Parish Lenten Mission

John Angotti Music Mission
Faith: Walking in the Mystery
Monday and Tuesday, March 20-21 from 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Monday night: “What is your Why?” Why do you believe? Everyone has their own story. This night you will uncover your story, and we will explore the difference between faith and reason.

Tuesday night: Being Catholic matters. During this night we will delve into the purpose and uniqueness of the Mass. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of the liturgy and how to connect to it.

After our mission, you will walk away with a deeper understanding of our Catholic Faith and will be inspired to increase your full and active participation in the Mass.

John Angotti joins us this Lent with his mission of music and word. Originally from Clarksburg, West Virginia, his church musician mother encouraged him to study piano at age 7, and begin  singing in the church choir. John eventually became an accomplished pianist, vocalist, and
composer of Christian music.

Through degrees in marketing, voice, and piano, as well as a Masters Degree in Pastoral Studies, John’s diverse education and experiences have prepared him for his ministry of evangelization.

John proclaims the Gospel message through word and song. His desire is to impart the importance of finding God in everyday experiences. His witness will be an inspiration to our parish!

See John’s YouTube Channel!

John Angotti was raised in Clarksburg, West Virginia,a small community nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Third, in a family of 4 adopted children, (an older brother and two sisters) John’s first ability to speak without stuttering was at the age of 4 with the hymn “The Church is One Foundation”. How appropriate for the mission God has planned for him thus far.

An accomplished pianist, John began studying piano at the age of seven. His mother, who has been a church musician for over 50 years, motivated him to become involved with the children’s choir at a very early age. “I believe it was there where I truly began to form my beliefs about God through the songs we were singing,” Angotti says.

John has been writing Christian music since his teen years at St. Joseph Seminary, where Angotti was considering the priesthood. “After I left the seminary it never dawned on me that God perhaps wanted me to do something else for the church, perhaps more suited for the gifts God gave me,” he says jokingly. It was in the music director position that Angotti found himself composing songs for worship and meditation. He wanted the congregation to participate in song and prayer during worship services on Sunday.

 “…I feel that no matter what I want to do with my life on a personal side, I’ve come to see that my vocation, not my occupation in life, is to help the people of this world come to know love and in knowing love we come to know God…”

John’s collection of experiences as Director of Children’s, Young Adults, Adults, and Contemporary Music Choirs, as well as his experiences in the secular world, has prepared him for his full-time music ministry; a ministry that sends him around the world as a speaker and presenter for conferences and events.   He is a graduate of West Virginia University with a Degree in Marketing; a graduate of the Naval School of Music, where he majored in Voice and minored in piano; and a graduate of Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, where he holds a Master’s Degree in Pastoral Studies. 

John spreads the Gospel message through word and song, taking a special interest in reaching today’s youth and stressing the importance of finding God in everyday lived experiences.

“…the awakening of God in every waking, breathing moment leads to better choice making and understanding worship is a response to this awakening…”

His witness and music have inspired and changed the lives of thousands. He is the Director of Music and Liturgy at St Philip Catholic Church in Franklin, TN as well as a full-time music missionary spreading the message of Jesus throughout the country in parishes, schools, and conferences such as the National Catholic Youth Conference, National Conference for Youth Ministers, National Pastoral Musicians Conference, Los Angeles Religious Education Conference, The East Coast Religious Education Conference, The NCCA Conference, The Hofinger Religious Education Conference in New Orleans, and the NCEA.