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Musical Entertainment

The 2014 conference will feature several up-and-coming and nationally known Catholic artists and groups. These diverse artisits will help to lead the prayer services, provide entertainment at lunch, and display their talent on two stages at the convention center. Come join them this October in prayer and praise!

Schedule of Performances


October 24



 7:45 - 8:30 am  Michael James Mette Lobby (1st)
10:30 - 11:00 am Kara Klein Lobby (1st)
Augie Leal Pre-Function Area (4th)
12:00 - 12:15 pm Augie Leal Pre-Function Area (4th)
12:00 - 12:45 pm Cesar Angiano Mariachi Band Lobby (1st)
12:30 - 1:25 pm Cooper Ray Band Hall A (1st)
12:45 - 1:30 pm Augie Leal Lobby (1st)
1:15 - 1:30 pm Kara Klein Pre-Function Area (4th)
2:30 - 2:45 pm Communities of Prayer Lobby (1st)
Kara Klein Pre-Function Area (4th)
3:45 - 4:00 pm Communities of Prayer Lobby (1st)
Kara Klein Pre-Function Area (4th)
Watch for these musicians who will be playing throughout the ICC during breaks!
  Michael Tuck, Vince Lujan, & Tom Grossman


October 25



7:45 - 8:30 am Cooper Ray  Lobby (1st) 
8:45 - 9:15 am Kara Klein Pre-Function Area (4th)
10:15 - 10:30 am Communities of Prayer Lobby (1st)
Kara Klein Pre-Function Area (4th)
11:30 - 12:10 pm Kara Klein Lobby (1st)
11:55 - 12:40 pm St. Rita Choir Hall A (1st)
12:00 - 12:45 pm Jesus Team A / Jesus Te Ama Pre-Function Area (4th)
12:10 - 12:45 pm Michael James Mette Lobby (1st)
1:45 - 2:00 pm Jesus Team A / Jesus Te Ama Lobby (1st)
Augie Leal Pre-Function Area (4th)
3:00 - 3:15 pm Jesus Team A / Jesus Te Ama Lobby (1st)
Augie Leal Pre-Function Area (4th)
4:15 - 4:30 pm Jesus Team A / Jesus Te Ama Lobby (1st)
Augie Leal Pre-Function Area (4th)
Watch for these musicians who will be playing throughout the ICC during breaks!
   Vince Lujan & Manual Bravo

Artist Information




Augie Leal Augie Leal Born and raised in Houston, Augie has been playing music for over 38 years. He is a self-taught musician and an extraordinary guitarist.  Over the years, he has played for countless liturgies, retreats, music festivals, conferences, concerts, youth rallies, and work camps. Augie has shared the stage with many artists including Tony Melendez, Tom Booth, Matt Maher, Jesse Manibusan, Fr. Stan Fortuna, and Steve Angrisano, just to name a few.  Augie is also the founder and executive director of the SHINE Catholic Work Camps, a week long summer mission camp for junior high, high school and college students. Augie and his wife Dawn live in Tomball, Texas, with their children. When Augie is not on the road sharing his music or helping run SHINE, you can find him just hanging out and being dad to his kids. Find out more: or
Communities of Prayer Communities of Prayer Communities of Prayer is a Catholic Ministry helping people grow in prayer and develop a deeper relationship with God. We accomplish this through our retreats and talks, centered around our unique Lectio Divina Guides, which are incredibly effective resources for growing in holiness. We also foster community by our weekly meeting, open to all, where we gather together and meditate on the Sunday Gospel, sing praise and worship songs, and pray the Liturgy of the Hours to live music. Praying the Liturgy of the Hours to music became such a hit that we decided to record some of our live sessions and put them on a CD for others to enjoy and pray with. As a ministry, this will be our third time performing our musical work at UDMC. We hope you enjoy!
Cooper Ray

Cooper Ray

Also presenting 07-09 & 13-13 in English

Whether speaking to thousands at events such as NCYC, LA Congress, Steubenville Conferences or an intimate group on a retreat, Cooper has the unique ability to engage, enliven, and inspire groups of all ages. Drawing from his 17 years of professional ministry experience as a speaker, retreat facilitator, liturgical musician, and diocesan youth director, Cooper connects with people through his sincere desire to bring everyone into a closer relationship with the Lord. His passion for his faith and his deep desire to share the light of Christ comes through in his music, stories, and his witness as a husband, father, and disciple. Cooper has a Master's Degree from Loyola University of New Orleans and currently resides in Coppell, TX with his wife Laura and 2 sons Eli and Keller.
Jesus Team A Jesus Team A / Jesus Te Ama One name, two meanings. Jesus Team A is an energetic bilingual praise and worship band. The group seamlessly blends Spanish and English songs and brings together faith communities from diverse backgrounds. By sharing personal faith journeys and exploring differences in cultural experience, the group is able to unite listeners as the Body of Christ. Their message challenges participants to reach beyond personal borders and offer the unconditional acceptance that Christ offers to all of us.
Kara Klein Kara Klein Kara Klein is a six-time award winning catholic artist including "Best Female Vocalist" in 2008 from UCMVA. Kara is also an inspirational speaker as well as a retreat and worship leader. She has written over 200 original songs, including the award winning "Beautiful Still" dedicated to Terri Schiavo and "Way Maker" from her 5th CD "Catch Me", which was 'Song of the Week' July 21, 2014. Kara has appeared on EWTN's "Life on the Rock", "Backstage" and "Knights of St Michael" TV series. She was also a featured artist at World Youth Day in Cologne Germany. One of her favorite experiences was working with Immaculee Ilibagiza on pilgrimage in Rwanda, where Kara spoke and led worship. Kara's mission is to help others rediscover the joy of living life in Christ and that life is truly worth living!
Michael James Mette

Michael James Mette

Also presenting 08-10 & 11-12 in English

Some people may describe traveling with kids as miserable. Michael James Mette calls it "life". He has modernized an Airstream travel trailer in order tour with his family: Michelle, his wife of 15 years, and their five young children: Gabriella, Trinity, Charity, Cecilia, and Michael, Jr. His degree in Theology and 10+ years experience in youth ministry shines through his music as he encourages people throughout the U.S. to "Bring Forth the Light." Equally fitting for Sunday morning or a Friday night, Michael's music provides a backdrop for an encounter with the divine. For more information, visit
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