In the month of June, the CatholicTV Network is proud to honor fathers, families and vocations.
This summer, tune in the weeks of June 18, July 9 and August 13 for the CatholicTV Network’s Vacation Bible School. Each day, a different saint will be featured in an animated special during the CatholicTV Kid's Club time slot. A different craft to go with the story of the saint will be demonstrated on air before the cartoon airs. Click on "Contact Us" to request a supply kit. Tune in CatholicTV Kids Club during Vacation Bible School weeks each day at 8 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
The CatholicTV Network will participate in the Fortnight for Freedom with special programming from June 21 to July 4, to rally support for the protection of religious freedom in the United States. Throughout the two week period called for by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Father Robert Reed, president of CatholicTV will offer a daily reflection on the theme of religious freedom.
Archbishop of Boston, Cardinal Seán O'Malley, will host a live, interactive town-hall-meeting style forum with a discussion panel including John Garvey, Dr. Angela Franks and Kim Daniels moderated by ClearVoice's John Monahan on June 25 at 8:00 p.m. with rebroadcasts through July 4.
Bookmark www.CatholicTV.com/Freedom for on-demand viewing of the town hall meeting and Father Reed's reflections.
On Saturday, June 23, the CatholicTV Network will air the Ordination Mass for the Archdiocese of Boston celebrated by Cardinal Seán O’Malley,at Boston's Cathedral of the Holy Cross. It will air live at 9 a.m. and again at 8 p.m. (Eastern) on CatholicTV. Commentary for the Ordination Mass will be provided by Father Reed.
The six new priests to be ordained are:
- Rev. Mr. Eric Francis Cadin
- Rev. Mr. Felipe De Jesus Gonzalez
- Rev. Mr. John Joseph Healy
- Rev. Brother John Luong
- Rev. Mr. Adrian Andrzej Milik
- Rev. Brother Michael Francis Sheehan, FPO
Following the Mass, the network will air a special episode of its original series Catholic Destinations with host Kevin Nelson. Join Nelson, as he takes you along for inspiring trips to interesting places of significance to our Catholic Faith from the United States to Canada to Europe. In this episode, he visits Blessed John XXIII National Seminary, where men that answer the call to the priesthood later in life go to discern, grow and prepare for the presbyterate. Some of the ordination class of 2012 attended Blessed John.
On Friday, June 29, the feast of Saints Peter and Paul, Pope Benedict XVI will bestow pallium on new metropolitan archbishops during a special Mass at noon and 8 p.m.
The June CatholicTV Monthly's cover story highlights five years of CatholicTV from our headquarters in Watertown, MA, the Monsignor Francis McFarland Television Center. Enjoy an expanded web-only digital version of our monthly magazine and read all about it and other inspiring stories from around the country.
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