Popular Catholic Influencers Invite You to the Great Big Christmas Show with Fr. David Michael, Leah Darrow and More on Youtube!


Popular Catholic personalities like Leah Darrow, Fr. David Michael Moses, the BeardedBlevins Stream Team, James Matthew Wilson, and Fr. Rob Galea gathered together for “The Great Big Christmas Show,” produced by MAX Studios at the University of St. Thomas-Houston. 

Set to go live on YouTube on the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, December 12 at 7pm CT, the half-hour special is brimming with traditions and on-location vignettes that offer a behind-the-scenes glimpse into how these influencers celebrate Advent and Christmas. This lighthearted video is sure to fill viewers with the warmth of family, faith, and joy for a more intentional celebration of the season. We can’t wait to share the beautiful Advent/Christmas messages as we prepare for the coming of our savior, Jesus Christ.

“What we celebrate shows what we value, so fostering the celebration of Christmas, sharing our traditions, and gathering our stories is a beautiful way of showing the culture how much we value the greatest news ever told–that a Savior has been born for us!” says Fr. David Michael. 

The show will be a joyful performance of both original and classic music, poetic compositions, and recipes from Catholic artists, friends, and family. Decorate cookies with the kids in the rustic farm kitchen of former model Leah Darrow and her family. Reflect on the beauty of the Incarnation with James Matthew Wilson, an influential Catholic philosopher and poet who has been featured in countless publications. Make a joyful noise with Fr. Rob Galea and Fr. David Michael as they sing songs to get you into the Christmas spirit. Experience all this and much more while learning the beauty of living the rhythm of the liturgical Year during this heartfelt special.
“The way Catholics experience the Advent and Christmas seasons is a really beautiful expression of our Catholic identity – especially those whom we feature who are affiliated with UST and the Greater Houston community. We hope to capture the spirit of UST with this invitation to learn and to grow more during this special time of year, with the body of the Church as family in mind. We think MAX Studios, with a dynamic priest like Fr. David Michael Moses hosting, exemplifies a wonderful expression of our shared Catholic voice through familial experiences, musical entertainment, and fantastic literature,” notes Dr. Richard Ludwick, President of the University of St. Thomas Houston.


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Fr. David Michael Moses

Fr. David Michael Moses is a priest in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. A quick and avid learner, Fr. David Michael graduated with his Bachelor’s degree at 18, an age when most students graduate from high school. After being accepted into several law schools, Fr. David Michael ultimately felt called to the priesthood and was ordained in 2019 at the young age of 25. He currently serves as the parochial vicar at Christ the Good Shepherd in Spring, TX. He enjoys writing music, and his “Concerts for Life” have collectively raised over $640,000 to assist women in crisis pregnancies. He is also active on social media, with a collective following of over 140,000, where he shares stories from priestly life.

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Leah Darrow

Leah Darrow is the founder of Power Made Perfect, an acclaimed personal development program, where she uses her decades of mindset coaching and experience in creating lasting change to help others find the time and courage to lead lives of true freedom, contribution, and mission with God. A former model on reality TV, Leah experienced a life-changing conversion back to the Catholic faith in 2005. An entrepreneur at heart, Leah has a driving passion to lead and inspire others to embrace Christ’s mercy and has created a beautiful sisterhood of women striving to be a light in the world. A sought-after speaker, Leah has been featured on numerous top podcasts, as well as appearances on Fox News, Yahoo Finance, Daily Wire, The Blaze, EWTN, and The Christian Post.

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James Matthew Wilson

James Matthew Wilson is the Cullen Foundation Chair of English Literature and the Director of the MFA program in Creative Writing at the University of Saint Thomas Houston. The author of eleven books, including his most recent collection of poems, "The Strangeness of the Good" (Angelico, 2020), Wilson is the recipient of numerous awards for his writings on art and culture, including the Hiett Prize and the Parnassus Prize. Wilson serves also as the poet-in-residence of the Benedict XVI Institute for Sacred Music and Divine Worship, the editor of Colosseum Books, and the poetry editor of Modern Age magazine.

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