“One of Us” is brief snapshot of people who support the church in various ways in the Diocese of Wilmington. We will regularly feature people who may be recognizable within their parish communities.
NAME: Patrick Tiernan
HOMETOWN: Wilmington, DE
PARISH & SCHOOL: St. Mary Magdalen
What does your faith mean to you?
“For me faith is head, heart and hands. It’s the reason, that thinking through the logic the philosophical underpinnings of faith. It’s the heart , the emotional . Growing up I would say easily , our Catholic faith was the proverbial glue that held our family together. I definitely think my parents would agree with that statement. They committed to Catholic education for four boys. We didn’t have two cars. We didn’t go on vacation. They believed in Catholic education. That was the investment literally that they did. I swear by it to this day. That’s the emotional and real investment piece. The hands is that social justice piece. It is putting it into action. It’s doing something with it. It’s showing it. It’s not just talking about it.
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Feb. 14, 2020 One of Us Linda Darling
Feb. 28, 2020 One of Us Rich Kolodgie
March 13, 2020 One of Us Sofia Alvarez
March 27, 2020 One of Us Geri Garvey
April 10, 2020 One of Us Tammy Korosec
April 24, 2020 One of Us Connor Rowland
May 8, 2020 One of Us Alex Handy
May 22, 2020 One of Us Josie Trevino
June 5, 2020 One of Us Fred McNeil
June 22, 2020 One of Us Ed Lipka
July 3, 2020 One of Us Bess McAneny
July 17, 2020 One of Us Jean Dunn
July 31, 2020 One of Us Tina Gillen
August 14, 2020 One of Us Bob Gay
August 28, 2020 One of Us Nate Riddle
September 11, 2020 One of Us Celinda Carr
September 25, 2020 One of Us Joe Furness