Showing posts with label Music. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Music. Show all posts

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Pope Francis to Release Pop Rock Album in November

News excerpt from

Pope Francis is releasing a pop rock album featuring snippets of his preaching mixed with music. It’s called “Pope Francis: Wake Up!” and will be released on November 27, 2015.

If you have doubts, this is being reported by the Associated Press and Rolling Stone, among others, and you can already pre-order it on iTunes.

You can even listen to the first single from the album, “Wake Up! Go! Go! Forward!”

Apparently with full approval of the Vatican, the album is being released by the label Believe Digital, which has a website for the album. Some of the proceeds of the album will be donated to efforts to help refugees.

Read more: Pope Francis Album

Monday, December 09, 2013

Join St. Mary's Parish for an evening of "Lessons and Carols" on December 15th

Photo by Loci B. Lenar

Saint Mary's Parish - Advent and Christmas Schedule

Advent Evening of Reflection - "Lessons and Carols" - Sunday, December 15th at 7:00 pm in St. Mary's Church.
Parish Advent Reconciliation Service - Wednesday, December 18th, 7:30 PM

Saint Mary's Church is located on 15 Myers Avenue, Denville, NJ, 07834.  For more information, please call St. Mary's Parish on 973-627-0269.

St. Mary's Christmas Mass Schedule
December 24th, Tuesday
Christmas Vigil Masses: 5:00 pm, 7:00 pm and 10:00 pm

December 25th, Wednesday
Christmas Day: 7:00 am, 8:30 am, 11:30 am

St. Mary's Weekly Mass Schedule

Sunday: 7:00, 8:30, 10:00, and 11:30 AM

Saturday: 5:00 PM

Weekdays: 8:00 AM and 12:05 PM - (Except June ~ Labor Day - No 12:05 PM)

First Fridays: 8:00 AM, 12:05 PM, 8:00 PM - (Except June ~ Labor Day - No 12:05 PM)

Holy Days: 7:00 AM, 8:00 AM, 12:00 noon, 7:00 PM

Eve of Holy Days: 5:00 PM

(Loci B. Lenar is a parishioner of the Parish and is the founder of

Friday, December 06, 2013

Little Drummer Boy by Pentatonix

▶ [Official Video] - Pentatonix - YouTube

The new version of the Little Drummer Boy by Pentatonix is refreshing and extraordinary! I recommend listening to this beautiful song!

The five-person a cappella group from Arlington, Texas, is five vocalists: Scott Hoying, Kirstie Maldonado, Mitch Grassi, Avi Kaplan and Kevin Olusola.

The five-person a cappella group won the third season of NBC's competition series "The Sing-Off" in 2011.

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Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Music Visions: Producing videos that promote values

Music Visions: Brand New Day

The following excerpt is from

This song is titled 'Brand New Day.' It tells the story of a young woman who just ended a relationship with her boyfriend. Despite the pain of the break up, she's able to see beyond the suffering, thanks to the support of her family.

The video of the singer Roseanna was made in London and produced by MUSIC VISIONS, a nonprofit organization that produces music videos that promote a culture of life.

BRAND NEW DAY - Written and composed by Steve Foster
Performed by Roseanna
Featuring Roseanna, Sam Burn
Produced by Mark von Riedemann
Directed by Manuel de Teffé
Music Video sponsored by Kirche in Not - Aid to the Church in Need
in cooperation with Catholic Radio and Television Network

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Rock and Roll Priests get ready to perform in Latin America

Rock and Roll Priests

From After taking part in several World Youth Day concerts in Madrid, now a group of priests is getting ready to perform in Latin America. The group is called “La Voz del Desierto” which translates to “The Voice of the Desert.”

This coming August the group will perform in the Rock' n Rieles Festival in Costa Rica and Guatemala. The group was formed in Madrid, Spain. It consists of three priests and four lay people whose main purpose is to evangelize through music.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Communion of the Saints Gregorian Chant Communion of the Saints Gregorian Chant

The following excerpt is from the website of Institute of Christ the King:

Communion of the Saints Gregorian Chant was recorded in the seminary chapel near Florence, Italy by a large group of seminarians of the Institute of Christ the King. These young voices, the vast majority of whom are under thirty years of age, are formed to chant the timeless contemplative melodies of the traditional Roman Liturgy in the spirit of the great Chant masters of Solesmes. Hours of guided exercise in the fine technique of Chant are directed by Choirmaster, Reverend Canon Wulfran Lebocq.

This newly released CD includes the propers of various Masses of the saints, beautifully sung in the solemn tone.

Visit the following link for more information about the CD: Gregorian Chant

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Remarkable Music of Tony Melendez

You Tube - The Remarkable Music of Tony Melendez

News Story and Video by Loci B. Lenar

On Sunday, October 18, 2009, Tony Melendez and his band played a selection of inspirational music of faith at The Blue Army Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima. The Catholic shrine held a televised event of One World Praying for Life and Peace. EWTN was broadcasting the prayer service with Tony's beautiful music.

Remarkably, Tony was born without arms, but is gifted with an ability to play a guitar with his amazing feet. I attended the event and recorded some video with my Canon G7 digital camera.  The video is of course not on the same scale as someone using professional equipment.  However, it's presented for the purpose of exhibiting the artistic talent of Tony Melendez.

The following excerpt is from Tony's website:

It was an unforgettable moment when, on September 15, 1987, he played his guitar for Pope John Paul II in Los Angeles. Born without arms, he performed a touching song entitled Never Be The Same. When the Pope approached him from the stage to kiss him in appreciation, it seemed to reflect the sentiments of the entire country.

Tony Melendez Ministries is dedicated to bringing compassion and hope to people throughout the world while inspiring and changing the hearts of all God's people.

Photograph and Video Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar

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