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St. Louis Jesuits 40th Anniversary - Benefit Concert Announced

The St. Louis Jesuits, world-renowned composers and performers of Catholic spiritual music, will reunite in celebration of their 40th anniversary at a concert to benefit the newest Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Milwaukee.

The concert is scheduled for Sunday, September 20, 2015, at 3 p.m. at Milwaukee’s Pabst Theater. Tickets are available via the Milwaukee Pabst Theater website.

Cristo Rey Milwaukee’s president, Andy Stith, is excited for the reunion. “I am thrilled to welcome the St. Louis Jesuits to Milwaukee to celebrate the opening of Cristo Rey Jesuit High School with a benefit concert,” he said. “Their music has given life to the Church for decades and, once again, helps breathe life into the Church through this support of Cristo Rey Jesuit’s new educational mission in Milwaukee.”

The St. Louis Jesuits, who formed when the members were Jesuit scholastics at Saint Louis University in the early 1970s, include Bob Dufford, Roc O’Connor, Dan Schutte, John Foley, and Tim Manion. Their contemporary liturgical music has crossed denominational boundaries and is as popular in Anglican, Lutheran, and Presbyterian churches as in the Catholic liturgy.


Cristo Rey Jesuit High School Milwaukee    

Proceeds of the concert will benefit the newest Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Milwaukee
   
Special appreciation for the Cristo Rey benefit is owed to group member Fr. Roc O’Connor, SJ, who serves as an associate pastor at the Church of the Gesu in Milwaukee and is organizing the benefit.

“Viva Cristo Rey!” announced Fr. O’Connor. “Come, sing, support, and rejoice in the good God has been doing in Milwaukee!”

Cristo Rey Jesuit High School Milwaukee is part of a nationwide network of 30 Catholic, college preparatory high schools for low-income students. Its unique and innovative educational model empowers students to pursue higher education, arms them with the tools they need to thrive, and provides invaluable professional experience through its Corporate Work Study Program. Cristo Rey Milwaukee will open its doors in August, welcoming the Class of 2019. To learn more about the school or how you can sponsor the St. Louis Jesuits’ concert, visit www.cristoreymilwaukee.org.

This story, originally published on May 8, 2015, was updated on July 30, 2015.


Cristo Rey Jesuit High School Milwaukee is the recipient of the proceeds of the event. Cristo Rey Jesuit is part of a nationwide network of 28 Catholic, college preparatory high schools for low-income students. Its unique and innovative model empowers students to pursue higher education, arms them with the tools they need to thrive, and provides invaluable professional experience through its Corporate Work Study Program. 


Popular Titles by the St. Louis Jesuits
  

Praise the Lord, My Soul Though the Mountains May Fall   Gentle Night  
Be Not Afraid May We Praise You Here I Am Lord
One Bread, One Body   If the Lord Does Not Build   Turn to Me
City of God   Save Us, O Lord  Seek the Lord
I Lift up My Soul  All the Ends of the Earth   Peace Prayer
Sing to the Mountains  Let Heaven Rejoice   This Alone
Like a Shepherd Only This I Want   Earthen Vessels  
Take, Lord Receive   Children, Run Joyfully  Come to the Water  
Jesus the Lord What You Hear in the Dark  Behold the Wood 
Patience People Let the Valleys Be Raised
Lift up Your Hearts For You Are My God   




Albums Released by the St. Louis Jesuits
 
Neither Silver Nor Gold (1974) 
Earthen Vessels (1975) 
A Dwelling Place (1976) 
Gentle Night: Music for Advent and Christmas (1977) 
Lord of Light (1981) 
The Steadfast Love (1985) 
Morning Light (2005) 



Sources 
Wikipedia  
OCP (formerly Oregon Catholic Press) 
Saint Louis University 
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School Milwaukee






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