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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

Feb. 18:

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

Catholic Daughters; 6:15 pm, Conf. Room

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

Cursillos; 7:00 pm, Salon Parroquial

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

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

Feb. 19:

Adult Scripture Study; 6:30 pm, Parish Hall

Misa y Grupo de Oracion; 7 pm.

Feb. 20:

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

Feb. 21:

Pastoral Council; 6:30 pm, Conference Room

Baptismal Preparation; 6:30 pm, Room # 22

Quinceañera Clases; 6:00 pm, Salon # 14

Apologetica Catolica; Salon Parroquial

Feb. 22:

RICA; 7:00 pm, Salón # 14

Feb. 24:

RCIA; 4:00 pm # 37 

 

Weekly Message

Rooted-in for Blessing or Curse

 

 Dear brothers and sisters,

A group of scientists and botanists were exploring remote regions of the Alps. One day they noticed through binoculars a flower of such rarity and beauty that its value to science was incalculable. But it lay deep in a ravine with cliffs on both sides. To get the flower   someone had to be lowered over the cliff on a rope. A curious young boy was watching nearby, and the scientists told him they would pay him well if he would agree to be lowered over the cliff to retrieve the flower below. The boy took one long look down the steep, dizzy depths and said, "I'll be back in a minute." A short time later he returned, followed by a gray-haired man. Approaching the botanist, the boy said, "I'll go over that cliff and get that flower for you if this man holds the rope. He's my dad." (Our Daily Bread)

The scriptures speak of the blessedness and the curse. It’s our choice and depends on in whom we trust in life. “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord; Cursed is one who trusts in human  beings.” (Jer. 17:5,7)  Jesus is very clear in His teaching on “blessedness or happiness and warns of woes or curses.” (Mt. 5:1-2; 23:13-39; Lk. 6:24-31)  The first  chapter of Psalms very clearly speaks of the consequences trusting in God and the ungodly (Ps. 1:1-6). Therefore, it’s our choice to be blessed or be cursed. Like the boy who trusted his dad to lower the rope to pick up the flower, we are to trust the Lord; he is our Dad, our Father; and be blessed.   

Man says, “Show me and I will trust you;” God says, “Trust me and I will show you.” If your life is rooted in God, you will be blessed hundredfold (Mk.10:30; Mt. 19:29) but if rooted in humans you live with uncertainties - like a tree in the desert land. Let us be rooted in God and be blessed!

With prayers and  blessings!          

 Msgr. Xavier

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Special Events in the Parish

Special events

Sripture Study: Tuesdays at 6:30 pm

"UNLOCKING THE MYTERY OF THE BIBLE"

 

Apologetica:  Los Jueves 7 pm. 

Catolicos Defende su Fe

 

Appreciation Dinner:

On Feb 18 @ 6:30 pm

For ALL Ministires Head

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