Father Robert Reed to be Honored by the Boston Archdiocesan Choir School
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Father Robert Reed of The CatholicTV Network to be honored at the 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner of the Boston Archdiocesan Choir School of St. Paul’s Parish, Cambridge.
WATERTOWN, MA (May 14, 2013) – The Boston Archdiocesan Choir School will celebrate its 50Th anniversary of providing a unique and affordable education to boys from throughout the Boston area. To honor the 50th anniversary, the school will hold a Gala Dinner on Saturday, June, 1 at the Cambridge Marriott Hotel, Kendall Square. The event will be emceed by local television anchor Scott Wahle.
The Choir School will honor Father Robert Reed. Fr. Reed is a priest of the Archdiocese of Boston, ordained in 1985, and since 2005 has served as the President of the CatholicTV Network. In addition to his leadership responsibilities, Fr. Reed is also the host of the game show WOW: The CatholicTV Challenge, the reality series House+Home, he prays The Rosary with the television audience three times daily from various locations around the world, co-hosts the network's signature talk show, This is the Day, and celebrates Daily Mass numerous times throughout the month on national television. Father Reed also provides commentary for various national and international events from installations and ordinations to papal liturgies.
"We are thrilled at the Choir School to have the continuous support of Father Reed and we are so excited that he agreed to be honored at this year's Gala Dinner,” commented John Robinson, the school’s Director of Music. “Father Reed is a highly-regarded member of the Choir School's advisory board and has celebrated many Masses at the school including last year's Mass on Christmas Day. He has a deep appreciation of beautiful liturgy and the best of sacred music, as borne out by his own fine singing of the Priest’s parts. His leadership of CatholicTV has advanced Catholic television programming in this country. We have been most pleased that CatholicTV has been so receptive to broadcasting events involving the Choir of St. Paul’s. Fr. Reed is a true leader in our Catholic community and we are very excited to honor him at this year's Gala on June 1."
“I was certainly surprised and genuinely honored to be selected as this year’s honoree,” remarked Fr. Reed. “The Choir School is a venerable institution within the Archdiocese and is a continual reminder to me and to all who worship at St. Paul Church of our need for beauty in worship and continuity with our long Catholic liturgical tradition that has consistently raised people's hearts and minds to God, and has fostered life-long commitment to the Church. The boys perform a very real ministry, evangelizing by the gifted sound of their voices, and the training for a life of Faith that the Choir School provides is incomparable.”
The Boston Archdiocesan Choir School is currently the only Catholic boys choir school in the United States. It seeks to embrace the great cathedral school tradition, as it unites a rigorous musical and academic curriculum with the Catholic faith and moral tradition.
All proceeds from the Gala Dinner benefit the Choir School. The evening includes live and silent auctions, performances by the Choir and a $5,000 Golden Ticket raffle. For tickets, for more information about the Gala, or to make a donation to support the mission of the Choir School, please visit www.BostonBoyChoir.org or call (617) 868-8568.
About the Boston Archdiocesan Choir School at St. Paul’s Parish in Cambridge:
Since 1963, the Boston Archdiocesan Choir School, the only Catholic boys Choir School in the United States, has formed and educated boys in grades four through eight in the rich music tradition of the Roman Catholic Church. The Choir School seeks to embrace the great cathedral school tradition as it unites a rigorous musical and academic curriculum with our Catholic faith and moral tradition preparing each student to grow and flourish in a dynamic and changing world.
About Father Robert Reed:
Father Robert Reed has long entertained a keen interest in the full use of television and new media for an effective, entertaining and truthful sharing of Catholic Faith and life. A priest of the Archdiocese of Boston and the President of the CatholicTV Network, Father Reed was born in Boston and currently lives in Newton, MA. He was educated at St. John’s Preparatory School and he prepared for the priesthood at the Pontifical North American College in Rome. Father Reed also studied Broadcast Administration at Boston University's School of Communication. After having been ordained a Catholic priest in 1985, Father Reed served in parishes in Malden, Norwood, Dorchester, Haverhill and most recently as pastor of Holy Ghost Parish in Whitman, Massachusetts. He was appointed to direct the CatholicTV Network in May, 2005. Reed oversees the production, acquisition and broadcast of increasingly-diverse and high-quality Catholic programs from across the nation and internationally. In addition, The CatholicTV Network boasts of a robust television website with a 24-hour live stream and over 2,800 full-length television episodes available for viewing and embedding, www.CatholicTV.com.
About the CatholicTV Network:
Founded in 1955, CatholicTV Network is a national broadcast television network streaming a live feed 24 hours a day at CatholicTV.com. Heeding Pope Benedict XVI's call to greater utilize the power of television and new media, the CatholicTV Network features its cable TV station, Catholic web site, mobile apps and widget. Celebrate Mass online; pray The Rosary; enjoy programs on prayer, the saints, the Scriptures and the Catholic Church on America's Catholic Television Network.
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