October 7, 2010
On Sunday October 17, a few very important things will happen.
1. For those from Montréal or familiar with the city, the legacy of Brother André will be raised
to a new level
2. For those who have faintly or never heard of Brother André, his message of hope will now
reach their ears
3. In the eyes of millions of persons from around the world, a humble doorkeeper with a
remarkable life and legacy will now become a saint
During this unique time for so many people, we are pleased to inform that Salt + Light, a Canadian-based media organization devoted to sharing stories of hope and charity, will be offering extensive coverage of the events from Rome and Montreal. We are also launching God’s Doorkeeper, an original Canadian-made and produced documentary on the life and legacy of Brother André.
Below is a media advisory with details. We would be happy to help you with your stories or coverage ideas. We can provide you with spokespersons, background information or visuals. Some of our Television hosts are in Rome while our film producers are accessible by phone.
We are here to help at any time and would invite you to share all or parts of the schedule with your peers and audiences.
NOTE: this information, and much more, can be found at saltandlighttv.org/brotherandre
Salt + Light Television broadcasts historical events of Brother André canonization
October 7, 2010 (Montreal) – Salt + Light Television, Canada's Catholic network, offers an important window to the celebrations surrounding the canonization of Brother André, founder of St. Joseph’s Oratory. Those who wish to participate in the celebrations from the Vatican and Montreal will have an opportunity to do so with coverage which includes:
Saturday, October 16
7:30pm - Mass in the crypt of St. Joseph's Oratory (LIVE) – French
8:45pm - Lucenarium : vigil prayer (LIVE) - French
9:30pm - Television premiere of the documentary – Portier de Dieu: saint André de
Montréal – French
Sunday, October 17
3:45am - Mass with the canonization of Blessed Brother André (LIVE) – French
Coverage of the canonization from Rome, hosted in studio by Sébastien Lacroix
with reports from Montreal and Rome
10:00am - Mass with the canonization of Blessed Brother André, hosted by Mary Rose
Bacani - English
3:00pm - Rebroadcast of the Mass of canonization – French
9:00pm - Television premiere of the Salt + Light feature documentary God’s Doorkeeper:
St. André of Montreal - English
Monday, October 18
4:00am - Mass of Thanksgiving at the Church of Saint Andrea della Valle in Rome presided
by Cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte (LIVE) – repeat at 4:00pm
7:30pm - Special Edition of Perspectives – review of weekend events
9:00pm - Documentary -God’s Doorkeeper: Saint André Montreal
Saturday, October 30
1:30pm - Live Special - a saint among us from Montreal (LIVE) - French
2:00pm - Mass of Thanksgiving at the Olympic Stadium (LIVE) - French
8:00pm - Mass of Thanksgiving at the Olympic Stadium (repeat)
Comprehensive information can be found at saltandlighttv.org/brotherandre
Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to answering the call of Pope John Paul II to embrace media in its many forms as a way to connect people to their faith and share a message of hope for the world. The organization offers several programs, event coverage, documentaries and other productions through television, its newsletter and website, saltandlighttv.org. The Canadian Foundation has also produced over 37 documentaries since 2003, including two on the life of Brother André, which will premiere on the network in October and be available on DVD in November.
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