News Release: Catholics Come Home National Network TV Initiative

CCHFirst Time Ever… Catholic Evangelization Ads on National, Prime-time Network Television!

Atlanta (Roswell) Georgia—Catholics Come Home® announces a major, national, prime-time network television evangelization initiative, for the first time ever in the 2,000 history of the Catholic Church, to air from December 16, 2011 through January 8, 2012.

This invitation of the New Evangelization highlights the history, beauty, spirituality and accomplishments of the Catholic Church. This positive message will reach 250 million television viewers in over 10,000 U.S. cities and every diocese throughout the United States, airing over 400 times during the three week period spanning before Christmas through the Feast of the Epiphany, January 8, 2012.

Catholics Come Home® hopes to inspire as many as one million souls to come home to local parishes. This evangelization goal is based on statistical census results from Catholics Come Home® media initiatives that have aired in 30 past partner dioceses, ranging from Chicago to Seattle, Boston to Atlanta. Where these ads have aired, Mass attendance has increased an average of 10%, and helped over 300,000 people home to the Church, just since 2008.

The bi-lingual Catholics Come Home® commercials are schedule to air on CBS, NBC, Univision, TBS, USA, TNT, CNN, Fox News, and other networks during shows like 60 Minutes, NCIS, NBC Nightly News , the Today Show, Jay Leno, O’Reilly, major sports, and highly rated sitcoms. Viewers will be directed to their parish and will learn more at CatholicsComeHome.org or CatolicosRegresen.org (Spanish).

According to a recent CARA Catholic Poll (CCP), only 33% of U.S. Catholics attend weekly Mass. That means 42.7 million, or two-thirds of U.S. Catholics are not going to Mass. The number of Americans identifying themselves as non-religious/secular increased 110% from 1990 to 2000, now 13.2% of the total population. The average American spends 38 hours per week consuming media, with TV and internet being the top two choices.

“These inspiring messages are sponsored by over 30,000 Catholic families who want to invite neighbors, relatives, and co-workers to the largest family reunion in modern history” said Founder, Tom Peterson


To receive a copy of the ad for media broadcast or to schedule an interview with Tom Peterson, President and Founder of Catholics Come Home, please contact Yvonne Marchese, Executive Director, at 678-585-7886 x101 or email Yvonne@CatholicsComeHome.org


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