Songs of Life Ministries

Songs of Life Ministries © 2013

Biography

Voice

  • "Remarkably, a Caucasian lady sang the familiar Taste and See responsory in such a freewheeling, dynamic and inspirational way that she seemed to have learned the grace notes and delivery from a black Gospel singer. It qualified as blue-eyed soul. -Fr. Jerome LeDoux , SVD
  • "Joan has a fantastic voice." -Joan K. G.
  • From the In Our Midst website/blog:
  • Ms. Joan has so much joy!
  • The music was very uplifting to a tired restless soul.
    I attended because of Joan’s voice and her holiness as it comes through her voice.

    Christ was present and foremost in every song. This was truly a gift from above! ...It moved me to tears. Amazing! Heaven danced today!

    It was a beautiful spiritual experience. Tthe Spirit of the Lord is strong in your music and your love of what you are doing is apparent.

Reviews

Joan Grabowski is:

  • First and foremost:  A daughter of the most high God
  • A Roman Catholic who believes and professes all that the holy Catholic Church believes, teaches, and proclaims to be revealed by God
  • An enthusiastic, animated speaker who laughs with her audiences and yet leads prayer reverently



 

 

  • Vocal Soloist
  • Cantor 
  • Sings in multiple languages (Spanish, Latin), but not conversant -- yet! -- in either
  • Group Facilitator
  • Retreats:
  • Liturgical ministers
  • Catechetical
  • Spirituality


Skills

Co-Founder, In Our Midst music ministry ( www.inourmidst.net )


Cantor, 40th Anniversary of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth, Fort Worth (TX) Convention Center [attended by 6,000)


Primary Cantor, Tri-Diocesan Mass celebrating the Relics of St. Therese, Arlington (TX)  [attended by 15,000]


Singer for OCP Showcase, Southwest Liturgical Conference


Sang with singer/songwriter Bob Hurd in 6-member ensemble for a concert of the composer's music in Ft. Worth, TX.


Vocal Soloist at the home of pianist Van Cliburn, Fort Worth Texas [attended by 100]

Experience

Midwesterner by Birth, Texan by Choice!
  • Active parishioner at St. Rita Catholic Church, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Baptized in Royal Oak, MI
  • Has lived in Texas since 1985
  • Product and proponent of Catholic schools
  • Formation from Sisters of Charity of Nazareth & Holy Cross Sisters
  • Attend annual retreats in Ignatian Spirituality
  • Active in the Catholic Charismatic Renewal 1985-95
  • A music minister with over 25 years of experience in parish and diocesan settings
  • A musician with a Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance from Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN, USA.


"How can I repay the Lord for all the great good done for me?" --Psalm 116:12