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Musical Entertainment

The 2015 conference will feature several up-and-coming and nationally known Catholic artists and groups. These diverse artisits will help to lead the prayer services, provide entertainment at lunch, and display their talent on two stages at the convention center. Come join them this October in prayer and praise!

Schedule of Performances

Friday, 

October 23

Artist

Location

8:00 - 8:30 am

Michael James Mette, Tori Harris and Augie Leal

 Lobby
10:45 - 11:15 am Michael James Mette, Tori Harris, Manuel Bravo and Vince Lujan Lobby
12:30 - 1:15 pm

Vince Lujan, Mark & Anthony D’Ambrosio, Rick Matos and Manuel Bravo

Lobby
1:15 - 2:00 pm

Tom Grossman, Augie Leal and Tori Harris

Lobby
2:00 - 2:45 pm 

Tori Harris, Augie Leal, Michael James Mette and Mark & Anthony D’Ambrosio

Lobby

2:35 - 2:45 pm

(immediately preceding the Spanish Keynote)

Vince Lujan & Manuel Bravo

Arena 
4:00 - 4:30 pm

Augie Leal, Vince Lujan, Tom Grossman and Michael James Mette

Lobby

4:20 - 4:30 pm

(immediately preceding the Plenary Session) 

Anthony & Mark D’Ambrosio Arena

Saturday,

October 24

 Artist

 Location

8:00 - 8:35 am

Mark & Anthony D’Ambrosio, Michael James Mette, Vince Lujan and Manuel Bravo

Lobby

9:05 - 9:15 am

(immediately preceding the Plenary Session)

Tori Harris Arena
10:30 - 11:00 am

Michael James Mette, Tori Harris, Augie Leal and Mark & Anthony D’Ambrosio

Lobby

10:50 - 11:00 am

(immediately preceding the Plenary Session)

Vince Lujan & Manuel Bravo

Arena

12:15 - 12:50 pm

Vince Lujan, Michael James Mette, Mark & Anthony D’Ambrosio and Tori Harris

Lobby
12:55 - 1:30 pm

Manuel Bravo, Rick Matos, Tom Grossman and Vince Lujan

Lobby

1:20 - 1:30 pm 

(immediately preceding the Plenary Session)

Anthony & Mark D’Ambrosio and Tori Harris

Arena
2:45 - 3:15 pm

Tom Grossman, Augie Leal, Rick Matos and Michael James Mette

Lobby

3:05 - 3:15 pm

(immediately preceding the Plenary Session)

All Musicians

Arena

Artist Information

 
 

Artist

Biography

D'Ambrosio Brothers Anthony & Mark D'Ambrosio

Twin brothers Marcellino and Anthony D’Ambrosio are youth speakers and musicians who have been called to spread the mission of the New Evangelization. Their talent for speaking and for opening up the hearts of even the hardest youth has made them sought-after speakers and worship leaders at conferences and retreats around the world.

Augie Leal   Augie Leal

Born and raised in Houston, Augie has been playing music for over 38 years. He is a self-taught musician and an extraordinary guitarist.  Over the years, he has played for countless liturgies, retreats, music festivals, conferences, concerts, youth rallies, and work camps. Augie has shared the stage with many artists, including Tony Melendez, Tom Booth, Matt Maher, Jesse Manibusan, Fr. Stan Fortuna, and Steve Angrisano, just to name a few.  Augie is also the founder and executive director of the SHINE Catholic Work Camps, a week-long summer mission camp for junior high, high school and college students. Augie and his wife, Dawn, live in Tomball, Texas, with their children. When Augie is not on the road sharing his music or helping run SHINE, you can find him just hanging out and being dad to his kids. Find out more: www.facebook.com/augieleal or www.shinecwc.com.

Communities of Prayer Tom Grossman of Communities of Prayer

Communities of Prayer is a ministry founded in 2010 with a desire to lead others to “Pray Like Saints” through discipleship and contemplation on the Word of God.  Our musicians lead people in the Liturgy of the Hours and praise before the Blessed Sacrament.  The ministry has held an annual event in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area called Mission 24, twenty-four hours of unending praise and adoration of Jesus, with the partnership of musicians from around the country.  Our ministry is available to lead retreats and events for your parish.  For more information, please visit us at communitiesofprayer.com.

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Vince Lujan 

Vicente (Vince) Lujan is a bilingual liturgical musician and praise and worship leader. He has served as Coordinator of Youth Ministry at St. Thomas Aquinas in Pilot Point, as Youth Music Coordinator at St. Monica in Dallas & as Associate Youth Minister at Mary Immaculate in Farmers Branch, Spanish Music Coordinator at St. John the Apostle in Ft. Worth and most recently as Coordinator of Youth Ministry at St. Michael’s in McKinney. Through workshops and presentations, as well as his work as a parish youth minister and concert and liturgical musician, he has invited people to build and cross bridges that span the gap between the English- and Spanish-speaking communities of the church. VVince majored in jazz studies at the University of North Texas in Denton, where he lives with his wife, Charity, and two daughters, Elena and Violet.

Matos

Rick Matos

As the leader of 5Rox, a local Praise & Worship Contemporary Christian band, and co-leader of One Way, a P&W service at Our Lady of Angels in Allen, Rick shares the message of the Gospel through music and reflection on scripture, encourages us to live as the Body of Christ, and draws us into praise, worship and adoration of Jesus.

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Michael James Mette

Also presenting 08-10 & 11-13

Since May 2013, when he began traveling full-time, Michael has played over 250 dates in 43 states. Balancing his occupation and vocation, his wife and 6 children join him on the road throughout these adventures.  Michael has released 3 full-length albums. Providing a bridge between the sacred and the secular, Michael’s latest album, Arts + Humanity (2015) is planted firmly at the intersection of the church and culture. Bring Forth the Light (2012) explores the themes of eternal life, human love, and redemptive suffering. Always What I Need (2010) invites listeners to trust in God’s providence. Although music is his passion, Michael’s heart is always focused toward ministry. As a cradle Catholic, Michael has spent most of his life sharing his creative gifts with the broader church. In his spare time, Michael enjoys playing board games with his kids, following Cardinal’s baseball, cooking new recipes, and running.

Harris

Tori Harris

“Sweet Dolor,” Tori’s sophomore record, debuted at No. 2 on iTunes Christian and Gospel charts. The popular Catholic artist’s music has appeared in the 2015 OCP hymnal “Choose Christ,” the feature film “Hoovey,” and on many popular worship records, including “Vital Worship,” “Song DISCovery,” “South x North,” and “Brian Campbell.”

Bravo

Manuel Bravo

A native of San Luis Potosi, Mexico, Manuel began exploring music with homemade instruments. He studied music throughout middle school and high school. Manuel was also involved in several choirs at his local parish, and he says that his experiences with singing and playing Christian music for the church have had a real impact on his life. IIn 1999, Manuel came to the USA and began volunteering at Immaculate Conception Church in Denton. With the support of friends and family, he now leads a Spanish group for weekly masses at St John The Apostle In Marble Falls TX.

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Sammy Argumaniz

Also presenting 07-01

Sammy Argumaniz is currently a Ministry Development Strategist for the Office of Youth, Young Adult, and Campus Ministries for the Diocese of Dallas. He previously served as a campus minister at Southern Methodist University and has produced Catholic Hip-Hop since 2004.  In 2010 he completed his Master in Theological Studies from the University of Dallas.