Touched by CCH Commercials!

“I was at work one day last week, and a colleague who knows that I am Catholic stopped by to talk. He said he had heard the Catholics Come Home commercial on TV. I was so excited to know that someone I knew was touched by those commercials.

“If we can bring one person back to the Church, then it will have been worthwhile. I am very proud to be a Catholic, and to know that my Church is working hard to bring those that have left the Church back home. I will continue to encourage him to seek answers to his questions at his parish through Catholics Come Home.”

-Mary from Georgia

Catholic New World Newspaper for the Archdiocese of Chicago reports ‘Next Catholics Come Home Effort begins Dec. 17'

The Archdiocese of Chicago is partnering with CCH once more to air a second round of commercials which will begin in less than 2 weeks!  The Catholic New World reports below:

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Next Catholics Come Home® effort begins Dec. 17 This year’s ads emphasize personal nature of faith rather than church history

By Michelle Martin

STAFF WRITER

The Archdiocese of Chicago will join the Joliet and Rockford dioceses once again to invite those who have left the Catholic Church to come home. This year, the invitation is more personal.

The three dioceses will again collaborate on a television advertising campaign starting in Advent. This time the centerpiece of the campaign, an ad called “Home,” and the ad called “Epic,” which ran last year, include video clips of people and scenes that will be familiar to Chicago- area Catholics, said Nancy Polacek, coordinator of Catholics Come Home® for the archdiocese.

Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller, installed Nov. 23 in San Antonio, did the voice-over for the Spanish version of the Home ad when he was a Chicago auxiliary bishop, and a local Polish man voiced the Polish ad, Polacek said.

Personal invites

But just as important as the advertising campaign are personal invitations to church from practicing Catholics.

“Every person in every parish is on for an invitation,” Polacek said. “Father (Lou) Cameli says we are called to evangelize, but we don’t know what that means. It means connection.”

This year’s ads emphasize the personal nature of faith rather than the history of the church, Polacek said.

“We have this spiritual longing,” she said. “That’s what this ad (“Home”) appeals to.”
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A few months ago, Tom Peterson helped invite a flight attendant back to Church using one of the evangelizationEvangelization Cards cards… “Prior to landing,” Tom said, “I felt led to take out one of our CatholicsComeHome.org evangelization cards. On the back of the card, I wrote, ‘The hope you are seeking can be found only in Jesus and His Church.’ I signed my name…and handed her the CCH evangelization card and note, asking her to read it when she got home. Thanks to God’s abundant grace,…our office received a wonderful letter from that flight attendant!  She went on to say that she desperately needed that Catholics Come Home card and hopeful note on the back…”

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CHICAGO ARCHDIOCESE TO DEBUT NEW CATHOLICS COME HOME NATIONAL TV COMMERCIALS

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CHICAGO ARCHDIOCESE TO DEBUT NEW CATHOLICS COME HOME NATIONAL TV COMMERCIALS

SECOND COMMERCIAL FEATURES EDUARDO VERASTEGUI, HISPANIC MOVIE STAR

(August 12, 2010) Roswell, GA—Catholics Come Home will premier their new TV commercial “Home” as part of the upcoming Chicagoland Advent 2010 television campaign.

The Archdiocese of Chicago announced today that the evangelization initiative, Catholics Come Home, will return in December for a second time on local television stations and in parishes throughout Cook and Lake counties. After a very positive response to last year’s outreach efforts, new commercials, combined with the interactive website, www.CatholicsComeHome.org, will bring the welcome message to all people, especially Catholics who have drifted from the practice of their faith. The Dioceses of Joliet and Rockford are again participating with the Archdiocese of Chicago in this follow-up to the Catholics Come Home evangelization initiative.

“Home” will air in English, Spanish, Polish and closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

Also debuting is a new commercial featuring Eduardo Verástegui, actor, producer, and star of the movie Bella.  In this testimonial commercial, Eduardo shares his personal testimony of his journey home to his Catholic roots after years outside the Church pursuing fame and material success.  This commercial will premier on Spanish language television in December, in Chicago, Joliet, and Rockford.

Catholics Come Home (CCH) is an independent, not for profit organization that invites inactive Catholics and others searching for a faith home to the Catholic Church.  CCH utilizes television commercials and interactive websites.  In response to twelve initial CCH campaigns and viral exposure of the website, the CatholicsComeHome.org website has been visited by over 1 million individuals from all fifty states and over one hundred countries, who were moved by the welcoming messages and website. Overall, the CCH TV messages have reached nearly 20 million television viewers across the United States, just since 2008.

To date, CCH campaigns have aired in twelve dioceses from Providence to Sacramento, Chicago to Seattle, helping to increase Mass attendance an average of nearly 11%, and welcoming a total of 200,000 inactive Catholics and converts home since inception.

Now, Catholics Come Home is inviting other families back to the Catholic faith across the country in 15 additional dioceses, including Boston, Atlanta, and many other dioceses and archdioceses.

By December 2011, CatholicsComeHome.org plans to begin airing on national US television networks and national cable systems, then internationally in the future.

The inspiring television and website advertisements are viewable at www.CatholicsComeHome.org.  “These messages are created and sponsored by lay Catholic families who have experienced a renewal of faith and who want to bring purpose and hope to other families across the country.  The results are nothing short of miraculous,” said Founder, Tom Peterson.

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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.

Catholics Come Home Debuts New National TV Commercials for "Tough Times"

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CATHOLICS COME HOME DEBUTS NEW NATIONAL TV COMMERCIALS FOR “TOUGH TIMES”
SECOND COMMERCIAL FEATURES EDUARDO VERASTEGUI, HISPANIC MOVIE STAR

(August 4, 2010) Roswell, GA—Catholics Come Home will premier their new TV commercial “Home” as part of the upcoming Advent 2010 television initiative.  The commercial, which invites all people “to experience the peace that only comes from God,” gives viewers hope especially during these tough times.  The commercial premieres just as Pope Benedict XVI offers his August mission prayer intention, “That the Church may be a ‘home’ for all people.”

“Home” will air beginning in December in select markets across the United States in English, Spanish and closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

Also debuting is a new commercial for CatolicosRegresen.org, the Spanish language website of CatholicsComeHome.org.  This testimonial commercial features Eduardo Verástegui, actor, producer, and star of the movie Bella.  Eduardo shares his personal testimony of his journey back to his Catholic roots after years outside the Church pursuing fame and material success.  “There is nothing greater than to wake up every day and to use your talents that God gave you to serve Him and to serve others,” Eduardo stated during the Hollywood shoot.  These commercials will premier on Spanish language television in December, in a number of markets across the U.S..

Tom Peterson, President and Founder of Catholics Come Home, met with Eduardo in Los Angeles to produce the commercials and website videos for both CatholicsComeHome.org and the outreach ministry EncouragePriests.org.  Spirit Juice Studios of Chicago, following the Peterson/Verástegui story, produced a behind the scenes video of the two commercial shoots.

Catholics Come Home (CCH) is a not for profit, independent charity designed to invite inactive Catholics and others searching for a faith home to the Catholic Church, through television commercials and interactive websites.  In response to twelve initial CCH campaigns and viral exposure of the website, the CatholicsComeHome.org website has been visited by over 1 million individuals from all fifty states and over one hundred countries, who were moved by the welcoming messages and website. Overall, the CCH TV messages have reached nearly 20 million television viewers across the United States, just since 2008.

To date, CCH campaigns have aired in twelve dioceses from Providence to Sacramento, Chicago to Seattle, helping to increase Mass attendance an average of nearly 11%, and welcoming a total of 200,000 inactive Catholics and converts home since inception.

Now, Catholics Come Home is inviting other families back to the Catholic faith across the country in 13 additional dioceses, including Boston, Worcester, Portland Maine, Atlanta, Charlotte, and many other dioceses and archdioceses.

By 2012, CatholicsComeHome.org hopes to begin airing on national US television networks and national cable systems, then internationally in the future.

The inspiring television and website advertisements are viewable at www.CatholicsComeHome.org.  “These messages are created and sponsored by lay Catholic families who have experienced a renewal of faith and who want to bring purpose and hope to other families across the country.  The results are nothing short of miraculous,” said Founder, Tom Peterson.

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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.