Fallon Siniscarco comes from a close-knit family with an older brother and sister and a supportive mom and dad, but she is making her own way in her young life. She says that whatever she’s doing, she always knows God is there for her in good times and in those troubling times. Fallon is not afraid to share her faith and tries to live it every day.
Your family has been involved at Mount Carmel / Blessed Sacrament for quite a while. What does belonging to this parish mean to you?
Being part of Mount Carmel / Blessed Sacrament makes me feel closer to God. Going to Mass with my family every Sunday also makes me feel closer to my family, too.
What is the first thing you remember about coming to church?
I remember going to religious education classes. I loved doing art projects in Mrs. Panuccio’s class and I remember making my chalice for my First Communion. I also remember all the times I went to breakfast with Santa.
You are an altar server. What do you like most about serving Mass?
I have been an alter server for the last eight years and it makes me feel like I am doing what I was called to do, especially serving for Holy Week. That is my favorite time of the church year. After I make my Confirmation, I would like to continue to serve. I am not sure just yet what I want to do as far as lectoring or being a Eucharistic minister.
What is your relationship with God like?
I rely on God for everything. Before every soccer game or track meet, I say a prayer to God to ask him to keep me safe and I always say a prayer of thanks afterwards as well. I pray that God gives me the strength to do the best that I can with whatever I do.
Is there anyone who has helped you the most in that relationship?
My mom. She always makes sure I go to church and she has always assured me that God is always there for me no matter what. My mom also just gave me my own copy of “Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence” by Sarah Young. Each day of the year, there is an inspirational quote which has an exact quote from the Bible. I find that it is very relatable and it gives me a different perspective on life.
Most young people generally don’t like to talk about their faith with their friends. Do you ever have the opportunity to talk to your friends about faith, and what do you say to them?
Whenever my friends are struggling, I tell them that everything happens for a reason and that God has a plan for them. I think that helps them look for the good in every situation. Although not all of my friends are Christians, I still share that message and I feel that they still appreciate the advice.
I know you’re only a teenager, but how do you cope with life’s disappointments?
I try to follow my own advice, as I mentioned earlier. I believe that the bad times in life will not last forever.
Do you have a hero or someone you look up to?
I have two teachers that I look up to — Mrs. Hill, my Spanish teacher, and Mrs. Hamilton, my Global History teacher. Both have had their own personal struggles in life but both are very happy, positive and inspirational. They are both loving, giving people who always make the time to show that they care.
What is the best advice anyone has ever given to you?
Life is short and you need to treat as if every day is your last. Make the most out of life by always being positive.
What do you hope the future holds for you?
I hope I have a family some day with a loving, supportive husband. I hope that my children are healthy and happy. I also hope to become a successful occupational therapist someday. I would love to work with both the elderly and children. I want to be able to change people’s lives for the better.