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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

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

This Week

 This Week/ Esta Semana

Apr. 24

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

Servidoras de Glpe; 10:00 am, Salon Parro

Cursillos; 7:00 pm, Salon Parroquial

Apr. 25

Bible Study; 6:30 pm, PH

 

Apr. 26

Men's ACTS Faith Sharing; 6:00 am, PH

 Adoration; 7:30 am - 5:45 pm, Chapel

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

Adoracion; 7:30 am-5:45 pm, Capilla

Apr. 27

Catholic Daughters; 6:30 pm, SJP Room # 5

Crecimineto Clases; 7:00 pm, Salon # 13& 15

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

 

Apr. 28

RICA; 7:00 pm, Salon # 14

Apr. 29

Preparacion Pre-Bautismo; 4:30 pm, salon Parro

 

 

Weekly Message

Drawing Down Divine Mercy

Dear brothers and sisters,

I wish you and your family a Joyous Easter, fullness of peace and blessings of the Risen Lord Jesus!

This is the Divine Mercy week. The Risen Lord seeks His disciples who were lost without Him to show them His mercy. Mercy is “compassion or forgiveness shown toward someone whom it is within one's power to punish or harm.” 

The message of Divine Mercy is: “God loves us – all of us. And, he wants us to recognize that His mercy is greater than our sins, so that we will call upon Him with trust, receive His mercy, and let it flow through us to  others.” Thus, all will come to share His joy. 

A shipwrecked man managed to reach an uninhabited island. There, to protect himself against the elements and to safeguard the few possessions he had salvaged, he painstakingly built a little hut from which he constantly and prayerfully scanned the horizon for the approach of a ship. Returning one evening after a search for food, he was terrified to find the hut completely enveloped in flames. Yet by divine mercy this hard affliction was changed into a mighty advantage. Early the following morning he awoke to find a ship anchored off the island. When the captain stepped ashore, he explained, ‘We saw your smoke signal and came.’ Everything the marooned man owned had to be destroyed before he could be rescued. We may have to sacrifice what we are proud of to experience His mercy.

St. John Paul said, “a simple act of abandonment is enough to overcome the barriers of darkness and sorrow, of doubt and desperation. The rays of Divine Mercy restore hope, in a special way, to those who feel overwhelmed by the burden of sin.” We who experienced the Divine Mercy are called to extend it to others in our daily lives. “Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.” (Mt. 5:7)

Lots of Blessings & Prayers!                                                              

Msgr. Xavier                                                    

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Special Events in the Parish

WALKING TOWARDS ETERNITY

(A Personal Spiritual Journey)

 April 18th  [ONLY 4 more Classes]

What's Holding You Back?

Do anger, fear, or envy get in the way or your relationship with Christ?

Are you ready for a change?

Putting Your Faith into Practice

 This study introduces seven common struggles. You will learn how to engage your:

Appetites; Shame; Envy; Anger; Fear; Loneliness & Hopelessness

 

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