{{Infobox musical artist <!-- See Wikipedia:WikiProject Musicians --> | Name = José Roel Lungay | Img =fro.

jpg | Img_capt = José Roel Lungay | Img_size = <!-- Only for images narrower than 220 pixels --> | Landscape = | Background = | Birth_name = José Roel Lungay | Alias = | Born = {{birth date and age|1960|03|11|46}} | Died = | Origin = {{Flagicon|Philippines}} [[Tagbilaran City]], [[Bohol]], [[Philippines]] | Instrument = | Genre = | Occupation = [[catholic priest|Roman Catholic priest]], [[songwriter]], [[arranger]]<br> [[record producer]] | Years_active = 1998&ndash;present | Label = Fro's Music, PB Records<br> Foreign Brain Music<br> Jaycees Records | Associated_acts = | URL = | Current_members = [[Paring Bol-anon]] <br>[[Archdiocese of New Orleans]]<br> [[Knights of Columbus]] Puppies-Tagbilaran | Past_members = | Notable_instruments = }} '''José Roel Lungay Jr.''' (born [[March 11]], [[1960]] in [[Manila]], [[Rizal]], [[Philippines]]), also known as '''Father Roel''', or more widely as '''Fro''', is a [[Filipino people|Filipino]] [[priest]] from [[Tagbilaran City]], [[Bohol]], [[Philippines]]. He was ordained to the priesthood on December 7, 1984 at the [[Immaculate Conception]] [[Parish]], [[Catigbian, Bohol|Catigbian]], Bohol, Philippines and is currently the [[pastor]] of [[St. Genevieve Church]] in [[Slidell, Louisiana|Slidell]], [[Louisiana]], [[United States|USA]]. Father Roel has also made a mark in the field of [[music]] as a [[songwriter]], [[arranger]] and [[record producer]]. ==Biography== ===Early life=== José Roel Lungay, fondly called Father Roel or Fro, was born to José Racho Lungay of [[Balilihan, Bohol|Balilihan]], Bohol and Amelia Fernandez Galicia of [[San Jose, Occidental Mindoro|San Jose]], [[Occidental Mindoro|Mindoro Occidental]]. His father, a product of [[FEATI University]] in Manila, was a longtime public servant having served as Area Equipment Engineer of [[Regions_of_the_Philippines#.5B.5BVisayas.5D.5D|Region 7]] of the [[Department of Public Works and Highways (Philippines)|Department of Public

Highways]] (DPH) until his retirement, while his mother, a [[St. Paul University Manila|St. Paul College]] alum, was a devoted homemaker tending all 10 of her children. Father Roel, born in [[Manila]], was raised in [[Tagbilaran City]], [[Bohol]]. He attended [[kindergarten]] (1964-1966) in [[Bulacan|Marulas, Bulacan]] and [[Manila|Sampaloc, Manila]]. For his [[Primary education|elementary education]], his Grades 1 and 2 (1966 - 1968) were at Catigbian Elementary School Annex, Catigbian, Bohol. His Grades 3 to 6 (1968 1972) were at Cogon Elementary School, Tagbilaran City, graduating from elementary at Cogon Elementary School. He attended the [[Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary]] in Tagbilaran City for both his [[secondary school]] (1972 1976) and [[college]] (1976 - 1980) where he earned a [[Bachelor's degree]] in Arts major in [[Ancient philosophy|classical philosophy]], minor in [[English language|English]]. He also took up a few subjects in [[architecture]] at the [[University of Bohol]] before deciding to go back to the seminary. For his [[Postgraduate education|post-graduate]] studies, he proceeded to the [[SASMA|Saint Augustine Major Seminary]] (SASMA) and the [[Divine Word Seminary]] in [[Tagaytay City]] where he earned his degree in [[theology]]. While still a student at the Divine Word Seminary in Tagaytay City, between the years 1981 to 1985, Roel became involved with works among the underprivileged. As a seminarian he always chose for his apostolates an opportunity to be with the poor or the so-called ''grassroots'' people. For four years he worked in different areas like Ternate; Bagong Bayan, Dasmarinas (a Resettlement area); Malagasang, Imus; Andrea, Bacoor and Rosario, Cavite. Both as a seminarian and as a priest he took part in organizing, between 1984 1986, the first People Power in the Southern Tagalog and Central Luzon Regions. After finishing his third year in theology studies he was ordained, at age 23, a deacon for the Diocese of Tagbilaran on [[February 28]], [[1983]] at the [[St. Joseph]] [[Cathedral]], Tagbilaran City. He went back to the seminary the following year and was ordained to the priesthood, on [[December 7]], [[1984]], at the [[Immaculate Conception]] [[Church]] in [[Catigbian, Bohol]] by then bishop of Tagbilaran, Most Rev. Onesimo Gordoncillo, D.D., currently the [[Archbishop]] of [[Capiz]]. He bacame the first priest ordained in that town. Shortly after ordination he went back to the seminary again to finish his studies until his graduation on March of 1985. He received his first pastoral assignment when his bishop, now [[Capiz|Archbishop of Capiz]], Most. Rev. Onesino Gordoncillo, D.D., sent him to the [[Cabanatuan City|Diocese of Cabanatuan]] which was in need of priestly help. He was assigned as assistant priest of St. Nicholas de Tolentino Cathedral in Cabanatuan City for one full year. Back when the Diocese of Tagbilaran was being split into two ecclesiastical Dioceses in 1986, Father Roel came home to Bohol for reassignment. Since the Bishop of Tagbilaran at that time was already being named the Archbishop-elect of the Archdiocese of Capiz, he deferred assigning Father Roel to a new station

and told him instead to wait until the next bishop to arrive. The Diocese finally split that year and two new bishops were named for both the old Diocese of Tagbilaran and the new [[Diocese of Talibon]]: Most Rev. Felix Zafra, D.D. for Tagbilaran and Most Rev. Cristian Noel, D.D. for [[Talibon, Bohol|Talibon]]. It was during this time that Fr. Roel opted instead to visit with his family in [[San Francisco]] for which he was granted permission by then [[Vicar capitular|Diocesan Administrator]], Msgr Pelagio Dompor, J.C.D. with the approval of the [[Consultor|Priests Consultors]] of the Diocese. ===Career=== [[Image:Jubilaeum2000A.jpg|thumb|right|225pix| Fr. Roel, SPOT and Seminarians during Jubilaeum 2000 Concert in Tagbilaran City (8/00)]] Father Roel began writing lyric and poetry in college while attending the Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary. It was when he started playing the guitar more seriously that he slowly translated his lyrical works into full-pledged songs and it was a non-stop journey from then on. After spending a year of sabbatical from the seminary in 1980 and working with evicted squatters at San Jose Resettlement Area in [[Carmona, Cavite|Carmona]], [[Cavite]], Father Roel entered the St. Augustine Major Seminary (SASMA) in 1981. There, he started writing liturgical settings of the [[Mass (liturgy)|Mass]] both in English and in [[Tagalog language|Tagalog]]<ref name="misasma">[http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pageartist.cfm?bandID=65 2161 ''MISASMA (SASMASSONGS) (1982)''], the official hymnal of St. Augustine Major Seminary (1982)</ref>. He was one of the first composers to write a musical setting for the new Tagalog Missal ''Bagong Misal'', which was approved in 1982 but initially faced a considerable amount of opposition in its early years, especially in the Manila area. However, his new setting continued to be taught and sung at SASMA and in some Dioceses where SASMA seminarians came from. In 1983, the Archdiocesan Commission on Liturgical Music (ACLM), [[Archdiocese of Manila]] <ref name="hosanna"> ''Hosanna, III (1983''), the official publication of the Archdiocesan Commission on Liturgical Music (ACLM), [[Archdiocese of Manila]], [[Philippines]]</ref> published some of his songs in its third hymnal publication, ''Hosanna III'', approved by then Archbishop of Manila, [[Jaime Cardinal Sin]]. Fr. Roel was also voted by the seminarians as music director of SASMA in 1982 during which he initiated the publication of the seminary's hymnal, ''SASMASSONGS (MISASMA)''. In 1984, along with Fr. William Abas who was the lyricist, he wrote the music and arrangement to ''[http://www.esnips.com/doc/392da231-b417-40c6-b88089adc4783883/Handog-Paglilingkod-(Original-Version) Handog-Paglilingkod (Service Offering)]''<ref>''[http://www.esnips.com/doc/392da231-b417-40c6b880-89adc4783883/Handog-Paglilingkod-(Original-Version) Original live version of Handog-Paglilingkod]'' performed by SASMA Seminarians 1984</ref> which became the official theme song of SASMA that very year. Some of his works were included in the Diocesan hymnal of the Diocese Cabanatuan, <ref name="papuri>''Papuri ng Nueva Ecija (1986),'' the official publication of the

Diocesan Liturgical Commission, Diocese of Cabanatuan, Philippines</ref> while serving there as an assistant priest of the Cathedral. He was also inserted as a member of the Diocese's singing group of young priests that included Fr. Monet Mangahas from U.S.T. Central Seminary, Fr. Rene Mangahas from San Jose Seminary (Ateneo) and Fr. Edwin Beley, also of San Jose Seminary, who played bass in the first studio recording of the Philippines Jesuits, the ''[[Jesuit Music Ministry|Himig Heswita.]]'' [[Image:Jubilaeum2000B.jpg|thumb|right|225pix| Fr. Roel's rendition of TQ Solis Jr.'s ''One Heart, One Mind'' during the gala night of Jubilaeum 2000 at DWCT Gym]] In the Archdiocese of New Orleans, Father Roel helped the formation of the Singing Priests of Louisiana together with three other Paring Bol-anons: Fr. Jaime Apolinares, Fr. Danilo Digal and Fr. Joel Cantones, as counterpart to the pioneering Singing Priests of San Francisco. The group debuted in 1988 during the 3rd Paring Bol-anon, USA Reunion with a concert in [[Brooklyn, New York]], followed by a performance at the [[United Nations headquarters|United Nations Auditorium]] in 1988. As the group's accompanist and arranger, Father Roel engaged himself to more vocal arrangements for the group, which eventually landed them a spot in New Orleans' [[WWL-TV|WWL-TV Channel 4's]] ''Christmas Around The World'' program back in 1989. The group also performed at various Filipino Community functions as well as traveled to neighboring states of Texas and Mississippi doing Christmas carols and helped raise funds for the needs of the Diocese and the seminary in the Philippines. The Singing Priests of Louisiana finally disbanded in August of 1990 after a performance at the IHMS Silver Jubilee Celebration in Tagbilaran City. Father Roel's last recorded performance was on August 2000 during which he sang the popular [[Dan Schutte]] composition, ''Here I Am, Lord,'' with the [[Singing Priests of Tagbilaran]] and IHMS Neo-Jeduthun Chorus, and TQ Solis' original composition, ''One Heart, One Mind,''<ref> ''[http://www.soundclick.com/bands/songInfo.cfm?bandID=649606&songID=4873 247 One Heart, One Mind]'', Theme Song of the 8th Paring Bol-anon, USA Reunion, Toronto, Canada; written by TQ Solis, Jr.</ref> in a two-night concert dubbed as ''Jubilaeum 2000,'' celebrating the [[Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary|Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary's]] 50th Foundation anniversary. As an avid songwriter, Father Roel had also participated in some songriting contests over the years. Besides writing the winning song for 1984 SASMA Theme, he also won first place in the [[1995]] NFCMWA Christian Music Songwriting Contest in [[Jacksonville, Florida|Jacksonville]], [[Florida]] with the song ''[http://www.esnips.com/doc/20f5e258-1ea0-46d8-9066dfe997fe9c85/Dear-Jesus Dear Jesus]'' and an honorable mention in the Trailblazer Category of the 1995 Airplay International Country Songwriting Contest, [[Nashville, Tennessee|Nashville]], [[Tennessee]] with his song, ''[http://www.esnips.com/doc/6f22870c-31d7-48c7-a811-d00a77ab226f/Sailboat Sailboat].'' From 1992 to 1996 Father Roel has also produced and released four [[Compilation album|compilations]] of [[original]] songs written by him,

''[http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pageartist.cfm?bandID=651211 Mass of St. Rita] (1994)'', ''[http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pageartist.cfm?bandID=650022 Dear Jesus] (1994),'' ''[http://frosmusic.homestead.com/mr1album.html Music Revisited, Vol. 1] (1995)'' and one he did with other [[Paring Bol-anon]]s or PBs like Frs. TQ Solis, Jr. Elpidio Biliran, Jr. and [[Arnold Zamora]], ''[http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pageartist.cfm?bandID=649606 One Heart, One Mind] (1996).''<br style="clear:both;"/> ===Missionary to America=== Father Roel left the Philippines for the the [[United States]] on December 17, 1986 by way of Tokyo, Japan. He arrived in [[San Francisco]] on [[December 18]] and was met at the airport in San Francisco by another [[Paring Bol-anon]], Gabriel Mision, who then brought him to his aunt's house in South San Francisco. He spent his first ever [[Christmas]] in America with his mother's family and the few [[Paring Bol-anon|Paring Bol-anons]] who were in the Bay Area at the time. Right after Christmas, upon invitation of another Filipino priest, he headed for [[Denver, Colorado|Denver]], [[Colorado]] then to [[New Orleans, Louisiana|New Orleans]], [[Louisiana]] were he eventually made a new home and ventured on a new mission. Father Roel spent his first 6 months in Louisiana as a guest priest at [[St. Lawrence]] Church in [[Thibodaux, Louisiana|Kramer]] or [http://lafourche.k12.la.us/map/mapbybf.asp Bayou Boeuf] to locals. It was there where he immersed himself to a new [[culture]], that of the [[Cajun French|French]] [[Cajun|Cajuns]]. It was during his stay in this area where he finally got a taste first-hand of what [[Southern hospitality]] is about , foods he previously only heard in a song or read from a travel book, such as [[Jambalaya]], [[Louisiana Creole cuisine|creole]] [[gumbo]], [[Crayfish|crawfish]] boil, [[alligator]] sauce piquante, [[turtle]] soup, soft-shell [[crab]]s, and places such as [[Thibodaux]] and [[New Orleans]]. In June of [[1987]] Father Roel received his first official canonical assignment from then Archbishop of New Orleans, Most Rev. [[Philip Hannan]], D.D., as Associate Pastor of [[Philip Neri|St. Philip Neri Church]] in [[Metairie, Louisiana|Metairie]] under Msgr. A. Charles Kenney. He served there from 1987 to 1990. During the tenure of Archbishop Francis B. Schulte, he was also stationed at [[St. Rita|St. Rita Church]], [[Harahan, Louisiana|Harahan, LA]], from 1990 to 1994, under the Rev. Willie Meridier and, later on, Msgr. Frank Giroir. Then from 1994 to 1998 he was assigned at [[St. Anne|St. Ann Church and National Shrine]] in Metairie under two long-time pastors, Msgr. Charles Duke and Msgr. Joseph Bourgeois, and finally at [[Our Lady of Prompt Succor]] Church (1998-2001) in [[Chalmette, Louisiana|Chalmette]] under the Rev. Warren Cooper. After incardinating from the Diocese of Tagbilaran in [[2000]], Father Roel officially joined the [[Archdiocese of New Orleans]] in [[2001]] when he was made a first time pastor of [[St. Genevieve Church]], [[Slidell]] in eastern

[[St. Tammany Parish|St. Tammany]]. <!-Besides priestly ministry the nineties proved to be the most productive years of Father Roel's other calling - music. While stationed St. Rita Church in Harahan, he was very involved with the school children and the youth of the parish. Each week he tried to visit the classroom with his guitar and sing with the students. Some other times it was the students who visited with Fr. Roel, in the rectory, either to spend time cutting up with him or record materials they wrote for whatever project he may have in mind. At some other times, Fro would gladly joined them in their out-of-school service projects like visiting the old folks at nursing homes or performing Christmas carols at New Orleans' City Park during Christmas season for the diferent area schools.--> <!--By urging of his former pastor, Willie Meridier, back in [[1991]], Father Roel organized the first St. Rita Youth Choir. It started very small from a nucleus of a few CYO members but which later on evolved to becoming a choir composed of students and chir members from the different Catholic high schools in New Orleans area (Jesuit High School, Brother Martin, Dominican High School and Chapelle High School). The youth choir sang in the 7PM Masses on Sundays and participated in parish youth retreats which was held twice a year. --> ===Post Katrina life and ministry=== [[Image:StGenKatrinaOne.JPG|thumb|right|250px|A Suburban truck being used as the altar of repose for the Blessed Sacrament in the absence of a church]] [[Image:StGenKatrinaTwo.JPG|thumb|right|250px|Deacon Dan Haggerty distributing communion to Mass goers during one of many outdoor Masses right after Hurricane Katrina]] In mid-July of 2005, Father Roel underwent surgery for his thyroid at Northshore Hospital in Slidell. Having lost his voice as a result of the surgery, he had to spend a five-week official leave of absence by the Archdiocese to rest his barely heard voice and to recuperate. It was while he was in the Philippines, on August 29, 2005, when the biggest natural disaster to ever hit the United States [[Hurricane Katrina]] - struck the whole gulf south region that annihilated almost everything that stood by its way. Suffice it to say, that Father Roel not only lost everything he owned but also the very church he was given charge of and the rectory that he lived in. St. Genevieve Church is gone and no more!<ref>''[http://www.angelfire.com/la3/judyb/bayoupix.html Bayou Liberty Post-Hurricane Katrina Photos]'' Retrieved online 16 January 2007 </ref> As an ecclesiastical parish [[St. Genevieve Church|St. Genevieve]] in [[Slidell, Louisiana|Slidell]] is a close-knit faith community on the northeartern part of [[Lake Ponchartrain]] just west of [[Mississippi]]. It comprises some 1,500 to 2,000 Catholic households, a local airport, the one and only mall in Slidell and other commercial entities. Built in 1958, the church building had been a longstanding center of many activities of the local people as well as newcomers to

the area. It is considered to be one of the most scenic of churches in and of New Orleans by the mere fact that it stands right on the bank of Bayou Liberty, one of many tributaries of Lake Ponchartrain, across an old marina. The surroundings, too, is well-adorned with centuries-old oak trees and a vast marshlands and waterways Louisiana is known for. A week or two after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, the people, scattered all over the country during the evacuation, started to come home slowly to pick up the pieces and commenced the road to recovery. On Sundays, parishioners gathered on the church ground where Mass is celebrated with priest helping from a nearby parish. For almost two months St. Genevieve, without its pastor, Fr. Roel, was reminiscent of the [[St. Genevieve Church|old mission church]] that it used to be, celebrating liturgy on the very spot where the old chapel was in the early 1900 under the hot humid sky.<ref name="tp"> ''[http://www.nola.com/archives/t-p/index.ssf?/base/news4/1131606006166260.xml&coll=1 Times Picayune]'' Retrieved online 16 January 2007 </ref> Father Roel came back home to St. Genevieve on Tuesday, November 1, [[All Saints|the Feast of All Saints]]. He celebrated his first post-Katrina Mass that weekend which also happened to be the last Mass being celebrated outdoors as parishioners readied themselves to move indoor, inside the delapidated Parish Hall, in preparation for the winter season. Father Roel reminded the parishioners that even without the buildings they are still a church, emphasizing that the people who gathered in the Lord's name is what truly comprised a church. <ref name="tp"/> <!---> ==Discography== {{main|List of songs penned by J. Roel Lungay}} ===Albums=== * ''[http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pageartist.cfm?bandID=651211 Mass of St. Rita] (1993)'' - a compilation of original Mass settings and selected [[Psalms]] * ''[http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pageartist.cfm?bandID=650022 Dear Jesus] (1994)'' - a compilation of 16 original songs and spoken prayers * ''[http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemusic.cfm?bandID=650518 Music Revisited, Volume 1] (1995)'' - a compilation of original works * ''[http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemusic.cfm?bandID=649606 One Heart, One Mind] (1996)'' - a compilation of original Paring Bol-anon musical compositions * ''[http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pageartist.cfm?bandID=650518 Music Revisited, Volume 2] (1997)'' - a compilation of original works * ''[http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pageartist.cfm?bandID=653759 Christian Art Songs (3 Volumes)] (1997)'' - a compilation of [[Salesian]] [[poetry]] set to

music by J. Roel Lungay; downloadable files click [http://www.esnips.com/web/artsongs here] * ''Revelry of Christian Music (1998)'' {| class="wikitable" !align="left"|Album information ||align="left"|'''''Dear Jesus [http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pageartist.cfm?bandID=650022 Dear Jesus] (1994)''''' [[Image:DearJesusCD.JPG|thumb|right|175px|Original image of the Master CD, ''Dear Jesus'' (1994)]] *Released: [[1994]] (United States) by Fro's Music *Programme: ** ''[http://www.soundclick.com/bands/songInfo.cfm?bandID=650022&songID=4877 287 Teach Me, Lord] (Barbara Henry-Fr. J. Roel Lungay)'' ** ''[http://www.soundclick.com/bands/songInfo.cfm?bandID=650022&songID=4877 315 Thank You (For List'ning)] (Barbara Henry-Fr. J. Roel Lungay)'' ** ''[http://www.soundclick.com/bands/songInfo.cfm?bandID=650022&songID=4877 338 Dear Jesus] (Fr. J. Roel Lungay)'' ** ''[http://www.soundclick.com/bands/songInfo.cfm?bandID=650022&songID=4877 362 I Wanna Sing] (Fr. J. Roel Lungay)'' ** ''[http://www.soundclick.com/bands/songInfo.cfm?bandID=650022&songID=4877 378 Jesus, Meek and Humble of Heart] (Barbara Henry-Fr. J. Roel Lungay)'' ** ''[http://www.soundclick.com/bands/songInfo.cfm?bandID=650022&songID=4877 411 The Love You Give] (Fr. J. Roel Lungay)'' ** ''[http://www.soundclick.com/bands/songInfo.cfm?bandID=650022&songID=4877 411 Look at the Trees] (Fr. J. Roel Lungay)'' ** ''[http://www.soundclick.com/bands/songInfo.cfm?bandID=650022&songID=4877 431 Those Who Care] (Lorraine Mueller-Fr. J. Roel Lungay)'' ** ''[http://www.soundclick.com/bands/songInfo.cfm?bandID=650022&songID=4877 457 Invite The Whole World] (Barbara Henry-Fr. J. Roel Lungay)'' ** ''[http://www.soundclick.com/bands/songInfo.cfm?bandID=650022&songID=4877 468 The Morning Star] (Barbara Henry-Fr. J. Roel Lungay)'' ** ''[http://www.soundclick.com/bands/songInfo.cfm?bandID=650022&songID=4877

487 Come, Holy Spirit] (Traditional-Fr. J. Roel Lungay)'' ** ''[http://www.soundclick.com/bands/songInfo.cfm?bandID=650022&songID=4877 508 Hail Mary] (Traditional-Fr. J. Roel Lungay)'' ** ''[http://www.soundclick.com/bands/songInfo.cfm?bandID=650022&songID=4877 530 Thank You] (Cindy Ann Ohler-Fr. J. Roel Lungay)'' ** ''[http://www.soundclick.com/bands/songInfo.cfm?bandID=650022&songID=4877 546 Be My Santa Claus]'' ''([[Arnold Zamora]])'' ** ''[http://www.soundclick.com/bands/songInfo.cfm?bandID=650022&songID=4877 558 Dear Jesus (v2)]'' ** ''[http://www.soundclick.com/bands/songInfo.cfm?bandID=650022&songID=4877 609 Dear Jesus Prayers #1] (Sara Estes)'' ** ''[http://www.soundclick.com/bands/songInfo.cfm?bandID=650022&songID=4877 616 Dear Jesus Prayer #2] (Angela Fox]'' ** ''[http://www.soundclick.com/bands/songInfo.cfm?bandID=650022&songID=4877 624 Dear Jesus Prayer #3] (Brad Fuselier)'' ** ''[http://www.soundclick.com/bands/songInfo.cfm?bandID=650022&songID=4877 630 Dear Jesus Prayer #4] (Kelli Dickens)'' ** ''[http://www.soundclick.com/bands/songInfo.cfm?bandID=650022&songID=4877 638 Dear Jesus Prayer #5] (Mimi Brennan)'' ** ''[http://www.soundclick.com/bands/songInfo.cfm?bandID=650022&songID=4877 644 Dear Jesus Prayer #6] (Sean Dennis)'' ** ''[http://www.soundclick.com/bands/songInfo.cfm?bandID=650022&songID=4877 651 Dear Jesus Prayer #7] (Crystal Newman)'' ** ''[http://www.soundclick.com/bands/songInfo.cfm?bandID=650022&songID=4877 673 Dear Jesus Prayer #8] (Bridget Conrad)'' ** ''[http://www.soundclick.com/bands/songInfo.cfm?bandID=650022&songID=4877 679 Dear Jesus Prayer #9] (Kayli Clements)'' All songs arranged, recorded and performed by Fr. J. Roel Lungay, Fro Audio, Metairie, LA 70006<br> Copyright (c) 1994. All rights reserved. International copyright secured |{| class="wikitable"

!align="left"|Album information ||align="left"|'''''Christian Art Songs, Volumes 1-3: A 71 Prayer and Poetry Collection set to music by Fr. J. Roel Lungay (1993-1997) [http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pageartist.cfm?bandID=653759 Christian Art Songs, Volumes 1,2,3]''''' [[Image:ArtSongsVol2CD.JPG|thumb|right|175px|CD cover of ''Christian Art Songs, Volume 2'' (1997)]] *Released: [[1997]] (United States) by Fro's Music *Programme (Selected tunes): ** ''[http://www.soundclick.com/bands/songInfo.cfm?bandID=653759&songID=4912 788 By and By] (Grace E. Easley-Fr. J. Roel Lungay)'' ** ''[http://www.soundclick.com/bands/songInfo.cfm?bandID=653759&songID=4918 249 God Smiles] (Amy C. Ellis-Fr. J. Roel Lungay)'' ** ''[http://www.soundclick.com/bands/songInfo.cfm?bandID=653759&songID=4918 261 God's Greatest Gift (May He Bless You)] (Anonymous-Fr. J. Roel Lungay)'' ** ''[http://www.soundclick.com/bands/songInfo.cfm?bandID=653759&songID=4929 652 His Living Presence] (Joan Hardin-Fr. J. Roel Lungay)'' ** ''[http://www.soundclick.com/bands/songInfo.cfm?bandID=653759&songID=4918 287 His Love Will Light The Way] (Shirley Langley-Fr. J. Roel Lungay)'' ** ''[http://www.soundclick.com/bands/songInfo.cfm?bandID=653759&songID=4929 675 Love of Heart] (Michael Dubina-Fr. J. Roel Lungay)'' ** ''[http://www.soundclick.com/bands/songInfo.cfm?bandID=653759&songID=4929 691 Magic] (Rachel Harnett-Fr. J. Roel Lungay)'' ** ''[http://www.soundclick.com/bands/songInfo.cfm?bandID=653759&songID=4929 721 Meadow Daisies] (Elisabeth Weaver-Fr. J. Roel Lungay)'' ** ''[http://www.soundclick.com/bands/songInfo.cfm?bandID=653759&songID=4918 301 My Grateful Heart Is Filled With Love] (Clay Harrison-Fr. J. Roel Lungay)'' ** ''[http://www.soundclick.com/bands/songInfo.cfm?bandID=653759&songID=4929 739 My Savior Walks Beside Me] (Kathryn Thorne Bowsher-TQ Solis, Jr.)'' ** ''[http://www.soundclick.com/bands/songInfo.cfm?bandID=653759&songID=4929 765 Oh Come, Dear Lord] (Hope C. Oberhelman-Fr. J. Roel Lungay)'' ** ''[http://www.soundclick.com/bands/songInfo.cfm?bandID=653759&songID=4929 780 One Day At A Time] (Alice Hansche Mortenson-TQ Solis, Jr.)''

** ''[http://www.soundclick.com/bands/songInfo.cfm?bandID=653759&songID=4918 310 Prayer] (Michael Dubina-Fr. J. Roel Lungay)'' ** ''[http://www.soundclick.com/bands/songInfo.cfm?bandID=653759&songID=4928 136 Safe Haven] (Minnie Boyd Popish-Fr. J. Roel Lungay)'' ** ''[http://www.soundclick.com/bands/songInfo.cfm?bandID=653759&songID=4925 589 Savor The Moment Of Each Day] (Clay Harrison-Fr. J. Roel Lungay)'' ** ''[http://www.soundclick.com/bands/songInfo.cfm?bandID=653759&songID=4929 848 Slow Me Down] (Janice George-Fr. J. Roel Lungay)'' ** ''[http://www.soundclick.com/bands/songInfo.cfm?bandID=653759&songID=4925 667 Song of Praise] (Jean Wood-TQ Solis, Jr.)'' ** ''[http://www.soundclick.com/bands/songInfo.cfm?bandID=653759&songID=4929 883 Angel of God] (Traditional-Fr. J. Roel Lungay)'' ** ''[http://www.soundclick.com/bands/songInfo.cfm?bandID=653759&songID=4929 903 Teach Me To Listen] (Margaret Lowell White-Fr. J. Roel Lungay)'' ** ''[http://www.soundclick.com/bands/songInfo.cfm?bandID=653759&songID=4918 344 The Giving Tree] (Barbara Henry-Fr. J. Roel Lungay)'' ** ''[http://www.soundclick.com/bands/songInfo.cfm?bandID=653759&songID=4929 931 The Little Things] (Kathryn Wiesenhoefer-Fr. J. Roel Lungay)'' ** ''[http://www.soundclick.com/bands/songInfo.cfm?bandID=653759&songID=4927 671 The Path of Life] (Kate Watkins Furman-Fr. J. Roel Lungay)'' ** ''[http://www.soundclick.com/bands/songInfo.cfm?bandID=653759&songID=4929 997 The Prayer Perfect] (James Whitcomb Riley-Fr. J. Roel Lungay)'' ** ''[http://www.soundclick.com/bands/songInfo.cfm?bandID=653759&songID=4927 695 The Season] (Gee Appleby-Fr. J. Roel Lungay)'' ** ''[http://www.soundclick.com/bands/songInfo.cfm?bandID=653759&songID=4930 031 This Is The Day] (Michael Dubina-Fr. J. Roel Lungay)'' ** ''[http://www.soundclick.com/bands/songInfo.cfm?bandID=653759&songID=4927 799 To Our Lady] (Unknown-Fr. J. Roel Lungay)'' ** ''[http://www.soundclick.com/bands/songInfo.cfm?bandID=653759&songID=4930 060 Trust God] (Patricia Emme-Fr. J. Roel Lungay)'' **

''[http://www.soundclick.com/bands/songInfo.cfm?bandID=653759&songID=4927 939 What God Has Made] (Michael Dubina-Fr. J. Roel Lungay)'' ** ''[http://www.soundclick.com/bands/songInfo.cfm?bandID=653759&songID=4928 010 When Birds Begin To Sing] (Sancie Earman King-Fr. J. Roel Lungay)'' ** ''[http://www.soundclick.com/bands/songInfo.cfm?bandID=653759&songID=4928 052 When Day Is Done] (Richard E. Reybolt-Fr. J. Roel Lungay)'' ** ''[http://www.soundclick.com/bands/songInfo.cfm?bandID=653759&songID=4930 107 You're Not Alone] (Clay Harrison-TQ Solis, Jr.)'' ** ''[http://www.soundclick.com/bands/songInfo.cfm?bandID=653759&songID=4928 115 You're Never Alone] (Helen Steiner-Rice-Fr. J. Roel Lungay)'' All text used by permission of Sara Tarascio of New Hope Books and Salesian Missions (except as noted otherwise) and by Kate Watkins Furman. All rights reserved.<br> All songs arranged and performed by Fr. J. Roel Lungay. Permissions for religious and educational purposes only. All rights reserved |} ===Singles=== * ''[http://www.soundclick.com/bands/songInfo.cfm?bandID=650022&songID=4877 508 Hail Mary]'' - Recorded by Brian Klause for Mary's Helpers Albums (New Orleans) * ''[http://www.esnips.com/doc/190be4f2-ba18-44cb-bc7a-080d3355f8b6/DearJesus Dear Jesus]'' - Recorded by [http://cdbaby.com/cd/lenaye LeNaye Pearson] * ''[http://www.esnips.com/doc/c65f4dab-29fc-40f8-8ca1-08e64eefb84c/TouchOf-Heaven Touch of Heaven]'' - Recorded by [http://members.tripod.com/~Pharaoh_Intl/Maners.html Juli Maners] * ''[http://www.esnips.com/doc/51010677-2661-4135-aa4c-3f6bbf4a0650/(LoveIs)-The-Greatest-Of-Gifts Greatest of Gifts]'' - Recorded by Juli Maners * ''[http://www.soundclick.com/bands/songInfo.cfm?bandID=649606&songID=4873 202 An Act of Contrition]'' - Recorded by [http://www.raybarnette.com/ Ray Barnette] * ''[http://www.esnips.com/doc/db5b3c0e-6f05-4e0d-8fc7-1b2f8037c103/So-YouThink-Im-Crazy So You Think I'm Cazy]'' - Recorded by Steve Thomas (Nashville, TN) * ''[http://www.esnips.com/doc/c520da26-3f62-4b59-8d83-bff8f6649d64/OurFather Our Father]'' - Written by [http://www.cbcponline.net/pagadian/ Bishop Zacharias "Ites" Jimenez]; recorded by [http://www.raybarnette.com/ Ray

Barnette] and [http://members.tripod.com/~Pharaoh_Intl/Maners.html Juli Maners] * ''[http://www.esnips.com/doc/82d10c3e-6d1c-420a-b17b-6196ca71c1bf/Livin-ItUp Livin' It Up]'' - Recorded by The Jaycees (Steyr, Austria) ===Contests and awards=== * ''[http://www.esnips.com/doc/392da231-b417-40c6-b88089adc4783883/Handog-Paglilingkod-(Original-Version) Handog-Paglilingkod],'' choral piece written with Fr. William Abas, Theme Song of the Year, 1984 SASMA, Tagaytay City, Philippines * ''[http://www.esnips.com/doc/20f5e258-1ea0-46d8-9066-dfe997fe9c85/DearJesus Dear Jesus],'' 1st Place, 1995 [http://www.geocities.com/Eureka/Concourse/5120/NFCMWA2.html NFCMWA] Christian Music Songwriting Contest, Jacksonville, Florida, USA * ''[http://www.esnips.com/doc/6f22870c-31d7-48c7-a811d00a77ab226f/Sailboat Sailboat],'' recipient, Country Song Trailblazer Award, 1995 Airplay International Songwriting Contest, Nashville, Tennessee, USA ===Music samples=== * [http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemusic.cfm?bandID=649174 Fro's Music Originals] * [http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemusic.cfm?bandID=650022 Dear Jesus Album] * [http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemusic.cfm?bandID=649606 One Heart, One Mind Album] * [http://www.esnips.com/doc/4f42d13f-a40f-4083-a2b4-cf3593012d28/HandogPaglilingkod-(v2) Handog-Paglilingkod (v2)] <!--PLEASE DO NOT REMOVE THE LYRICS. COPYRIGHT USE OF THE LYRIC AND MUSIC HAVE BEEN GRANTED BY ITS COPYRIGHT HOLDER!--> '''Dear Jesus'''<br> Words and music by Fr. J. Roel Lungay<br> 1st Place, 1995 NFCMWA Songwriting Contest, Jacksonville, Florida<br> 1<br> Dear Jesus, I love you.<br/ > How, I don't know.<br/ > Please show me the way.<br/ > 2<br> Dear Jesus, my Savior,<br/ > My friend my Lord.<br /> You're all that I want<br/ > And all that I need.<br/ >

Refrain:<br> Take me with you, O Lord,<br/ > Carry me through<br/ > For in you, only in you,<br/ > Can I find my peace.<br/ > Keep me in your goodness, Lord,<br/ > This I pray.<br/ > Yes, in you, only in you,<br/ > Can I find my peace.<br/ > 3<br> Dear Jesus, I love you;<br/ > I come to you.<br/ > Take good care of me.<br/ > 4<br> Dear Jesus, I give you<br/ > Myself, my soul;<br/ > Al that I am<br/ > And all that I'll be.<br/ > (Repeat Refrain twice)<br> Coda:<br> Dear Jesus, I thank you<br/ > And I love you!<br/ > Copyright © 1993 Fro’s Music. International Copyright Secured. Used by permission<br/ > {{multi-listen start}} {{multi-listen item|filename=Dear_Jesus.ogg|title="Dear Jesus (Original version)"|description=''Arranged and recorded by J. Roel Lungay, piano by Peggy Estes, all other instruments by J. Roel Lungay, sung by Sara Estes and Fr. Roel.''|format=[[Ogg]]}} To play the winning version, please click [http://www.esnips.com/doc/20f5e258-1ea0-46d8-9066-dfe997fe9c85/DearJesus here] (by LeNaye Pearson); To play male version click [http://www.esnips.com/doc/7edd4fe1-d912-46f6-8b05-e339ff6590a0/DearJesus-v2 here] (by Steve Thomas) {{multi-listen end}} ==Publications== * ''[http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemusic.cfm?bandID=652161 SASMASSONGS (MISASMA) (1982)]'' - [[SASMA|St. Augustine Major Seminary]] [[Tagaytay City]], [[Philippines]] <ref name="misasma"/>

* ''Hosanna, III (1983)'' - Archdiocesan Comission on Liturgical Music, [[Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manila|Archdiocese of Manila]], [[Philippines]] <ref name="hosanna"/> * ''Papuri ng Nueva Ecija (1986)'' - Commission on Liturgy, [[Cabanatuan City|Diocese of Cabanatuan]], [[Nueva Ecija]], [[Philippines]] * ''[http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pageartist.cfm?bandID=651211 Mass of St. Rita (Youth Mass) (1992)]'' - St. Rita of Cascia Church, 160 Imperial Woods Drive, [[Harahan, Louisiana|Harahan, LA]] 70123 <ref> [http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pageartist.cfm?bandID=651211 ''Mass of St. Rita (Youth Mass) (1992)''], the official songbook of St. Rita CYO Youth Choir</ref> * ''Songs of Ayechemes (Musical Notations of PRECES) (2000)'' - Tribute to the [[Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary]] 50th Anniversary * ''Fro's Music 2000 (2000)'' - Collection of original compositions by Fr. J. Roel Lungay

==Gallery== <center><gallery> Image:MassOfStRita.JPG Image:DearJesusAlbum Lungay.jpg Image:DearJesusCD.JPG Image:Cover_MusicRevisitedVol1A.jpg Image:Cover_OHOM000.JPG Image:Award_DearJesus.jpg Image:Award Sailboat.jpg Image:ArtSongsVol3CD.JPG </gallery></center> ==Also see== * [[List of songs penned by J. Roel Lungay|Works of Father Roel]] * [[Paring Bol-anon]] * [[Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary]] * [[Archdiocese of New Orleans]] * [[St. Genevieve Church]] * [[Diocese of Tagbilaran]] * [[Arnold Zamora]] ==References== {{Reflist}} * [http://www.clarionherald.org/20000302/artwww.htm Who, What, Where,When] * [http://www.clarionherald.org/20010719/artppp.htm Clarion Herald July 19, 2001] * [http://www.clarionherald.org/20031022/artppp.htm Parish Poutpourri]

* [http://www.arch-no.org/index.php?name=News&file=article&sid=104 Priests Whereabouts in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina] * [http://www.catholic.org/clarionherald/issue/20051001/6.pdf Clarion Herald October 1, 2005] * [http://www.catholic.org/clarionherald/issue/20060826/18.pdf Clarion Herald August 26, 2006] * [http://www.doy.org/viewpast.asp?ID=1996 Diocese of Youngstown, Ohio] * [http://www.nola.com/archives/t-p/index.ssf?/base/news12/1158481213165140.xml Times Picayune on Bayou Liberty] * [http://nola.live.advance.net/northshore/t-p/columns/index.ssf?/base/news0/1168065956127710.xml&coll=1&thispage=2 Shell/motiva give to Bayou Liberty] ==External links== * [http://archdiocese-no.org/MapParishes/stgene.htm Archdiocese of New Orleans] * [http://www.parishesonline.net/scripts/HostedSites/org.asp?p=2&ID=4649 St. Genevieve Church] * [http://www.parishesonline.net/scripts/HostedSites/org.asp?p=2&ID=4649 Rev. J. Roel Lungay, Pastor] * [http://paringbolanonwww.homestead.com/index.html Paring Bol-anon WWW] * [http://www.esnips.com/web/paringbolanonmusic Paring Bol-anon Music] * [http://frosmusic.blogs.friendster.com/fros_music/ Fro's Music Blog] * [http://www.esnips.com/web/frosmusic Fro's Music Site] * [http://www.esnips.com/web/artsongs Christian Art Songs] * [http://www.esnips.com/web/xtianmusic Christian Music] * [http://www.angelfire.com/indie/frosmusic/ Portal Sites] * [http://www.friendster.com/frosmusic Fro's Music MP3 Player] * [http://www.esnips.com/web/drbrydz Dr Brydz Music] * [http://members.soundclick.com/frosmusic Fro's Music Station] * [http://www.soundclick.com/player/stations_player.cfm?q=hi&folderID=498177&s huffle=true&ref=9 Paring Bol-anon Music Station] [[Category:Roman Catholic priests|Lungay, José Roel Lungay]] [[Category:Filipino religious leaders|Lungay, José Roel]] [[Category:Philippine priests|Lungay, José Roel]] [[Category:1960 births|Lungay, José Roel]] [[Category:Living people|Lungay, José Roel]] [[Category:Bohol|Lungay, José Roel]] [[Category:Boholano people|Lungay, José Roel]] [[Category:People from Manila|Lungay, José Roel]] [[Category:People from New Orleans|Lungay, José Roel]] [[Category:Composers|Lungay, José Roel]] [[Category:Filipino musicians|Lungay, José Roel]] [[Category:Roman Catholic musicians|Lungay, José Roel]]

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