Mary serves at the Executive Director for the Department of Special Needs Ministries for the Archdiocese of Washington. The special needs department provides pastoral services to those in the District of Columbia and surrounding areas. who are deaf, blind, or disabled. Mary states that working with the disabled is one of the most rewarding careers because every day she is reminded of what is really important. She advises those interested in working with special needs individuals to test the waters and make sure reality is close to what they envision it to be before jumping into the role.