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Contact Julie Carrick
Sacrament * Family* Marriage *Life * Cancer Survivor * Grace * Women’s Conferences
Julie has a beautiful, relevant & powerful ministry to bring to parishes, conferences and retreats. Nationally and Inter-nationally known for her music and speaking engagements she, brings with her 15+ years of ministry and a life of experience that most will relate to. She shares real life lived through joys & sorrows, victories & defeats, and all by the grace and mercy of Christ waiting there to strengthen us all.
As always witness, music and the teachings of the faith are woven together and presented in way that will most assuredly touch and transform. She is a Benedictine Oblate, the Co-founder of Carrick Ministries Foundation and Founder of “Catechetical Artistry”. She is also the producer and host of the radio program “We Sing Our Faith” and director of ‘Gathered In Grace’ a Catholic Women’s conference.
The best way to describe Julie's work & ministry is "Catechetical Artistry". There is an immense content to the teachings of the Catholic Faith that all draws one into the life of Christ. Through Music, Personal Witness and the Teachings of the Catholic Faith, the events she presents around the world make the journey from the head to the heart a most enriching and personally meaningful one. "It has been a joy to be involved in ministry within the Catholic Church my entire life. The music / concert / speaking ministry is the accomplishment of my life's work. Starting as a Liturgical Musician at a young age and then moving forward into this Concert & Speaking Ministry has been a life-long process. The concerts, parish missions, conferences and other events that I offer are centered around the teachings of the Catholic faith and a powerful outward expression of what it means to live them."
Julie has written and recorded 10 CD/DVD projects and a songbook that is a compilation of these works. Having done events throughout 5 countries over the past 19 years there is a refined beauty and very powerful presentation that goes beyond a common concert experience.
Julie is not your typical recording artist. Her real life experiences are shared in her speaking & concert engagements, and formed into the lyric that are her songs. The events she has developed have been beneficial to thousands of Christians in their spiritual development. Her witness shares the real heart of a woman who has experienced some of the toughest things in life and because of her Catholic faith, has stayed the course with Christ. From dealing with serious struggles in marriage, losing 2 children through miscarriage, helping an adult daughter through a rape that resulted in pregnancy and most recently a Lung Cancer survivor, she knows what it means to ‘live’ her Catholic Faith. Though not always ‘easy’ her life has been blessed with grace when she has needed it most.
"Being a Lung Cancer Survivor gives me a very unique perspective on how I put together the presentations I bring to communities around the world. I look forward to sharing this ministry in your community."
Julie and her ministry are endorsed by Bishop Thomas Olmsted of the Diocese of Phoenix as well as Bishop Neal Buckon of the Military Arch Diocese and Bishop Paprocki of Springfield, IL. An additional gift that Julie brings to all conferences is her to music to be used even for your other presenters & if desired for the Liturgical celebrations throughout the day or weekend.
Here is a partial list of Julie's Presentations:
"Intentional Disciples Mary, the Apostles & Us" "Sipping On Grace ~ Living in and through the grace of the Sacraments
Living Our Catholic Creed ~ A description and call to living our Creed with insights from Teresa of Avila
Living The Mass ~ How we take the experience and Truth of who we receive into our daily life
In The Waiting ~ An event of healing, offering up and learning to find peace in the midst of pain and suffering.
Life - Grace Revealed - True Joy ~ A mother and grandmother's story of rape, an unexpected pregnancy and Joy.
The Correlation of "Eucharist & Marriage ~ Real Presence strengthening Real Marriage in a time when we need it most. "The Stations of the Cross through the Eyes of Mary" ~ The Sorrowful Mysteries and Stations of the Cross combined and shared through the heart of Mary. Growing in Grace Through Suffering
Julie is passionate about Eucharist, Reconciliation, Marriage, Life, and Living in God’s Grace. Her concerts, missions and other events where she has been asked to speak encourage people to step out of their comfort zone and truly live the teachings of The Church. She was born and raised in Northern Michigan, Julie Fran Edel, the fourth of seven children. Her desire to serve Christ began at an early age and stems back to her involvement in Liturgical Music, following in the footsteps of 3 generations of Catholic Musicians. She worked within the Diocese of Phoenix for 10 years as Director of Music prior to accepting the call to a national and international concert and speaking ministry.
Here is a list of her CD and DVD titles:
Lend Me Your Heart ~ Inspired by ’33 Days to Morning Glory’, a year-long study of Mary in scripture & tradition and my love of Mama Mary
Victory In Christ ~ Songs by Julie and other Carrick Ministries Artists
Shades of Grace ~ A Song for every Sacrament and other portals of grace.
In The Waiting ~ Music CD and Meditation DVD from the heart of a cancer patient ….. Grace, healing, mercy
The Face of God ~ Collection ~ Finding God in so many people and places….
The Bridge ~ Compilation ~ Inspired by the Holy Lands concert tour, songs of mercy
A Couple’s Rosary CD ~ The entire Rosary prayed by Julie & Kurt with other favorite prayers and Marian songs
Heirlooms ~ Advent and Christmas
Living the Mass ~ Live concert DVD & CD
Living Our Catholic Creed ~ Live concert DVD & CD