The Catholic Playlist Song of the Week for February 16, 2015 is “Here I Am” from Matt Faley. Matt works full-time in Catholic young adult ministry and uses this platform to share the gifts and talents he has been given to re-invigorate the Gospel for college students and young adults. He uses the art, beauty and transformative power of music and songwriting to speak to the heart of the Gospel, and his honest reflections do not just scratch the surface, but speak deeply to the heart of every person. And the song ‘Here I Am’ does just that, digging down into the core of what it means to be human, down on our knees as ‘weak and wounded’ people. It’s our Catholic Playlist Song of the Week from Matt Faley – ‘Here I Am’:
If you like this song, check out his EP “The Only Light” now on iTunes:
Welcome to the Catholic Playlist Song of the Week! Our song for the week of January 26th 2015 is “Bridge To Your Heart” from John Finch. When John was a child in his hometown of Pearl River, Louisiana, he grew up sitting at the piano spending countless hours crafting his own music creations. All of those hours led to the September 2013 release of his first record, Broken Steeples. In 2014, he went to Nashville to begin creating a new music project and in November released a new single titled “Bridge to Your Heart,” It’s a song of forgiveness and rekindling love through our faults, and it’s our Catholic Playlist Song of the Week – Bridge to Your Heart, from John Finch:
Learn more about John Finch at his website – www.johnfinchmusic.com – or get the music now on iTunes or Amazon
Welcome to the Catholic Playlist Song of the Week! Our song for the week of January 19th 2015 is ‘Little Flower’ from Danielle Rose. Born into a musical family in Duluth, MN, Danielle grew up playing the violin and later played in an alternative rock band. Ultimately her spiritual and vocational journey led to her current music ministry and latest album titled “Culture of Life”. A visit to a Chinese orphanage for abandoned babies with special needs resulted in an album of powerful and mostly positive songs about motherhood, chastity, contraception, adoption, post-abortive healing, the redemptive value of suffering, the universal call to holiness, the unrepeatable nature of each soul and euthanasia. The song ‘Little Flower’ is based on this quote attributed to Mother Teresa – “How can there be too many children? That is like saying there are too many flowers.” This week happens to be Respect Life Week and that makes ‘Little Flower’ from Danielle Rose a great choice for the Catholic Playlist Song of the Week!
You can purchase this song or any of Danielle’s music at www.daniellerose.com or on iTunes:
Danielle teamed up with the amazingly talented folks at Spirit Juice Studios to film a video for the song ‘Little Flower’ on location in China at an orphanage for abandoned babies with special needs. A powerful pro life message! Please watch and share!
Our Catholic Playlist song for the week of November 17, 2014 is “Come Alive” from PJ Anderson. PJ is a Christian singer/songwriter originally from Chicago but now calls Nashville, TN home. He’s been traveling and inspiring youth all around the country at concerts, youth conferences and retreats. Most notably, PJ has led music at Mega-Workshops at the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) as well as leading worship at Catholic Heart Work Camp (CHWC) for the past 6 summers. PJ has a unique ability to connect with his listener through songs that touch those places deep down in your heart where joy and pain reside in harmony. PJ’s current studio album ‘RISE’ is his 4th and he says that “The theme of RISE is rooted in the call of God to rise and love as He loves; to serve as He serves.” Our song of the week ‘Come Alive’ echoes that call to rise and it’s our Catholic Playlist Song of the Week – “Come Alive”, from PJ Anderson:
Get this song or any of PJ’s other work here on iTunes:
Our song for the week of October 20th 2014 is “Praying With A Broken Heart” from Sarah Hart. This song is from Sarah’s most recently released album titled Above Earth’s Lamentation, her eighth as a solo artist. She not only records her own music, but also writes songs that have been most recently recorded by Amy Grant, Celtic Woman, Matt Maher, Jason Crabb and The Newsboys. Amy Grant’s recording of “Better Than a Hallelujah” (for 2010’s Somewhere Down the Road) earned Hart a Best Gospel Song Grammy nomination. Her songs appear in hymnals all across the world, and in October of 2013, Sarah was invited to perform for Pope Francis and a crowd of 150,000 in St. Peter’s Square. I’d say it was about time that a Sarah Hart song was named Catholic Playlist Song of the Week!
To check out all of Sarah’s music, check out her listing on iTunes:
Welcome to the Catholic Playlist Song of the Week! Our song for the week of October 13, 2014 is 6’2” from Marie Miller. Marie grew up in the Shenandoah Valley area of Virginia, the third of ten children, and began singing at the age of seven. Later she joined her family band, playing festivals and churches, where she played mandolin, guitar, and eventually bouzouki. Marie also began writing songs, which changed her life, allowing her to turn her dreams and ideas into music.
Marie’s faith is a large part of who she is, and in 2010, she went to India and spent several weeks working with Blessed Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta. In her song “6-2” Miller writes about praying for the man of her dreams, the someone she’s never seen. It has a great message of love, about the other, who God has chosen for us. And it’s our Catholic Playlist Song of the Week!
Check out this song and her other music on iTunes:
Welcome to the Catholic Playlist Song of the Week! The song for the week of September 22nd 2014 is “New & Free” from Katy Blythe. Katy is a Pittsburgh, PA native who is currently studying at Franciscan University of Steubenville. Earlier this year she released her debut EP simply titled ‘N E W’. When writing the songs on this album she found inspiration in everyday circumstances. Two of the songs were written in between classes during the semester and another was written while weeding plants outside of campus at Franciscan University. And the song “New & Free”, Katy says was “written after being sick and tired of lies from the Evil One. We are rebuilt, renewed and we can stand on the truth of His love for us.” Here is Katy Blythe with our Catholic Playlist Song of the Week – “New & Free”:
If you like this song, get it now or check out her EP on iTunes:
Welcome to the Catholic Playlist Song of the Week! Our song for the week of September 15th 2014 is “You Are Mine” from Ben Walther. Ben is a singer, songwriter, worship leader, husband and a father who calls Ohio home. Making music for more than 15 years, Ben travels across the country to lead worship and share his gifts with God’s people. He’s co-written songs with Christian music greats like Matt Maher and released his latest album “Make Your Home In Me” last year. “You Are Mine” is one of many great songs on the album, and it’s our Catholic Playlist Song of the Week:
If you like this song, get it now or check out his other great music on iTunes:
Welcome to the Catholic Playlist Song of the Week! Our song for the week of September 8th 2014 is “It’s A Good Day” from Jaime Thietten. Jaime was raised in Twin Falls, Idaho, the second of three siblings. She discovered that through song, not only could she find meaning for her own life, but also inspire and encourage others. Jaime has recorded a total of 7 albums and her latest contemporary CD, Love Along The Way, is where you’ll find “It’s A Good Day”. About the song, Jaime recounts how she “only had one day left to write and record the last song for the record.” She prayed that God would help her to sleep so she could be rested for the next day and also to bring the perfect song. And well, let’s just say that it was a good day, and our Catholic Playlist Song of the Week:
If you like this song, get it here on iTunes and check out her other music too:
Welcome to the Catholic Playlist Song of the Week! Our song for the week of August 25th 2014 is “Love In Your Time” from Sarah Kroger. Hailing from Florida, Sarah is a graduate of Rollins College where she graduated with a degree in vocal performance and a minor in education. She started performing at Life Teen camps and conferences and then released her first EP titled “Your Time” in 2011. She followed that up in 2013 by releasing a 7 track album titled “Hallelujah Is Our Song”, which offers both liturgical and contemporary songs. There’s no doubt that her positive, energetic music will fill your heart and lift your spirit, including our Catholic Playlist Song of the Week, “Love In Your Time”, from Sarah Kroger:
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