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Browsing the 2022 archive of Where is God in this?

Blessed and Satisfied

Posted by Laura Diaz on 6/13/22

This is the time of year when priests and deacons celebrate their ordination anniversary.Anniversary blessings to Deacon Brian, Deacon Melecio, Father Louis, and Father Riz!

Yesterday I went to a Mass and reception celebrating the 25th Deacon Ordination and Retirement of a very special deacon to me, Deacon Chuck.One ... Read More »

The Trinity = Hope

Posted by Laura Diaz on 6/08/22

This past weekend we celebrated Pentecost, the Holy Spirit descending upon Jesus’ disciples, filling them with the courage to begin building the Church. The Church is for all peoples of the world. Our celebration at the noon Mass included prayers in seven different languages and people wore traditional clothes ... Read More »

In It with You and the Holy Spirit

Posted by Laura Diaz on 6/03/22

So much has happened in my life since the last time I sat to write to you all. I have been in the depths of despair, have had fun, have been numb with shock, and have felt the joy of Jesus’ presence. I guess this is life, it brings ... Read More »

Jesus' Last Words Before Ascending

Posted by Laura Diaz on 5/23/22

It seems to be a human condition to want to know what is going to happen, don’t you think?We are rarely in the moment. Is that because we are control freaks? Or because we don’t trust? This coming Sunday we celebrate the Ascension of Jesus to Heaven. In the ... Read More »

Jesus + Holy Spirit = Joy

Posted by Laura Diaz on 5/16/22

Happy Fifth Week of Easter! Last week a person who is suffering the possibility of a cancer diagnosis joyfully helped for hours with all the prep for the weekend’s retreats and Confirmation celebration.This past Sunday a person who just lost her husband came to help with the First Reconciliation ... Read More »

Talking Jesus

Posted by Laura Diaz on 5/09/22

It is amazing how fast and far news spreads in this day and age, isn’t it? With a few letters typed from your fingertips to form a text, then hit send – it’s out. Words or an image posted on social media – it’s out. Can you imagine if ... Read More »

I Heard It

Posted by Laura Diaz on 5/02/22

I’m sitting to write this to you after Sunday Elementary Faith Formation Sessions. What a blessing Sunday Sessions have been after the COVID-19 shut down. Seeing all of you, getting to know your family a bit, and growing in faith together – yes, blessings! There were a couple of ... Read More »

Resurrection Stories

Posted by Laura Diaz on 4/25/22

Happy Second Week of Easter Saint Peter Claver Family! I’m back after a week off…what a blessing, both to be off and to be back.Time with family in beautiful Morro Bay brought a bit of resurrection to my spirit. Going kayaking and hiking with an 8-year-old and a 6-year-old ... Read More »

We Are There!

Posted by Laura Diaz on 4/12/22

“Are we there yet?!” How many times do you hear that from your kids? For some reason I was asking, “Are we there yet?!” during these days of Lent. Palm Sunday, we began Holy Week – we made it! I love these holy days. I am a tactile person ... Read More »

Camino ~ Walk With Jesus

Posted by Laura Diaz on 4/04/22

This past Saturday I walked with around 2000 fellow Catholics from the San Gabriel Mission to our Cathedral in downtown Los Angeles – 10.5-mile Camino walk with Jesus. Look at this huge line of people walking! Our Elementary Faith Formation Catechists Sister Claire, Sister Hannah, Sister Melissa, and Molly ... Read More »