TV Picks 05.29.16

SUNDAY, May 29, 8am

Solemnity of Corpus Christi

EWTN The Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word preside over the Solemn Mass and Procession of Corpus Christi, live from Our Lady of the Angels Chapel in Irondale, Ala. Encores at noon.

SUNDAY, May 29, 8pm, live

National Memorial Day Concert

PBS On the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, this concert remembers our fallen servicemen and women and pays tribute to our wounded and military families.  Providing patriotic music will be the National Symphony Orchestra, military musical units and Renée Fleming, the Beach Boys and others. Re-airs 9:30pm.

SUNDAY, May 29, 8:30pm, live

Sunday Night Prime

EWTN In this show, “The 1916 Apparitions of the Angel of Peace at Fatima,” Father Andrew Apostoli’s guest, David Carollo of the World Apostolate of Fatima, USA, details the three visits of the Angel of Peace to the shepherd children a year before the Blessed Mother came to them. Re-airs 11pm and at 6am Monday.

MONDAY, May 30

Memorial Day

EWTN At 4:30am, the documentary Never Far From Home profiles Catholic chaplains in the military. At 10am, The Grunt Padre in Vietnam salutes Father Vincent Cappodanno (1929-1967), who gave his life for his wounded Marines (“grunts”) in Vietnam and was awarded a posthumous Medal of Honor. TV-PG. At noon, Archbishop Timothy Broglio celebrates the Archdiocese for the Military Services Memorial Mass in Washington (re-airs at midnight). At 5pm, Father Bradley Remembered: A Journey of Faith tells the story of Father Paul Francis Bradley, a chaplain to the Marines at Iwo Jima, who also served in Korea and Vietnam.

THURSDAY, June 2, 5am

St. Joan of Arc: Maid for God

EWTN This 2013 EWTN docudrama stars French actress Marie Lussignol as St. Joan of Arc (1412-1431) and employs re-enactments and historians’ testimony to tell the story of St. Joan, who as a teenager obeyed God’s call to lead the French in battle for freedom against English invaders but was betrayed and executed. Re-airs 1:30am Saturday.

FRIDAY, June 3

Solemnity of the Sacred Heart

EWTN At 4am, Jesuit Father Mitch Pacwa hosts Reminders of God’s Love: The Sacred Heart & the Divine Mercy. At 8am, live, the Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word celebrate the Mass of the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart (re-airs at noon, 6:30pm and midnight). 

FRIDAY, June 3, 9:30am, live

Global Rosary Relay for Priests

EWTN At Our Lady of the Angels Chapel in Irondale, Ala., the congregation takes part in the Rosary Relay, an annual event in which Catholics in shrines and churches around the globe successively pray a mystery of the Rosary to give thanks for priests and to seek Our Lady’s protection for them. Re-airs at 9:30pm.

THURSDAY, June 9, 6:30am

Cyrano de Bergerac

TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES Michael Gordon directed this 1950 drama of heroic, self-sacrificing love based on Edmond Rostand’s 1897 stage play of the same name. Jose Ferrer stars as Cyrano, a 17th-century French poet, wit and swordsman, and Mala Powers is Roxane, whom he loves from afar. Advisory: TV-PG.

Dan Engler writes from
Santa Barbara, California.