Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Something to Pray About

Wow! The response coming in to our (very limited) advertising continues to astound and occasionally overwhelm us here at Oasis. Keep those expressions of interest coming. Even if you just want to be kept informed of what's going on, we want to hear from you. We'll do our best to reply to you as soon as we can, certainly within 48 hours.

Here at HQ in Steubenville, OH, we've been looking at a possible location for our first studio. It's an old school (a small one) currently owned by the Diocese. We may be able to lease or buy it, depending on funding. We're asking for everyone's prayers for wisdom, and for the will of God to be accomplished, whether He wants us to be in this building or someplace else. Pray also that the right funding comes available at the right time as we continue to grow.

Speaking of prayer, we are, naturally, in desperate need in that department. The last thing we want to be is a successful (or unsuccessful) production company churning out programs outside of the Will of Our Lord. So we're looking to start a prayer chain as soon as possible for this ministry. If you're interested, shoot us an e-mail at We'll place you on an e-mail list to receive prayer requests weekly, or as they come up. Thanks in advance for your commitment to supporting the vision of authentic Catholic media in this way.

Keep those e-mails and calls coming. It's incredibly exciting talking to all of you and see how far the vision has spread and is spreading!


Sunday, August 5, 2007

Exciting News!

Hey, everybody! A few days ago, Aaron(our producer) sent out a call for volunteers on Craigslist and, and the response has been absolutely amazing! A HUGE thank you to everybody who's responded so far.

Because of the incredible interest that's been expressed, we're speeding up the organization phase for both Catholic America and the program's parent company, Oasis Productions. We're in the process of producing a promo video explaining what we're doing, and we'll be pulling everyone together in a big brainstorming meeting/conference call in the near future. Look for the date of that, coming up soon.

Hey, do YOU want to be involved in the adventure of producing quality Catholic programming, either with Catholic America or other upcoming projects? You don't have to be an experienced cinematographer to help. Here's a quick list of some people we could really use to get this ministry off the ground:
  • Videographers
  • Editors
  • Musicians
  • Graphic Artists
  • Grips ("roadies")
  • Sound people (both for monitoring sound on-shoot and for later mixing)
  • Research Assistants
  • Legal (to help us with the ins and outs of permissions, etc.)
  • Scheduling
  • Costume/Makeup
  • Logistics
  • Accounting
  • Donations/Sponsors
  • Fundraisers
  • Hospitality while we're in your area
  • Marketing
  • Anyone with tips on cool Catholics and their ministries!

Keep those expressions of interest coming, and if you want to drop us a note with a tip or a question, feel free to do that as well. You can reach Catholic America and Oasis Productions at or by phone at 740-275-4116.

Pax everybody!