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Page 6 POST-GAZETTE, SEPTEMBER 14, 2012 Massachusetts Priests Receive Telly A wards for their Work on the Catholic TV Network Father Dan O'Connell Saint John's Semiffary Col- lege and School of Theology. He was ordained in 1983 and has served in parishes in Lowell, Quincy, West Newton and Cambridge. In 1989, he studied the art of homiletics at the Institute for Preach- ing at Catholic University in Washington, D.C. Father Dan is currently pastor of Saint Joseph Parish in the West End/Bea- con Hill section of Boston, as well as Associate Director of the Office of Worship and Spiritual Life located in the Archdiocese's Pastoral Cnter. He i:eaeles homi- letics through the office of Permanent Diaconate of the Archdiocese. In 1989, Father Dan shot the pilot episode of Catholic TV's award-winning show We've Got to Talk. It is cur- rently the longest-running studio series in the history of the CatholicTV Network. From its earliest days, the show has sought to bring to light the important role that faith brings to the social, ethical and moral arena in with which we are all engaged. Father Dan is the recipient of the 1997 Proclaim Award from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops for Excel- The 33 rd Annual Telly Awards has announced that two Massachusetts priests have received Telly Awards for their work on the CatholicTW Network. The Telly Awards is the premier award honoring the finest film and video produc- tions, groundbreaking web commercials, videos and films, and outstanding local, regional, and cable TV com- mercials and programs. The 33rd Annual Telly Awards received over 12,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents. The Telly Awards was founded in 1978 to honor excellence in local, regional and cable TV commercials. Non-broadcast video and TV program categories were soon added. Today, the Telly is one of the most sought- after awards by industry leaders, from large interna- tional firms to local produc- tion companies and ad agencies. With the quality of non-broadcast productions, traditional local & cable television commercials and programming on the rise, along with the world of online video continuing to rapidly evolve, we are excited to see this year's class of entries. The list of winning Massa- chusetts priests is as follows: People's Telly: "We've Got to Talk - Speedboat";, through the use of virtual sets, the show opens with the ever popular Father Dan O'Connell in places you would not usually find a priest talking about God, religion and spirituality. Father Dan O'Connell is a priest of the Archdiocese of Boston, the city in which he was born and currently lives. He was educated at Catho- lic schools in Somerville and Cambridge, where the beauty of the Word of God was first introduced. Before heading to the seminary, he worked for a large insurance company which offered him new insights into the human story with its many highs and sometimes lows. God's voice was heard in the midst of it all and he applied to and was accepted to In Loving Memory Sister Alice Eleanor Norton May 21, 1932 - July 25, 2012 We all know that death leaves a headache no one can heal But I sure know this, Love leaves a memory that no one can steal. Rest in Peace Alice Your Loving Brother Ray Jr. fence in Catholic Television Broadcasting. Throughout the years, the show has responded to the needs of the audience and has taken many different forms in it presentation and format. From live talk show to the intimate one-on-one interview We've Got to Talk has always had the heart of Jesus at its center. Today, through the use of green- screen technology, the show seeks to demonstrate the important fact that Christ is a part of all that we do and face. He is the Word made flesh that motivates us to live, love and assist in His mission to bring lappine.ss d joy to all God, people: Set Design; People's Telly: "The New and Eter- hal Word";, Monsignor James P. Moroney intro- duces to us the Collect for Pentecost Sunday (from the new English translation of the Roman Missal, Third Typical Edition). In the original CatholicTV Network series The New and Eternal Word, Monsignor James P, Moroney explores how the Church celebrates the Holy Mass in our day. In particular, he examines how a new Missale Romanum and a new English transla- tion of these prayers can draw us more deeply into the words and rites of the Mass. Rev. Msgr. James P. Moroney. a priest of the Diocese of Worcester for the past 29 years, is rector of Saint Paul Cathedral and serves as a member of the faculty of Saint John Semi- nary in Boston. He pursued graduate studies at the Pon- tifical Gregorian University, the Pontifical Liturgy Insti- tute at Sant'Anselmo, and the Catholic University of America. A past chairman of the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions, Msgr. Moroney was Execu- tive Director of the USCCB Secretariat for the Liturgy from 1996 to 2007. Pope John Paul II appointed him as a consultor to the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, and Pope Benedict XVI reappointed him as a consultor to the Congregation, wherein he also serves as Executive Secretary to the Vox Clara Committee. Msgr. Moroney is a frequent lecturer on liturgical matters, having addressed more than 17,000 priests and deacons in recent years at the invita- tion of close to one hundred bishops. The CatholicTV Network congratulates all recipients and participants of the 33 rd annual Telly Awards. You can find out more about the CatholicTV Network at: www.CatholicTV.com. DIAMONDS ROLEX "ESTATE JEWELRY Bought & Sold Jewelers Exch. Bldg. Jim (617) 263-7766 j L'AnnoBello: A Year in Italian Folklore: La Vendemmia and the Inner Harvest by Ally Di Censo Autumn has come to Boston. The leaves begin to glim- mer, ever so slightly, with hues of gold and burnt orange. Shiny bags of candy corn and crooked ceramic witch hats line the shelves in department stores and pharmacies. I feel the leisurely pace of summer evaporate into the chilly air as I board the T to my university, a textbook balanced in the crock of my arm. Fall in the city is filled with the rhythms of perpetual motion, of communal awakening into a purposeful, stimulating state. Since I am not only a gradu- ate student but an employee in a public school district, autumn represents the busy time of the year when I finish reflecting on my aspirations and attempt to carry my goals into fruition, dust as the trees and orchards become laden with the earth's bounty as fall approaches, so I search for personal fulfillment. .When life does become a jumble of history papers and Lan Cuisine meals, I often think back to the August I nt in Italy five years ago. During that quiet month, the fields of the Abruzzi countryside gleamed with rolled-up bundles of hay, baking under the steadfast Mediterranean sun. I knew that the farmers had (geen busy during the summer threshing wheat and watering gardens, awaiting the prizes that would spring from the soil come September. Back home, my father told me that fall in Italy was the high time for la vendemmia, or the grape harvest. He showed me images on the Italian channel of hundreds of grapes, which looked as fragile as fine glass baubles, being poured into wicker baskets or the open rears of large tractors. Entire generations, from grandmothers sporting kerchiefs over their silver hair to bespectacled young professionals applying the latest technological gadgets to increase effi- ciency, assisted in this autumnal dance of reaping and stor- ing. Months later, around November, the grapes harvested at la vendemmia will be used to make wine, that purple silk which flows out of every Italian cellar. Indeed, I can almost imagine the ancient vendemmias of time past culminating in Bacchanalian revels that praised Earth for providing just enough sustenance to weather the dark fall nights. I do not drink wine, but the message of the Italian vendemmia touches me even here, half a world away. On a superficial level, I enjoy the same sense of community and belonging as the Italian harvesters when I take my tradi- tional apple-picking excursion with my own family and friends. The moment my hand connects with plump red orbs hidden like Christmas ornaments among the leaves, I tingle with the anticipation of transforming the apples into something my family will enjoy. I already imagine the dusky evenings in the kitchen with my mother, peeling apples and sifting flour for pies and tarts. However, la vendemmia also reminds me of a special type of harvest that does not blossom from roots or dirt. It is the harvest of my own life goals. As I navigate through the difficult feat of juggling work with challenging graduate classes, I sometimes wonder if all the efforts I made during the past years have been worth it. Should I have selected another, more in-demand sub- ject to teach, though I love history? Should I have entered an easier graduate program? Is it acceptable in this hyper- mobilized society to pursue a career as laborious as writing?. Then I remember that I must be like the Italian farmers, never losing hope that the hard work of harvest season will translate into pride and appreciation for what matters most; namely, good food and a wonderful community of loved ones with which to share it. As September moves along and Bostonians prepare for the concurrent excitement and in- security of fall, everyone should heed the lessons emanat- ing from the gnarled grape vines of Italy: the most succu- lent wine is only the product of dedicated hands tirelessly collecting the Earth's purple jewels. Ally Di Censo is a Graduate Student in History at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She appreciates any comments and suggestions about Italian holidays and folk- lore at adicenso89@gmail.com. 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