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Author: John Bennett

We'd love to have you come play your original songs on stage at our local Christian songwriters showcase.  We welcome Catholic songwriters and have promoted Catholics on our past compilation CD releases.. If you'd like to sample one of our shows please come to our October show:  email: promotions@macsmn.org
SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE      
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24TH,  2 - 4 PM
Dunn Brothers Coffee
1160 County Road E West Arden Hills, MN 55112
Worshipping and spreading God's LOVE through our songs,
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John Bennett  [President, Minnesota Association of Christian Songwriters]
website: http://macsmn.org
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/...

If you're looking for a spiritual pick-me-up here is a 3 minute blast of bluegrass joy to the Lord. Music, lyrics, guitar, bass, drums, lead vocals: Fr. Maximilian M. Dean Harmonies: Tim Patterson Banjo & Fiddle: Paul Tooley www.FatherMaxMusic.com


Salmo responsorial para 10 de octubre de 2021. Domingo 28 Ordinario - Ciclo B - Salmo 89 - Sácianos, Señor, de tu misericordia. Todos los versículos de los salmos están disponibles. / Responsorial psalm in Spanish for the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle B. Free download of sheet music at the following link. All the psalm verses are available.

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Salmo responsorial para 3 de octubre de 2021. Domingo 27 Ordinario - Ciclo B - Salmo 127 - Dichoso el que teme al Señor. Todos los versículos de los salmos están disponibles. / Responsorial psalm in Spanish for the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle B. Free download of sheet music at the following link. All the psalm verses are available.

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Salmo responsorial para 26 de septiembre de 2021. Domingo 26 Ordinario - Ciclo B - Salmo 18 - Los mandamientos del Señor alegran el corazón. Todos los versículos de los salmos están disponibles. / Responsorial psalm in Spanish for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle B. Free download of sheet music at the following link. All the psalm verses are available.

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People are often surprised to learn that the world population will peak and begin to decline by the year 2100 (U.N. projection).  Our Catholic teachings on sexuality and life are quite robust. Here's a student film (short, silent and for a 'Film 101' class so it's not fancy) we have commandeered to be part of our propaganda machine, most importantly by laying our music over top of it.  Original film, before we stole it, was called "The Gene Pool".  Now we call it after the song underneath it, "The Catholic Church Is Good".  

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Contemporary Catholic music streamed 24/7 at Catholic Music Express (CME). Click here to listen: catholicmusicexpress.com/cme-radio

Thanks to Rob Ayoub and Jim Logue for making this internet radio station possible. 

From Rob Ayoub: "We have an email address music@catholicmusicexpress.com which is set aside for artists to send us music. While we certainly want to promote artists who have music for sale on CDBaby or iTunes, it's not a requirement. We encourage artists to submit music that they want to share with...

Salmo responsorial para 19 de septiembre de 2021. Domingo 25 Ordinario - Ciclo B - Salmo 53 - El Señor es quien me ayuda. Descarga gratuita de partituras en el siguiente enlace. Todos los versículos de los salmos están disponibles. / Responsorial psalm in Spanish for the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle B. Free download of sheet music at the following link. All the psalm verses are available.

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If you hadn't seen our lurking about these last few months, we are a band that is doing a parody art project by taking Chinese Communist Party propaganda songs and transforming them into Catholic anthems.  Under Chinese law, none of the tracks we've redeemed are copyrighted but, believe it or not, some have rights reserved in the USA.  We haven't had any issues save for one so far.  And unfortunately it hit us on our first release thus slowing our rollout.  The good news, however, is that after more than one attempt, more than one video on the same song, and more than one communication with BMG music (the copyright holder to a song called "No Communist Party, No New China"), we now have agreement that our rendition with accompanying lyric video is fair use parody...

Author: Katie Curtis

I wrote this song in the Spring of 2020, shortly after everything opened back up after the initial shut down. Being cut off from Mass was terrifying for me. I recognized a temptation, however small it was, to go after something other than God--something I could easily wrap my hands, my head, and maybe even my heart around--to take my mind off the fact that I couldn't have the Eucharist. I knew that I couldn't do that, though, because nothing else could satisfy the way He does. I chose Love when that was scary, hard, and even emotionally painful with everything else going on at the same time.

Later, this song ended up taking on another meaning when at the end of 2020 I ultimately had to make the choice between enjoying the company of a friend I'd grown up with, and really...

Here is a new rendition of the Lord's Prayer , composed and performed by Burn and Cami Benjamin.

YouTube link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQ6_OWUVP0U

Salmo responsorial para Solemnidad de Asunción de la Santísima Virgen María – Misa del día / ABC. Salmo 44 – De pie, a tu derecha, está la reina. Download the guitar lead sheet to see all verses:

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Just for fun, Stranger Studios Canada put together an animation video for my song "My King and Redeemer"...

 
 On Spotify:

Another non-liturgical, Catholic song to listen to during your day.

On Spotify: 

Links to other streaming/download platforms: click HERE

Special thanks to Karin Mozina for the backing harmonies and Artem Zhulyev for saxophone.

Salmo responsorial para 18 de julio de 2021. Domingo 16 Ordinario - Ciclo B - Salmo 22 - El Señor es mi pastor, nada me faltará. Todos los versos del salmo están disponibles. / Responsorial psalm in Spanish for the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle B. Free download of sheet music at the following link. All the psalm verses are available.

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Just published in time for the Sundays with all those readings about bread, we bring you, “...

Yolanda recently joined TopCatholicSongs.com and wrote this:

"I am looking for a song for our with the lyrics of:
O Lady a lovely queen of May, we bring you fresh flowers everyday.
I want to get the complete lyrics and the title of the song"

I wrote this back to Yolanda via private messaging:

Yolanda,

I wonder if this is the song you are looking for:

https://www.godsongs.net/2016/05/hail-virgin-dearest-mary-our-lovely-que...

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I just released a lyric video for an acoustic song called "What Does It Profit a Man." Truth be told, the chorus was written after the scandal of Theodore McCarrick was unveiled. The harmonica player, Trent Williamson, has recorded for Elton John and other big names - it's worth the listen just to hear him play the harp!

On Spotify:

Author: Alexander John

1st Verse:

Falling through the church doors is how it started

Like it was calling me to not go in half hearted...

Before long my wife took me to mass

Which is why I wanna make songs inspired from the book to wax...

Reflecting but being present too

Not dissecting the blessings just letting them be true...

I need to keep my heart open every time the bible is

And take a leap of faith with this art hoping it is a reliable gift...

But it's all for Gods glory and I'm still learning

Our lives are unique story's with hills but we keep the candles burning

And handle life by staying determined...

But I'm not a priest or a saint

Learning to stay on both feet when life makes me faint

Starts with when...