WATERTOWN, MASS. (February 2, 2016)- The daily Catholic Mass was celebrated at the Watertown studios of CatholicTV in the Chapel of Holy Cross.

CatholicTV kicked off Catholic Schools Week by welcoming Father Stephen Donohoe, the pastor at St. Catherine of Siena School and Parish in Norwood, Mass.  Today’s Mass was celebrated in honor of the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord. He was joined by 33 eighth grade students from St. Catherine of Siena School including; Delaney Reardon who served as lector, Chris Cox who read the Prayers of the Faithful;, Caileen Hayes  and Jack Kelley served at the altar.

St. Catherine of Siena School was founded in 1926 by Father James Doherty. The school is committed to “forming leaders who understand the responsibilities of servant-leadership with Jesus Christ as their model”, according to the Saint Catherine of Siena School’s website. The school is staffed by the Congregation of the Sisters of Saint Joseph and offers Differentiated Instruction, a Gifted and Talented Program, and a Learning Center to help students reach their full potential. To learn more about the school please visit: http://www.scsnorwood.com/about-us/.

The Feast of the Presentation of the Lord is celebrated 40 days after Jesus’ birth and marks the day that he was presented at the Temple. The Presentation was originally celebrated on February 15th but since the Western Church celebrates Christmas on December 25th, the celebration of the feast of the Presentation was moved to February 2nd. This year the Feast marks the close of the Year for Consecrated Life. To find out more information please visit: http://www.americancatholic.org/Features/Saints/saint.aspx?id=1279.

The students also briefly appeared on CatholicTV’s talk-show, “This is the Day”. To watch this episode please visit: http://www.catholictv.com/shows/this-is-the-day/walk-francis-cardinal-wuerl.

The Mass will re-air tonight at 7 p.m. ET and 11:30 p.m. To watch this program on-demand please visit our website at www.CatholicTV.com.

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