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THREE MUSICAL EVENTS TO FIT EVERY BUDGET!
“The Music tells the story – the story changes lives!”
 
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THE MUSICAL
The Cross and the Light is an epic, Broadway-style musical of Christ’s Passion to Pentecost. This elaborate, musical stage production has been compared to “Godspell” and “Jesus Christ Superstar” and nominated for two prestigious “Wilde Awards” in 2014. The original soundtrack, Broadway-style set, incredible costumes, and extensive lighting design bring Jesus’ story of love and sacrifice to life! Read more.
 
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THE CONCERT      
Wilde award nominated musical, The Cross and the Light, is now touring as a Spectacular Music Concert and Digital Projection Experience. Seven incredible singers, twenty-four original songs and high-powered projection technology transforms the walls of the church into a stunning cinematic backdrop for an experiential journey of the greatest love story of all time. It’s truly baptism of the imagination!  Read more.
 
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THE JOURNEY
The creator, songwriter, lyricist, and visionary behind The Cross and the Light, Kelly Nieto, weaves her incredible conversion story from agnosticism to Christianity into a riveting behind the scenes look at the powerful meaning behind the songs in the show. Add up to four singers to enhance the talk. Perfect for retreats and other church wide events especially when combined with the Concert Experience. Read more. 
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SCHEDULE AN EVENT!
We all have a budget to work with, but we can show you how to stretch your budget with ticket sales. Once we set up your ticketing portal, you can start promoting your event. Every ticket sold offsets the cost of your event! Once people see our amazing videos, they’ll be excited to buy a ticket!  Read more
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YOUR EVENT SUCCESS
Once you schedule a date, we immediately launch your online ticketing portal to start offsetting your show costs. We also provide you with our Customizable Marketing Kit that makes your marketing campaign a snap! Our Marketing Timeline keeps you on track and optimizes your time commitment.  Read more
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REQUEST A SHOW – REQUEST A DATE
Please fill out the online contact form, and we will get back to you within 48 hours. We look forward to discussing your event and walking you through the many options available. Our mission is to provide your community with a life-changing event that runs efficiently at a cost you can afford. click here
 
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WE ARE TOURING

2015 Concert Experience Spring Tour  buy-now copy
 
4/16-18  |  St. Hugo of the Hills  |  Bloomfield Hills, MI  buy-now copy
 
4/23-25  |  St. Patrick  |  White Lake, MI  buy-now copy
 
4/30-5/02  |  OLSOS  |  Grosse Pointe Woods, MI  buy-now copy
 
5/07-09  |  St. Frances Cabrini  |  Allen Park, MI  buy-now copy
 
5/14-16  |  St. Isidore  |  Macomb, MI  buy-now copy
 
8/08  | Saginaw Diocese Youth Event  |  Saginaw, MI  more info
 
 

THE JOURNEY with Kelly Nieto

3/5  |  St. Linus at 7pm  |  Dearborn, MI  more info
 
3/8 | Theology on Tap at 6:30 pm  | Detroit, MI  more info
 
3/18  |  St. Patrick at 7 pm  |  White Lake, MI more info
 
3/26  |  St. Hugo of the Hills at 7 pm  |  Bloomfield Hills, MI  more info
 

 
 
MISSION
“The Music tells the story – the story changes lives!”
 
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THE EVENT
Our mission is to provide the church with life-changing musical events that bring people to a profound encounter with the unconditional love of Jesus Christ. Audience members witness who Jesus is, what He has done for us, and how we are called to live. The message is directed at the hearts of those in the audience, to move them to act, to make a decision, to repent and to accept the love of God offered to us in Jesus Christ. Read more
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AFTER THE EVENT
The Cross and the Light is not a “one and done” event. It’s a “Baptism of the Imagination”, a pre-evangelization that provides people with a powerful encounter, but it can’t end there! Churches must be prepared to provide prayer teams to pray with people, offer spiritual direction and connect them vibrant evangelization courses, like Alpha, to deepen their faith. Read more
 
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EVANGELIZATION TRAINING
We have partnered with St. Paul Street Evangelization to provide Evangelization Training Courses for your volunteers and encourage all hosting churches to schedule training four to six weeks before your scheduled event. The course includes basic evangelization training focusing on how to effectively evangelize to others before and after the show and in their everyday lives. Read more

 
“It’s a great tool in the New Evangelization!”
 -The Most Reverend Arturo CepedaDirector of Evangelization, Archdiocese of Detroit
 
 
“This (production) is exactly what Saint John Paul II meant when he used the term the ‘New Evangelization.’ ”
 -Reverend Charles D. Fox, Archdiocese of Detroit

 
 
MEDIA
“The Music tells the story – the story changes lives!”
 
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VIDEOS
Check out our videos from The Cross and the Light, the Musical, recorded LIVE at Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts in Detroit Spring of 2014.
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MUSIC CD
Relive the entire show on The Cross and the Light CD. It’s a great way to pray as you walk with Jesus through His Passion to Pentecost, the start of the Christian Church on earth!
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LYRICS
Looking for the lyrics to our songs? Look no further. Now you can access the lyrics AND the bible verses that inspired the song writers to write the song.
 
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PHOTOS
Nothing like a photo to tell the whole story! We have some incredible photos from Music Hall, 2013 and The Most Blessed Sacrament Cathedral in 2011. Check them out!
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PRESS RELEASES/NEW ARTICLES
Palm Sunday 2013, The Cross and the Light was featured as the Cover Story in the Entertainment Section of the Detroit Free Press. The Headline: Faith and Resurrection circulated to over 600,000 people. 
 
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CRITIC REVIEW
Theater critic, John Quinn, gave The Cross and the Light an incredible review April 2014. The show was then nominated for two Wilde Awards, the equivalent of the Tony Awards in the state of Michigan.

 

The harvest is plenty but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest.

 
Matthew 9: 37-38

  
TESTIMONIALS
“The music tells the story – the story changes lives!”
 
“It’s Les Miserables in Jerusalem!” -Teresa Tomeo, Nationally syndicated Catholic Talk Show Host and best selling author
“Fantastic Broadway quality!” -Jack Krasula, WJR Radio Host
“The sheer magnitude of this production is unbelievable! It should be in every diocese in the country!”-Al Kresta, Nationally syndicated Catholic Talk Show Host and author
“This powerful prayer brought both my husband and I back to the church after fifty years!” -Kathy N., audience member
 
When I was in college, I saw Godspell and it stayed with me for months. (This) will be with me forever!” -Laura, audience member
“It’s a spiritual wake-up call, a visual realization of what Jesus did for us on the cross!” -Brian Koziara, University of Michigan student
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MORE TESTIMONIALS
We are so blessed to receive emails and letters from audience members that speak from the heart about how much The Cross and the Light has impacted their faith journey.
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LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION
Thank you to Archbishop Vigneron, Bishop Cepeda, Father Charlie Fox, and Monsignor LeFevre for their incredible support over the years. We are grateful!
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STUDENT LETTERS
Living Faith-Fine Arts Apostolate has sponsored over 13,000 students to attend The Cross and the Light. Here are just a few of the wonderful letters we have received.

 
 
 “…amazing! It really made me feel like I was there during Jesus’ time…
experiencing the Passion of Christ. It was awesome!
 
- Kersten, Everest Academy, Collegiate 9th grader
 

 
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Living Faith-Fine Arts Apostolate, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization 
 
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NATIONAL EXPANSION
 
“The Cross and the Light was never meant to stay here in Detroit. It’s meant to travel the world and proclaim Jesus’ love, sacrifice for all people to experience,” explained Kelly Nieto, the creator and visionary behind this epic production. “We need HELP! People say they want a New Evangelization, but that costs money. Theatrical productions like ours cannot survive on ticket sales alone. Benefactors are a vital part of the financial picture, and we are in great need of annual donors and benefactors who want to see this message spread across this great nation and across the world!” 
 
Read more…
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SPONSOR A STUDENT
 
We are so grateful that through our generous supporters over the last four years, over 13,000 students have experienced this powerful performance at either no cost, or at a significant discount. Unfortunately, there are still many in our community who cannot afford the $10 ticket price to attend the The Cross & The Light, the Concert Experience in April, 2015.
 
Prayerfully consider becoming a sponsor by giving a tax-deductible gift to Living Faith -Fine Arts Apostolate. 
 
To read more about The Cross and the Light, please download our 26-page Donor Opportunity Document, click here. 
messageMake checks payable to:
Living Faith-Fine Arts Apostolate, a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation.
Mail to: P.O. Box 343 • Farmington, MI  48332
 
Questions? Contact: Diana@crossandlight.com

 

“Our New Evangelization must work to make truth beautiful, to infuse Western culture, once more, with the spirit of the Gospel.”

 
The Most Reverend James D. Conley Bishop of Lincoln, Nebraska
 

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