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Catholic Arts Conference, September 2015, Omaha, NE – with U.S. debut exhibit of The Faces of Christ

A message from John Meng-Frecker at

April 29, 2014

Dear Catholic Artists,

The Archdiocese of Omaha has acknowledged our desire to hold a Catholic Arts Conference in Fall 2015 in Omaha, NE for the occasion of the U.S. debut exhibit of The Faces of Christ shown by Steen Heidemann (also see Vatican letter from Mons. Juan Miguel Ferrer Grenesche).

We hope to bring together artists and those who use Catholic arts in their various forms, inside and outside of church.  The theme of our conference is “Bringing Sacred Art to the Everyday World”.  We think the timing is good for this event because of the New Evangelization, Pope Francis and because we have the opportunity to display and discuss many fine works in one conference.  Please read the attached theme for our Catholic Arts Conference.

We are looking for connections and commitments by artists and promoters of Catholic Arts in these five areas: two-dimensional fine art, sculptors, architects, musicians, and film.  We welcome the interest of artists, vendors, supporters of Catholic Arts, individuals, and organizations who use Catholic Art.  We want to make the debut of Steen’s exhibit a sparkling event showcasing the beauty, goodness, and truth of Sacred Art in our everyday world.

Contact John Meng-Frecker at 306 South 53rd St., Omaha, NE 68132

or by email or by phone at 402.510.3426. 

Please forward this document with attachments to those who may be interested. READ MORE •••

New fully bilingual hymnal: Oramos Cantando / We Pray in Song

I received this notice from GIA Music. – Richard Schletty

Full notice here:

Oramos Cantando

Celebren con GIA Publications, Inc. el lanzamiento del nuevo y totalmente bilingüe himnario, Oramos Cantando / We Pray in Song. Para hacer público este recurso multicultural, GIA acoge cuatro talleres en los Estados Unidos.

Estos talleres son gratuitos y están abiertos a todos aquellos que deseen asistir. Copias del himnario estarán disponibles para su compra al final de cada sesión a un precio de descuento de $10.00 cada uno, hasta agotar existencias.

Cada sesión se presentará en forma bilingüe por los líderes, Bob Batastini y Richard López. Los asistentes podrán cantar una variedad de himnos, canciones, salmos, y otra música para la misa y los ritos sacramentales. Aprendan de primera mano sobre los contenidos de este innovador y completo recurso para el culto divino en español, en inglés, o en forma bilingüe

Estas noches son grandes oportunidades para su comunidad (y sus músicos pastorales, párrocos, acompañantes, administradores de empresas, y miembros de un comité para elegir un nuevo himnario) para experimentar las increíbles características y beneficios de invertir en este himnario bilingüe de GIA.

We Pray in Song

Celebrate with GIA Publications, Inc. the release of the new, fully bilingual hymnal, Oramos Cantando / We Pray in Song. To roll out this multicultural resource, GIA is hosting four workshops across the United States. 

These workshops are free and open to all who wish to attend. Hymnals will be available for purchase at the end of the session for a discounted price of $10.00 each, while supplies last.

Each session will be presented bilingually through the guidance of clinicians Bob Batastini and Richard Lopez. Attendees will sing through a variety of hymns, songs, psalms, and service music. Learn first hand about the contents of this groundbreaking and comprehensive resource for worship in Spanish, in English, or bilingually.

These evenings are great opportunities for your community, pastoral musicians, pastors, accompanists, business managers, and hymnal committees to experience the incredible features and benefits of investing in this bilingual hymnal from GIA. 

Session Dates

Monday, May 19, 2014
(19 de mayo de 2014)
7:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
Notre Dame de Chicago Church
1335 West Harrison Street
Chicago, IL 60607
Clinician: Bob Batastini and Richard Lopez

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
(14 de mayo de 2014)
7:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
Cathedral Centre
1701 San Jacinto, 4th floor
Houston, TX 77002
Clinician: Bob Batastini and Richard Lopez

Los Angeles
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
(13 de mayo de 2014)
7:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
Church of the Blessed Sacrament 
6657 West Sunset Blvd. 
Hollywood, CA 90028
Clinician: Bob Batastini and Richard Lopez


New York
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
(21 de mayo de 2014)
7:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
Corpus Christi Church
529 West 121st Street
New York, NY 10027
Clinician: Bob Batastini and Richard Lopez

Last Call – Reach 560,000+ fans of Christian Music!

An email blast from Keith Mohr at Details about this group ad buy were posted a couple weeks ago. Use search tool to find that story. – Richard Schletty, creative admin

Just a quick note to let you know it's the last call to promote your music and mission to over 560,000+ fans of Christian music through our "Indie Corner" ad in the May 1 issue of CCM Digital Magazine! 

We have 2 remaining slots...   READ MORE •••

Watch John Michael Talbot This Week On TV!

From John Michael Talbot Ministries:

Notice: original article has been edited. We have just learned that John Michael Talbot's "Praise the Lord" appearance on Thursday, April 24th will NOT be broadcast until SATURDAY, May 3rd at 2:00 PM PT - 5:00 PM ET. We apologize for this late notice. If you planned on attending the taping this evening at TBN's studio - you are still good to go! Thank you for your understanding and continued support of this ministry! – John Michael Talbot Ministries

We are excited to share that you will have these upcoming opportunities to watch John Michael Talbot on television!

On Wednesday, April 23rd, watch John Michael's new weekly TV show "All Things Are Possible" on The Church Channel. This week's topic is Gospel Chastity. It's not about what you CAN'T do but what you CAN do through a personal love relationship with Jesus Christ.

On Saturday, May 3rd, John Michael will be a special guest on TBN's most popular show, "Praise The Lord". He will be interviewed AND singing his most loved hymn "Holy Is His Name".  

If you do not get The Church Channel or TBN you can still watch online live or after the shows are added to the archives!  Follow the links below and again, from all of us at John Michael Talbot Ministries.

Happy Easter! He Is Risen!

John Michael Talbot Ministries

Wednesday - April 23, 2014
All Things are Possible
John Michael's weekly show on The Church Channel
6:00 PM PST~ 8:00 PM CST ~ 9:00 PM EST


SATURDAY, MAY 3, 2014 (revised broadcast date)
Praise the Lord
(Live Appearance!)
with Special Guest John Michael Talbot
2:00 PM PT - 5:00 PM ET.


Survey Results: Most Beloved Easter Hymns

The grave now is empty! The stone is rolled away! Hallelujah!

Cross-posted, with permission, from Nick Alexander's blog.

The grave now is empty! The stone is rolled away! Hallelujah!

Happy Resurrection Day!

Easter is the most joyous time of the year. It is the time that we celebrate the impossible–that death no longer has any power over us. Our Lord Jesus looked as if He was slain; but no! Jesus conquered death. And by conquering death, He has opened the way of salvation to all who believe.

Easter is not a one day celebration. (That is a misnomer). Easter is a celebration that last forty days on the Christian calendar. It is celebrated with Alleluia’s–those same Alleluias that were hidden for the forty days of Lent prior, they are now used to overflowing. It is the most celebratory of seasons, and we must not lose sight of the joy in our walks.

I had asked my readership as to what their favorite Easter hymns were, and you all responded in kind. These are the results.

1. Christ, The Lord Is Risen Today, Alleluia! (54.00%)
2. Jesus Christ Is Risen Today (42.00%)
3. Crown Him With Many Crowns (40.00%)
4. I Know That My Redeemer Lives (36.00%)
5. Blessed Assurance, Jesus Is Mine! (32.00%)
6. Hallelujah Chorus (30.00%)
7. All Hail The Power Of Jesus’ Name, Let Angels Prostrate Fall (28.00%)
8. All Creatures Of Our God And King (26.00%)
9. Love Divine, All Loves Excelling (24.00%)
10. Alleluia! Alleluia! Let the Holy Anthem Rise (22.00%) ...  READ MORE •••

Reasons why people have joined TCS

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Below are reasons people have signed up as a registered users at Top Catholic Songs. 

  • I am a Catholic Composer and I want to share my Music
  • I am a trainer/conductor of the San Isidro Parish Choir of Musuan, Bukidnon, Philippines. I need choral arrangements for liturgical services.
  • This is a unique site and interests me as I am a music director in a catholic church.
  • I am a choir member and active in a worship band
  • Looking for the music for a version of the Magnificat popular in the early 1970's.
  • I love to listen to Christian music, and I also want to listen at home to Catholic mass hymns.
  • Love Catholic music.  Like to find meditation music for monthly women's meeting.
  • Need music for my CRHP retreat.
  • I want to start a praying group at my college.
  • Listen to Catholic music. I am familiar with some of the composures, and know some of them personally, such as Anna Betancourt.
  • Playing music in a catholic prayer group.
  • I am a Catholic and a lover of its songs and the teachings from these songs. It is a foundation of better upbringing of children. 

Survey Results: Most Beloved Holy Week Hymns

holyweekmusicFrom the Nick Alexander blog

Holy Week, at this writing, is close upon us.

This is the most sacred time of the year. This is the time where we pause and reflect upon the saddest–and shortly afterwards, the most triumphant–moments in all of history. This is the basis of our belief, that the Son of God would willingly allow Himself to be taken, scourged, and crucified for our sins.

Throughout the centuries, composers of various different musical backgrounds have written thousands of musical pieces that carry through to this day. Pieces that reflect upon his entry into Jerusalem, to the Last Supper, to the way of the Cross. Some of these pieces are the most beautiful you will ever hear.

I had asked my readership as to what their favorite Lent hymns were, and you all responded in kind. Now I have asked what their favorite hymns were for Holy Week. These are the results.

1. What Wondrous Love Is This (56.52%)
2. O Sacred Head, Surrounded (O Sacred Head Now Wounded) (52.17%)
3. Pange Lingua (50.00%)
4. All Glory, Laud, And Honour (45.65%)
5. Ubi Caritas (45.65%)
6. When I Survey The Wondrous Cross (41.30%)
7. Were You There When They Crucified My Lord (36.96%)
8. Stabat Mater (32.61%)
9. At The Cross Her Station Keeping (30.43%)
10. The Old Rugged Cross (30.43%) ... 

Calling all fans of John Michael Talbot Ministries!

Here is an excerpt from Facebook today, April 15, 2014. John Michael Talbot Ministries is reaching out to all Christians, reaching out to old, new and future fans. Give JMT a shout and a Like. - R. Schletty (TCS creative admin)

HELP US FIND ALL OF JOHN MICHAEL TALBOT'S FANS ON FACEBOOK! We are looking for all fans of John Michael Talbot - old and new who are on Facebook! Do you know someone on Facebook who has been lead to Christ by JMTs ministry? Are you blessed by the gospel reflections on this page? His writings? New TV ministry? Please take a moment and share this image and a link to his Facebook page on your timelines! God Bless You!


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