CatholicTV Viewer Profile: Ida Toro

CatholicTV Webathon Novena: Day 1

“Now I come here every week and I love it. And when I can’t get to Mass, I turn on the TV and watch it.” - Ida Toro, Watertown, MA

Thank you for dedicating nine days of Lent to CatholicTV for the CatholicTV Webathon Novena. Today, Day 1 of the novena, we bring you the story of Ida, who has been a friend to CatholicTV ever since we moved into our new studios in Watertown. Please join us in prayer, fasting, and almsgiving to help us spread the Good News of Jesus and build the community of faith that is so important to viewers like Ida.

Viewer Profile: Ida Toro, Watertown, MA

Ida Toro is a familiar face at CatholicTV, and attends Mass in the studio every Tuesday and Thursday. Ida first encountered CatholicTV when the network purchased the current location across the street from Saint Patrick’s Church, where she is a parishioner. “I was here at the first shovel of dirt, and still have the little hammer that was a gift from CatholicTV to everyone who attended.” Ida began coming to CatholicTV for Mass because the other churches with daily Mass were too far away for her to drive to. 

The Novena Rose Prayer to the patroness of CatholicTV, St. Thérèse of Lisieux:

O little Thérèse of the Child Jesus, please pick for me a rose from the
Heavenly gardens and send it to me as a message of love.

O little Flower of Jesus, ask God today to grant the favors I now place
with confidence in thy hands:
For the strengthening of the faith and love of CatholicTV's prayer community
and for its mission to spread the Gospel to all people.

St. Thérèse, help me to always believe as thou didst, in God's great love
for me, so that I might imitate thy "Little Way" each day. Amen.

Today, fast from secular media and watch religious programming instead. We recommend watching some reflections on the Lenten season from our Lenten Journey with Saint Thérèse.

Your financial support helps keep the faithful connected with the Church and allows us to reach millions of souls who might not otherwise hear the Good News. This year, all donations made to CatholicTV during the Webathon Novena March 8-16 will be doubled by generous benefactors up to $50,000! If you give $1, CatholicTV receives $2. If you're able to offer CatholicTV financial support in any amount, you can do so here:

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CatholicTV Viewer Profile: Ida Toro