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CATHOLICS COME HOME CHICAGO RETURNS
New Multi-Media Approach and Focus on the Church as a “Spiritual Home
Highlight the 2010-2011 Campaign

Chicago, IL (December 13, 2010) – Catholics Come Home Chicago, the successful effort designed to reach out to Catholics who drifted from the practice of the faith and helped strengthen the faith of active Catholics, returns to local television this Advent season.  Beginning December 17 and continuing through January 17,  the Archdiocese of Chicago, along with the Joliet and Rockford dioceses, will present approximately 1,000  television commercials in three languages that will appear on ABC 7, CBS 2, NBC 5, WGN 9, WTTW 11, FOX 32, WPWR 50, Telemundo, Univision, PolSat, Polvision, and Comcast Cable.   CTA Red, Brown and Blue Line trains and north side buses will also be featuring Catholics Come Home Chicago ads.

The 2010-2011 television commercials for the Catholics Come Home Chicago evangelization effort will include, Epic, and Home in English, Polish and Spanish and Testimonial in Spanish.  In addition to inviting viewers to return to their faith, the TV ads also invite those who have no religious affiliation to find a home in the Catholic Church.  These commercials can be viewed on the Catholics Come Home Chicago  website, www.catholicscomehomechicago.org.  This comprehensive and informative web site also includes a Catholic Church Finder, Frequently Asked Questions, Parish Staff Resources, and links for returning Catholics, new Catholics or those wishing to learn more about the faith.

Catholics Come Home Inc., an independent, non-profit Catholic apostolate is the lay Catholic group responsible for producing the television advertising in the Chicagoland area.  Catholics Come Home Chicago is an initiative of the Archdiocese of Chicago Office for Evangelization.  More information can be obtained by calling 312-534-5100 or by emailing info@CatholicsComeHomeChicago.org.

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