A Brooklyn NY parish musician is on a mission to revive devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
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Savvy Senior Marketing
Nov. 17, 2023
WHITESTONE, N.Y., Nov. 17, 2023 /Christian Newswire
/ -- Michael Zabrocki, director of music ministries at Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church in Whitestone, NY, has produced a CD with original and traditional hymns, along with spoken word prayer tracks. The CD will be released on Nov. 21.
Zabrocki said, "My devotion began in my heart during the COVID-19 lockdown when I was introduced to Sr. Susan Marie and the Sisters of the Visitation of Holy Mary at Brooklyn Visitation Monastery. I created online video Masses for their nine-day Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus with the Very Rev. Joseph R. Gibino.
"Their community's history and devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus deeply moved me to learn more about Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque and the others whom Jesus used to bring this devotion to the world. Over time, it became the focus of my own spiritual life."
Zabrocki shares that many people associate the Sacred Heart of Jesus only with a painting hanging in their home. "It is much more than that!" he said.
"I pray this collection of my new compositions and selected traditional hymns, along with prayers that have found a home in my heart, will help in some small way to spread this devotion again," he said.
"Thank you to Sr. Susan Marie, Sr. Mary Cecilia and all at Visitation Monastery for a gift I can never repay."Delays, Death and Divine Providence
While Zabrocki wanted to begin making the album about two years ago, commitments kept cropping up causing delays. And then in April 2023, Michael formerly committed to having the album recorded and released by the Feast of Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque in October.
Then the unthinkable happened. Michael's twin brother and fellow musician Ron passed away in May. "Along with the emotional impact, Ron was also my producer, guitarist, arranger and much more. I lost my studio and production staff. I now had to go it alone for the first time after thirty years of recording Catholic music."
For the rest of the press release, please go to: https://mailchi.mp/vocationpromotion.com/new-cd-and-sacred-heart-8862598
SOURCE Savvy Senior Marketing
CONTACT: Michael Zabrocki, 718-551-6884, firstname.lastname@example.org