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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

Sonya Pereira
youth@stmattlgv.com
Phone: 903-295-3890 x 2106

This Week

Mar. 02

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

Servidoras de Gdpe; 10:00 am, Salon Parro.

Cursillistas; 7:00 pm, Salon Parroquial

Mar. 03

Adult Class "Sacraments"; 6:30 pm, Parish Hall

Mar. 04

Adoration; 7:30 am-5:45 pm, Chapel

Adult Class "Sacraments"; Noon, Parish Hall

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

Mar. 05

Crecimiento Clases; 6:00 pm, Salon # 14

Quinceañera Clases; 6:00 pm, Salon Parro.

Mar. 06

First Friday Adoration; 7:30 am- 11:45 am, Chapel

Adoracion; 7:30 am - 11:45 am, Capilla

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekly Message

 

 

9. Abraham’s Call and his Response

Dear brothers and sisters,

   This week we read about Abraham, the father of faith. Abraham was not raised in the best of environments; his father was worshipping idols in a pagan society. Yet, Abraham believed God and followed His  instructions. His call was a call to salvation; a call to service; a call to a new life; a call to be a blessing. Abraham's life was changed! God set him on a new course for his life. God leads the one who listens to Him.

    God promised to Abraham. It was unconditional. He promised Abraham: 1. A land. This is a reference to the promise land, to the land flowing with milk and honey. 2. A great nation. This is a guarantee of many descendants or offspring who will become the nation of Israel. 3. ‘Blessing’. Not only will Abraham be blessed, but he would also be a blessing; and extend His blessing to all the families on the earth. (Gen.12:2-3) 

    Abraham began his journey. God was with him. God showed him the Promised Land. The promise seemed   impossible because they were so old but Abraham believed what God said, though later he doubted; and had a son through Sarah's servant girl, Hagar. In God's sight it was not acceptable; Abraham suffered greatly for his sin. His son from Hagar, Ishmael, turned against Isaac. So Ishmael had to leave Abraham's household.

   As Abraham grew stronger in faith, God told him to offer his son Isaac as a burnt offering to prove his faith (Gen 22), Abraham obeyed and brought Isaac to Mount Moriah, laid him on the altar and at the last minute the Lord told him not to kill Isaac and gave him a ram for the sacrifice. Here we see Abraham's faith (Heb. 11:17-19) and a beautiful picture of Christ.

   During this Lenten days, let us check the strength of our faith especially when we are tested in our lives. Our doubts lead to sinful moments; but our faith is always rewarded by God with a new course or directions for our lives. God provides! Believe it!! Wish you a fruitful Lenten journey!                                            

 

 

 

                                

 Msgr. Xavier



Special Events in the Parish

 

MINITSTRY FAIR : February 28th & March 1st

ALL the Masses will be celebrated

in

SAINT JOHN PAUL CENTER

 "Jesus Calls to Serve; Please Respond"

you don't want to miss it! 

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Third Friday of in LENT

7:00 am: Masses 

6:30 am: Praying the Stations of the Cross

7:00 pm: Mass & Fish Fry

8:00 pm: "Via Crucis"  

 

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