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God Can Be Present Through You
Posted by Laura Diaz on 12/12/22
Have you experienced being homeless, not knowing where you can live? Needing to ask family or friends for help?I have twice in my life. I remember feeling lots of things like fear, anxiety, helplessness, stress, and shame. I am fortunate that I have family and friends that helped me ... Read More »
Are You Ready?
Posted by Laura Diaz on 12/05/22
60 Confirmation, Year One high schoolers, me, and Deacon Melecio. That’s how I spent Sunday evening.
60 high schoolers bring a lot of energy, energy that I love being around. Some are loud and others are quiet. Some are very animated and others sit and hardly move. Some seem ... Read More »
Jedi = Disciple
Posted by Laura Diaz on 11/28/22
May the force be with you! Yes, during my ten days of COVID quarantine I watched all of the Star Wars movies in order. To really experience the flow of the story was pretty cool. For me COVID really affected my head. I had a weird bad headache for days. I ... Read More »
A King Who Loves You
Posted by Laura Diaz on 11/14/22
Work. School. Making breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. Homework. Laundry. Kids sports. Dance or gymnastics.At yesterday’s Elementary Sessions I listened to a couple of parents describe to me their busy lives. Parents who work seven days a week. Parents who care for their own parents. All the places to ... Read More »
They are Imitating You - What Do You Model?
Posted by Laura Diaz on 11/07/22
Not only are we heading to the end of the year 2022, but we are heading to the end of our Catholic Liturgical Year. As you listen to the readings at Mass you will notice there is talk of the end of times and challenges to how we are, ... Read More »
Glory = Joy
Posted by Laura Diaz on 10/31/22
Happy Halloween SPC Family! Apologies for not posting here last week. I’m sitting in my office writing to you dressed as a dead person from the movie Coco. Dante the alebrije, or spirit animal is sitting on my desk looking at me. I’m excited to join my little nephew and niece ... Read More »
Willingly and Prayerfully
Posted by Laura Diaz on 10/17/22
Friday morning I had to go over to the Youth Center and found a volunteer there working on organizing for Get On The Bus. Spread out around the room were donated backpacks full of donated items in them. I knew volunteers would be there at 3 a.m. on Saturday ... Read More »
Posted by Laura Diaz on 10/11/22
Have you ever been to the Midwest in the fall? I am a So Cal girl through and through. I have not experienced seasons really, because here, well, you know how it is. Thursday I got on a plane to St. Louis, MO. Friday I drove to Effingham, Il. ... Read More »
Posted by Laura Diaz on 10/03/22
Last week two volunteers worked hard to prepare all the supplies for yesterday’s first Elementary Sessions. Thank you, Jill and Jacintha!
For the past few Sunday’s volunteers have been bringing food to serve for the ALPHA gatherings. Thank you, ALPHA Team!
A friend came and helped me do shopping ... Read More »
Posted by Laura Diaz on 9/28/22
Happy Wednesday! Have you ever had times when you doubted there is a God? How about times when you struggled with your Catholic faith? In this coming Sunday’s Gospel reading the apostles, the ones who were literally with Jesus 24/7 asked Him if He would increase their faith.Wow. I ... Read More »