Six years ago, my husband and I attended our first Easter Vigil Mass at St. Cecilia. It was a divine appointment. We enjoyed the music, joined in agreement with the renewal of baptismal vows in the Creed, and discovered a longing to receive our Lord in the Eucharist. One year later, I was confirmed through RCIA and warmly encouraged by the choir who had welcomed me during that journey. I have been with the choir ever since. I enjoy joining the sung prayers that are an essential part of the choir’s ministry. Our journey to Rome in this Year of Mercy makes those prayers doubly meaningful. I am thankful for God’s mercy that accomplishes such amazing things. I am a high school English teacher in Southwest Iowa.