In December, the CatholicTV Network has a full schedule of Advent and Christmas programming to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year, as Father Robert Reed, president of the CatholicTV Network likes to say.
Throughout Advent, tune in special programming on “episodes” of the original CatholicTV series Blink, featuring reflections from Father Reed, Father Dan O’Connell and other priests who celebrate our Masses. CatholicTV's Advent specials include new-for-2013 "Advent at Ephesus" and the four-part documentary "Journey to Christmas". Bookmark www.CatholicTV.com/Advent for a complete schedule, on-demand videos of all our Advent reflections and more.
CatholicTV's Christmas programming begins December 8. Tune in every night at 8 p.m. for different holiday specials. Enjoy concerts by choirs, including the Daughters of Saint Paul, We’ve Got to Talk Christmas with Father Dan and classic Christmas specials hosted by Kevin Nelson and Father Frank McFarland. Or watch one now on demand (for FREE) at www.CatholicTV.com/Christmas.
Beginning Christmas Eve at midnight, CatholicTV presents a marathon of Christmas programming for three straight days. Tune in for Christmas Masses, specials and concerts. During these 72 hours, enjoy Christmas episodes of our original CatholicTV series and other programs featuring musicians, choirs and artists celebrating Jesus’ birth. Watch the 72 hours of Christmas all day December 24-26. Masses from the Vatican, the National Shrine, and the Chapel of the Holy Cross at CatholicTV are all celebrated during the Christmas marathon.
Other December Programming Highlights:
- December 5: America's Catholic Television Network begins a Novena to mark the one-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook Tragedy in Newtown, CT. The nine days of prayer begins December 5 at 9:28 a.m. (the time the shootings began), just before CatholicTV's Daily Mass. The novena prayer will air each day at that time; just after the 3 p.m. Chaplet of Divine Mercy; and before the 7 p.m. Mass.
- December 9: Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary.
- December 12: Episcopal Ordination Mass of Andrew Cozzens.
- December 15: enjoy special Christmas episodes all week from original CatholicTV series premiering these days with rebroadcasts all week:
• Sunday 6:30 a.m.: We’ve Got to Talk – Father Dan talks about Christ-mas
• Monday 11 a.m.: Going My Way – Father Hickey, Father Rouse and Father Reed SING!
• Monday 6 p.m.: Spotlight - Christmas Movies reviewed
• Tuesday 11 a.m.: The Gist - Merry Gistmas
All times Eastern - subject to change