Current issues for bulletins and weekly handouts

JUNE: The school year is ending as Ordinary Time resumes after the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (6). We pray next fall brings safe, healthy classrooms full of students once more: Ordinary Time writ large and more beautiful than we knew.

Meanwhile, we consecrate our priests to the Sacred Heart of Jesus on World Day of Prayer for Priests (11). We venerate the Immaculate Heart of Mary (12) as well and resume Saturday memorials to the BVM. The Nativity of John the Baptist (24) and the dual observance of Saints Peter and Paul (29) round out our solemnities for this month. We honor another U.S. saint, Junipero Serra (July 1), in this segment.

Our nation observes Flag Day (14) and Father’s Day (20), as our neighbor to the north celebrates its birthday on Canada Day (July 1) since 1867. Around the world, the common good is highlighted with World Oceans Day (June 8) because two-thirds of our planet’s surface is ocean. We also assist the common good by observing Blood Donor Day (14), Elder Abuse Awareness Day (15), World Refugee Day (20), Public Service Day (23), and International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking (26). Of particular biblical concern might be International Widows’ Day (23), since even in modern times widows face extreme poverty, homelessness, and discrimination the world over.

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.)

Issue English PDF English/Spanish RTF
Week beginning Sunday, June 20, 2021 Download Download
Week beginning Sunday, June 27, 2021 Download Download
Week beginning Sunday, July 04, 2021 Download Download
Sunday in Spanish to come
Week beginning Sunday, July 11, 2021 Download Download
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Week beginning Sunday, July 18, 2021 Download Download
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Week beginning Sunday, July 25, 2021 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.