St. Martin of Tours Church in South Buffalo will host a free “Praise-A-Peel” music event at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22. The event will feature the music of Father Bill Quinlivan accompanied by a few other musicians and vocalists.
“The goal of the ‘Praise-A-Peel’ musical event is to prepare people for Thanksgiving,” said Fr. Quinlivan. “The event will also include a blessing of potato peelers and likely a telling of the story of how I once ended up in the emergency room as a result of preparing a small part of Thanksgiving dinner for my family.”
The musical event will also be a celebration of the release of Fr. Quinlivan’s most recent CD, “Jump For Joy!” featuring 12 original songs. Joining Fr. Quinlivan on the CD are singer/songwriter Bob Halligan Jr., two musicians from Party of Nine, cellist David Meyer of the Celtic duo Kindred, and two talented vocalists born and raised at St. Luke’s Mission of Mercy in Buffalo, Sydnie and Joanah Perkins.
To hear musical samples from Fr. Quinlivan’s CDs, please visit his website at www.frbillsings.com.
Fr. Quinlivan currently serves as pastor of two South Buffalo Catholic churches, St. Martin’s and St. Thomas Aquinas. He previously served as pastor of Blessed Sacrament Church in Tonawanda for 11 years and assistant to the pastor at St. Gregory the Great Church in Williamsville for seven years. A native of South Buffalo, he is a graduate of St. Teresa’s School, Bishop Timon High School and Buffalo State College in Buffalo and Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora.
Fr. Quinlivan’s previous musical CDs include “Hail,” “Paintbrush in the Green,” “Blanket of Stars,” “Priest of Mine,” “Lives of Praise” and “Mercy Songs/Mercy Prayers.” He has also authored and self-published two books, “Made to Praise Him: Finding My Song” and “Coming Home to Christmas Through Advent,” that are currently available on amazon.com and in local bookstores.
St. Martin of Tours Church is located at 1140 Abbott Road, Buffalo. Fr. Quinlivan can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.