Lenten Lessons and Prayers:
A Musical Journey with Christ
"Lenten Lessons and Prayers--A Musical Journey with Christ"
is a presentation of inspirational music and scripture which depicts the life of Jesus with emphasis on his
passion and death.
program was compiled by David Berns, a music minister at St.
Edward Parish. “A Musical Journey with Christ” premiered in 2010
and is now in its 4th season. While the “story”
remains essentially the same as when it premiered, new musical
selections are added each year. Among the new music for lent
2013 is a brand new opening and a song based on the parable of
the Prodigal Son. Those who have not seen this presentation
since its inaugural season will find there are 8 new songs that
give a refreshing new feel to the story.
Lenten Lessons and Prayers--A Musical Journey with Christ is performed by Agnus Dei Ministry, a group of area musicians from Blessed Sacrament, Queen of
Peace, Sacred Heart and St. Edward parishes in Waterloo, St.
Patrick Parish in Cedar Falls, and Immaculate Conception Parish
in Gilbertville. It consists of various musical styles and composers,
all chosen to present the events of
2000 years ago in a dramatic and memorable way and to bring listeners to a deeper
appreciation of Christ’s love expressed in his life, passion and
The performances are free and open to the public. It is
the goal of Agnus Dei Ministry that all who hear this story will experience
spiritual renewal and be inspired to renew their commitment to
love and serve others.
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Schedule of Performances
for the current schedule of performances.
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“A Musical Journey With Christ”
Comments from David Berns, director
of Lenten Lessons and Prayers:
"This 80-minute program will also be a time of praise and
prayer. The first part of our program sets the stage and gives a
summary of the events of Christ’s life leading up to the Last
Supper. The second part of our program is the story of the
passion. The third part is a time of prayer through music where
we are asking for guidance and nourishment on our spiritual
"I have always been drawn to music that touches the soul and
brings a person closer to Christ. In putting together this
presentation I picked music that is very powerful and
spiritually moving. The music and the artists that composed
these pieces have been an inspiration to me. All of the music
in this program is very reflective and spiritually uplifting."
"I see the musicians in this group as an instrument that can
lead others to praise God. We have a very talented group of
musicians who have worked hard and are very willing to share
their talent and faith with others. I think the message of
Christ’s love will be communicated not only through the music
but in the narration, choreography, and the reverent manner in
which it is delivered."
"I think anyone who comes to this program with an open heart and
mind will leave feeling very energized and spiritually renewed.
I also hope that “Musical Journey” will bring people from the
different parishes and community together. We may be many but we
are also one."
Find out more
about A Musical Journey with Christ here.
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Members of Agnus Dei Ministry
St. Edward Parish, Waterloo
Dave Berns, Kathy Berns, Nathaniel Gee, Jim Koch,
Miller, Jim O’Connor, Kathryn Pranger, Kathy Rath
Queen of Peace Parish, Waterloo
Mike Blad and Mariel Contreras
Blessed Sacrament Parish, Waterloo
St. Patrick Parish, Cedar Falls
Sacred Heart Parish, Waterloo
Immaculate Conception Parish, Gilbertville
Sue Reiter, Mitchell Stover
and Laurie Thome
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About Lenten Lessons and Prayers
Comments from Participants
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For more information contact:
David Berns, Agnus Dei Ministry
Phone: 319-234-8449 or 319-290-0064
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