TV Picks 06.06.2010

SUNDAY, June 6, live

Papal Visit to Cyprus

EWTN, CATHOLICTV Pope Benedict XVI closes his stay in Cyprus, the first ever by a pope. EWTN will air the Holy Father’s Mass at the Eleftheria Sports Palace in Nicosia at 2:30am live (re-airing at 2pm) and his visit to the Maronite Cathedral of Our Lady of Graces at 11am (tape delay). Later, CatholicTV will air the Mass at noon and the farewell ceremony at 8pm. Schedules subject to change.

VARIOUS, June 7-20

Catholic Saints

and Lay People

CATHOLICTV At 11:30am Tuesdays, 5am Wednesdays, 8am Fridays and 10:30pm Sundays, this one-hour block airs documentaries and short films. The week of June 7-13 presents “Healing Power” about Ireland-born Father Patrick Power, who died at age 25 in 1869 and the cures reported ever since at his grave in Malden, Mass. The week of June 14-20 features “Fighting the Good Fight: The Father Peter Whelan Story” about a Confederate chaplain from Ireland who died in 1871 from an illness he contracted when he ministered to Union soldiers in the horrific Andersonville prison camp in 1864.

WEDNESDAY, June 9, 8pm


EWTN Tonight’s guest, Benedictine Father Gregory Gresko, explains devotion and family consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Father Gresko has written, “The Christian should desire for the love of the heart of Jesus to dwell fully in his own heart, and similarly for him to dwell within the Lord’s heart.”

THURSDAY, June 10, 8pm

Modern Marvels: The Real National Treasure

HISTORY The Library of Congress, founded in 1800, houses nearly 145 million items, including more than 33 million books and 63 million manuscripts, in 745 miles of shelves. The library’s 4,000 staffers acquire, catalogue and preserve the material.

SATURDAY, June 12, 6am

From Martha’s Garden, From Martha’s Kitchen

HALLMARK CHANNEL At 6, 7 and 7:30am, Martha Stewart’s From Martha’s Garden features wreaths, bouquets, floral arrangements, centerpieces and boutonnieres. At 6:30 and 8am, From Martha’s Kitchen demonstrates how to research, design and prepare a beautiful wedding cake.

WEDNESDAY, June 16, 9pm

Great Performances

PBS This three-hour documentary by Frederick Wiseman films students of the Paris Opera Ballet at their classes, rehearsals and performances in the Palais Garnier and spotlights ballets by McGregor, Lacotte, Nureyev, Preljocaj, Ek, Waltz and Bausch.

SATURDAY, June 19, 3pm

The Woodwright’s Shop: Woodworking in Berea

PBS Berea, Ky., south of Lexington, is a center of craftsmen in wood. A re-airing.

Dan Engler writes from
Santa Barbara, California.