Fr. Brian Barker, O.S.A. releases new music CD

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Fr. Brian Barker, O.S.A., an Augustinian priest serving at Cascia Hall Preparatory School in Tulsa, will release his fourth album Promise by the end of September 2013.  Fr. Barker began serving in Tulsa after professing his first vows in the Augustinian Order in August 2013.  He is currently the school's Campus Minister and Director of Music Ministry.

You may have heard Fr. Barker's live music at many of our recent Province events, having sung and played piano at our recent ordinations and gala.  He says:

The CD is the fruits of my novitiate year. I wrote ten songs during the year. I’ve had plenty of time up there to compose, write, reflect and pray. One of the songs, ‘You Were Always There’ is taken right from Augustine’s Confessions. Fr. Brian Lowery came over from Italy and spent a couple of weeks with us going over the entire book. So I took one of the chapters and made a song out of it.

All proceeds of the album benefit charities globally.  Since Fr. Barker started releasing music, he has raised over $60,000 to benefit various charities.  The charities in the past have included sponsoring children in need of operations from Poland to the Philippines, supporting soup kitchens throughout the Midwestern United States, and local parish initiatives such as St. Vincent de Paul Societies.

If you are interested in purchasing a CD, or any of Father's other three CD's, you can purchase them for $15 each, or $40 for any three, plus shipping & handling.  Please mail checks to: 

Fr. Brian Barker, O.S.A. 
Cascia Hall Monastery
2520 S. Yorktown Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74114-2803

Fr. Barker, and co-artist Fr. Benedykt Pazdan, have also announced two concerts near Chicago:

  • St. Mary's Parish (Mokena, IL) on Sunday, November 3 at 7:30 p.m.
  • St. Bernadette's Parish (Evergreen Park, IL) on Sunday, December 8 at 7:00 p.m. 


Patrick Murphy

Patrick Murphy has been working with the Augustinians in fundraising and communications since 2010. He began working with the Augustinian Vocations office in 2015. He also holds a Master of Science in Nonprofit Management.