Array of Hope delivers an opportunity for area Catholic families
to encounter Jesus Christ through faith, worship, and witness.
Array of Hope exists to reveal the “Truths of our Faith,” to help people “rediscover the joy and confidence of believing in the Triune God and to enthusiastically profess that faith as a true encounter and relationship with Jesus Christ.” (Instrumentum Laboris, #18).
Fr. Matthew H. Phelan, O. de M., pastor of Our Lady of Mercy, Le Roy and St. Brigid, Bergen, hopes that Array of Hope will bring an enthusiastic close to a weekend dedicated to Catholic family life. Organized with the leadership of the St. Raymond Nonnatus Foundation for Freedom, Family, and Faith, the activities start on Saturday, September 21st with Family Faith Day. This family day of recollection offers distinct morning faith talks and/or activities for men, women, and children of varying ages, and an afternoon keynote address for the entire family. Then, the evening of Sunday, September 22nd offers Family Faith Fest featuring Array of Hope.
ARRAY OF HOPE is a wide-ranging concert experience that emphasizes the importance of marriage and family life, as well as the sanctity and dignity of all human life, via uplifting music, thought-provoking films with inspirational messages and enlightening talks focused on Christ’s message of faith, hope and love. This event is empowered to capture the hearts of families and awaken an inner desire to seek a relationship with Jesus Christ.
One of the means to engage the family is an experience that invites and reaches the whole family regardless of age. Array of Hope has created a singular solution of how a diocese or parish can engage the entire family to participate in the community life of the Catholic Church and “engage and motivate a broad cross-section of Catholics.” Using various forms of media, including film and music, ARRAY OF HOPE uses modern means of technology to “inspire, motivate and catechize.”
ARRAY OF HOPE is endorsed by clergy and Catholic social media figures alike. Archbishop Bernard Hebda of the Archdiocese of St. Paul, who attended two events said, “They do a tremendous job at integrating video, music, and testimonies. I look forward to continuing to work with them. I see the results they’re producing.” Bishop David O’Connell of the Diocese of Trenton, commented that “they are unbelievable and the reaction I get from people has been very positive.” “They present the Gospel in Technicolor,” as John Harper of “Morning Air” on Relevant Radio said. Even Gus Llyod host of “Seize the Day” on Sirius XM’s the Catholic Channel commented, “It’s a really exciting show!”
Array of Hope performed at World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia which reported, “Their witness of faith was a great inspiration and made a huge impact on the young people and adults who were blessed to be at the concert.” The Archdiocese of Hartford used “Array of Hope” for their Catholic Youth Spectacular last year. The found the “performers were relevant and engaging, professional and pastoral.”
Array of Hope has been featured on EWTN, the Catholic Television Network, and Shalom World. Overtime, Array of Hope has been drawing thousands of youth and families back to the Catholic Church by awakening their inner desire to seek a relationship with Christ and promoting the ideals of families. This unique Catholic ministry delivers the Gospel in a way that is more relevant to our youth and families. Its ultimate mission is to form intentional disciples so that they too can share with others the truth instilled by Christ over 2000 years ago.
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For more information on ARRAY OF HOPE, or to schedule an interview with Mario Costabile, the producer of ARRAY OF HOPE, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org (201-261-3372)
For more information about Family Faith Day, contact Fr. Matthew H. Phelan, O. de M. at email@example.com.
For information about the St. Raymond Nonnatus Foundation for Freedom, Family, and Faith, contact Anne DeSantis at firstname.lastname@example.org.