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Hey Y’all

Hope you guys get to go to church tonight for All Saints Day!

Anyways, I guess I should introduce myself, that’s usually a good place to start. Well, my name is Laura (or you may know me as Lala – that’s a different story for a different time). I’m a 17 year-old high school senior, and my birthday is this month. Pretty exciting since I’ll be a legal adult.

My Catholic faith is one of the most important things to me. I sing in the church choir (there’s a bunch of good stories about that choir) and I’m a cantor. What’s a cantor? You ask. Well, a cantor is the person who leads the singing during Mass. They usually sing the Pslam (though some parishes have it read by a lector — it can be done either way). In fact, I’m cantoring All Saints Day tonight.

Besides singing at mass, I teach fifth grade religious education. I’ve been teaching some form or fashion of religious education since I was in seventh grade (while going to my own classes as a student afterword).

But, trust me, I do a lot more than just go to church, though, it does seem like I live there on Sundays. I work for a bowling alley/party place. I write books. I take pictures. I’m the oldest of four (including a special needs child). And I blog (obviously).

While I’m staunchly Catholic, I understand that it isn’t for everyone, but here, I hope to explain to people why my Catholic faith is so important to me and how my life wouldn’t be complete without it.

Want to learn more about me? Check out my blog, pens & a camera lense, a blog about writing, photos and nonsense. But, it’s fun nonsense, I promise.