33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time - Corrie Marie

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33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time - Corrie Marie


I was born and raised in Baltimore where I currently minister through the local parishes and community ministries. At the age of 12, I encountered the Lord in a powerful way at a youth conference and began leading worship at my middle school. Even so, it wasn't until 12 years later that I gave my 'yes' to the Lord to lead music full time. After leaving my job at a local gym, the Lord began to transform me even more through encountering the universal church through ministry. The Lord has been faithful and is walking me through these steps with a Father's love that is perfect and gentle.

(See full bio on her booking page below)



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28th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Michael Cox

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28th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Michael Cox


Michael has been doing music ministry for about a little over 15 years. He currently serves as the LIFE TEEN Music Minister for Holy Martyrs Catholic Church in Medina, OH (a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio). He also leads worship and Adoration for First Friday at Francis - a young adult ministry at St. Francis in Gates Mills, Ohio. https://www.facebook.com/firstfridayF3/

His passion is to see people have a personal encounter with Jesus through music. He lives in Cleveland with his wife (Sarah) and his son (Liam). 

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27th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Nick Scanlan

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27th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Nick Scanlan

Music has always been a special part of my life. The Lord has given me a passion for music and many opportunities to praise Him with it. Since I picked up the guitar I’ve led Praise and Worship for small events and retreats, served as the music leader for a NET Team, worked as the Student Head of Music in the Liturgy and Praise and Worship for Franciscan University, and played in the Steubenville Summer Conferences. I also utilize music regularly in our Youth Ministry program at Saint Gabriel’s. 

I’ve found that music is a unique way that we can reach the hearts and minds of people with the Truth of the Love of Jesus Christ and it brings me great joy to help people encounter His presence through this art form. 

I lead music for worship, but I am a singer-songwriter as well. Most of the music I write comes from the heart and is simply my take on trying to put into words the beautiful, crazy thing that is life.

Shoot me an email if you are interested in a worship leader or a musical guest!

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25th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Michael Cox

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25th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Michael Cox

PS 145:2-3, 8-9, 17-18


Michael has been doing music ministry for about a little over 15 years. He currently serves as the LIFE TEEN Music Minister for Holy Martyrs Catholic Church in Medina, OH (a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio). He also leads worship and Adoration for First Friday at Francis - a young adult ministry at St. Francis in Gates Mills, Ohio. https://www.facebook.com/firstfridayF3/

His passion is to see people have a personal encounter with Jesus through music. He lives in Cleveland with his wife (Sarah) and his son (Liam). 

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24th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Mike Tenney

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24th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Mike Tenney

Mike Tenney has spent the past 15 years speaking, teaching, and leading worship and retreats for youth and young adults of various backgrounds and faiths. Mike has been a featured musician and speaker for many events including Catholic Undergrounds, Life Teen XLT's, Theology on Taps, Christ in the City, and the CFC Youth Conference. He teaches Theology at St. Vincent Pallotti High School and directs the LifeTeen band at St. Mary of the Mills in Laurel, MD. He is also the director of liturgical music for Encounter the Gospel of Life Service Camp.

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23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time - Abraham Gross

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23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time - Abraham Gross

***Earlier this year Abraham Gross arranged a psalm setting for PS 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9 for the 3rd Sunday of Lent which is also the same psalm for this upcoming Sunday, the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time. We are happy to feature Abe's music again!***


Hi! I love praising Jesus. I grew up playing guitar, writing music and singing. I met Jesus in 2008. In 2009 I lived with songwriter Ed Conlin, who pushed me to learn to lead worship. Since then I have served and led worship with Saint Paul's Outreach. I currently serve as their National Worship Coordinator. I would love to lead worship at your next event!


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22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time - Benjamin Valle & Megan Miller

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22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time - Benjamin Valle & Megan Miller


Megan Miller and Benjamin Valle are a worship leading duo based in the Chicagoland area. In addition to working in parish ministry, they are part of the founding team for Grounded Ministries, through which they have been leading worship and giving talks for various church events across the country and the world. Connect with us on social media @groundedmin.

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20th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Gabby Banzon

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20th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Gabby Banzon

Chicago born and Atlanta grown, Gabby Banzon is a music therapist, songwriter, and worship leader living in Dallas, TX. She grew up playing a variety of instruments in both school ensembles and charismatic worship teams. Gabby graduated from Georgia College & State University in 2014 with a major in Music Therapy and a minor in Creative Music Media. While at GCSU, she expanded her range of music by playing in jazz, folk, rock, and worship groups. In the summers of 2014 & 2015, she worked as a missionary for Catholic Mission Trips, Inc. In the fall of 2015, she began a graduate program in Music Therapy at Texas Woman's University, which she completed in 2017. 

Gabby released her first single, entitled "Open My Lips (Praise the Lord)," in 2015 and released the Life EP in 2016 with the help of Mercy Crew Publishing.

Gabby currently works as a program director and therapeutic coordinator for a group of non-profit community theatres. When she's not working or playing music, she enjoys sitting down and having a good old conversation over a good meal.

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Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord - Thomas Clements

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Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord - Thomas Clements

Thomas Clements is a Theology Teacher for Middle and High School in Atlanta. He also is a contributor for www.IgnitumToday.com andwww.IntegratedCatholicLife.com. He loves to play and write music and recently released his first cd, Road to Light. Check out his website at www.ThomasClementsMusic.com. You can also find him on twitter (@thomasjclements) and instagram (@thomascmusic). 

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17th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Will Hickl

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17th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Will Hickl

 

Will Hickl is a musician based out of Sugar Land, TX, specializing in synths, pads, programming, keys, and production. He also works live production and DJs events/weddings. Will currently serves as the LifeTeen music director for St. Angela Merici in Missouri City, TX. His main focus is on his project NOVUM, as well as helping other musicians through Mercy Crew Publishing. To keep up with all his adventures, connect on social media, or find out more, feel free to visit each respective website: willhickl.commercycrewproductions.comnovumworship.commercycrewpublishing.com.  

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16th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Ali Hoffman

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16th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Ali Hoffman

 

Ali Hoffman has a passion for Jesus, the Catholic Church, her family, doughnuts, and Chipotle, in that order. She served with NET Ministries (www.netusa.org) and upon graduating from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota with a degree in Catholic Studies and Family Studies, she moved back home to the GREAT state of Texas and is now a co-youth director at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic church in Carrollton, Texas, where she assists in worship. She helped develop and teach at NET’s musician’s training for 5 years as well as lead worship for various events and conferences in the Fort Worth and Dallas diocese.

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14th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Alex Schindler

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14th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Alex Schindler

I'm Alex, a Catholic worship leader, liturgical musician, and singer-songwriter. I grew up just south of the Ohio River in Louisville Kentucky, and through a crazy journey with God I have found myself in the Twin Cities of Minnesota. If you had asked me 10 years ago what I would be doing today it most certainly would not be what I am currently occupying my time with, but God is funny like that!

While I grew up Catholic, it wasn't until I got to college that I had a major conversion and started living like it. In college I discovered my voice and picked up a guitar for the first time, but music has been a part of my life since I was little. I began singing at the student Mass at St. Leo Catholic Church (the local parish near my university) and was blessed to have the role of music director there for my last 2 years of school. At the same time, during the summers I was working at a youth camp (Gasper River Catholic Youth Camp and Retreat Center) where I encountered praise and worship for the first time in the Catholic world. My final summer on staff at Gasper River I was the music lead, which had me leading music and worship pretty much every day.
Following my college studies, I spent a year in NW Indiana as an environmental educator and assisted with music at a local parish. During that year the Lord asked me to serve His church as a full-time missionary and with that I found myself searching google for opportunities to make that happen. Thus I found myself working for a college campus ministry (Saint Paul's Outreach [SPO]) at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Campus for 2 years. During my time with SPO I was given the role, which I have dubbed, of music ministry coordinator, where I was leading a small team of student musicians in learning the art of worship leading and actually providing the music for various events SPO hosted. I was also asked to take the reins of directing one of the 4 Masses that happened at the local Newman Center Parish (St. Lawrence).

Now I find myself still in the Twin Cities area serving the Lord and His church, just under a different title (Director of Youth Ministry). Through the years I have come to know the deep and personal love of Jesus Christ and seek to share that love with others, particularly through the gift of music and worship. Thank you for your time and know of my prayers for each and every one of you! God Bless!

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The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity - Michael Cox

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The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity - Michael Cox


Michael attended Catholic school in his younger years, and the music teacher there helped him find his voice and his calling in music in the Church. During these years of Catholic school, Michael fell in love with leading the church as a cantor for the school masses. In high school, he picked up a guitar and his love for leading worship grew even stronger so he became part of the LIFE TEEN band which lead teens to a deeper call to worship and relationship with God.

Currently Michael serves as the LIFE TEEN Music Minister at Holy Martyrs Church in Medina, OH. He regularly serves as a worship leader at a local young adult ministry with Matt Fafrak called – First Fridays at Francis. It is a night of praise & worship and Adoration for young adults and all ages. You can check out more about it on their facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/firstfridaysf3/

He is also on staff at a local non-denominational church as a worship leader. He loves to worship in the Catholic Liturgy and the Christian church, and it helps him to become a better steward for faith, and a better worship leader. He also writes for his blog and creative arts ministry called praise habit. He and his wife, Sarah contribute to this ministry to help bring a better understanding of worship, and give others a glimpse to what a worship lifestyle looks like. You can learn more about it on his website, https://www.praisehabit.com

Overall, his passion is to see people in the Cleveland area encounter Jesus through the gifts of music and worship God has given him. He lives in Lyndhurst (a Cleveland suburb) with his wife (Sarah) and his son (Liam).


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Pentecost Sunday - Matt Fafrak

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Pentecost Sunday - Matt Fafrak

As self-taught guitar player from the age of 10, Matt Fafrak fell in love with music at an early age.  At 14 years old, Matt gave his heart to Jesus at a Charismatic Catholic Prayer Group in Twinsburg, Ohio. Continuing to grow in his faith, he remained involved in the prayer group for the next 12 years as a worship leader. 

Matt gives thanks for a career built on his passions of music and ministry. Currently, he serves as the Director of Music Ministry at Gilmour Academy (2009). This role consists of leading students from pre-K through twelfth grade in music, for choir, retreats, their First Communions, First Reconciliation, all school liturgy, etc.  Furthermore, each week Matt heads up the music for multiple liturgies at Our Lady Chapel at Gilmour Academy. He also stays busy as the Newman Center Music Minister for the University of Akron (2010) and the Life Teen Music Minister at St. Barnabas (2011). Matt's band consists of several different members of his music ministry teams that play with him every Sunday at his various Mass times.   

In addition to his regularly held positions, Matt plays numerous retreats, conferences and activities, including: Life Teen Summer Camp, Cleveland Youth Conference, Youth Rally at the Fest, the Cleveland Catholic Charismatic Conference and XLT at the Center for Pastoral Leadership. One of Matt's major accomplishments includes a new and growing ministry that he started out of his home which now moved to a church: First Fridays at Francis. He co-leads this ministry with a few collegaues on the first Friday of every month at his parish, St. Francis of Assisi. For more information, please visit his website at www.mattfafrak.com.


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6th Sunday of Easter - Nic Gutierrez

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6th Sunday of Easter - Nic Gutierrez

Hello, everyone! My name is Nic Gutierrez and I work for a parish in Arlington, Texas as the Director of Youth Evangelization. I am a graduate of the University of St. Thomas (MN) where I earned a Bachelor of Arts in both Catholic Studies and Theology. I love me some Jesus, music, thrift shopping, and I can play a mean game of poker. If you're interested in booking me for a talk, music, or both for your ministry or parish, shoot me an email and I'd love to help!


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