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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
office@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

Sonya Pereira
youth@stmattlgv.com
Phone: 903-295-3890 x 2106

This Week

 This Week/ Esta Semana  

Dec. 05:

Women's ACTS Faith Sharing; 7 pm, Room 37

Fund-raising Comm.; 6 pm, Conference Room

    Servidoras de Glpe; 10:00 am, Salon Parro.

Cursillos; 7:00 pm, Capilla

Dec. 06:

 Adult Scripture Study; 6:30 pm, Parish Hall

     Clases para Adultos; 6:30 pm, Salon Parroquial

Dec. 07:

Men’s ACTS Faith Sharing; 6:00 am, Parish Hall

Adoration; 7:30 am - 5:45 pm, Chapel

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

Dec. 09:

RICA; 7:00 pm, Salon # 14

Dec. 11:

Social Sunday after 8:30 & 10:30 Masses, PH

 

                                  

 

 

 

 

Weekly Message

Be at Peace or Prepare for Peace 

Dear brothers and sisters,

We are in the second week of Advent. Called to prepare for peace. What is peace? The dictionary says, 'Peace is freedom from disturbances, war and violence.’ Is it possible to have this kind of peace in the world? You know it.    

Jesus offers 'peace' not as the world gives; but His Peace. He is Peace (Is.9:6). We prepare for His birth in us. We worry too much and become peace-breakers or peace-fakers or peace-takers or peace-makers. None of these give you the peace that Jesus wants to give.

Peace-faker is the person who is afraid of conflict and desires peace at any cost. Even if offended or grieved they will try to hide it in pubic. They will never initiate confrontation or try to bring real reconciliation. They want to pretend that “I’m okay, you’re okay.”  They will avoid the path of peace.

Peace-taker is the person does not initiate reconciliation. They will take peace when someone  humbles themselves and offers it. But this person will not take the lead to restore a broken relationship. They are too proud or too afraid. When they experience peace is it almost always at someone else’s expense.

Peace-breaker: This is the person who routinely stirs up strife. They are quick to speak, find fault and offend people. They are quick to carry grudges and not only do not initiate reconciliation, but also will often avoid the peacemakers, all the while infecting others with their roots of bitterness.

Peace-makers are the ones to seek reconciliation and the one closest to Christ. He/she is peace and has peace. "Strive for peace with everyone” (Heb.12:14-16.)  Angels sang at the birth of Jesus, "Glory to God… and peace to people of 'goodwill.' Let us show our goodwill in everything, at all times, to all people, beginning with our family. May you sow seeds of peace always!

 Blessings!                                              

Msgr. Xavier

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Special Events in the Parish

 Feast of OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE

Saturday, Dec. 10th from 2 am - 5 pm 

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Adult Scripture Study:

The Gospel of St. Luke 

On Tuesdays AT 6:30 pm - Parish Hall

EDGE:

For Middle Schoolers     

          ON WEDNESDAYS AT 6 pm  - 7:45 PM.  

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