March 15, 2017

Lenten Evening of Music to Benefit Soup Kitchen

St. Catherine Labouré Church in Harrisburg will be presenting “A Lenten Evening of Music, Stories & Prayer with ValLimar Jansen” on Wednesday, March 22 from 7-9 p.m. in the church. Admission is free. A freewill donation is requested, a portion of which will be tithed to St. Francis of Assisi Soup Kitchen.

“Amazed by the power of her presence…” these words of testimonial best describe the passion that is ValLimar Jansen. Blessed with an extraordinary voice, ValLimar is a highly-regarded singer, composer and recording artist. Her presence on stage commands attention and her music draws people into the Word of God in a new and deeper way.

ValLimar has presented at some of the largest gatherings of Christians in recent years, including: An international papal prayer service for over 300,000 Roman Catholics, the March for Life, the National Conference for Pastoral Musicians, The National Catholic Youth Conference, the Mid-Atlantic Conference, and World Youth Day.

ValLimar has been singing professionally since the age of six and holds degrees in music and performance and professional degrees in the Arts from Howard University, California State University and the University of California.

She and her husband, talented keyboardist/songwriter/arranger Frank Jansen, have recorded several CDs, including their latest work, “Give God the Glory.” Their works are influenced by Gospel, contemporary Christian and Jazz, although she sings a wide variety of music, including traditional organ based hymnody. Her music will be available for purchase after the performance in the narthex of the Shrine.

For more information, call the parish office at 717-564-1321 or e-mail

(Joreen Kelly is the Director of Worship at St. Catherine Labouré Parish.)

By Joreen Kelly, Special to The Witness

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