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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

Aug. 21

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

Servidoras de Glpe; 10:00 am, Salon Parro

Cursillos; 7:00 pm, Salon Parroquial

Aug. 23

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

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

Aug. 24

Catholic Daughters; 6:30 pm, Conference Room

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

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

Aug. 25

RICA; 7:00 pm, Salon # 14

 

 

Greeters

PURPOSE

Our brothers and sisters who serve the parish community in the capacity of ushers and greeters are much more than collection takers and distributors of the weekly bulletin. They are representatives of our overall community. In addition to welcoming visitors, they assist new parishioners and help the disabled experience an accessible environment.

SKILLS

The best ushers and greeters are helpful and outgoing; they realize that they have a role to be the welcoming face of our community. Many people who come to celebrate the liturgy may only talk to the usher or greeter. In this way, the ushers and greeters must be able to provide a friendly and welcoming smile. Ushers and greeters must be able to balance their facilitation of movement and action with sensitivity to people's feelings and personal needs. They should also be prepared,
if the need arises to render assistance in emergencies.

BENEFIT

The door of the church is a symbol of our baptism, which is our entry into Christian life. Ushers and greeters welcome the followers of Christ at the door. Matthew 7:7 reads: "Ask and it will be given to you search and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened." Ministers of hospitality are graced with the opportunity to extend Christ's love in this way to both friend and stranger.

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