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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

Jun. 26

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

Servidoras de Glpe; 10:00 am, Salon Parro

Cursillos; 7:00 pm, Salon Parroquial

Jun. 27

Grupo de Oracion; 8:30 pm, Salon Parroquial

 Jun. 28

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

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

Ministerios Pastorales Hispanos; 7 pm, Parish Hall  

Jun. 29

Liturgy Committee Meeting; 6:30 pm, Conference Room.  

Crecimineto Clases; 7:00 pm, Salon Parroquial

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

 

Information

Many volunteer ministers, along with the parish staff, are dedicated to the catechesis of parishioners from infancy to
adulthood. Catechesis, a Greek word meaning "to echo", is about re-telling the Good News, the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Briefly, there are three goals in the Catholic Christian formation process which are dependent on each other :

    • To help each other grow in faith, assisting in the development and nurturing of one another's personal relationship with God.
    • To help each other become part of the Catholic Christian community of believers by forming significant communities in faith, as well as taking part in the rituals of initiation: Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist.
    • To help one another acquire a Catholic identity. This involves the sharing of Catholic doctrine, prayers, Scripture stories  and practices.

"It is crucial that our children taste and see the goodness of the Lord. Simple daily gestures—a hand on the forehead and a “God be with you,” as they head out for school in the morning. A tracing of the Sign of the Cross and a “God keep you,” before they sleep. Never let a day slip by where we don’t, in some small way, call forth the vision of goodness into the lives of our children."

Msgr. Xavier Pappu

Registration for the year 2016 -2017: being done from April 1st. 

  •   FOR:      Faith Formation Classes, as well as First Holy Communion & Confirmation.                         
  •   WHO:     Your children of ALL GRADES;
  •   WHEN:   On all working days and on Sundays before and after Masses. 
  •   No Registration Fee; but pay for the books $10.
  •   Early Registration:   
  •   April - May :       $10  per child
  •   June - August:  $20  per child
  •   August 14th : Admission closed  
FIRST DAY OF THE CLASS:
             August 24th, Wednesday with 6 pm Mass
             August 28th, Sunday @ 10:30 am & 4:30 pm

If you are registering your child for Faith Formation classes AND for the sacraments of First Holy Communion and/or Confirmation, you will be filling out TWO sets of registration forms!!!

Faith Formation Registration Forms:

1.        Faith Formation Registration Form:                English        Spanish (PDF)

                                                                                        English & Spanish (MS WORD)


2.        Faith Formation Behavior Code:                       English        Spanish
3.        Code of Conduct:                                                  English        Spanish

First Holy Communion and Confirmation Registration Forms:

1.        Process for Sacramental Preparation:               English        Spanish
2.        Petition to Begin Preparation:                              English        Spanish
3.        Sponsor for Confirmation:                                      English        Spanish
4.        Confirmation Name Report Form:                        English        Spanish

Sacramental Preparation Handouts:

1.        First Holy Communion Preparation Handbook       English        Spanish
2.        Confirmation Preparation Handbook                       English        Spanish

Download, print, and fill out these forms and return to the Faith Formation office by AUGUST 31st, 2016.

ETHICS AND INTEGRITY

Training is always free however a $10.00 fee is required for a background check. For more information, and an Ethics & Integrity Training Calendar, Visit the Diocese Website...

Tyler Diocese Faith Formation Site:   http://www.dioceseoftyler.org/

Tyler Diocese Training Calendar:  http://www.dioceseoftyler.org/ethics.htm         

USEFUL WEB LINKS FOR CATECHISTS AND PARENTS:

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