Proclaim! is a nonprofit weekly show broadcast
on Fox 8 WWCP every Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. (Charter Cable
8). Proclaim! is dedicated to bringing Catholic news
to you from a viewpoint other than that of the major networks.
Part of the St. John Gualbert Cathedral's TV ministry,
Proclaim! is made up of several segments including a
news block anchored by Fr. Chuck Bridges, as well as Can
We Talk, hosted by Bishop Joseph Adamec, and Catholic
Teen Talk hosted by Aaron Lemmon.
The Televised Mass
The Mass from St. John Gualbert's airs live at
11:00 AM every Sunday (following Proclaim!). Our TV
Mass reaches the faithful as far away as West Virginia and
Ohio. Click here to see a map of our broadcast
We welcome both suggestions and actual footage
of important events/topics. Footage must have an explanation
attached describing the events recorded.
An important part of our TV ministry at St. John Gualbert is the
one hour long, live TV Mass at 11:00 AM every Sunday morning
on WWCP/Fox Channel 8. The Mass is presented in a 5-week cycle, with
Monsignor George Flinn taking two Masses, Father Chuck Bridges and
Father Jack Brezovec each taking one, and a guest celebrant celebrating
at least one Mass in the cycle.
The 11:00 AM Mass started back in the late 1980's as a means of getting
the Sunday Mass to the shut-ins and elderly of the Johnstown region.
Originally it aired only in the city of Johnstown via local cable
access. Beginning with just two cameras, a makeshift control center,
and a few volunteers, over the years the project over the years has
evolved and expanded. St. John Gualbert's TV Ministry now boasts five
cameras, a new soundproof booth, and a healthy group of two dozen
volunteers, about half of whom are under the age of 18. With the help
of our sponsors, including the generosity of Saint Vincent de Paul
our broadcasts can be seen as far away as Ohio and West Virginia.
Aaron Lemmon is the host of Catholic Teen Talk. He has a wide variety
of guests and they discuss issues that matter to teens and how they
relate to the Catholic Church today. Originally, Aaron shared hosting
duties with Mindy Hartfiel. Currently, Teen Talk is looking for a
new co-host for Aaron.
Can We Talk
Bishop Joseph Adamec, has a wide variety of guests
to discuss matters from theology to faith to ministry and service
among God’s people. Can We Talk has
been blessed with a prestigious guest each week to discuss important
topics with the bishop.
"We talk about being church and what that means to us."
Bishop Joseph Adamec
The Minute-a-Month Ministry was created by Fr. Chuck Bridges as
a way of letting the viewers participate in our ministry by funding
part of the 90 minutes that we are on commercial broadcast television.
Viewers may donate money in any way they choose, but the most common
method is the Minute-a-Month Ministry. People participate in the
Minute-a-Month Ministry sending a small sum of money every month
Participants also receive free copies of our monthly newsletter
and a nifty Proclaim! refrigerator magnet. The usual levels
of participation are as follows: