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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

Jan. 21:

Catholic Daughters; 6:15 pm, COnference Room

Women’s ACTS Faith Sharing; 7:00 pm, Rm. 37

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

Cursillos; 7:00 pm, Salón Parroquial

Jan. 22:

Adult Scripture Study; 6:30 pm, Parish Hall

Misa y Grupo de Oracion; 7 pm.

Jan. 23:

Men’s ACTS Faith Sharing; 6:00 am, PH

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

Adoración; 7:30 am – 5:45 pm, Capilla

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

Jan. 24:

Grief Support; 5:00 pm, Room 21

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

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

Apologetica Catolica; 7;00 pm # 37 

Ene. 25:

RICA; 7:00 pm, Salón # 14

Jan. 27:

RCIA; 4:00 pm # 37 

 

Weekly Message

Obedience Reveals God's Glory

 

Dear brothers and sisters,

We have ended the Christmas season and begun our journey to live for God’s glory. Jesus went down to Nazareth with Joseph and Mary and was submissive to them. Through his obedience he perfected himself (Heb. 5:7-9); he grew in the favor of God and men (Lk. 2:42); and all who heard Him were amazed (Lk.2:47.) Jesus obeyed His parents - even when it was not His hour to reveal God's glory. Mary said, “do whatever He tells you.” Jesus changed the water into wine at a wedding in Cana by obeying His mother.

In our modern age, Jesus’s obedience to his parents challenges the insecurities in us, and often make us averse to submit and obey. Mark Twain mused, “When I was fourteen I thought my father was the dumbest man in the world, but by the time I reached twenty-one it was surprising how much he had learned in seven short years.” Even if we end up being more highly educated than our parents, the base of our knowledge came from them. There are some things that cannot be learned in a book - they come only by experience. Parents pass the practical wisdom of a lifetime down one sentence at a time. Solomon said that parental commandments and reproofs are light and the way of life (Proverbs 6:22,23.)

A military man is distinguished by his decorations; a child is decorated by his obedience. To God, this type of ornamentation is worth more than a Distinguished Service Cross or a Congressional Medal of Honor or any Master's or Doctorate degrees.  But a Christian….?!

If Jesus, the Son of God, could be obedient to His parents He created (God chose), our parents were chosen by God for our well-being; we could also obey our parents and spouses, and give glory to God in our families!

With prayers and  blessings!          

  

 Msgr. Xavier

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(The Best Place of Worship Award - THREE Consecutive Years) 

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