Welcome

Aly Aleigha is a Catholic speaker/musician with a passion for leading young people to Christ. She has catechized at many events throughout the globe.  

 

In addition to her traveling ministry, Aly currently works as the Music & Relational Minister for the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary in Duluth, MN, and is also employed by Fr. Mike Schmitz at the University of Minnesota, Duluth (UMD) Newman Center.   In the summer of 2015, Aly released her first album and kickstarted a new YouTube evangelization tool.  She is now in the process of recording a full album - The Labyrinth.  

 

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Aly Aleigha teaching Theology of the Body to high school students in Cayo, Belize.

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the Aly Aleigha Band

After recording her first EP in May of 2015, recognition for Aly Aleigha's original music began to grow.  The Aly Aleigha Band began as a ragtag team of musicians who came together to play at a music festival in Duluth, MN; within a few months the band began to record a full-length album and was invited to perform at various concert events throughout the nation.

Aly met Peter (piano), Justin (guitar & vocals) and Ericka (violin) through her work at the UMD Newman Center.  They had grown in friendship playing music together at various diocesan events, and the three were natural choices for additions to the band.  When Aly still needed a bassist and drummer, Peter recommended his talented friends Matt and Ben.  When possible, Aly's sisters Jessica & Stephanie join in with vocals--and with that, the band was complete!

HIRE THE ALY ALEIGHA BAND

The Aly Aleigha Band can be hired for a variety of events including coffee shop performances and catechetical concerts.

Pricing varies depending on distance & duration of event.

Concerts, gigs, etc - the Aly Aleigha Band provides music for venues looking for full sound of Aly Aleigha's original music.  

Please use Contact form (Contact Tab on top Menu) for inquiries regarding rates/details for booking the Aly Aleigha Band.

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Jealous Love

by Aly Aleigha

Hard copies now available for purchase!  
                $6 each plus shipping!

To purchase your own hard copy:  Go to the "BUY CD HERE" Tab, click on the icon of the Jealous Love Album, and follow instructions.  Please be sure to include your Name and Shipping address!

Questions?  Contact Laura at MANAGER.ALYALEIGHA@GMAIL.COM. 

The full EP is also available for purchase on iTunes, Spotify and other online distributors!  

Coming Soon!  The Aly Aleigha Band is currently recording VALLEY OF TEARS.

Tour/Events

AVAILABILITY

Please refer to the "contact" tab to discuss my openings.

Spring / SUMMER 2016

SUPERIOR, WI

Duluth Homegrown Music Festival @ Red Mug Coffee House - May 5th, 2016 6pm (open to public)

http://www.duluthhomegrown.org/aly-aleigha/

JEFF CAVINS PILGRIMAGE TO HOLY LAND 

Worship Lead for the pilgrimage - May 9-19, 2016

AMERY, WI

Confirmation Retreat @ Camp Wapo - May 21-22, 2016

LONESTAR, TX

Franciscan LEAD - June 12-17, 2016

STEUBENVILLE, OH

Franciscan LEAD - July 10-15, 2016

MCGREGOR, MN

Camp Survive - August 8-12, 2016

FALL 2016 - SPRING 2017

Minneapolis, MN 

The Labyrinth Album Release @ Icehouse - September 3, 2016  (Open to the Public)  

Tickets on sale at:  

RICE LAKE, WI

Ignite Retreat - September 10, 2016

PAOLI, PA

AbbeyFest - September 24, 2016   www.theabbeyfest.com   

RICE LAKE, WI  

Advent Adoration Event ft. Jeff Cavins - December 14, 2016

Previous events

DULUTH, MN

Home Base

Camp Survive - August 3-7, 2015

Retreat at St. Mary Queen of the Rosary Cathedral, Leading Worship - August 23-24, 2015

RICE LAKE, WI

Ignite Retreat - June 11, 2015

DIRT CAMP - July 22-23, 2015

FRANCISCAN LEAD

     - The Rockies (June 14-19, 2015)

     - Rochester, MN (July 5-12, 2015)

     - Main Campus 5 (July 12-17, 2015)

PHILADELPHIA, PA 

Pope Francis World Meeting of Families (Aug 29, Sept 13-18), 2015

brainerd, MN 

First Timer's Retreat - September 18-20, 2015

VIRGINIA, MN

Meant for More Retreat ft. Leah Darrow & Nic Davidson - September 30-31, 2015

RICE LAKE, WI

Prayer Partner Night - October 7, 2015

THE WOODLANDS, TX

Lifeteen Camp - October 15-18, 2015

GRAND RAPIDS, MN

Lifeteen EDGE Retreat - October 24, 2015

two harbors, MN 

Fan into Flame Retreat - October 28-30, 2015

CANON FALLS, MN

Theology of the Body talk - November 5, 2015

ST PAUL, MN

NET LIFELINE - November 7, 2015

ST. PETER, MN

Retreat - November 8, 2015

ST PAUL, MN

NET LIFELINE - December 5, 2015

PINE CITY, MN

Immaculate Conception Parish Advent Event - December 9, 2015

RICE LAKE, WI

Advent Holy Hour - December 16, 2015

ST. CLOUD, MN

Ablaze Youth Event & Catechetical Concert ft. Jessica Schissel - January 9-10, 2016

MCGREGOR, MN

TOBIT Retreat - January 15-17, 2016

DULUTH, MN 

Women's Conference - February 27, 2016

SHAKOPEE, MN

Confirmation Retreat - February 28, 2016

Steubenville, Oh

Recording next album - March 16 - 21, 2016

Duluth, MN

XLT Night at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary - March 23, 2016

Amery, WI

Spiritual BOOT Camp at Camp Wapogasset - April 1-3, 2016

Hibbing, MN

Confirmation Retreat - April 8-9, 2016

DULUTH, MN

Theology of the Body Evening at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary - April 10, 2016

MASON, WI

Diocese of Superior High School Leadership Camp - April 15-17, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

EVENTS

PRICING


1.  Catechetical Concert

Aly Aleigha catechizes (teaches) using her original songs, unpacking the rich scriptural meaning behind the lyrics.  She explains why she composed the song, offers stories behind their origins, and relates it to the familiar experiences of her audience.  Aly Aleigha uses these concerts to glorify God who writes the songs through her.

 

(Left to right) Peter Norton, Aly Aleigha, Kirsten Grandon, and Stephanie Schissel at Innovation Studios recording Jealous Love.  Missing: Jack Nash (drummer).

(Left to right) Peter Norton, Aly Aleigha, Kirsten Grandon, and Stephanie Schissel at Innovation Studios recording Jealous Love.  Missing: Jack Nash (drummer).

2. Music Ministry

Aly Aleigha leads praise and worship using her original songs as well as popular Christian music.  Depending on the event, she may begin a session with a secular song or two until her audience is comfortable.  She explains the Biblical origin of praise and worship and encourages intimacy with the Lord by her witness.  Usually hiring Aly for music ministry is paired with Speaking. 

 

3. Speaking

Aly Aleigha is a well-equipped & enthusiastic speaker. She received her Bachelors of Arts degree at Franciscan University, double-majoring in Theology and Catechetics with a concentration in Youth Ministry.  Additionally, Aly has addressed countless young people of all ages--from the catechesis of little children to College Campus ministry.  

Aly Aleigha teaching Theology of the Body from her testimony in Cayo, Belize

Aly Aleigha teaching Theology of the Body from her testimony in Cayo, Belize

Seeing [Aly Aleigha] and the dynamic teaching style she had with those high school students was something beautiful to behold! She touched hearts and transformed a lot of lives by her presence in the classroom...it is clear she has a vocation to teach and has answered that call with such an open heart!”
— Fr. Shawn Roberson, TOR

Click the box below to choose from the numerous topics that Aly has spoken on.  Aly Aleigha is also more than willing to write a new talk according to your event's specific needs!

 

 

EVENT SELECTIONS:

 

Speaking / Teaching
Music Ministry
Catechetical Concert
Original Music Concert with Aly Aleigha Band

  Pricing

Please use Contact form (Contact Tab on top Menu) for inquiries regarding rates/details for booking Aly Aleigha:  
Pricing varies depending on the event.
 

HIRE ALY ALEIGHA

For all events, there is a minimum base fee of $200 (within 100 miles **).  Additional fees are based on event details (talks &/or music), plus the expense of travel and lodging if needed.  
Aly Aleigha also requests to sell her CDs at the venue.   
** minimum base fee varies depending on distance & duration of event.

HIRE ADDITIONAL MUSICIANS

Depending on their availability, a pianist, drummer, guitarist, male vocalists and violinist may be hired to accompany Aly Aleigha.  Minimum base fee of $60 per musician (within 100 miles **). Additional fees are based on event details, plus mileage and lodging for each. This is in addition to Aly Aleigha's services.

Availability is based on their individual schedules.

** minimum base fee varies depending on distance & duration of event.

Aly Aleigha Band

Aly Aleigha Band

HIRE THE ALY ALEIGHA BAND

Concerts, gigs, etc - the Aly Aleigha Band provides music for venues looking for full sound of Aly Aleigha's original music.  

Please use Contact form (Contact Tab on top Menu) for inquiries regarding rates/details for booking the Aly Aleigha Band.   

 

Aly Aleigha and her two sisters, Jessica (middle), and Stephanie (left)

Aly Aleigha and her two sisters, Jessica (middle), and Stephanie (left)

HIRE ALL 3 SISTERS!

Aly Aleigha is the oldest of three girls, all of whom sing and play instruments.  Jessica and Stephanie both harmonize on Aly's CD and are very talented musicians. Jessica has also recorded an EP of her own.  All three girls attend or attended Franciscan University of Steubenville; like Aly, Jessica studies Catechetics while Stephanie is preparing for a degree in Chiropractics. All three girls have been heavily involved in music their entire lives and enjoy playing together.

Availability is based on their individual schedules.

PRICE FOR ALY + SISTER(S)

In addition to base costs for Aly Aleigha's services and the transportation/lodging of each, there is a $100 minimum charge for first hour for each sister. 

 

 


Speaking Topics

Have a topic in mind that is not listed?  
Aly Aleigha is more than happy to write a new talk according to your event's specific desires!

Salvation History

Build Your Kingdom Here

Using a Prezi presentation, Aly teaches about the Fall of Man and the hope of the Redemption--that is, what it means to live as a Christian today.  She unpacks scripture, teaches from artwork and emphasizes the importance of the Mass in a way that is attractive and relatable to her audience.  Wifi or internet connection required; a variation of this talk can be given without the Prezi (whiteboard or chalkboard desired in that case).  To view the Prezi, copy and paste the following link into your search bar: https://prezi.com/user/joc0ft2o7zqc/

We also shall rise

Using a PowerPoint presentation, Aly teaches how through Baptism, we become members of Christ's body.  And, as St. Paul said, "If we have died with Him, we also shall rise with Him" (Rom. 6:8, 2 Tim 2:11).

Testimonies

Conversion Story

Aly shares her story of how she came to realize the overwhelming and consuming love of the Lord through adoration & reconciliation, and how it changed her life forever.

Aly Aleigha teaching Theology of the Body from her Testimony in Cayo, Belize

Theology of the Body Testimony

Aly shares about her experiences in unhealthy relationships, and how through encounter with the Lord she came to forgive those who hurt her.

On The Eucharist

Eucharist: Source & Summit

A teaching on the awe-inspiring and powerful truth of the Eucharist as the center of life itself.

The Mass

Tired of going through the motions?  Ever wonder if there is a purpose behind the "Catholic Aerobics" we do on Sunday?  Stand up, sit down, stand up, kneel...Aly Aleigha unpacks the Mass and presents it to her audience in a way that is relevant, exciting and life-changing.  

Old Testament Typology

Breaking down the Last Supper and the glory of the Eucharist by unpacking the first Passover feast and other prefigurements from Exodus.  Connecting the Mosaic Passover withe John's Gospel and explaining Jewish customs that shed light on the Mass, Aly Aleigha presents the incredible, often unknown and mind-blowing realities and connections of the Eucharist.

Advent: And the Word Became Flesh

A catechesis on how "the Word became flesh and dwelt among us" in the presence of the Eucharist (Jn. 1).  Aly employs a Prezi presentation for this teaching; wifi or internet connection necessary.  A variation of this talk can be given without the Prezi.  To view the Prezi, copy and paste the following link into your search bar: https://prezi.com/user/joc0ft2o7zqc/

 

BLESSED ARE THE POOR IN SPIRIT

Using a Prezi presentation, Aly catechizes on this specific Beatitude and explains what it truly means to be "Poor in Spirit."  She explains praise and worship and our relationship with the Lord and unpacks scripture in a way that is relatable and eye-opening.  Wifi or internet connection necessary.  A variation of this talk can be given without the Prezi.  To view the Prezi, copy and paste the following link into your search bar: https://prezi.com/user/joc0ft2o7zqc/ 

 

On Mary / the Saints

What's the Deal with mary?

A catechesis on the importance of the Blessed Mother, how every truth about Mary is really a truth about Jesus, and how we can trust in her intercession.

Saints

Aly Aleigha has catechized using the lives of Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati, St. Thérèse of Lisieux, St. Faustina, Pope Saint John Paul II and others. She considers the saints friends as real as those present in the flesh, and helps her audience to do the same.

Life

Glorifying God in Academics

A talk on how to be fully alive in the midst of academic struggles.

Friendship

A catechesis on holy friendship for middle schoolers.

Apologetics

Hot-Button Topics

Aly Aleigha catechizes on the truths of Abortion, Homosexuality, and other hot-button topics in a way that is engaging.  She employs reason as well as faith, so that even if her audience argues with the teachings of the Church, they cannot argue the pure facts revealed by science. 

After giving an improv talk on homosexual unions, a few high school girls approached me. They said that they entered the room supporting homosexuality but, after hearing me explain the Church’s stance, they got it. Nobody had ever explained it to them in a way that made any difference. The truth behind hot-button topics is so often deprived of people who deserve to know! If only they truly understood, I believe everybody would be Catholic.”
— Aly Aleigha

ON THEOLOGY OF THE BODY

Catecheses on the truth about Marriage, Sex, Homosexuality, and True Love. She employs reason as well as faith to support her claims, and explains everything in a way that is loving and does not water down the truth.

 

For Catechist training / Parents

Lights...Camera...Action!

Aly Aleigha teaches on the importance of inculturation, specifically in regards to incorporating films into catechesis.  This informational and instructional presentation is geared toward adult or young adults who are interested in effectively teaching the faith using modern media to engage the youth.  Powerpoint presentation; visual and audio capacities required.

Familiaris consortio

Unpacking the Magisterial document on the importance of family in order to understand the Church's teachings and incorporate them into everyday life.

Beauty in Catechesis

Teaching Catholic themes and truths through a variety of contemporary music from artists such as The Oh Hello's, Gungor, and more.

Parent retreat

A series of talks catered toward parents raising Christian children and teenagers in the world today.

Submit a topic 

Aly Aleigha received her Bachelors of Arts at Franciscan University of Steubenville for Theology and Catechetics with a concentration in Youth Ministry.  She has much experience writing and giving talks before a wide variety of age groups, and creates masterful visual aids to engage her audience.  Listed above are only a handful of the talks she has previously given; she is more than willing to write a custom talk specifically for the needs of your event.  Please contact her at alyaleigha@gmail.com for more details.

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bio

 

Hey, I'm Aly! I'm a Catholic

singer/songwriter, worship leader

& traveling catechist from

 a small town in Wisconsin.  In May 2015 I graduated

from Franciscan University of Steubenville, OH

where I studied Theology and Catechetics with

a Youth Ministry concentration.  I am currently

employed under Father Mike Schmitz at UMD-Newman

and the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary, 

both in Duluth, MN.  I am enthusiastic

about sharing the faith & living what Papa Francis

calls "the Joy of the Gospel!" I love coffee,

leading praise & worship, going on crazy adventures

& discovering what it means to be FULLY ALIVE (John 10:10).

Last summer (2015) I released my first EP and 

promulgated a YouTube ministry because 

"He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim

liberty to captives and freedom to

prisoners" (Isaiah 61:1-3).  I am currently

working on my next full album and am

so excited to release it.

 

 

 

 

INTO THE NIGHT

Copyright Aly Aleigha 2015.  Recorded at Innovation Studios 2015.  Words and music by Aly Aleigha.  All Rights Reserved.  Aly Aleigha and Mike Ofca on guitar; Jack Nash on cajon; Peter Norton on banjo; Jessica and Stephanie Schissel on background vocals.

 

Awaken nostalgias of the years

The hopes and dreams and all the fears that you’ve suppressed

In silence, reverberating storms

Echoes of a memory of a life you once dreamed

That you’d possess

 

And I

I fall over and again

Into complacency

A fallacy

A lie that I’ve learned to believe

But you

You call me on again

And draw me out from private quarters of my soul

Where even I dare not go

 

Reawaken desire

Restoke the pyre

And watch the fire

Rise into the night

Revive what’s dead

Bring us back to life

And let Your power

Seep into our veins tonight

 

VISITATION SONG

                           (Ft. Jessica Schissel)

Copyright Aly Aleigha 2015.  Recorded at Innovation Studios 2015.  Words and music by Aly Aleigha.  All Rights Reserved.  Aly Aleigha on guitar; Jack Nash on cajon; Jessica Schissel on background vocals.  Mike Ofca on additional instrumental tracks (violin, synthesizer, bass, etc.)

 

I’m on this spontaneous journey

Still seeing him glow like moonlight

Overwhelmed by Your love that consumes me

I fly


Who am I

That you should come to me

And bring with you my Lord?

Oh, I’ve been waiting

For so long now

A dead, dry heart discovers it can still beat


Come magnify the Lord with me


My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord

And my spirit rejoices

In God my savior

Oh, He has looked

With favor on His lowly servant

From this day on

All generations will call me blessed


The Almighty has done great things for me and holy is His name

He has mercy on those who fear Him in every generation

He has shown the strength of His arm

He has scattered the proud in their conceit

He has cast down the mighty from their thrones

And lifted up the lowly


Chorus


He has filled the hungry with good things

And the rich He has sent away empty

He has come to the help of His servant, Israel


For He remembered His promise of mercy

The promise He made to our fathers

To Abraham and His children forever


JEALOUS LOVE

Copyright Aly Aleigha 2015.  Recorded at Innovation Studios 2015.  Words and music by Aly Aleigha.  All Rights Reserved.  Aly Aleigha on guitar; Jack Nash on cajon; Peter Norton on banjo; Kirsten Grandon, Jessica Schissel and Stephanie Schissel on background vocals.  Mike Ofca on additional instrumental tracks (violin, synthesizer, bass, etc.)


You’re crushed by a thousand burdens

With the devil riding on your spine

Yet you walk through life like you don’t feel it

But that’s what he wants

That’s where he wants you

 

Deception blinds your weary cravings

And you’re restless till there’s manna on your tongue

Yet concupiscence bears fickle passions

To enslave your soul

That’s right where he wants you

 

Do you know

Do you know

Where to go

When darkness closes in?

Take my hand

Take my hand

I’ll lead you to the Promised Land

 

His Jealous love will overtake you

He will fight and you need only to be still

And bursting forth from His side spills mercy

That’s what He wants

That’s where He wants you

And that’s what you want

That’s what you want too

 

Do you know

Do you know

Where to go

When death is at your door?

Take my hand

Take my hand

I’ll lead you to the Promised Land

YOU ARE

Copyright Aly Aleigha 2015.  Recorded at Innovation Studios 2015.  Words and music by Aly Aleigha.  All Rights Reserved.  Aly Aleigha on guitar; Jack Nash on djembe; Jessica Schissel on piano and background vocals; Stephanie Schissel on background vocals.  Mike Ofca on additional instrumental tracks (violin, synthesizer, bass, etc.)

 

Is this the Great I Am?

The King of Kings?

The one who’s come to set the captives free?

How can one so small accomplish all these things

And yet you have enraptured me

You’ve enraptured me


In seeking You I’m already found

The light shines in the darkness all around

Yet the darkness will not overcome

Emmanuel, you’re the chosen one

You’re the chosen one


Incarnate Word

Creator of All

You are my King

Infant so small

How can it be

That You should come to me?


From you for all

Grace upon grace

You ravished my heart with one glimpse of your face

Tell me what is Truth and what is power?

Your simple love, relentless shower


Chorus


And I will adore you

And I will adore you

And I will adore you, God


Emmanuel, Messiah

Prince of Peace, Mighty God

Lord of Lords, Morning Star, You are


Counselor, Comforter

Almighty One, King of the Ages

Lamb of God, Alpha, Omega, You are


And I will adore you

And I will adore you

And I will adore you, God


Chorus


And I will adore You

I will adore You

I will adore You, God


 

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