Jan 25 - Catholic Students of Various Ages To Serve As Lectors And Servers At Live Televised CatholicTV Masses During Catholic Schools Week*

For additional information, please contact Chris Pham, Public Relations Coordinator at CatholicTV, at 617-923-0220 or via email at [email protected].

WATERTOWN, MA, January 25, 2011- During the week of January 31-February 6, CatholicTV will host students from 6 different Catholic schools in honor of the 38th Catholic Schools Week which began in 1974.

During Catholic Schools Week, Catholic school students will attend the live daily Mass at the CatholicTV studios and will serve as lectors and altar servers.

In past years, students attending the Tuesday or Friday daily Mass have made brief appearances on the live CatholicTV talk show “This is the Day” during Catholic Schools Week.

Catholic Schools Week is a joint project of the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).

The theme for Catholic Schools Week 2011 is "Catholic Schools: A+ for America.”  This theme celebrates the fact that Catholic schools are an added value ("a plus") for the nation. Because of their traditionally high academic standards and high graduation rates, all supported by strong moral values, Catholic schools and their graduates make a positive contribution to American society. Catholic schools give a high level of service to local communities because of the many service projects students undertake. "Giving back to the community" and "helping others" are values instilled in every Catholic school student.

CatholicTV produces and airs a catechetical game show called WOW: The CatholicTV Challenge (WOW). WOW is a children’s game show which energetically teaches viewers the Catholic faith. The show resembles the show Jeopardy!, yet has young contestants just like the show “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?” More information is available at

About CatholicTV:  Founded in 1955, CatholicTV Network is a national broadcast television network streaming a live feed 24 hours a day at CatholicTV.com.  Heeding Pope Benedict XVI's call to greater utilize the power of television and new media, CatholicTV Network offers a wide range of programs aimed at children and adults, from uplifting advice shows to international news, game shows to travel, CatholicTV has something for everyone. Based in Watertown, MA outside of Boston, CatholicTV is available in 5.7 million homes nationwide. For access to CatholicTV programs, go to CatholicTV.com or download the CatholicTV mobile app for iPhone or iPad.

CatholicTV broadcasts across the US on Sky Angel channel 142, and selected cable outlets. To find out where to watch CatholicTV visit: http://www.CatholicTV.com/schedule/where-to-watch.aspx

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“This is the Day” can also be seen on demand across the US on Verizon FiOS, 
 www.CatholicTV.com or downloaded via iTunes.com.and SQPN.com  The hosts, Father Robert Reed, and Jay Fadden discuss various topics of the week and respond to viewer mail (you may email the show at [email protected])

Episodes of This is the Day are posted on the site’s archives starting the same night of the broadcast day. All videos at the website are viewable in full-screen. Paste this URL into your browser in order to access the This is the Day video archives. http://www.CatholicTV.com/this-is-the-day