March 8, 2011-Cardinal to Launch Catholics Come Home on Ash Wednesday on March 9th*



Cardinal Seán O’Malley will officially launch the Catholics Come Home Initiative, an initiative that invites those who have been away from the practice of their Catholic faith to take another look and to connect again with the Church.  The initiative consists of the airing of television commercials in conjunction with a parish outreach & welcome program. The television advertising campaign began this past Monday, March 7th, and will continue through Easter Sunday, April 24th, 2011. 

More information is available at


Wednesday, March 9, 2011


Pastoral Center, 66 Brooks Dr, Braintree, MA


*All of these take place at the Pastoral Center

3pm:    Press Conference (2nd floor)

4pm:    WQOM and the Archdiocesan Catholic Media Secretariat will launch a new program on Ash Wednesday, March, 9th to coincide with the beginning of the Catholics Come Home Campaign.  “The Good Catholic Life” program will be hosted each day by Scot Landry, Secretary for Catholic Media, from 4pm-5pm.  Cardinal Seán, Tom Peterson and Janet Benestad will be interviewed. (1st floor across from the Bethany Chapel)

5pm:    Ash Wednesday Mass celebrated by the Cardinal which will include the distribution of ashes. (1st floor in the Bethany Chapel)


Cardinal Seán O’Malley, Archbishop of Boston
Tom Peterson, President of Catholics Come Home, Inc.
Janet Benestad, Secretary for Faith Formation and Evangelization for the Archdiocese
Scot Landry, Secretary for Catholic Media
Priests, religious, staff

*MEDIA INVITED; Please confirm attendance by emailing Terry Donilon at [email protected] or by calling 617-746-5775.