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Pastor

Secretary

Reception

Music Ministry

Faith Formation

Youth Ministry


Rev. Msgr. Xavier Pappu
msgrxavier@stmattlgv.com
Phone: 903-295-3890 x 2103
Phone: 903-295-7558 (res.)

 

Beth Kennedy
churchoffice@stmattlgv.com
Phone: 903-295-3890 x2102

Nayeli Gonzalez
reception@stmattlgv.com
Phone: 903-295-3890 x 2101

Beth Kennedy

music@stmattlgv.com
Phone: 903-295-3890 x 2107


Freeda Dasaiyan
dff@stmattlgv.com
Phone: 903-295-3890  x 2105

Cindy Starr (High School)
Becky Anguiano (Middle School)
youth@stmattlgv.com
Phone: 903-295-3890 x 2106

This Week

Aug. 19:

Womens ACTS Faith Sharing; 7:00 pm  Room # 37

Servidoras de Glpe; 10:00 am, Salón Parró.

Cursillos; 7:00 pm, Salon Parroquial

Grupo Compartiendo la Fe; 7:00 pm, Salón #14

Crecimiento Clases; 7:00 pm, Salón #13, 15

Aug. 20:

Grupo de Oracion; 7 am  iglesia 

Aug. 21:    

Men’s ACTS Faith Sharing; 6:00 am, PH

                  St. Vincent de Paul Society; 5:00 pm, Room 11

Aug. 22:

 Pastoral Council; 6:30 pm, Conference Room

Quinceañera Clases; 6:00 pm, Salon # 14

 

 

Weekly Message

Does Jesus Divide Us?

 

Dear brothers and sisters,

  The world today is a global village which is divided politically, economically, domestically; and by race, color, creed, language, etc. Human creates these divisions. Could these divisions be resolved? Not until our hearts and minds are united. Sounds impossible!  Right?

  Isaiah prophesied that Jesus is peace; he would bring peace. (Is. 9:6) The aged Simeon predicted that Jesus was “destined for the fall and the rise of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be contradicted; so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed” (Lk. 2:34-35) It appears in stark contrast to other promises. The peace that Jesus gives and the peace that the world offers are two completely different things.

 In Luke 12:51, Jesus declares that he did not come to bring peace but division! Jesus calling for repentance and conversion invites his listeners to choose consciously and explicitly to walk in God’s ways and turn from evil; he points out that peace will be disturbed because of the ones who refuse to repent of their evil doings.

 The division is not created by the prophets or by Jesus, it is a natural outcome of listeners making different decisions about whether to follow Jesus or not. Just so, Jesus declared “Whoever is not with me is against me.” (Luke 11:23)  We and our thinking divides us!

 Aesop has a fable of three bulls that fed in a field together in peace and safety. A lion had long watched them in the hope of making prey of them, but found little chance so long as they kept together. He therefore began secretly to spread evil reports of one against another till he fomented jealousy and distrust among them. Soon they avoided each other and fed alone. This gave the lion the opportunity it had been wanting. He fell on them singly and made an easy prey of them all.

 It is true of God's people that - 'united, they stand; divided, they fall.' Until our hearts and minds are together we will be divided!

 

With prayers and blessings!                          

Msgr. Xavier

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Special Events in the Parish

August 2019:

                                              21st:   Catechists Orientation 

                                              25th:   Parents Meeting 

                                             28th:   Parents Meeting

 

BIBLE STUDY

Thursdays @ 6:30 pm ( in Spanish) from September

Catolicos Defiende su Fe

 

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SUNDAY: 7 AM Spanish Mass

"Discontinued" from July 2019.

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