Filled with Joy- A Story about C4Y

Joining C4Y just last year, I have grown to love it tremendously. Beginning with the first rehearsal, I have forever been filled with joy. Fairly quickly, I met several young men and women who share in the same love for Jesus as I do, developing strong friendships. Besides with other singers, I have had the opportunity to form a relationship with Mrs. Higgins. She serves as an extreme role model of the faith for me as I can see the face of God in her in everything she does. I clearly recognize the Gifts of the Holy Spirit working within her as she loves every singer, forming a family among all of us. I have learned that as we sing, we are praying twice, and using our charisms to bring happiness to every person that hears us.

Most importantly, I have been encouraged by Mrs. Higgins to draw closer into my relationship with Jesus Himself. During my first performance with C4Y, I felt the Real Presence of God and experienced His grace as the Holy Spirit came to me. Ever since, I have forever been changed. Every performance I have the same experience, which encourages me to evangelize to others. By sharing with others, it allows me to meet young people who have experienced the same as me. With my witness, I can bring those who cannot recognize God to Him by serving as an apostle.

By Julia Rosati
C4Y Singer
St. Joseph High School Student, Class of 2019