Today we celebrate the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. There is irony in that a symbol, which stands for humiliation, is glorified. The readings help us to better understand the ways of God, in which death and glorification go hand-in-hand.
In the Second Reading, St. Paul speaks of the self-emptying of Jesus. Jesus humbled himself by becoming human: “Christ Jesus, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God something to be grasped.” “Grasp” here means to hold on to something already possessed for one’s advantage.
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
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.
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,