CatholicTV announces ordination week schedule


NEWTON -- CatholicTV in Boston (BCTV) will offer a special week of programming the week of May 21 to celebrate the Archdiocese of Bostons Ordination to the Priesthood on Saturday, May 26. Specials will include half-hour shows on vocations, the presbyterate and to honor the Month of Mary, a show examining icons of Mary and a rebroadcast of The Rosary Bowl from Pasadena, Calif. The air times of CatholicTVs programming are as follows:

> A day in the life of... -- Father Robert Reed spends a day with seminarian Matt Westcott who will be ordained May 26. Airs: Monday 6 p.m., Tuesday 2:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., Wednesday 7:30 a.m., Thursday 9 a.m., Friday 1:30 p.m.

> This Is The Day -- Father Reed and Jay Fadden host this bi-weekly talk show and will focus on vocations, Mary and the ordination this week. Airs: Tuesday 10:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., Wednesday 6 p.m., Thursday 11 a.m., Friday 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., Saturday 6 p.m., Sunday 6:30 p.m.

> Conversations With Cardinal Sen -- Jay Fadden talks with the archbishop of Boston, Cardinal Sen OMalley, about vocations and ordination to the priesthood. Airs: Tuesday 11 a.m., Wednesday 12:30 a.m., 9 p.m., Thursday 6:30 p.m., Friday 1:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

> Windows to Heaven: the Mother of God -- In this three-part mini-series, Father Lenny Tighe takes a look at icons related to Mary. Airs: Monday 5:30 p.m., Tuesday 1:30 p.m., Wednesday 3:30 a.m., Thursday noon, 9 p.m., Sunday 3:30 p.m.

> Ordination to the Priesthood -- Cardinal Sen presides over this special Mass at Bostons Cathedral of the Holy Cross where seven men will be ordained to the presbyterate. Airs live Saturday at 9 a.m., rebroadcast at 4 p.m.

> The Rosary Bowl -- Father Reed provides commentary for this three-hour event honoring Mary featuring eucharistic adoration, witness talks and the rosary prayed simultaneously in 40 different languages at Pasadenas Rose Bowl. Airs Saturday at noon.

www.CatholicTV.com also has special online features for the week. CardinalCast featuring Cardinal Sen has a monthlong series of podcasts on the priesthood. Father Reeds the priest has released a special vocations tripod. These podcasts are available for download through www.iCatholic.com. Meanwhile all the stations vocations week programming will be available for viewing on demand at CatholicTV.com.