Since embarking on this call to bring his music ministry outside the walls of his parish, Deacon Chuck has independently recorded and released three CD’s of original music (In Your Presence in 2004, Bethlehem Morn in 2005, Harvest of Love in 2008) and participated in two compilation CDs of contemporary music, (In His Hands-Worldwide Worship Vol I, and Catholic Christmas ) involving Christian artists from around the world. His music has been featured in Canada on the ‘A’ Channel’s TV program ‘Life and Faith’, received airplay on EWTN’s Catholic Jukebox, Michigan Catholic Radio, Holy Family Radio on Live365, and a number of other Christian radio and internet stations in North America and Europe. His songs ‘Day of the Lord’ and ‘See Christ in All Things’ have been voted among the top ten Advent and Lenten songs , respectively, by TopCatholicSongs.com. More importantly, people have drawn inspiration from his music, using it in their own churches for worship, or retreats to draw others into deeper contemplation. His attitude toward his music relies heavily on the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 10, verse 8, ‘Freely you have received -freely give.’ and various church groups who have sought to use his music in worship have been granted permission in exchange for their embarking on some charitable work within their own communities.
Deacon Chuck continues to write music and reflections while involved in ministry at St. Benedict, St. Joseph, and Our Lady of Mercy parishes in Sarnia,, Ontario, and shares his love of God and music with his wife Kathi and their five children.
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