WATERTOWN, Mass. (June 16, 2015)- Join CatholicTV as we gear up for the World Meeting of Families September 22-25 and the Papal visit on September 26-27. CatholicTV will feature special programming dedicated to the spirit of family and showcasing the World Meeting of Families’ slogan “Love is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive”. These programs include a collection of brief video segments  from our partners at Salt+Light Media, various programs from Family Theater Productions and CatholicTV’s annual Vacation Bible School. For more information on the World Meeting of Families please visit the website at: http://www.worldmeeting2015.org/.

Salt+Light Media has produced a collection of short videos particularly made for this year’s World Meeting of Families and CatholicTV is starting to air them during the “Blink!” block this week. The “Blink!” series will kick off with the Benedicts, a family from Caledonia, Michigan which shows how youngest child Sam, diagnosed with Hallermann-Steiff syndrome, brings massive amounts of joy and unconditional love to their family. The Blink! blocks will air Mondays at 4 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Wednesday at 6 a.m., as well as Friday at 5:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. (all times Eatern) For more information please visit; http://saltandlighttv.org.

Throughout the summer CatholicTV will air a variety of programs from our partners at Family Theater Productions. Family Theater Productions is a member of Holy Cross Family Ministries sponsored by the Congregation of the Holy Cross , whose objective is to evangelize cultures through the use of media and entertainment while simultaneously educating families. The programs will air on Thursday at 3:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m., Friday at 2:30 a.m. and Saturday at 5 p.m.  For more information on the wonderful work of Family Theater Productions, please visit: http://www.familytheater.org/.

Tune in the week of June 22nd, July 13th and August 10th for CatholicTV’s third annual Vacation Bible School for kids. Each day a different Saint will be featured in an animated special during the CatholicTV Kid’s Club time slot. For more information please visit: http://www.catholictv.com/shows/vbs.

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