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Advent Television Programming Includes Pope, Fr. Tom Rosica, Christmas Music And Spanish Programming At CatholicTV.com

For additional information, please contact Chris Pham, Public Relations Coordinator at CatholicTV, at 617-923-0220 or via email at  cpham@catholictv.org
 
Throughout the month of December, CatholicTV will feature special advent programming. This programming will include Vatican events with the Pope, an Advent journey with Father Richard Erikson, Christmas musical programming from Tajci, and Spanish programming.

This Advent programming can be viewed at CatholicTV.com without charge and simultaneously on CatholicTV where available.

Details About Select Advent Programming Are Listed Below (All Times Eastern):

  • “Wait and See: the Spiritual Journey of Advent” with Vicar General for the Archdiocese of Boston and former military chaplain Fr. Richard Erikson – Mon 2:30 p.m., Tue 11 p.m., Wed 4:30p.m.,Thur 7 a.m., Fri 7:30 p.m., Sat 11 a.m
  • “The Coming of Our God” with Fr. Tom Rosica, CSB – Mon 2 p.m., Tue 10:30 p.m., Wed 4p.m., Thur 6:30 a.m., Fri 9:30 p.m., Sat 10:30 a.m.
  • “I Believe” Christmas Concert with Tajci during the week of Dec. 21 – Tue 11:30 a.m., Wed 5 a.m., Fri 8 a.m., Sun 10:30 p.m.
  • Daughters of St. Paul Christmas Concert – Tuesday, Dec.22 at 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 23 at 6 a.m., Christmas Eve at 2:30 a.m. Christmas Day at 9 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 27 at 2 p.m.

Coverage Of Catholic Church Events

  • Sunday, December 6 @ Noon & 8 p.m. Sistine Chapel Concert in honor of his Holiness Pope Benedict XVI
  • Tuesday, December 8 @ Noon & 8 p.m, Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception from Piazza di Spagna
  • Wednesday, December 9 @ 8 p.m. Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen 30th Anniversary Memorial Mass (St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York)  Archbishop Timothy Dolan, presider
  • Thursday, December 24 @ 11 p.m. Midnight Mass presided over by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI in St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Thursday, December 31 @ 11 p.m. New Year’s Eve from the Vatican Basilica the Holy Father will preside over first Vespers in thanksgiving for the closing calendar year.
  • Friday, January 1, 2010 @ noon and 8 PM celebrating the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, Mass presided over by the Holy Father Benedict XVI in St. Peter’s Basilica on the occasion of the 43rd World Day of Peace
  • Spanish Programming: Buena Nueva: a Christmas Celebration in Word and Song – Wed Dec. 23 at midnight, Christmas Eve at 10:30 p.m., Christmas Day at 5:30 a.m. ,and Sunday, Dec 27, at 5:30 p.m. Apostolado Hispano Television (AHTV) comes to us from the Diocese of Trenton. The AHTV Christmas special will air Tuesday, Dec. 22 at 5:30 a.m., Christmas Eve at 10 p.m., Christmas Day at 5 a.m. and Sunday, Dec. 27, at 6 p.m.

CatholicTV will also broadcast other Advent programming. More information is available at www.CatholicTV.com

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