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12/8/2019

Sunday Mass | 2nd Week | Advent

Catholic Mass celebrated for the 2nd Sunday of Advent by Father John Luong, OMV, Vocations Director of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary.

12/7/2019

Saturday Mass | Saint Ambrose

Catholic Mass celebrated by Father Joseph Boafo of Quincy, MA for December 7, 2018. Today , the church honors Saint Ambrose - Bishop, Theolgian, Doctor of the Church.

12/6/2019

Friday Mass | Saint Nicholas

Catholic Mass celebrated by Father Joseph Boafo of Saint John the Baptist/Saint Joseph in Quincy on the Feast of Saint Nicholas.

12/5/2019

Thursday Mass | 1st Week | Advent

Catholic Mass celebrated in CatholicTV's Chapel of the Holy Cross by Father William Murphy, director of spiritual formation at Saint Pope John XIII Seminary in Weston, MA.

 

12/4/2019

Wednesday Mass | 1st Week | Advent

Catholic Mass celebrated in CatholicTV's chapel by Father Brian Clary from Saint Ann/Saint Brendan in Dorchester on the Feast of Saint John Damascene.

12/3/2019

Tuesday Mass | Saint Francis Xavier

Catholic Mass celebrated in CatholicTV's Chapel of the Holy Cross by Father Bob Connors, vicar for the South Region of the Archdiocese of Boston, on the Feast of Saint Francis Xavier.

12/2/2019

Monday Mass | 1st Week | Advent

Catholic Mass celebrated by Father Eric Cadin, Assistant Vocation Director for the Archdiocese of Boston.

12/1/2019

Sunday Mass | 1st Week | Advent

Catholic Mass celebrated by Father Richard Erikson in CatholicTV's Chapel of the Holy Cross.

11/30/2019

Saturday Mass | Saint Andrew

Catholic Mass celebrated by Father Joseph Costantino of Chestnut Hill, MA for the memorial of Saint Andrew, November 30, 2017.

11/29/2019

Friday Mass | 34th Week | Ordinary Time

Catholic Mass celebrated in CatholicTV's Chapel of the Holy Cross by Father Ron Barker from Saint Joseph in Wakefield, MA.

Weekly Masses

12/7/2019

Sunday Mass | 2nd Week | Advent

Catholic Sunday Mass celebrated for the Second Sunday of Advent, December 8, 2019. 

Online Catholic Sunday Mass from America's Catholic Church @marysshrine on America's @CatholicTV Network. Saturdays 7 & 11:30 pm (Eastern).

12/1/2019

Sunday Mass | 1st Week | Advent

Sunday Mass from Basilica of the Sacred Heart at the University of Notre Dame celebrated by Father Brian Ching, CSC on December 1, 2019, the First Sunday of Advent.

12/1/2019

1º Domingo de adviento

Misa católica para el primer domingo de Adviento.

  • Presidente: Padre Carlos Suárez
  • Diácono: Franklin Mejia

Celebrado en la Capilla de la Santa Cruz de la red CatholicTV Network en la metrópoli de los medios de comunicación de Watertown, Massachusetts.

11/30/2019

Sunday Mass | 1st Week | Advent

Catholic Mass for the first Sunday of Advent celebrated in the crypt church at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington DC.

11/24/2019

Solemnidad de Nuestro Señor Jesucristo

El padre Marcelino D’Arthenay celebra la misa del 3 de noviembre de 2019 con Diacano Franklin Mejia and Armando Martinez, lector.

11/24/2019

Sunday Mass | Christ the King

Catholic Sunday Mass celebrated by Father Austin Collins in Notre Dame's Sacred Heart Basilica on November 24, 2019, Christ the King Sunday.

11/24/2019

Cheverus Awards

Cardinal Seán O'Malley presents Cheverus Award Medals to laypersons, deacons, and religious during a daytime prayer service at Boston's Cathedral of the Holy Cross.

11/23/2019

A Night of Witness | Vespers for Today's Christian Marytrs

Vesper Service and Witness Talks for the Aid to the Church in Need.

11/23/2019

Sunday Mass | Christ the King

Catholic Sunday Mass celebrated in the crypt church at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington DC for Sunday, November 24, 2019.

11/17/2019

Sunday Mass | 33rd Week | Ordinary Time

Catholic Sunday Mass celebrated in Notre Dame's Sacred Heart Basilica on November 17, 2019.

Helpful Resources

Information and resources for a more enriching Holy Mass experience.

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Catholic Classroom: Women and the Priesthood

In discussions around the priesthood today, a topic that often comes up is women’s ordination. The Church teaches that the priesthood is reserved for men, and that women cannot be ordained. However...
Open Bible

Catholic Classroom: Sola Scriptura

If you have ever studied the differences between Protestantism and Catholicism, then you have most likely encountered discussions on the concept of sola Scriptura. Translated as “Bible alone” in...
Cardinal Sean pouring Chrism into vessel

Catholic Classroom: Chrism Mass

During Holy Week, bishops from dioceses around the world celebrate the Chrism Mass. Though the Chrism Mass is usually on the morning of Holy Thursday, it can fall on another day of the week if need...
Woman standing in Cathedral

Becoming Catholic

I never thought I would find a home in the Catholic Church. It just wasn’t for me. From what little I had heard and saw, it was too ritualistic and strict. It wasn’t that I judged anyone in the...
Open hands praying

Let Go...and Offer it Up

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Prayer & Penance: Do They Really Make a Difference?

During this time of great pain in the Church, it can feel impossible to respond adequately. What can we do to stop sexual abuse and cover-ups? How can we help the many victims heal? What will really...
Saint Thérèse, Patroness of CatholicTV

Pray to Saint Thérèse, Patroness of CatholicTV

Prayer to Saint Thérèse, Patroness of CatholicTV O Kind and understanding Saint Thérèse, in whom Almighty God has inspired great but simple holiness; I implore your powerful intercession for the...
Man praying with head on hands

4 Prayers for When You Feel Lost

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Both Species

Catholic Classroom: Receiving the Eucharist Under Both Species

Question: Do we need to receive Holy Communion under both species? The Eucharist is the foundation of our Catholic faith and the “source and summit” of Christian life. (CCC 1324). When Jesus told...

A Reflection on Ordinary Time

Easter is over, summer has begun, and life feels as though it’s slowed down a bit. We’re a few weeks into Ordinary Time and we’re faced with a long stretch between now and Advent. But this Ordinary...
The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. text: by Erin Butler

Reflections on the Wounds of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

A prayer that has been on my heart recently is a line from the Fifteen Prayers of St. Bridget of Sweden: “Hide me in your wounds.” The phrase kept coming to mind during prayer, and I couldn’t figure...
Bishop Robert Reed, Homilist during Adoration and Benediction.

Atlanta Eucharistic Congress | Exposition Adoration Benediction

Atlanta Eucharistic Congress Saturday Morning: Exposition, Adoration, and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.: Bishop Robert Reed, Homilist during Adoration and Benediction.

A Reflection on the Eucharist for Corpus Christi

On Sunday we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, also commonly referred to as Corpus Christi. Although this feast didn’t gain a place in the liturgical calendar until...
Catholic Classroom: Why is Mary the Mother of the Church?

Catholic Classroom: Mary, Mother of the Church

Question: Why is Mary the Mother of the Church? Starting this year, the Church celebrates a new feast on the Monday after Pentecost: the Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church....

The Ascension of the Lord

 We are not made for goodbyes. I become surer of this each time a friend moves away or I hug my parents before leaving home. Even the temporary farewells don’t feel quite right, and it’s because we...
Catholic Classroom: How long does the Easter season last?

Catholic Classroom: The Easter Season

Question: How long does the Easter season last? Easter is the most important liturgical season in the Church’s calendar. Logistically, it can also be the most confusing. Between the Octave of...
Pope Francis celebrates Holy Mass from Saint Peter's Basilica

Ordination to the Priesthood Mass

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at Saint Peter's Basilica and ordains several new priests.
Easter Lily

5 Ways to Keep Celebrating Easter

The 50 days from Easter Sunday to Pentecost mark the most important time in the liturgical year. In fact, according the USCCB, the days that make up the Easter season are celebrated as one long...
Catholic Classroom: What is the significance of the Paschal candle?

Catholic Classroom: The Paschal Candle

Question: What is the significance of the Paschal candle? If you have attended the Easter Vigil, then you have witnessed a unique event in the liturgical year: the blessing of the fire and lighting...
Why are we celebrating the Annunciation today?

Catholic Classroom: The Annunciation of the Lord

Question: Why are we celebrating the Annunciation of the Lord today? We celebrate Christ’s birth on December 25th, which implies that he must have been conceived nine months earlier on March 25th....
Bishop Reed distributes ashes on Ash Wednesday

Catholic Classroom: Why We Wear Ashes

Question: Why do we put ashes on our foreheads on Ash Wednesday? If you are Catholic, then you are probably accustomed to the practice of going to Mass and getting ashes put on your forehead on Ash...

Catholic Classroom: Understanding the Mass

Question: What do we do at Mass? Last week, we talked about the reasons we go to Mass every week. This week, we will explore what we actually do at Mass by looking at four main components. The four...
Crucifix in the CatholicTV Chapel

Catholic Classroom: Why We Go to Mass

Question: Why do I have to go to Mass every Sunday? According to the Precepts of the Catholic Church, Catholics are obligated to go to Mass on Sundays and on holy days of obligation. Failing to do...
Armenian Refugees circa 1900s

Catholic Classroom: Immigration

Question: What does the Church say about immigration? Immigration is a topic that is being widely discussed in the United States and around the world today. In addition to welcoming migrants who...

Catholic Classroom: The Real Presence

Question: What is meant by the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist? Yesterday, we celebrated the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, also known as the Solemnity of Corpus Christi. This...
God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit

Catholic Classroom: The Most Holy Trinity

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4 Ways to Make the Most of Ordinary Time

There is a common misconception among both Catholics and non-Catholics that Ordinary Time is the “boring” part of the Church’s liturgical year. We are not in the seasons of Advent, Christmas, Lent,...

Catholic Classroom: The Colors of Liturgical Vestments

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Your Guide to Holy Week

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Lenten service with Ursuline Academy

A Lenten Service of Prayer and Song

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Prayer to Saint Thérèse, Patroness of CatholicTV

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Father Richard Erikson offers this Memorial Day Reflection.

Memorial Day Reflection

Father Richard Erikson offers this Memorial Day Reflection.

Standing in Prayer

Bishop Christopher Coyne reflects on the humanity of standing, and how that posture plays a role in our prayers and worship of God, in whose image we're made.

Stations of the Cross | Father Frank

Father Frank McFarland reflects on Jesus' road to Calvary where he was crucified on the cross.
Father Richard Erikson speaks about the military background of Saint Francis of Assisi

Saint Francis of Assisi

Father Richard Erikson speaks about the military background of Saint Francis of Assisi, who spent time as a prisoner of war. The experience resulted in a great conversion of his heart.

How do priests decide which Mass to celebrate?

On weekdays, there are often many different Masses to choose from - from Saint feast days, to Ordinary weekday Masses, to special Marian Masses. Bishop Chris Coyne explains how priests choose between...

Temptation

Father Larry Richards, author of 'Just Live It!', explains the ten principles of the Lord's Prayer. In this video, he reflects on the 9th principle: "Temptation"

Holy Week

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Kerry Weber | Lent and Mercy

Lent and Mercy

While it can be tempting to leave all of our good deeds and mercy-doing in Lent, Kerry Weber reminds us that Lent is really only a starting point. We're called to make mercy a lifestyle, not a...
Ash Wednesday, Lent, Wisdom Wednesday, Scripture

Wisdom of Ashes | Ash Wednesday

Every year on Ash Wednesday we hear the same Gospel reading, when Jesus exhorts us to “take care not to perform righteous deeds in order that people may see them". As we scratch our heads in...
Pallium Mass celebrated on the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul from Saint Peter's Square.

Saints Peter and Paul | Pallium Mass

Pallium Mass celebrated on the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul from Saint Peter's Square. Pope Francis celebrates and blesses pallia for new metropolitan archbishops appointed over the last year. 

Our Father

Saint John XXIII Seminary Scola chants the Our Father at the CatholicTV telethon.  
Andy LaVallee, founder of LivetheFast.com

The Spirituality of Fasting

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