What's Wrong with this Picture?? "Jars of Clay Concert to benefit Catholic Charities"

In Matthew 10, the Lord Jesus Christ told His disciples, "And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give."

I never have liked that the term Christian concert and it's bad enough to charge money for something you received free supposedly from God. But to have the proceeds go to a Roman Catholic charity? Oh brother. This is a PERFECT example of the apostate ecumenical 'church' today.


Jars of Clay Concert to benefit Catholic Charities

April 05, 2011 07:37:00 AM
MONA MOORE/Florida Freedom Newspapers

The show is May 1 at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center. It starts at 6 p.m. Admission prices range from $20 for group tickets to $50 for VIP meet and greet tickets.

To buy tickets or learn more, contact St. Peter Catholic Church or visit www.jarsofclaymay1.com

MARY ESTHER — What started out as a small, intimate show at a local church has grown into a fund-raising concert with four Christian acts.

The Shelter Tour, featuring Jars of Clay and Matt Maher, will appear May 1 at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center. Half of the profits will be donated to Catholic Charities.

The other half will go to the music program and youth groups at St. Peter Catholic Church, organizers of the event.

Joey Ferreira, music director at St. Peter Catholic Church, started planning the event to showcase Audrey Assad in a performance at the church for about 300 people.

He first heard her at a weekend conference in 2009, long before her album debuted.

“I was just blown away by her talent and her voice and her message,” Ferreira said.

He booked Assad the following year for a performance at the church and said his parish fell in love with her. When he called for a repeat performance, he learned that Assad was not available.

“I found out she was on tour so I tried to book another artist, Matt Maher, and I found out he was on tour also and that they were going to be on tour together,” Ferreira said.

Assad and Maher are a part of the Shelter Tour making its way across the country with Maher and Jars of Clay headlining. Assad and Derek Webb are special guests.

The performers’ agent agreed to squeeze in one more date on the tour since they would be in the area, and the concert moved to a bigger venue.

“Jars of Clay has been around for a long time. That was kind of like icing on the cake to have them,” Ferreira said.

The group’s 1995 breakthrough song, “Flood,” received heavy rotation on mainstream radio stations.

At one point in the concert, Ferreira said all of the performers will be on the stage at the same time. That is the part of the concert he is most excited to see.

Ticket sales have nearly covered the costs related to bringing such well-known acts to the area. Once the church is in the black, the rest of the money will be divided between the church and Catholic Charities.

“We’re getting there but I’m not going to rest until we sell every single ticket,” Ferreira said.