Friday, September 2, 2016

Music Re-Released!

I have finished rebranding and reposted "Clingy Language" and "Surfacing" under my own name, Michael Parr.  Check them out!  New music will hopefully be coming soon and is entitled "Letters in the Word."  Can you guess what the subject will be?

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Music Ministry

I am looking to expand my music ministry outreach.  Please reach out if you have special occasions that you'd like music for like the Celebration of the Eucharist or Holy Hour with Exposition, Adoration and Benediction.  I have been playing Holy Hours much more regularly.  For the Holy Hour Devotions, I offer praise and worship music in a format that is prayerful and respectful of the majesty we are before in prayer.  While some of the songs are similar to what is used by the LIFT and LIFE TEEN ministries in the Archdiocese, as a solo acoustic artist, I try and present the songs in a simple format that encourages participation.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016


The next ADORE HIM! evening of Mass and Adoration is scheduled for March 9th at St. Marguerite's.  Please join us.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Holy Hour August 26!

I'm happy to rejoin the blogosphere after a long hideous. 

Please join me at St Marguerite Parish in Dracut for a Holy Hour with Praise and a Worship led by me.  August 26 7pm.

More details to follow and hopefully more events as well!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Man of Steel Convictions

Today I made it to the theater to see the new take on the Superman lore, "Man of Steel."  What I got was a two hour lesson in the catholic moral life and the strongest pro-life/anti-abortion/anti-fertility/genetic manipulation ever portrayed on the big screen.  If you find yourself interested in taking in a movie soon, I highly recommend it!  

To peek your interest and show my point, let me give a little of the plot set-up.  Kal-El/Clark/Superman, is the first naturally conceived and born child on his dying home planet Krypton in centuries.  His father Jor-El saw the decline of the planet and the fall backs of their people's 'genesis' procedure that produced engineered members of their race for particular roles and jobs in their society.  The rest of the movie is a battle between the free will and choice inherent in the naturally born Kryptonite raised by human parents Kal-El/Clark and the engineered military leader of the Kryptonites, Zod, who survived the destruction of his home planet and whose one task in life is the protection and proliferation of Krypton, a failed society and planet.  Both men are wholly invested in their causes and strive to live as they were raised.  You'll have to watch to see who succeeds and what the other prevailing catholic messages are.

Thank you CNN for aiding my point:
 CNN Religion Blog

Friday, June 14, 2013

It's Been A While

It has been quite a while since I took time to place an update.  The last time I posted was just before the Boston Marathon.  I worked that day as an EMT on the Marathon route.  It was an amazing day for a marathon.  We all know the tragic events of the afternoon and the week and month that followed.  You'll notice below those pictures from earlier in the marathon the response from the students at Rivier, where I worked as campus minister.  It was an uplifting process to go from the chaos of the marathon to the steadfast, Boston Strong, response in those following days.  The prayers of the Riv community ended up at the make shift memorial on Boylston St. a week later.  

Now it is summer.  I have moved on from my work as a campus minister at Rivier and am currently a firefighter/EMT considering my next move.  I hope to make my contributions to this page for frequent and I also hope to finish some of the music that I have been teasing as I enjoy a little more down time.  As I try to get my chops back, here is video of a cover of a yet to be released Phil Wickham song, possibly titled I'll Always Be Alive.  I had to try out the YouTube capture app.