Every Day Stewardship: Grateful

Whether it's cantoring or lending his voice to the choir Mike gratefully share his gifts at the weekend Masses.

Whether it's cantoring or lending his voice to the choir Mike gratefully share his gifts at the weekend Masses.

Mike Provost

How long have you been a parishioner at St. Pius X?

16 years, 13 as a non-Catholic, 3 as a Catholic

What ministries are you involved in at St. Pius X?

I am a cantor and I sing in the choir.

What inspires you to be an everyday steward?

God has given me so many blessings for which I am grateful.  One of those blessings is my musical talent.  When I first became a cantor, though, I didn't think I was very good.  And often times, I still don't think that I am very good.  But it seems like every time I cantor, someone will come up to me after mass and tell me how much they enjoyed my singing.  That I am helping to convey God's message with my voice is what inspires me to be an everyday steward.


"That I am helping to convey God's message with my voice is what inspires me to be an everyday steward."
 

How does gratefulness impact your desire to be an everyday steward?

Even though I was a "practicing non-Catholic" for several years (coming to mass each week, singing in the choir and later becoming a cantor) there were many aspects of the Catholic faith that I did not understand.  And, of course, I could not participate in the Sacrament of Holy Communion.  My faith in God has always been strong, but could I really be a steward of God if I couldn't even dine at his table?

When I finally decided that I wanted to join the Catholic church, it was the members of RCIA team, each with their own desire to be everyday stewards by helping others learn about the Catholic faith, that guided me through the process.  I am grateful to the RCIA team for sharing their time and talents to teach me about the Catholic faith and help me to become a Roman Catholic.