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Robert Giracello

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Robert Giracello

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Music Services: Mass, Adoration, Youth Group, Retreat, Conference, Prayer Gathering, Concert

Instruments: Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bass, Vocals, Piano, Chapman Stick

Contact: rgiracello@gmail.com

Travels From: San Diego

Website: http://www.c7music.net/

Robert is an accomplished composer, teacher, and musician who lives and works in Souther California.  He received his PhD in music composition from UC Riverside in 2010.  Topics of study included the life and writings of Arthur Farwell, theatrical and musical analysis of the works of Stephen Sondheim, and electronic music composition using ChucK programming.  He currently teaches at John Paul the Great University and is Director of Music for Church of the Resurrection, Escondido.

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Anthony Cerna

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Anthony Cerna

Music Services: Mass, Adoration, Youth Group, Retreat, Conference, Prayer Gathering

Instruments: Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bass, Vocals, Ban-jitar (Ganjo)

Contact: accerna@gmail.com

Travels From: Baldwin Park, CA

 

Hi there! AC here! I've had the privilege of playing music for the Church for over a decade now. I love the way the Lord can use music to reach into the soul in a way that sometimes spoken word cannot.

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ARMEE Ministries

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ARMEE Ministries

Music Services: Adoration, Retreat, Prayer Gathering

Instruments: Guitar, Vocals, Piano, Percussion

Contact: armeeministries@gmail.com

Website: ARMEE Facebook Page

Travels From: Turlock, California

ARMEE Ministries originated in December 2008 with a group of young adults in Turlock, California, who had a strong desire to for corporate prayer through Praise & Worship. Before it was an actual ministry, it started as a Men’s Prayer Group, which extended to the women in the community. They would gather together for prayer almost on a nightly basis, and the desire for communal prayer was spreading through the Turlock/Modesto area. These young adults started doing youth ministry together, and while leading a Lifeteen retreat, there was an evening of Adoration with Praise & Worship and the teens on retreat were changed by that encounter of Christ in his true presence. Soon this prayer group was an open invitation for anyone to come and pray, whether young adult, teen, married, single, and everything in between. The young adults who pioneered this ministry new there this was becoming an army for Christ, and through prayer and conversation came the acronym Adoration, Reconciliation, Mass, Eucharist, & Evangelization, thus ARMEE Ministries was officially born. They've been officially meeting every Monday night since April 2009, and ARMEE has become a powerful ministry that is spreading across the Stockton Diocese in Central California. Every Monday, they gather for fellowship, spiritual nourishment, and worship, with a different guest speaker each week, followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, and the Sacrament of Confession being offered as well. ARMEE Ministries is continuing to spread like fire, with the desire to keep our Church filled with passion and zeal for prayer, community, and worship.

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Adrian Flores

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Adrian Flores

Music Services: Mass, Adoration, Youth Group, Retreat, Prayer Gathering, Kairos Retreats

Instruments: Guitar, Vocals

Contact: adrianf@netusa.org

Travels From: Los Angeles, California

Adrian Flores is the Media & Communications Administrator  & Videographer/Editor for NET Ministries, a national youth evangelization network based out of Minnesota.  

Originally from In-N-Out, California (Baldwin Park) born and raised. Adrian enjoys traveling and experiencing new adventures whenever they arise. 

Adrian Graduated from John Paul the Great Catholic University with a BS in Media Communications in 2009, moved to the frozen tundra soon after. He's been living in Saint Paul, MN for the last 5 years and this summer He'll be relocating back to Los Angeles, California to help launch the NET California office.

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Franz Casiano

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Franz Casiano

Music Services: Mass, Adoration, Youth Group, Retreat, Conference, Prayer Gathering, Concert

Instruments: Guitar, Vocals, Piano

Contact: franz.casiano@yahoo.com

Travels From: Los Angeles, California

Franz Casiano is an on-fire young adult who lives radically for Jesus. He grew up Catholic but didn’t start embracing the Faith until August of 2012. Franz didn’t realize that in completely handing over his life to Christ, things would never be the same. At the age of 16, he started playing the piano for Sunday masses and when he was 19 years old, he clearly heard the Lord say to him, “Serve the nations”. Answering that call, Franz served with NET Ministries (Home Team 2012-2013) and while doing so his eyes became open to the brokenness of the world. Having witnessed this brokenness first hand, Franz knew he couldn’t sit there idle as people would give their lives away to worldly possessions. Remaining obedient to the call from God, Franz currently serves as a radical speaker and worship leader. His personal goal and mission is to engage people of all ages to see the Catholic Faith as a living, breathing Church established by none other than Jesus Christ, because after all, Christ did NOT establish a boring Church! His passion is quite evident through his “fire and brimstone” talks, his powerful spoken word pieces, and the way he leads a congregation into worship. “I see it as leading a pasture of stray sheep back into the loving arms of the Shepherd.”

Franz works professionally as a recruiter for NET Ministries while pursuing his speaking and music career. He recently came out with an EP on iTunes titled, Coming Home and is currently working on his first album. http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/franzcasiano

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