Wednesday, January 6, 2010
National Vocation Awareness Week To Be Celebrated on CatholicTV With Special Guests and Programming
During the week of January 10-16th, CatholicTV will celebrate National Vocation Awareness Week with special programming including the appearance of Vocations Directors and promoters on the CatholicTV talk show “This is the Day” and special programming promoting vocations.
On January 8th, Father Jack Butler, S.J., Director of Vocations for the New England Province of Jesuits will appear on the live program “This is the Day” at 10:30AM Eastern.
On January 12th, Brother Tony Stephens, C.P.M,Vocation Director of the Fathers of Mercy will appear on the live program “This is the Day” at 10:30AM Eastern.
On January 15th, Brothers Jewel and Joseph Aytona, C.P.M., co-founders of Family Vocation Ministries, will appear on “This is the Day” also at 10:30AM Eastern.
Jerry Usher, the founder of Vocation Boom! was interviewed on “This is the Day” on January 1st regarding the vocations initiative. His interview can be seen now at http://www.CatholicTV.com/shows/default.aspx?seriesID=72&videoID=158
Steve and Joni Abdalla, the creators of dolls which are meant to promote openness to vocations, were also interviewed on “This is the Day” on January 5th. Their interview is viewable at http://www.CatholicTV.com/shows/default.aspx?seriesID=72&videoID=45
Each week, CatholicTV promotes Catholic vocations through a special television programming block called “The Call”. “The Call” highlights various religious orders and explores all church vocations including consecrated life and marriage. “The Call” airs each week at the following times (Eastern): Tuesday, 12:30 PM; Wednesday 6:00 AM; Friday 9:00AM; Sunday 11:30PM
During the week of January 10-16th , a program focusing on the vocation of the priesthood will air during “The Call” programming block.
More information on “The Call” is available at: http://www.CatholicTV.com/shows/default.aspx?seriesID=145
The observance of National Vocation Awareness Week (NVAW) began in 1976 when the Bishops’ Conference designated the 28th Sunday of the year as the beginning of NVAW. In 1997 this celebration was moved to coincide with the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord since his baptism initiated his public ministry.