Monday, January 3, 2011
Television Campaign Which Brought Back 200,000 Catholics To Church Will Be Discussed on Live CatholicTV Talk Show
On January 14th, “Catholics Come Home” will be discussed on the live CatholicTV talk show “This is the Day”.
Catholics Come Home (CCH) is an organization which uses television advertisements and its website to invite fallen-away Catholics and non-Catholics to return to the Catholic Church.
David Thorp, Director of the CCH initiative in the Archdiocese of Boston will be interviewed on This is the Day.
The CCH initiative in the Archdiocese of Boston during Lent of 2011 will include television commercials, and parish outreach. This outreach will include “welcome by which Catholics reach out with a more personal invitation to friends, neighbors, and family members and parishes provide opportunities to help people establish or re-establish a relationship with Jesus Christ.”
This is the Day airs at 10:30AM ET at CatholicTV.com and on CatholicTV cable outlets. The show is rebroadcast at 7:30PM and other times during the week.
According to Catholic News Service, parishes in the Diocese of Phoenix reported a 12 percent increase in weekly Mass attendance that still continues long after the commercials aired. “The CatholicsComeHome.org television initiative and web site were directly responsible for bringing nearly 100,000 inactive Catholics and converts home to the Church during Lent 2008.”
“No creative marketing team could possibly yield these miraculous results,” President of CCH, Tom Peterson said. “This is truly an apostolic movement designed and directed by the Holy Spirit. Our invitation is simple: ‘We are Catholic.Welcome Home’.”
More information about Catholics Come Home, may be found at http://www.catholicscomehome.org/
During this episode of This is the Day, a member of the military will also be interviewed via satellite.