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 Dear Share the Journey performers, families, and friends,

My most heartfelt thank you to each and every one of you for your participation/involvement in last night's concert.  It went way beyond my expectations.  I have immense gratitude for your generosity in sharing your talents for this most important cause.  Not only did we make amazing music with instruments, voices, and "thinking caps" (thank you, Tom), but we also helped raise awareness among ourselves and those present of the plight of so many immigrant individuals and families and of 2 wonderful organizations that work with them.  May we continue to make our music and "share in the hope!"

Blessings to you all!



I received the final total for the Share the Journey Concert. We were able to raise $4553 to be divided evenly between the two organizations we were supporting. Thanks to each of you for your participation and for making this such a wonderful evening.   I can't help but be grateful that we have tried to impact the lives of so many individuals. You are all such special people, I enjoyed the opportunity to work with you. Also, Bellarmine would like us to come back next year and do it again so we'll be in touch. 

Thanks again.

Steve Young

Benefit Concert at Bellarmine Chapel for Immigrants & Refugees; a Huge Success!

Veteran Folk Artist and liturgical Pioneer
Ed Gutfreund

Veteran Folk Performer Ed Gutfreund

was one of the featured artists

Local musician, composer, music director, and producer Bobby Fisher  organized a group of local musicians and singers who performed at a concert to benefit immigrants and refugees. The event was titled;"Share The Journey; a Concert for Compassion"

The Bellarmine Chapel Community hosted the 3 hour event, which benefited the local chapter of The League of United Latin American Citizens and The Kino Border Initiative.


Performers included:

Bobby Fisher           

Ed Gutfreund  

Pierson Young Project   

Bill Tonnis   

Michael G. Ronstadt  

Serenity Fisher & the Cardboard Hearts  

Dave Hawkins with Peg Buchanan  

Todd O’Neal and the House of Joy Choir  

Doug Hamilton  

Chris Collier 

Paulette Meier  

Betsy Lippitt  

Trevor Johnson & Brice Johnson  

St. Agnes Choir  

St Agnes Children’s Choir 

Annie Donnellon Davis 

Tom Sparough



Gospel  Music Artist , Phyllis Jordan performs at Share the Journey Concert 

"It was an honor and pleasure to participate. It was super fun to meet and play with so many creative and talented musicians and beautiful people.
Hope to see you soon"
John Vennemeyer 

 "Just want to add my voice the others who have expressed their appreciation and gratitude.  The evening far surpassed my expectations as far as the sheer energy, talent, and passion that flowed that night!  I was very grateful to have been included in the mix and to have been able to be accompanied by such talented musicians." 

Paulette Meier

 "The evening brought together so many voices of compassion. Shine the light."

Betsy Lipitt

" It was a beautiful experience. My gratitude goes out to all involved. Thank you Bobby, Greg and Steve for bringing us all together." 

Tom Sparough

"It was an honor to be there among so many consciously awake people. Thanks, Bobby, for calling us together!"

Paula Hoeffer  (volunteer)

St. Bernard's Host Pre-Advent Evening of Prayer and Music

for the 2nd consecutive year St. Bernard's Parish hosted our pre-advent
prayer concert.

For the 2nd consecutive year, St. Bernard's hosted The Pierson-Young Project pre-advent prayer concert. PYP along with members of the St. Bernard's and Mother of Christ music ministries performed their original  music.

 Our appreciation to Moc and St. B's for your support. It was a wonderful evening of prayer and reflection.

Greg and Steve

Rev Dan Weyand Gise gave the homily for the service.

Rev. Dan Weyand Geise of United Church in Christ in College Hill shared some wonderful reflections on the meaning of the season of advent. The central message of his reflection: The kingdom of God is in the here and now and we are called to live in that kingdom now.

Gospel Concert Dedicated to the Memory of a Beloved Musician


Max Pierson on the drums along with

local jazz artist Bruce Menefield

playing music at the Gospel Concert


It was an honor to meet 

Roger G. Holland II and to be a part of this Gospel Concert in memory of a gifted

and talented musician and friend


Dixie Karas, Adia Dobbins, Bobby Mushaben, & Steve  add their vocals to 

"A Channel of Your Peace"


Greg Pierson singing "Hope is Alive"


Guest Choir Director Roger G. Holland II

November 18, 2018

  Church of the Resurrection

The Offices of African American Catholic Ministries, Divine Worship & Sacraments, along with  the local chapter of the National Pastoral Musicians, sponsored a Gospel Choral Concert in memory of music director

Deborah Shipps.

The featured choral director was Renowned GIA liturgist and composer  Roger G. Holland II. The choir members were from parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.


Leon Robinson on Keyboards


In memory of Deborah Shipps (1956-2018)


I met Deborah Shipps over 15 years ago.

She worked quite a bit with our gospel choir at Mother of Christ Parish teaching music, playing for funerals, and other occasions as needed. I was honored to work with her as a support musician on various music revivals, liturgies, and other music projects.

She was a wonderful person to work with; professional, humble, and a joy.

It would be an understatement to say that she influenced many people. Her reach extended from St. Louis to Cincinnati and points in  between.

She will truly be missed.