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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

Mar. 25:

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

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

Mar. 26:

Adult Scripture Study; 6:30 pm, Parish Hall

Misa y Grupo de Oracion; 7 pm.

Mar. 27:

Men’s ACTS Faith Sharing; 6:00 am, PH

 Adoration; from 7:30 am - 5:45 pm chapel 

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

Mar. 28:

Parish 20th Anniversary Mass; 6;00 pm, Church

Apologetica Catolica; Salon Parroquial

Mar. 29:

RICA; 7:00 pm, Salón # 14

Mar. 31:

RCIA; 4:00 pm # 37 

 

Weekly Message

Patience Reveals Your Respect ...

 Dear brothers and sisters,

 Patience is a virtue. It’s a state of being between an experience and a reaction. If you’re trying to be patient with yourself, others, or life, it always involves the experience of dealing with obstacles. By cultivating a practice of patience, you’re able to let go of things outside your control and live with less stress, anxiety, and frustration. It’s not an easy practice, but it's doable and livable.

…to yourself: We are both spiritual and physical being. We have unbound and time-bound presence within us. Both seek to express themselves. In these expressions, there is constant struggle. Practicing self-awareness of these two expressions teaches you patience with yourself.

…to others: It's a different challenge. Other people are always acting, thinking, and feeling. It's their freedom to express themselves. You are not in control; they are not always disagreeable. So become less reactionary. You have a choice in how you allow it to affect you. Your mind and body may jump to negative notions, response and reactions; but be in control of your reactions. 

…to Life: Gaining patience can be transformative to your overall life experience. Practicing patience shifts your attention away from the stress and frustration. Acting with patience is a way of telling life that you are in charge. You are in no hurry, there is no distress - only peace and confidence in your truth. In short, exhibiting patience shows that you have a high moral standard in life.

   The Lord had been patient with the people of Israel for 400+ years until they cried out to Him. He sent Moses to lead them. Jesus invites us to be patient and DO OUR BEST for our brothers and sisters until they turn to the ways of God.

  Wishing you a fruitful Lenten season!           

  Msgr. Xavier

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Special Events in the Parish

20th Anniversary of St. Matthew

Thursday, March 28th 

Thanksgiving Mass @ 6 pm 

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Sripture Study: Tuesdays at 6:30 pm

"UNLOCKING THE MYTERY OF THE BIBLE"

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Apologetica:  Los Jueves 7 pm. 

Catolicos Defiende su Fe

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40 DAYS, 40 CANS FOR LENT

Donate to our Food Pantry (Encourage your children to share)

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CRS: Catholic Charities - Operation Rice Bowl

Each one - Take one!

(Teaching  our children to care for the poor)

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Women's ACTS retreat - April 4-7

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