Posted by Laura Diaz on 11/30/21
I listen to a Christian radio station as I drive to and from work. For the month of November, they challenged people to do acts of kindness that lifted people up. I listened as people called in to share their stories. In trying to bless others with kindness, they ... Read More »
Posted by Laura Diaz on 11/22/21
An amazing story: In March of 2020 we were all told to stay home from school, work, and church. Mass as we know it stopped. We needed to get on Facebook or YouTube to be able to livestream Mass. This became our new reality. A young lady and her ... Read More »
Posted by Laura Diaz on 11/15/21
My heart has been heavy. A few weeks ago, from my apartment I heard the terribly loud noise of a car crashing into a parked car, then speeding off.
Last week I had to slam on my breaks to keep from getting hit by a driver that sped through ... Read More »
Posted by Laura Diaz on 11/09/21
When the Holy Spirit lead me here to St. Peter Claver parish to serve all of you, I met a beautiful person named Sherry Clements. I only got to know her for about two and a half years, but what an impact she and her husband, Deacon Brian have ... Read More »
Posted by Laura Diaz on 11/01/21
Yesterday we had a very fun Trunk Or Treat here at SPC. We were overflowing with candies that our parishioners donated, and those candies put such big smiles on children’s faces.
After the clean up I went home and sat down for a few minutes, then headed to ... Read More »
Posted by Laura Diaz on 10/25/21
Our Elementary Faith Formation Sessions began yesterday, and it was so very great to see so many families in person! I hope you all know what blessings you are to us and to each other in this parish community. These are tough times, and we need each other’s smiles, ... Read More »
Posted by Laura Diaz on 10/19/21
As I sit here and pray, asking Jesus what to write to you this week, the word courage keeps coming to my mind. I am a person who battles fear every day.
This past year of living during the pandemic and the volatile political climate of our country ... Read More »
Posted by Laura Diaz on 10/11/21
Once again, I was blown away by parents this past week. Several parents came into the Faith Formation Office to register for Elementary Faith Formation or Confirmation. Moms and dads alike. Some had a child or children with them. Observing the interactions between parents and kids or hearing them ... Read More »
Posted by Laura Diaz on 10/05/21
I am finding that even though I think I am calm, I am not. One morning I left home feeling good – not stressed and close to Jesus. I got up early, prayed, exercised, and ate a good breakfast. I felt calm, ready to get to work.
A ... Read More »
Posted by Laura Diaz on 9/27/21
Yesterday I got to do something that I haven’t done in 5 years…well, part of something. I participated in the Malibu Olympic Distance Triathlon as part of a relay team. I did the 25-mile bike portion along PCH. It was awesome! I arrived at Zuma Beach at 5:30 a.m. ... Read More »