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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

This Week/ Esta Semana 

July 06:          

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

Cursillistas; 7:00 pm, Salón Parroquial

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

July 07:

Walking Toward Eternity; 6:30 pm, Parish Hall

Mass & Grupo de Oracion; 7 pm  

July 08:       

Walking Toward Eternity; noon, Parish Hall   

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

Walking Toward Eternity; 6:30 pm, FF Center

July 09:          

Crecimiento Clases; 7:00 pm, Salón #14

Grupo Compartiendo la fe; 7 pm, Salón #36

July 10:            

Altar Society Meeting; 1:00 pm, Parish Hall

RICA Clases; 7:00 pm, Salon # 14

 July 11:

Inagural Mass for

Catholic Daughters of America; @ 5 pm

Reception follows. 

 

Weekly Message

26. Purpose Driven Life: Be a Prophet

Dear brothers and sisters,

During the ‘year of Consecrated life’ this week we reflect on being a prophet. Prophet means "spokesman," “a forerunner” or “a leader-follower”, “not a fortune-teller”. The prophets claimed to speak for the Lord. Godly values to be protected and preserved; contrary is cursed and destroyed.  

   No prophet is on record as having asked for the job. When God put the finger on Isaiah (Isaiah 6:11); Jeremiah was much too young for that type of work (Jer.1:6). Moses said that he was no good  for public speaking.  (Ex.  4:1-13). Once they are chosen they were drunk on God, and in the presence of their terrible tipsiness, no one was ever comfortable. They were not ‘politically correct’ or ‘diplomatic’ in speaking for God.  They were the terror of kings and priests. (2 Sam. 12:1-15; Jer. 7:4).

   One day some city boys followed along behind the prophet Elisha calling him "Bald-head!" Elisha summoned two she-bears, who tore forty-two of the city boys limb from limb. He then continued on his way to keep an appointment at Mt. Carmel (2 Kings 2:23-25). The prophet Jeremiah showed a clay pot to a crowd of Judeans and told them it represented Judah. Then he smashed it. (Jer.19). He was right. Prophet Amos spoke of blessings, and woes. He said, “Let justice surge like waters, and righteousness like an unfailing stream. “ (Amos 5:24). Jesus of Nazareth, who, when he went back to his hometown, read his prophetic mission in the local synagogue (Luke 4:16-19). The people who believed gazed on him; those did not see his purpose asked him to leave the town, his hometown.

   Speaking for God, accepting any challenges to preserve godly values keeps us a prophetic people. Let us live to be honored by God!                                                                 

  Msgr. Xavier

 



Special Events in the Parish

"WALKING TOWARDS ETERNITY"

from June 16th @ 6:30 pm

& 17th 12 noon and 6:30 pm. 

'Daring to Walk the Walk'

An Eight-Part Bible Study

Featuring Jeff Cavins

July 11th:

Inagural Mass of

Catholic Daughters of America @ 5 pm;

followed by a reception.

 

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