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THIS CD WAS NOMINATED FOR A UNITY AWARD (sponsored by the UNITED CATHOLIC MUSIC AND VIDEO ASSOCIATION) FOR BEST CHILDREN'S MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR IN 2006!
PRAISE BE TO GOD!
Mary Ann and Joe Renna have been involved in music for most of their lives. Mary Ann has been writing music for many years. Joe has been singing and recording professionally for many years. He was choir director of several Catholic Church groups. He works as a free-lance broadcast engineer. Mary Ann taught preschool music to children in Catholic and Montessori schools, and is certified in Orff-Schulwerk music training. Both have played the guitar and sung in church choirs for many years.
After singing together in various acoustic and classic rock bands, they decided to record their own original music to spread the Christian message. Their first release, “Walk With Me”, was compiled as a fundraiser for their church, Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Birmingham, AL. Songs from this CD have been used in Corpus Christi and First Holy Communion celebrations ("Take and Eat"), Christmas Mass ("The Little Baby"), LifeTeen Liturgies ("Faith of Peter", "He Is Risen", "You Are My God"), Lenten retreats ("Water from the Side of Christ"), and tributes to Pope John Paul II ("Holy Father").
Their second release “Kids Sing For Jesus (Catholic Songs for Little Ones)” was recorded with the hope of teaching fundamental aspects of the Catholic faith to Preschool age through grade 3 children. The physical CD has a lyric booklet included with hand/body motions for many of the songs. Parents and teachers use it for CCD, VBS, classroom teaching, Baptism and First Communion gifts, and simply fun listening in the car. Several songs have been included in compilation CDs, and an accompanying songbook is available through World Library Publications.
The Rennas have six children from ages 2 to 17, and are enrolled in Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Homeschool.