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Directors, Ryan & Cathy Smith

We have been leading music at parishes across Northern Colorado for over fifteen years. In 2007, we met while leading music for a Life Teen mass in Loveland, CO and then married in 2009! Leading music is a true ministry, and we are incredibly blessed that we get to share in this ministry as husband and wife.

Cathy received her Bachelors degree is Music Education in 2009 from the University of Northern Colorado, a top rated music school. Her main studies included voice and piano. Ryan has been playing guitar for over 20 years and has been the lead cantor for several different parishes throughout his music career. In addition, he has had the pleasure to play alongside other talented Catholic artists such as Steve Angrisano, Tony Melendez, Matt Maher, and Pat Smith.

The function of this ministry is to provide liturgical music for weekend and holy day Masses, seasonal celebrations and miscellaneous parish gatherings. Singers and musicians are welcome to join the adult choir at the Sunday morning 10 am mass. We start rehearsing at 9:25 am before mass. Please contact us at music@ourladyofthevalley.net if you have any questions or would like to share your musical talents with our parish!

“How I wept, deeply moved by your hymns, songs, and the voices that echoed through your Church! What emotion I experienced in them! Those sounds flowed into my ears, distilling the truth in my heart. A feeling of devotion surged within me, and tears streamed down my face — tears that did me good.” (St. Augustine, Confessions 9:6, 14)