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+ St Francis of Assisi
Our youth music program is known as the Rise Band, named after Rise, our high school youth ministry program. We lead the music for the Sunday evening youth Mass every week, for Rise nights each week following that Mass, and for various youth retreats and other events. We have a small group of adult leaders, but the majority of our members are teens ranging from 8th-12th grade. Our hope is simply that our prayer in music is authentic and personal, from our hearts to God's, and that anyone hearing our music would be drawn to the Heart of Jesus through that prayer.
+ IndyCatholic YA Ministry
We are a collection of musicians who minister to young adults in parishes and campuses around the Archdiocese of Indianapolis through monthly holy hours and retreats. We are based out of the Office of Young Adult and College Campus Ministry
+ Saint Dominic - Out of Darkness
We've been directors of Music Ministry at Saint Dominic Catholic Church for one and a half years now, but have been directing music ministry for over 11 years at our respective parishes. We came to Saint Dominic so that we could worship as a family, not split between two parishes, and continue our call to ministry through music. Our programs for youth and adults are growing, and we are steadily providing ways for all ages to truly understand worship and embrace prayer through music. It is our desire to continue to improve and to draw forth the talents of our parishioners, empowering them to bless their parish family and surrounding community with their God-given gifts and talents.
+ Our Lady of Lourdes Denver - Emily Zenthoefer
We lead music for the 6 pm mass at Our Lady of Lourdes, a church that has become a hub for young adults in Denver. The worship is meant to be tasteful and to inspire a deeper level of prayer for our brothers and sisters in the congregation.
+ Our Lady of Lourdes - Annie Crouch
Mike and I (Annie) led music ministry for Northwest Missouri State University from August 2014 to May 2016. We now both live in Denver Colorado where he works for FOCUS (The Fellowship Of Catholic University Students) We now lead music around Denver at several different parishes.
+ Lourdes High School
We are a group of students and a teacher in a small Catholic high school in southern Minnesota who desire to see our community love worship as a means of prayer as much as we do. We are currently building a community that meets in our chapel weekly to worship and learn from each other through talks and testimony.
+ Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Featured in the video are several of our musicians who lead various masses at the Parish. A few of us rotate leading our monthly Festivals of Praise (Eucharistic Adoration and Worship). Featured in the video from Left to Right - Becky Needham, Marc McPherson, Brian Bilenki, Corrie Dubyoski, Javier Plumey, Adam Novotny.
There are several contemporary masses at the parish that blend lyrically rich traditional pieces with worshipful sound and style.
We use our Tuesday nights of worship (where we shot this) to invite others into the ministry and have a night of spontaneous prayer. These nights are purely led by prayer and openness to the Holy Spirit to lead us throughout the night. We have seen this bearing a lot of fruit in our parish by giving the musicians a space to grow and press in.
With regards to Discipleship and Youth Participation, we have several youth involved in the ministry who are growing as worship leaders and in musicianship. Some are stepping into more leadership rolls and have a beautiful heart for serving the Lord.
This song was written for worship by Corrie Marie Dubyoski.
+ St Mary's Catholic Center Texas A&M
The Rock ministry at St. Mary's aims to glorify God in an intimate atmosphere through contemporary praise and worship. By gathering together and praising and worshiping our Lord, we hope to foster relationships that build up the body of Christ and invite the Holy Spirit to move and guide our lives. The Rock meets weekly for an hour and a half in the chapel, and once per month, the Blessed Sacrament is exposed. The Rock is a place where the Holy Spirit inspires students to free praise openly. This part of the song Sinking Deep was taken from a roughly 9-minute session of free praise and prayer. The band consists of Becka Landry (vocals, acoustic guitar), Nick Blaskovich (vocals, electric guitar), Sam Tomaso (vocals, piano), Ben Jackson (percussion), and David Moreno (cello), with a special appearance in this video by Shelby DeVries (vocals). Feel free to contact me with any questions! God Bless.
+ St. Joseph's Catholic Church MCCM
Myself (Nikayla) and Dusty met three and a half years ago on a NET team as we travelled across the state of Minnesota putting on retreats for teens with our group. Since then, we have been playing worship music together in the Fargo-Moorhead (and Crookston & St Paul diocese) areas for many events, retreats, worship nights, camps, adoration nights, and masses. Our main campus that we play for is St Joseph's in Moorhead, where we play for mass, youth events, and college events through MCCM - Moorhead Catholic Campus Ministries. Through MCCM, we met Sara, who sings with us more and more recently. Though we are a small group, we have been able to take part in a contagious fire for evangelism, discipleship, charismatic prayer, and a love of the Eucharist in our small city. Though we love all that we are able to do here, we are looking to continue to grow in opportunity as the Lord presents it to us. We are committed to serving His church in whatever ways we can, that being especially through the charism of music. We sincerely hope that taking a look at our video will help whoever is concerned to see our hearts for worship, our diverse range, and our excitement to continue building up the Kingdom of God.
+ Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Community
In August, I had the incredible opportunity to move from a small town in Maryland to Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Community in Indialantic, FL and begin a new season in life as a worship leader. I was graciously given a "blank slate" to tend the seed the Holy Spirit had placed in my heart - a call to begin building a worship ministry and thriving culture of worship at the parish level.
The heart of HNJ's worship ministry is our worship band and two worship teams. Our two worship teams alternate each week. I think it's important for our members to experience the liturgy as congregation members just as often as they are tasked with leading our congregation in worship from a platform. Our band practices every Tuesday and each team practices on Thursday during their respective weeks of ministry. We have a combined rehearsal every Sunday right before our 5PM mass (the mass we lead worship at).
I also believe it is important for our ministry members to come together in worship and fellowship outside of the liturgy and rehearsal, where they can be free from the pressure of preparation and worship freely without any distractions. To offer this kind of experience, we gather once a month for "Team Worship and Fellowship Nights." These nights often include spontaneous worship, scripture reading, and fellowship among members.
In addition to our worship band and teams, I personally plan many worship events throughout the year. Often times, they are just small, informal worship sessions in my worship room/studio (where we shot our video). Other times I plan larger-scale events. For example, we gathered about 40 people for our last worship night which consisted of a screening of one episode from "The Wild Goose Is Loose" series, small group time, and an extended period of worship.
Finally, worship is a central focus in our Life Teen and EDGE ministries. I work hand in hand with our youth ministers to incorporate worship time at our Life & EDGE nights as frequently as we see fruitful. We also collaborate in holding monthly XLT's.
To learn a little more about our worship ministry, you can visit our website at www.hnjworship.weebly.com