Posted by Laura Diaz on 6/08/21
This past week high school graduations happened, in person.
A young lady who graduated from Saugus High School in Santa Clarita is the daughter of the LA County firefighter who was recently killed. She wanted to go to her graduation ceremony. One call was put out to firefighters, be ... Read More »
Posted by Laura Diaz on 6/02/21
Memorial Day came and went. It’s the unofficial announcement that summer is almost here. I spent the holiday summiting a mountain. The trail was steep, on a ridge and had many technical ups and downs. It was also very hot with no shade, in the Angeles Forrest. Amongst the ... Read More »
Posted by Laura Diaz on 5/24/21
How many relationships are you in right now? As human beings our lives are made up of all sorts of relationships. Family relationships. Work relationships. School relationships. Relationships with friends. Church community relationships.
This past weekend our parish celebrated the Confirmation Mass and four First Holy Communion Masses. ... Read More »
Posted by Laura Diaz on 5/18/21
The dead coming back to life. Eating Body and Blood. Our faith stories are not exactly easy to wrap our mind around. Much of it is Mystery. So how do we explain it, especially to our children?
Recently, after one of my 7-year-old nephew’s evening baseball games we ... Read More »
Posted by Laura Diaz on 5/05/21
Remember as a child the dreaded time at recess or lunch when all were lined up for two “team captains” to choose their team. As they each took a turn and your name wasn’t called…ugh. And then, you heard your name – thank God! Maybe you were one of ... Read More »
Posted by Laura Diaz on 12/19/20
Can you imagine?! You are in your early teens and the Archangel Gabriel appears to you, letting you know that through the Holy Spirit you are going to give birth to the Son of God! Really, just imagine!
This Gospel story is amazing when you close your eyes ... Read More »
Posted by Laura Diaz on 12/12/20
A Christmas story I remember from childhood is called, "The Littlest Angel". Each year as I unpack my Christmas decorations I come across my collection of children's Christmas books. Some are from my childhood. One of the books that is lovingly worn is my childhood book, "The Littlest Angel". ... Read More »
Posted by Laura Diaz on 12/05/20
How amazing is it when a story comes true! Can you think of a time in your life when a story came true? I grew up with stories like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Bambi, Sleeping Beauty and Beauty and the Beast. (I may be aging myself here!) ... Read More »
Posted by Laura Diaz on 11/28/20
The 1st Sunday of Advent is here! We celebrate the beginning of a new Liturgical Season, telling the stories of our redemption through Jesus Christ! We begin our preparation for the coming of Jesus at Christmastime! The word "Advent" literally means "coming". Jesus came to us in the past, He ... Read More »
Posted by Laura Diaz on 11/22/20
I am a person who loves stories. I like "talkin story" as they say in Hawaii. I used to love hearing my grandparents tell us stories about how life was when they were young and the stories of my family. As a child I loved hearing Bible stories from ... Read More »