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Thursday, May 30, 2013

From maintenance to mission

The Archdiocese of Boston is in the midst of an exciting and innovative pastoral plan to strengthen the local Church and repropose the gospel. The plan ("Disciples in Mission") "seeks to revitalize the Church in Boston by positioning our parishes more solidly for the task of evangelization, the work of reaching out to our brothers and sisters and drawing them more fully to Christ Jesus." (from the Disciples in Mission proposal).

The pastoral plan (currently in phase one) strengthens local churches by establishing parish collaboratives that function under the leadership of one pastor with the support of Pastoral Teams and Parish Councils. The parishes in the collaboratives maintain their unique identities and responsibilities, while also enjoying the added benefit of a community of support from the other parishes in the collaborative, as well as a unity of vision and evangelical purpose. Parishes maintain the strengths they already have while being fortified by fellow parishes.

By empowering local churches to strengthen and unify as tools for evangelization, the Archdiocese expects that we will move from a state of simply maintaining parishes to being true disciples in mission, proactively spreading the gospel by way of the local Church.

Bishop Deeley, Vicar General for the Archdiocese of Boston, appeared on CatholicTV's This is the Day to talk about the success of the plan so far as pastors in phase one finish up their two week training. He also has some great ideas for how lay people can support the new pastoral plan. Check out his interview below:

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Summer is coming...

Well, almost. May will be over before you know it, and then our Summer Season will begin!

Join us starting in June for some great summer programs. There's something for everyone!

Watch Christian Witness on Wednesdays at 10:30 am. Drs Angela and David Franks host this new original CatholicTV series, speaking with people who work to build a culture of love and life rooted in the New Evangelization. Some guests include George Weigel, David Clayton, Brother Rahl Bunsa, and Michael Lavigne. Rebroadcasts: Sun 4am ET, Thurs 8:30pm, Sat 4pm.

Join Shannon Muldoon for Vacation Bible School! During the weeks of June 24, July 15, and August 12, tune in at 8am and 12:30pm each day for great lessons and fun crafts with Shannon.

Tune into Divine Intervention with Father Steve on Mondays at 9pm ET. Born in India, raised in South Africa, and now ministering in California, Father Steve has a way of deeply touching lives. This reality series captures his unique and inspiring ministry to God's people through life’s turbulent and joyful moments. Father Steve captures the unique zeal and deep love at the heart of Christ’s Gospel message. Rebroadcasts: Wed 1pm ET, Fri 2am.


What's in the Bible airs Mondays at 8am ET. From the creater of Veggie Tales, What's in the Bible features some new friends as they explore the most important books of the Bible. This family show uses music and puppets to get you laughing and learning through God's word. Rebroadcasts: Thurs 1pm ET, Sat 8:30am.

Watch Love is Moving on Mondays at 4pm ET. From the producers of Context with Lorna Dueck, this series is hosted by and for young adults focusing on living out the Christian faith. The series challenges young adults to commit to acts of love in their daily life and to grow deeper in relationship with God and others. Rebroadcasts: Wed 2:30am ET, Thurs 10:30pm, Fri 5:30pm.

Reel Faith from NET NY airs on Tuesdays at 9am ET. Join David DiCerto and Steven D. Greydanus as they look at films through a Catholic lens.

On Mondays at 9am tune in to Gospel of Luke with Jim Grant and Dr Robert Maldonado. Our hosts are joined by biblical scholars as they share their insights into and love for Luke. Rebroadcasts: Wed 1:30pm ET, Fri midnight.

It's going to be a great summer on CatholicTV. Don't miss it!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

ClearVoice™ turns 100!

Our original magazine show, ClearVoice™, celebrates 100 episodes on 5/3!

Tune in at 11am as hosts Christine Caswell and John Monahan look back on the awesome highlights from the past 100 episodes. John and Christine reflect here on what working on ClearVoice has meant to them:

Check out individual reflections from John and Christine as well as other great clips from ClearVoice™ right here.

Christine Caswell has more than 20 years' experience as a radio and television news journalist, reporting for more than a decade in Boston's major market. John Monahan has worked for 17 years in the news business, winning an Emmy® for his work as a news reporter.

Watch ClearVoice™ on Fridays at 11am ET on CatholicTV.