These are some of my favorite web sites, organizations and musicians. Each link has a reason for being listed here. Of course there are so many others and so many places to get information that I can't begin to scratch the surface of resources. Check them out...
The Full List
A ministry of Keith Lancaster - one of several acapella groups - AVB, Vocal Union, Sweet Deliverance, etc... These guys are awesome!
Karen's took some of the recent promo shots available on the site. Her photographic skills are amazing!
Great site for answers to questions and teachings of our Church. Apologetics and inspirational information.
A wonderful Catholic website that offers many wonderful resources such as Bible studies, daily readings, news and so many other things. Brought to us by people such as Jeff Cavins (Life on the Rock), Jim Aiken, and several other noteworthy Catholics.
Hosted by Jim O'Meara - An hour long podcast featuring music and news. CME Jr. is a 5-7 minute long featurette about individual artists.
Saving Lives, Giving Hope, Helping Make the World a better place.
This is the best Catholic Music (rock music) Podcast out there! George Leite does an amazing job bringing our music to the masses.
On-line CD distribution. All 3 CDs are available here.
My favorite college acapella group. I had the privilege to lead this band of brothers during the 1993-94 school year. Great fun. You learn some pretty interesting things spending extended periods of time with 12 other guys in one vehicle. Click on "Crust" to link to the site for the old members like me :-)
Website of Danielle Bean - Catholic author, mother of 8.
Today people died in need of food and water. Why?
These guys are awesome - orchestral acapella!
Established in 1992, Hope House served 74,939 nearly 75,000 meals in 2006. The hungry and homeless of the inner-city Utica area have come to rely upon at least one daily meal at Hope House. They have also provided countless hours of safe haven from the streets for the people who are their guests, many of whom feel that they come to Hope House to be with "Family".
Pro-Life Missionaries to the World. A wonderful International pro-life organization. God have mercy on those who do not know what they do...
An amazing man of God, blessed in so many ways. His concerts are so peaceful and welcoming. I can only pray to be as blessed as he with such a sense of compassion and peace.
Great outreach to young people throughout the world. We are the salt of the earth and the light of the world. This program offers some fresh perspectives on some "old" but great ways. Following this program on Thursday nights is Backstage (I recorded a show to be shown in early 2008).
I pray this program lasts forever. I've seen it in action and have had a chance to be a part of the band at a smaller LT in North Utica.
Matt is probably the most prolific Contemporary Catholic songwriter out there. His music is absolutely amazing! Life Teen like crazy!
So many songs, so much to say! I love his music! Michael has such a wonderful gift for storytelling through music.
Serving the poor of rural West Vriginia since 1972. During college, my beautiful wife was a volunteer and was changed by her experience. What a wonderful ministry.
Online donations for all sorts of non-profit charities. You can search, sort, and donate on-line.
Retrouvaille is a program designed to heal, renew, support and stregthen marriages that are in crisis.
Our home parish in Chadwicks, New York.
Probably the most accomplished contemporary Christian artist performing today. This guy has his finger on the mainstream Christian music world. He's got heart of gold and a life full of love.
Our home diocese in beautiful upstate / central New York.
In high school I heard "If We Ever" on a crummy radio that didn't get much in terms of reception. One night this song came on, and I was hooked to acapella music - especially these fantastic voices.
The artwork created by this man of faith is tremendous and is so powerful...making beautiful music with his pencil and paper...
This retreat center (run by my father-in-law) has programs that support and encourage our faith and build up strong families.
A site designed to promote, encourage and support Catholic musicians. Known for the regular Top 10 lists. This site is great and so helpful for our ministry.
Jake Souva is an amazing illustrator/designer who created an outstanding album package and website for me. They are exactly what I wanted and more!
This organization has awards for best song, artist, etc... for Catholic artists. Look out Grammy and Dove Awards... Maybe someday we'll get a nomination :-)
The American Bishops conference to which our diocese belongs.
My Jenny and I had the wonderful opportunity to attend a Marriage Encounter weekend in Syracuse, NY. What a truly amazing gift that God has given us. This was probably one of the best things that has ever happened to us. We wish everyone could encounter each other on one of these weekends.