Our Lady of Peace

Selah Praise Band

Selah Praise Band 2017

The “OLP Folk Group” begun in 1970 has evolved into Selah Praise Band of today, but the message in the music remains the same: “Let the Spirit move you to sing God’s praises!” And that is exactly what Selah does.
Selah Praise Band shares this message at the 9:00am Mass each Sunday from Labor Day weekend through early June and rehearses every Wednesday from 7:00pm until 9:00pm. They also come together with other parish music ministers for special events, concerts and liturgies.

Selah Praise Band’s liturgical music is a combination of contemporary praise music and traditional liturgical music. The group uses a variety of instruments including guitar, bass, keyboard, and drums. Selah always welcomes new members of any age at any time of the year! You do not have to know how to read music to join the band. New members are welcome to attend several rehearsals anytime just to “try us out”. Come, and let the Spirit move you!

What has Selah Praise Band been up to?

  • Since 2001 – Over 70 parishioners have participated
  • Produced 3 CD’s: “We Are One Body”, “Love Has Come” and “Sing for Joy”
  • Produced 1 CD in conjunction with SpiritSong Youth Ensemble and Voice of Peace Choir
  • Participated in the City of Erie Concert Series: Burton Park and Frontier Park
  • Concerts at Frontier Park through the LEAF organization
  • Erie Community Pro-Life Breakfast
  • Erie Deanery Saint Cecelia Sing
  • Concert at Saint Paul’s Italian Festival
  • Saint Vincent Auxiliary “Festival of Trees”
  • “Relay for Life” Liturgy in July annually
  • Cursillo Summer Picnic (2 years)
  • WCTL Radio event at Lake Erie Speedway
  • L’Arche Erie 30th Anniversary Celebration, Ecumentical Worship Service
  • Diocesan Senior High Youth Rally
  • Masses at Holy Cross, Blessed Sacrament & St. Paul’s
  • Concert at All Saints Church – celebration of their new church
  • "Heaven on Earth” concert at the Pepsi Amphitheater
  • Music event at Saint Mary’s Home
  • Benefit concert for OLP Relay for Life Team
  • “Go Make a Difference” Hurricane Relief Benefit Concerts with the Christos of Holy Rosary – at OLP and Holy Rosary
  • CD release Christmas Concert at OLP
  • Sold OLP Crystal Rhinestone Pins to raise money for new hymnal covers
  • Featured article in the Erie Times News Faith section
  • Stewardship in action – Cleaned the music room and made necessary repairs to sound equipment
  • Concert at “Faith Café”
  • OLP’s annual Epiphany Concert
  • Concert at “Living Water Oasis” Coffee House
  • Concert at St. John’s in Girard’s Parish Festival


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