Friday, May 7, 2010
Weekly Show on CatholicTV Features Friend of Mother Teresa and John Paul II- Fr. Jeff Bayhi
Each week, CatholicTV airs a show called “A Closer Walk” hosted by Father Jeff Bayhi. Fr. Bayhi worked with Blessed Teresa of Calcutta for 7 years and administered the last rites to her. He was also a friend of Pope John Paul II and administered the last rites to the Pope after he had been shot.
A Closer Walk features Fr. Bayhi discussing the faith and talking about real world examples of life and of living the faith. A Closer Walk intends to reach out to those who remain disconnected from the mainline church.
A Closer Walk hopes to help viewers deal with the realities of day-to-day living by discussing real-world, everyday issues. The show aims to offer hope to viewers through reflections on the weekly Mass readings.
Father Jeff Bayhi is a priest of the Diocese of Baton Rouge. He received his Doctorate in Pastoral Counseling from Graduate Theological Foundation in Donaldson, Indiana. Currently, Father Bayhi serves as pastor of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Zachary and its mission church, Our Lady of the Assumption in Clinton, Louisiana in addition to his role as President of Closer Walk Ministries.
Father Bayhi has written several books including: "Then Comes the Morning" and "Paved with Souls", which was written on his experiences working with Mother Teresa and the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta. He has also recorded a modern-day interpretation of Our Lord's Passion through the Stations of the Cross with world-renowned recording artist, Aaron Neville. The CD is entitled Doing it Their Own Way .
“A Closer Walk” airs at the following times (EST) at www.CatholicTV.com and on CatholicTV: Monday-1AM; Tuesday- 6PM; Wednesday- 9AM; Friday- 3:30AM