October 06, 2019 - October 13, 2019
As part of my community service activities, I play my violin for Mary Immaculate Catholic Church at 8 AM Mass every last Sunday of the month as part of the music ministry, the Cardinal Newman Mass Ensemble, St. Clare’s or St. John Fisher Catholic Church’s Special Masses, and St. John Fisher’s annual Christmas Program and Broadway performances. I also altar serve in Mary Immaculate weekly. I am part of the Cardinal Newman Key Club. I help at my old school, St. Clare, with food service during school lunches, their fundraiser, Mardi Gras, and other school activities such as their 6th grade pep rally.
My service in the music ministry at various churches has created a great impact in my life. I like seeing the faces of the people light up and enjoy the talent that God has given me. I believe that I was given the gift of music in order to serve God. When I play my violin, I lift spirits up and help people sing and participate during Mass. It is a very wonderful feeling. I am seeing less young people at Mass. A lot of young people no longer volunteer or serve in church events because of fear of embarrassment. I hope I can one day change this by setting an example.