Why I Pledge — Mary B. O’Connor

Several years ago, my husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease at age 56. I often wonder how I would have coped without my Catholic faith. It seems that our faith is always tested during tragic times, and often forgotten during happy experiences.

The current climate in our Church tests all of us, but my focus continues to be the commitment to my Catholic faith, in particular to my parish Holy Trinity. The mission of the parish, the dedication of the clergy and staff, all need our support and along with that our continued financial commitment. The good works emanating from our parish into our community should not be sidelined, and that is where my heart is. I will always be grateful for my faith and my parish and see that as a priority over my dissatisfaction with Vatican politics.

I encourage you to reflect on what your faith has meant to you during difficult times and continue supporting Holy Trinity’s grassroots efforts in our community.

—Mary B. O’Connor