Posted by Laura Diaz on 9/14/21
Isn’t this such a busy time of year? Children are back to school. Many families started back playing sports – adults and children. We’re trying to figure out our routines in our homes.
Here in Faith Formation there is a lot of transition, so I too am trying ... Read More »
Posted by Laura Diaz on 9/07/21
“We have over a couple hundred youth registered for Faith Formation and only 3 adult volunteers.” “Our parish has the same small group of people volunteering to care for all our ministries.” “Only 2 percent of our parishioners are giving each week, barely supporting the entire parish.” These are ... Read More »
Posted by Laura Diaz on 8/23/21
A couple of weeks ago I met a woman who was incredibly friendly to me at a breakfast I went to. I am an introvert by nature, so it isn’t easy for me to sit at a table to share a meal with people I’ve never met. I made ... Read More »
Posted by Laura Diaz on 8/16/21
After sitting and reading this coming Sunday’s Mass Readings to begin praying and asking the Holy Spirit to tell me what to write to you, I’m struck right away by a quote in the First Reading:
Joshua addressed all the people: “If it does not please you to serve ... Read More »
Posted by Laura Diaz on 8/02/21
Staycation, not something I recall doing before. I had a week off and stayed home. I went to the beach with friends one day and went to the beach with more friends another day. I did early morning bike rides on PCH three days with no worries of getting ... Read More »
Posted by Laura Diaz on 7/12/21
Yesterday I was driving on a road with three four-way Stop signs and at all three, no one would go. Has that happened to you?
I went to the Community Pool Saturday to swim some laps. You reserve a lane on-line, so when you get there you just ... Read More »
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 »