CATHOLICS COME HOME PREMIERS WEEKLY TV SERIES

CATHOLICS COME HOME PREMIERS WEEKLY TV SERIES
To air in prime-time, worldwide on EWTN 

August 21, 2014– Atlanta (Roswell), GA — Catholics Come Home® will premier its high production quality, moving TV series filmed in over a dozen scenic locations in the US and Canada, called “Catholics Come Home” on EWTN Thursday night, Sep. 4 at 10 p.m. EST.

The series will consist of thirteen 30-minute episodes, each featuring an interview with someone who recently returned to Jesus and the Catholic Church as a result of Catholics Come Home and responding to the call of the Holy Spirit. Guests include former atheists, agnostics, Protestant Christians, and fallen-away Catholics who came home. The series will also air engaging segments on the New Evangelization in each of the half-hour episodes.Episodes will air every Thursday night at 10 p.m. EST, with additional airings at 6 p.m. EST Sundays. The series can also be viewed streaming live online at EWTN.com.  After the series debuts in the U.S. and Canada this September, EWTN will begin airing the series internationally, starting in December. Over a dozen archdioceses and diocese are represented, since feature episodes are filmed on location in numerous North American cities, including: Vancouver, B.C.; Allen, TX; Providence, RI; New Westminster, Canada; Denver, CO; Tulsa, OK; Atlantic Highlands, NJ; Denton, TX; Farmington, MO; Austin, TX; St. Louis (Bonne Terre) MO; Philadelphia, PA; and Sturgeon Bay, WI.

The premier episode features Dr. Gloria Sampson, a former atheist and linguisticprofessor who taught in Communist China during the 1960s and 1970s. She discusses her recent return to the Church after 52 years away from God, thanks to seeing a Catholics Come Home commercial on TV in Vancouver, Canada.  This former atheist is now an active Catholic, who says: “all I want to do now, is evangelize!” Catholics Come Home® has released an exclusive 60-second series promo in anticipation of the premier episode.

In response to Pope Saint John Paul II’s proclamation, “Darkness can only be scattered by light; hatred can only be conquered by love,” Catholics Come Home® is sharing stories of Christ’s healing love and light, by means of this new, engaging TV series—just another one of the apostolate’s unique media efforts for the New Evangelization that has already helped over 500,000 souls home to Jesus and His Catholic Church.

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To schedule an interview with Tom Peterson, President and Founder of Catholics Come Home®, please send email request to spokesperson@catholicscomehome.org.For interviews in Spanish, contact Veronica Schnarre at 678-585-7886 x104, or by e-mail at veronica@catholicscomehome.org.

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9 Diocesan Campaigns Launch Today!

Catholics Come Home

As we enter into the season of Lent today, nine Catholics Come Home® diocesan partner campaigns are launching.  We ask you to please offer your prayers and fasting today for the intentions of the many souls who will receive an invitation to come “home” to their Catholic faith this Lent through the Catholics Come Home® commercials airing for the next seven weeks in the following partner dioceses:

  • Archdiocese of Boston
  • Diocese of Manchester, NH
  • Archdiocese of New Orleans
  • Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux
  • Diocese of Baton Rouge
  • Diocese of Lafayette
  • Diocese of Erie
  • Diocese of Winona
  • Diocese of Venice, FL

Did You Miss EWTN’s The Journey Home This Past Monday Featuring Catholics Come Home®?
Good News – the show is now available to view on YouTube.  See link below:


The Journey Home with Marcus Grodi
Featuring Tom Peterson
Catholics Come Home® Founder and President
Click here to view YouTube episode

Thank you for your prayers and support which keep these messages of invitation airing in the mainstream media!  We Are Catholic. Welcome Home.

Sincerely,

Tom Peterson and your CatholicsComeHome.org team


CatholicsComeHome.org
is a 501(c)(3) non-profit media apostolate, dedicated to producing and airing Catholic evangelism television ads on local, national and international television networks.  EncouragePriests.org™ is a special communications outreach project of Catholics Come Home, Inc.

Encore Presentations of EWTN's "The Journey Home" with Marcus Grodi Featuring Catholics Come Home® Founder and President!

Did You Miss Tom Peterson, Catholics Come Home® Founder and President, on EWTN’s “The Journey Home” last night?

Catch the Encore Presentations at the times below on EWTN, or Streaming Online at the Same Time That The Encore is Airing:

EWTN Grodi Journey HomeCCH logo and Tom Peterson CombinedEWTN black logo
The Journey Home
with Marcus Grodi
Featuring Tom Peterson
Catholics Come Home® Founder and President.

Encore Presentations:
Thursday 3/10, 2pm ET
Saturday 3/12, 11pm ET
Be sure to tune in with your family!
Don’t have EWTN?- watch online during the scheduled show times:
Click here to WATCH Streaming Online during the show times above

EWTN News Reports: Over 200,000 lapsed Catholics return to Church through 'come home' outreach

EWTN NEWS

Over 200,000 lapsed Catholics return to Church through ‘come home’ outreach

Roswell, Ga.,  (EWTN News)

Catholics Come Home® president Tom Peterson

Catholics Come Home® president Tom Peterson

TV ads aimed at bringing lapsed Catholics back into the fold have enjoyed enormous success recently with an estimated 200,000 returning to churches throughout the U.S. as a result of the campaign. Featuring high-resolution TV ads with lush colors and powerful imagery, Catholics Come Home® – an initiative of business entrepreneur Tom Peterson – has teamed up with local dioceses in the U.S. to bring people back into the Church.

Peterson told EWTN News Dec. 16 that Catholics Come Home® “has been blessed with amazing results” over the last two and a half years as over 200,000 individuals, whether lapsed Catholics or otherwise, have joined their local parishes.

“We’ve heard amazing stories of conversions from atheism,” as well as individuals from Protestant denominations coming into the Catholic Church, he said.

The vast majority, though, are “’reverts’ – people coming back to their faith,” Peterson noted.

He explained that the group concentrates their ad campaigns yearly during the seasons of Advent and Lent. The ads are divided into categories that focus on the “history, beauty, spirituality and accomplishments” of the Church, as well as individual testimonials. The commercials also refer viewers to the group’s website where they can ask questions and get in touch with their local dioceses. Though the ads are focused primarily in the U.S., but interest has been shown in Australia and Poland.

“Probably by the end of Lent (2011), we’ll have reached 40 million people – secular television viewers – with these messages,” Peterson said.

The Christmas initiative, which kicks off Dec. 17, is the perfect time of year to show the ads as a lot of families are home for the holiday and television viewing is high, he said.

“It’s a great psychological, spiritual and evangelical time to reach these souls,” Peterson added.

Diocesan partners, such as the Archdiocese of Chicago, have a thorough approach in their outreach using the initiative during Christmas time.

Nancy Polacek, coordinator of Catholics Come Home® Chicago, said the group is collaborating with the Joliet and Rockford dioceses to offer a number of resources to help people connect to parishes. Aside from the TV ads, they have a website set up where people can order prayer cards and brochures, learn about  religious education or other programs.

“We try to send something out by e-mail to all the parishes every week, and then it’s all posted online if they want to get more of something,”Polacek told the Chicago archdiocesan paper, Catholic New World.

The TV ads will run from Dec. 17 through Jan. 17 on stations throughout the area. Poster ads aimed specifically at young adult commuters will follow the TV campaign.

The Catholic New World reported that the Chicago archdiocese decided to continue with Catholics Come Home® after parishes reported positive experiences from last year’s campaign, including more people attending Mass and receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

As families begin to gather within the next week for the holidays, Peterson said that those who’ve left the Church should be reminded that God loves them, has a plan for them, and that “once a baptized Catholic, always a Catholic – whether practicing or not” applies to them.

“There is a big Catholic family that loves you and misses you,” Peterson said. “It’s a wonderful adventure – you have nothing to lose and everything to gain – and we say ‘welcome home.’”

Front Page & 12 minutes of Prime Time TV in Boston!

Catholics Come Home

CatholicsComeHome.org is thrilled to announce the Archdiocese of Boston as a Lent 2011 partner, one of 12 new Catholics Come Home diocesan partners!  The CCH ads will bring a message of healing and an invitation to those away from the practice of faith to return ‘home’ to Christ’s Catholic Church in one of the oldest Catholic cities in America.

The Boston media has already been spreading the news about CCH:

-The front page of The Boston Globe proclaimed “A call to Catholics to ‘come home’ again.”

-CCH was the topic of nearly 12 minutes of prime time coverage and dialogue on how critical it is to have a personal relationship with Jesus in His sacramental Church, on both secular

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and TV.


Tune-in to EWTN featuring Catholics Come Home TODAY!

CCH will be featured on EWTN “The Choices We Face” hosted by Ralph Martin on:

TODAY! Tuesday, July 27, 6:00pm EST
Friday July 30, 6:30am EST, encore


2010 Top Blog Award Winner!

Catholics Come Home, was recently recognized with the ’2010 Top 40 Catholicism Blogs award’!  Winners were chosen through a scoring system led by internet nominations, which came from our reader base – thank you for your vote, we’re so glad that the CCH blog inspires your daily life.  Share our CCH Blog, and CCH News Blog with your friends and family to stay up-to-date on the latest happenings with CCH.


Thanks to God’s amazing grace, the Catholics Come Home TV commercials and website are helping hundreds of thousands thousands on their journey home to the Catholic Church.

Will you help someone by sharing one of the CCH TV commercials or website with a friend or two today? It’s as easy as including a link in an email to a relative, friend, coworker, or neighbor away from the faith, and saying something like, “I recently came across this TV commercial/website. Let me know what you think about it…”

Thank you for your participation in the evangelization mission of the Church. With your donation of $500, $100, $25 or any amount, you can help air more commercials that could bring someone home to the Catholic Faith, the Sacraments, and the Church started by Jesus 2000 years ago!


Sincerely,

Tom Peterson and your CatholicsComeHome.org team

CatholicsComeHome.org
is a 501(c)(3) non-profit media apostolate, dedicated to producing and airing Catholic evangelism television ads on local, national and international television networks.

A Supportive E-mail From Australia!

CatholicsComeHome.org Receives Wonderful Messages of Support From Around the Globe…Check-out this E-mail We Received from Jenny in Australia:

“Every time I see your ad on EWTN or look at your web site I am reduced to tears.

We are trusting that it will have the same effect on those who see it on the cards that we will be letter box dropping in Brisbane suburbs with an invitation to join us in giving glory to God.

Catholics Come Home is truly inspired by the Holy Spirit.

CCH Evangelization Cards

CCH Evangelization Cards

Yours in the mercy of Christ,
Jenny
Brisbane, Australia”

Help invite friends and loved-ones back to the faith with ‘CCH Evangelization Cards.’