice Studios)
Tips for Live Streaming with Multiple Cameras (Courtesy Spirit Juice Studios)
Facebook Livestreaming Tips (Courtesy of PSG)
How to Find a Livestreamed Mass on Facebook Using Your SmartphoneHow to Find a Livestreamed Mass Using Your Computer (DOSP)
Ultimate Livestreaming Guide (Courtesy Twelve:Thirty Media)

Social Media Tips
Faith on Facebook
Facebook Top Ten Tips
General Tips for Social Media

Helpful Information to Enhance Communications
Six Communication Strategies to Proclaim, Invite and Encounter
Flocknote: Email, Text Messaging and More
Website Support through eCatholic
Media-Evangelization Guide  (includes stock photo sites, website tips and more!)
Ideas for Sharing Your Good News
Seven Steps for Effective Communications
A Quick and Practical Guide to Diocesan Communications
Pastoral Plan for Chuch Communications (USCCB, 1997)
Avoiding Scams via Social Media, Text and Email

Stay Connected 
Sign up for Pastoral Bulletin Weekly Email
Follow Diocesan Social Media Channels
Sign up for Office of Communications Email List
Sign up for Courageous Faith E-News and News from Bishop Parkes

Media Release Form – English / Spanish

Vatican Communications
Vatican E-Newsletter
Daily Bulletin of the Holy See Press Office
Vatican News and Social Media Widgets

USCCB Communications
Catholic Current Resources
News Releases

Best Practices for Communications by Diocesan Workshop Material(April 2019)
The Heart of Communications Audio – Podcast
The Heart of Communications Slideshow
Understanding and Optimizing Your Channels
Design Guide 

Bulletin Best Practices Workshop by LPI (May 2019)
Your Bulletin On a Mision for Evangelization PowerPoint Audio
Repurposing Content PowerPoint Audio
Headline Writing Tips PowerPoint Audio
We Create Demo Audio

Essential for Social Media Success Workshop by Saint Leo University (March 2019)
PowerPoint   Audio Recording