Pat first came to work with the Diocese in February, 1990, in the position of Notary for the Marriage Tribunal under the supervision of Chancellor, Msgr. William Boone. She worked on marriage annulments and dispensations.  At that time, her office was located in space owned by the RC Humber-St. Barbe School Board.

She would make two more moves. In 1999, the Bishop of the day gathered all staff under one roof in the former monastery of the Irish Christian Brothers, and in 2006 to the present site of the Diocesan Offices at 469 Curling Street.

Along the way her role changed a little and she became Secretary of the Diocesan Marriage Tribunal and Secretary of the Diocesan Chancellor's Office.