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God's Fingerprint

on Sat, 08/30/2014 - 10:01

 

Shapes, Numbers, Patterns, And The Divine Proportion In God's Creation by Fred Willson, M.S.
 
In God's creation, there exists a "Divine Proportion" that is exhibited in a multitude of shapes, numbers, and patterns whose relationship can only be the result of the omnipotent, good, and all-wise God of Scripture. This Divine Proportion—existing in the smallest to the largest parts, in living and also in non-living things—reveals the awesome handiwork of God and His interest in beauty, function, and order.
 
I will first begin with shapes, then discuss how a numbering

OLMC's Annual Parish Picnic and Barbeque Sept 21

on Tue, 08/27/2013 - 11:20

 

Mark your calendars! Our Annual Parish Picnic is fast approaching and will take place on Sunday, September 21, beginning at 1:00 p.m. under the big white tent set-up on the grassy area of the beach in front of Newport Elementary School. 
 
The Knights of Columbus will again be coordinating the event. All parishioners, and family members of all ages are invited.  There is no cost.  Come join the fun, food, and festivities and get to know one another.

OLMC Monthly Speaker Series

on Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:09

 

You are invited to join us Thursday evening, September 11 when the OLMC Monthly Speaker Series 2014 in co-sponsorship with the Notre Dame Club of Orange County present Hesburgh Lecture Series guest speaker:
 
Rev. Oliver F. Williams, CSC, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Management;
Director, Center for Ethics and Religious Values in Business,
Mendoza College of Business; Fellow, Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies;University of Notre Dame discussing:
“Recent Catholic Social Thought: A Remarkable Turn”
 
Catholic social teaching took a remarkable turn with the May

Pope Francis' 10 Tips for Happiness

on Wed, 08/06/2014 - 15:27

 

In an interview published in part in the Argentine weekly "Viva" July 27, the pope listed his Top 10 tips for bringing greater joy to one's life:
 
1. "Live and let live." Everyone should be guided by this principle, he said, which has a similar expression in Rome with the saying, "Move forward and let others do the same."
 
2. "Be giving of yourself to others." People need to be open and generous toward others, he said, because "if you withdraw into yourself, you run the risk of becoming egocentric. And stagnant water becomes putrid."
 
3. "Proceed calmly" in life.

Bible Study

on Mon, 08/04/2014 - 10:18

 

“THE GREAT ADVENTURE” BIBLE STUDY SERIES CONTINUES THIS FALL  Bible study at OLMC will return this fall with a 24 week study of the Gospel of Mat- thew utilizing a High Definition DVD for- mat. Studies include theological insights linking the mysteries of Old and New Testament scripture to Christ’s Incarnation.
 
Classes will begin on Tuesday morning, September 2, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in O’Donnell Hall, and will continue weekly through March 24. Registration is open to all OLMC and SJV parishioners, family members and friends. 
 
Registration fees: $30 per person.

Spiritual Hunger

on Sun, 08/03/2014 - 10:49

 
There are different levels of hunger.  First is physical hunger.  We need food to sustain us, to keep us alive.  But that is not enough, we have an emotional need for acceptance, companionship and love.  But there is still a deeper hunger that nothing on earth, noting in time, nothing created can satisfy.  We desire the infinite, the eternal; we want to live forever.  We have a spiritual hunger for God.  C.S.

Want to be Catholic? Join RICA!

on Mon, 07/22/2013 - 10:46

 

Have you, or someone you know, considered becoming Catholic? Have you been coming up with family or friends for a weekly blessing but would now like to receive the Real Body and Blood of Christ in the Sacrament of the Eucharist?  If you have ever given thought to joining the Catholic Church don't wait any longer.  Give us a call and start the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) Process.
 
Weekly RCIA Discernment and Instructional Classes for non-baptized adults or validly baptized adults (in a Faith Tradition other than Catholic) will begin here at OLMC on Wednesday evenings,