Noreen (Daly) Barrs, Office Manager/Paralegal

Born and raised in New Haven, Connecticut, Noreen Barrs grew up in the "mother church" parish of the Knights of Columbus -- that is, St. Mary's parish in New Haven -- where Father Michael McGivney founded what would become the world's largest religious men's fraternal organization.

Noreen earned her B.A. from Christendom College in May of 2011, graduating cum laude while majoring in Political Science and Economics. During her tenure at Christendom, she worked for the college in various capacities, including fundraising, donor relations, and the organization of guest lectures, receptions and group events in Washington, DC.

Noreen spent a semester of her undergraduate years in Europe. She lived in Rome, residing directly outside the Vatican Walls and a ten-minute walk away from St. Peter's Square. She also visited Malta, the small Catholic island south of Italy where St. Paul was famously shipwrecked, as well as the beautiful mountain-top monastery of Monserrat in Spain.

Noreen's studies in the areas of theology and philosophy predisposed her to an interest in a faith-driven law practice. Moreover, her senior thesis focused on the effects of Soviet propaganda -- via the mass media and pervasive imagery -- on the minds of Soviet subjects. Joining the staff of LegalWorks Apostolate was therefore in keeping with her longstanding interest in the effect of the media and law on culture.

Noreen attended the United Nations Youth Conference in July 2011, and is currently completing the paralegal training program of George Mason University. She is also a Notary Public in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Noreen has five siblings. She married in July 2013, and she and her husband are active parishioners at Saint Rita parish in Alexandria, Virginia.