Give Thanks: Celebrate Thanksgiving With Mass

TV PICKS 11.20.22

The Catechism of the Catholic Church says the Eucharist is ‘an action of thanksgiving to God.’
The Catechism of the Catholic Church says the Eucharist is ‘an action of thanksgiving to God.’ (photo: Heide Pinkall / Shutterstock)

SUNDAY, Nov. 20, 1:30pm

In Concert: Franz Schubert: Mass in A Flat Major

EWTN At this Styriarte concert in Stainz, Austria, in 2018, the Concertus Musicus Wien under conductor Andrés Orozco-Estrada, along with the Arnold Schoenberg Chor (Choir), performed this work, which Schubert completed in 1819-1822.

MONDAY, Nov. 21, 8pm, 9pm

Antiques Roadshow: Extraordinary Finds

PBS These episodes select best treasures and moments from the series’ 500 shows.

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 23, 8pm, 9pm

Tutankhamun: Allies and Enemies

PBS These two hour-long segments celebrate the centennial of British archaeologist Howard Carter’s discovery in 1922 of the nearly untouched tomb of Egypt’s boy pharaoh Tutankhamun (ca. 1341-1323 B.C.). Experts analyze ample indications about the lineage, advisers and possible adversaries of “King Tut.”


Thanksgiving Day

EWTN “In all things give Him thanks,” St. Teresa of Avila counsels us. At 8am on EWTN is Daily Mass with the MFVA friars in Our Lady of the Angels Chapel in Irondale, Alabama. (Re-airs 7pm, midnight.)


Thanksgiving Day

NBC, TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES At noon on NBC is the Kennel Club of Philadelphia’s National Dog Show, taped Nov. 19-20, with about 2,000 dogs from some 200 breeds competing. On Turner Classic Movies at 4:30pm, in the 1943 drama Lassie Come Home, loyal collie Lassie braves troubles and dangers as she seeks to return to her bereft young master. Roddy Mcdowall, Donald Crisp and Dame May Whitty star. Advisory: Some stressful scenes but a happy ending.

FRIDAY, Nov. 25, 5pm

St. Catherine Labouré: A Silent Herald of Love

EWTN This EWTN docudrama portrays the Blessed Mother’s visits to St. Catherine Labouré in her convent in Paris in 1830, including her request that St. Catherine facilitate the creation of the Miraculous Medal. Re-airs 9pm Saturday.

SATURDAY, Nov. 26, 1pm

Secret Restorations

HISTORY Experts restore people’s heirlooms and surprise them with the results.

SUNDAYS, Nov. 27, Dec. 4, 11, 18, 11:30pm

Advent Reflections

EWTN “At this Christmas when Christ comes, will He find a warm heart?” So asked St. Teresa of Calcutta. In this Advent Sundays series from 2017, priests from St. Peter’s Cathedral in Belfast offer timeless meditations about making our hearts ready for Jesus.


SUNDAY, Dec. 4, 3pm

The Way of St. Ignatius

EWTN A priest accompanies four pilgrims along the route St. Ignatius took from Loyola to Manresa in 1522.