OCPs Award-winning artist Steve Angrisano to release a new Marian single July 15
Ave Maria (Mary, Sing with Joyful Heart) is a hymn that will connect listeners to the Blessed Mother and the Rosary
PORTLAND, OREGON – June 27, 2022– OCP announces the release of its newest artist single AVE MARIA (Mary, Sing with Joyful Heart) by award-winning artist Steve Angrisano. The single will be available to the public on July 15th and can be streamed here.
today. As a veteran musician and composer, he evangelizes through music and by sharing the Gospel message with people of all ages the world over. His newest single AVE MARIA is a special hymn that opens hearts to a deeper connection with the Blessed Mother through the Joyful mysteries of the Rosary, a central devotion fostered within the Catholic Church.
“I love the challenge of bringing devotions, psalms, and liturgical texts to life with melodies that are at the same time ancient and new,” said artist Steve Angrisano. “Singing this hymn is a wonderful way to meditate on the joyful mysteries of the Rosary, which are really the miraculous story of Jesus’ incarnation. Putting these events to music imprints them on our hearts. In fact, the early Church often taught the basic mysteries of our faith with songs, since most people didn’t read.”
AVE MARIA showcases Steve Angrisano’s musical prowess and his deep devotion to Jesus, Mary and the prayer of the Rosary as he ministers through song.
“Our prayers are heard,” said Steve Angrisano. “I hear so often from people that they need to pray more, or that they don’t know how to pray. My answer is that you don’t need a book or video course to teach you to pray… just PRAY! The ultimate purpose of the Rosary is not to grow closer to Mary, but to grow closer to Jesus. ‘Mary, help me to love Jesus more’ is a perfectly good prayer for the Rosary! Use this hymn as a way to reflect on each Joyful mystery of the Rosary to help your congregation grow in faith.”
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ABOUT STEVE ANGRISANO
Steve Angrisano is an internationally recognized Catholic composer, presenter, and passionate music missionary. Always rooted in humility and faithfulness, Steve’s highly effective and authentic style of ministry springs from his deep love for Jesus Christ. Connecting head to heart, renewing faith and inspiring young and old alike, Steve has traveled around the world for over two decades, sharing his unique blend of humor, story, and song. Parish Missions, Youth Events, Concerts, Staff Retreats, and Music Workshops…large or small…Steve loves joining his gifts with your team, working together to bring new life and passion to Catholic communities.
A veteran musician, composer, and keynote speaker, Steve has been featured at ten World Youth Days, Emceed 3 National Catholic Youth Conferences (NCYC 05,07,09) and in 2021 was part of the main stage general sessions, serving as the Choir Director for the Youth Scola. Since 2016, Steve has led the house band for the “Christ Our Life” conference in Des Moines, IA. He served as a keynote speaker for the Australian Youth Festival in 2017 and 2019. He was honored to serve as emcee for the Papal Visit of Pope John Paul II in St Louis, MO in 1999. Steve has presented primary talks, music and workshops at the Pro Life Rally in Washington DC, Franciscan University Conferences, National Pastoral Musicians Conference, National Conference on Catholic Youth Ministry, Los Angeles Religious Education Conference and countless other events. Still, Steve’s passion, heart and daily work is dedicated to presenting parish missions, leading groups to the Holy Land, and composing music for OCP over a span of 25 years.
With the 2020 release of Let Us All Rejoice, Modern Musical Setting of the Entrance and Communion Antiphons, Steve’s collaboration with Sarah Hart and Curtis Stephan on this project garnered the ACP 2021 Excellence in Publishing Award. Steve has received National awards in recognition for his work with youth from the NFCYM in 2012 and for his work with the Pro Life movement from the Archdiocese of Washington DC in 2011. Steve’s “Live, Songs from the Road” CD, one of his many recorded collections, was awarded the Unity Award for praise and worship recording of the year in 2008.
Steve holds a Master of Arts in Theology as well as a graduate specialization certificate in Sacramental and Liturgical Theology from Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology. He also holds a BA in Marketing from the University of Texas at Austin.
Steve’s first love and vocation is his wife Jenni, and their three children and four grandchildren. His desire for his family, and for each of us as well, is simply this; to live every day as a compelling case for Jesus.
This year, OCP celebrates its 100th anniversary. Founded in 1922 as the Catholic Truth Society of Oregon, OCP started publishing apologetic pamphlets to counter the anti-Catholic misinformation and persecution rampant at the time. Later, OCP published My Sunday Missal booklets to help people participate more fully in the liturgy, a full three decades before the Second Vatican Council. By the later part of the 20th Century, OCP grew from an informative service organization to one of the most trusted publishers of Catholic music and liturgical resources in the world. With 100 years of experience, OCP is equipped and ready to respond to the needs of today’s pastoral musicians and worshiping communities.