“The Church needs to be concerned for, and present in, the world of communication, in order to dialogue with people today and to help them encounter Christ.”
– Pope Francis
Bishop Bambera Celebrating Closing Mass on Feast Day.
The Solemn Novena to Saint Ann will be observed beginning July 17 through the feast of Saint Ann on July 26, at Saint Ann’s Monastery and Basilica Basilica in West Scranton. This is the 90th anniversary of this special spiritual event. This year’s guest Passionist preachers are Father Rick Frechette, C.P. and Father Jack Conley, C.P., who will team up to lead the faithful in a 10-day exploration of the topic, “Living Christian Hope, Enkindled by the Presence and Gifts of the Holy Spirit.”
Daily Mass and novena services will be held at 8:00 and 11:45 a.m.; 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Novena devotions only will be at 3:30 p.m. Special services are also planned. The Solemn Closing of the Novena will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 26 with the Most Reverend Joseph C. Bambera, D.D., J.C.L., Bishop of Scranton, as celebrant and homilist.
Novena on CTV – Beginning July 17, CTV: Catholic Television of the Diocese of Scranton will air novena Masses on the following schedule: Monday through Friday at 12:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.; and on Saturdays, July 19 and 26, at 7:00 p.m.; and Sunday, July 20 at 6:00 p.m.
The Closing Mass being celebrated on Saturday, July 26 will air on CTV on Tuesday, July 29 at 8:00 p.m., and on Wednesday, July 30, at 10:00 a.m.
In the July edition of Our Faith…Our Diocese:
During the recent celebration of the Mass of Faith and Freedom at St. Peter’s Cathedral, Bishop Bambera highlighted the link between religious liberty and service to the poor and vulnerable. In this month’s program, we’ll see how parishes across our diocese are answering the gospel call to serve God’s children.
We’ll see how the Office for Parish Life continues to offer formation programs for Parish Pastoral Councils.
And we’ll introduce you to a Long Island priest and his sister who are using their God given musical talents to spread Christ’s message of love and compassion.
Air dates & times for the July edition of Our Faith…Our Diocese:
Sunday, July 13, 5 p.m.
Monday, July 14, 2 p.m.
Tuesday, July 15, 10 a.m.
Tuesday, July 22, 8 p.m.
Wednesday, July 23, 10 a.m.
Catholic Television is a Class “A” Low Power TV station. In addition to the low power broadcasts, CTV’s signal is broadcast to these cable television companies: Comcast-Scranton/Dallas/Dunmore (12); Service Electric Cable TV- Wilkes-Barre (18); Service Electric Cablevision, Hazleton (21); Metrocast Cable, Berwick (13); Adams Cable Service, Carbondale (16); and Comcast- Williamsport (16).
CTV produces and broadcasts various daily and weekly local programs, such as the Live Daily Mass from St. Peter’s Cathedral as well as other live and taped liturgical events, and other designated Diocesan programming.
CTV produces “Our Faith…Our Diocese.” This monthly program follows a news magazine format. It includes interviews, coverage of diocesan events and ministries, previews of upcoming activities, catechesis on the faith, and other segments.
CTV also produced special programs and promotional spots for Diocesan endeavors, such as the Diocesan Annual Appeal, the Office for Clergy Formation (Vocations), and the Diocesan Schools Office.
The station also airs regular and special programming from EWTN and other sources.
CTV has a potential audience of approximately 235,000 households in various regions of the Diocese of Scranton.