Maria from LEAD: Catholic Identity

Maria is proud to be a cradle Catholic from St. Simon Parish in St. Louis where she attends youth group, and goes to Mass every Sunday with her family.

But, after being made fun of for being Catholic, she put her faith into a box, becoming somebody she had never intended to be.

Then, on a Saturday night during Adoration at Steubenville, she realized she needed to face up to God and what she had done – and once again take pride in her Catholic identity.


“I am not going to hide my light under a bushel basket to appease other people’s opinions.”


Written by Paul Masek
Paul Masek is Lisa's husband and is honored to be the father of four practically perfect kids ~ Jacob, Audrey, Kyle, & Dominic. For fun, Paul loves hunting, fishing, eating, and hanging out with the fam. He claims to be the funniest person he has ever met - and his wife says he hasn't met enough people - because she is funnier. He also loves stirring it up and is the director of the REAP Team for the Archdiocese of St. Louis. You can find out more about Paul by following him on Twitter & Insta - @clasekmasek