Current issues for bulletins and weekly handouts

JULY: In this month as we celebrate our nation's independence, we honor five holy ones from our country's history who shaped the society we might become. Along with Junípero Serra (1), we reflect on the contributions of Blessed Charlie Rodríguez Santiago, lay catechist of Puerto Rico (13), Mohawk healer Kateri Tekakwitha (14), priest martyr Blessed Stanley Rother of Oklahoma (28), and Capuchin counselor Blessed Solanus Casey (30).

We also mark the death dates of significant figures like Orthodox Patriarch Athenagoras I of Constantinople (6), Notre Dame Sister Maureen Turlish, advocate for survivors of childhood sex abuse within the Catholic church (18), poet scholar Sister Madeleva Wolff, C.S.C. (25), priest composer Antonio Vivaldi (28), Catholic author Antoine de Saint Exupéry (31), and the "Mother Teresa of Puerto Rico," Isolina Ferré (Aug. 3).

Nationally, we celebrate the Fourth of July, Parents' Day (24), and World Friendship Day (30). More solemnly, we note World Day Against Trafficking Persons (30) and the bombing of Hiroshima on the Feast of Transfiguration (Aug. 6). Pray that our nation lives up to the example of its finest citizens and our church to its most virtuous saints.

You may download TAKE FIVE FOR FAITH in the following file formats:

PLEASE NOTE: To offer parish bulletin editors and web editors more flexibility, TAKE FIVE FOR FAITH weekly inserts do not include artwork. If you are looking for artwork, we encourage you to search under Google Images online. (Hint: Select the tools link in Google Images to search for art labeled for reuse.)

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Week beginning Sunday, August 07, 2022 Download Download
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File instructions

  • PDF: Paste into word-processing program as art or print as one-page handout. See details below for placing PDFs in WORD or PUBLISHER or converting PDFs to black and white. 
  • RTF: Open in word-processing program and adapt/reformat as you wish.

To VIEW a file: 

  1. Click the desired PDF or RTF file link. 
  2. The file will automatically download into and be visible in your web browser OR you will be prompted to download the file.

To DOWNLOAD a file:

  1. Right-click the desired PDF or RTF link (or simply click the link, depending on the browser you are using). 
  2. Select "Save Target As..." or "Save Link Target As..."
  3. Indicate where to save the file on your computer and file will download.
  4. Open PDF file in Adobe Acrobat Reader or RTF file in a word-processing program.

Note if you are working in a program that doesn't allow for PDF files to be inserted as images (such as WORD or PUBLISHER):

  1. Open the PDF in Acrobat.
  2. Choose "File" and then "Export to."
  3. Select "Image" and then "jpeg."
  4. Name and save.
  5. Go into your layout program (Publisher/Word), choose Insert/Pictures, and insert the jpeg of the Take Five.
  6. To convert to black-and-white, go to the image control: color section and select the drop down menu that says automatic and change it to grayscale. Then hit ok.

To CONVERT a color PDF to BLACK-and-WHITE in INDESIGN:

Save the final file as a grayscale pdf. To do so:

  1. Open the document and select Print to pdf format.
  2. When the print menu appears, select output and change the color to composite gray. The pdf file saved will be in black and white rather than color. 

* Many other desktop publishing programs have similar steps as those mentioned above to convert color graphics to grayscale.