The Catechist’s Theme Song Is…

The Catechist’s Theme Song Is… July 21, 2020

I have two theme songs.  This first one sums up the Catholic faith quite nicely. It is a song you can teach your children and you can all sing along together as you sit around the dinner table conversing about the day.

The second theme song is written by my friend Jeff Wagner. Here he explains….

This song is based on Mark’s friend Marshall’s interesting and touching spiritual  conversion, an event that profoundly influenced Mark Wilson’s spiritual life.  The lyrics alone may seem strange, like our friend Mark Wilson, but the edgy  folk sounds of the song complete the lyrics, making it an enjoyable piece.

I hope all FOM’s enjoy it!

The Mark Song

by Jeffrey D. Wagner


Everybody dance, I said

Everybody dance

Even if you fall to the floor

At least you took a chance

I’m just a humble man

But at least I don’t pretend…To

Be someone I’m not

I just hope then fold my hands


You can’t take away how I feel right now

You cannot change how I feel

I know I might seem strange to you

But my love and faith…are for real


Mark my words and read my mind

I saw something in your eyes

Demons flew away from you

On that February night

My friend Dave Patten noticed a change

Even Costello stopped and praised

Marshall became a Christian that day

Yeah, Marshall became a Christian that day


Some say I’m lazy, crazy

And that I act like I’m 17

Others think I’m kind and cute

Others think that I’m just mean

I never meant to offend you

I’m just trying to spread the word

No I’m not some holy roller

I’m just trying to do some good

Repeat Pre-Chorus and Chorus


I had a dream

and this light beam was touchin’ my face

We were standing around this dinner table

Holding hands and saying grace

Then this voice popped into my head

It told me to let go

It released me from my fear of death

And my agonies and woes

Repeat Pre-Chorus and Chorus

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I say drop a mouse into a poem
and watch him probe his way out,
or walk inside the poem’s room
and feel the walls for a light switch.

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As I was contemplating something pithy  to say about contemplating the Beatific Vision in Heaven, My co-worker started yelling at me about something stupid. My next thoughts were ‘Your interrupting my contemplation about my next blog post.”  And then the short thought I was thinking about turned into something longer and more complex. I may or may not write it, but ideas and catechetical lessons abound if you have a well tuned mindset that looks for things and topics to write about.

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Let’s be honest,

Our style of writing is light years away

Don’t get me wrong Mark is a good writer

A very good writer in fact.


It’s not what I imagined the Catholic Bard to be

Reflections, prayers, poetry

While stuck in another state for nearly a month

Thanks to Covid 19

I began to see Mark’s vision

Overtake mine


He asked me to write about him as a writer

And this is what I came up with

He is dedicated to writing for the Catholic Bard

Thinks about it at work, reads, and writes in all his spare moments


So, while we see it different as a niche

He is more consumed with it than I imagined

I shall encourage him

And not let his talent be wasted on my original expectations

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