House+Home is a Catholic reality T.V. show taking viewers into Catholic homes with Catholic families. The pilot episode of House+Home takes viewers into the home of the Richard Family. Although their family looks quite normal from the outside, the show reveals a unique Catholic family with a strong faith.
The pilot tells the extraordinary story of daughter “Alexis” whose parents Michael and Laura talk about during the show. Alexis’ mother Laura talks about how during one of the nightly family prayers, Alexis (who was a toddler at the time) prayed aloud for God “to send her brothers and sisters soon.” Alexis was an only child at this time and Laura tried to explain to Alexis that “God sends a brother or a sister, not both at the same time.” Alexis responded, “no mama, God told me I’m going to have brothers and sisters. God told me in my ear.”
Not long afterwards, to Laura and Michael’s amazement, the couple announced to Alexis that they were expecting triplets, to which Alexis replied “there are two boys and one girl”. Laura told Fr. Reed on House+Home that Alexis turned out to be correct about the sexes of the triplets.
The pilot also takes viewers through the ordinary parts of Catholic family life such as work, cooking, and leisure. Michael, the father, even discusses financial challenges and how “Whenever we seem to be in a pinch, just relying on our faith, things happen to come through in the nick of time and it happens more often than not.” The Richards also mention briefly how they home-school their children.
Each episode of House+Home is hosted by Director of CatholicTV, Fr. Robert Reed. The pilot episode of shows Father Reed interviewing, and even cooking pizza with the Richard family. He also interviews all of the Richard family members.
Tune in the pilot in June: Mondays at 11AM, Wednesdays at 8PM, and Friday’s at 1AM (all times Eastern). CatholicTV expects to launch the series in September 2009.