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Important Fuel

Posted by Laura Diaz on 6/05/23

I’m the person who while I’m cooking breakfast, I’m thinking about what’s for lunch and dinner.When I’m on a hike or bike ride, my thoughts often go to the meal I’m going to have afterwards to treat myself.

It seems that when I get together with friends or family ... Read More »

Experience God's Presence

Posted by Laura Diaz on 5/31/23

Happy Wednesday Saint Peter Claver family!This is a moment when my computer is working – yay! I didn’t realize just how much I need my computer…basically for everything. Please be patient if you are emailing us. Both our computers have not been working much this week.


This past Saturday 33 youth and 12 adults were Confirmed. The church was filled with the Holy ... Read More »

Recognizing the Gifts

Posted by Laura Diaz on 5/23/23

This past Sunday we had our last Confirmation, Year One and Confirmation, Year Two Sessions.Saturday is the Confirmation Mass for 32 youth and 12 adults.Two weeks ago, we had our First Communion Masses which ended the Elementary Faith Formation Sessions. As this season of Faith Formation comes to an ... Read More »

Live Life!

Posted by Laura Diaz on 5/16/23

I heard a line in a TV show I was watching Monday where one person said to another, “Life is meant to be lived.”

Hearing it felt like a message to me from God.I heard, “Laura, life is meant to be lived!”Too many times I think things like, ... Read More »

Profoundly Loved And...

Posted by Laura Diaz on 5/08/23

We have begun the Fifth Week of the Easter Season. This past Saturday and Sunday just about 60 kids received their First Holy Communion. It was beautiful to witness them as they came into the church with their families.   Fr. Mike and Fr. Riz mentioned in their homilies ... Read More »

Built Into A Spiritual House

Posted by Laura Diaz on 5/01/23

Today is the first day of May.

It is the feast day of Saint Joseph the Worker. That is the name of the parish where I grew up.

I was Baptized there, celebrated my first Reconciliation, my first Holy Communion, and my Confirmation there. My relationship with Jesus ... Read More »

Hearts Burning Within Us

Posted by Laura Diaz on 4/18/23

Heaven, Hell, Judgement, and Purgatory. That was the topic for last night’s High School Confirmation, Year One Session. How often do you think about your own death?I have been thinking about death a lot the past week and thought what a coincidence that our topic was on those four ... Read More »

Holy Week Blessings

Posted by Laura Diaz on 4/03/23

I shot up in bed yesterday thinking, “Oh no! I overslept!” It was only 3:04 a.m. My alarm was set for 3:30 a.m. so I was OK.Slowly people started gathering in the dark at the Mt. McCoy Trail Head up near Royal and Madera between 5 and 5:30 a.m. ... Read More »

Forgive Me For My Part

Posted by Laura Diaz on 3/29/23

“So-in-so is an idiot!” “That teacher doesn’t know what they are doing and should be fired!” “I hate so-in-so!” “They should just drop a bomb on them all!” Have you had thoughts like these or said things like this?I have. This Sunday we begin Holy Week with Palm Sunday. ... Read More »

Cancer. Death. Hope. Glory.

Posted by Laura Diaz on 3/20/23

Cancer. Death of a parent. Hope. Glory of God. At yesterday’s Confirmation, Year One Session, we talked about the Sacraments of Healing, one being Reconciliation and the other Anointing of the Sick. A youth shared about receiving the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick when they were a child ... Read More »