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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

 

Abr 20:

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

Cursillistas; 7:00 pm, Salón Parroquial

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

Apr. 22:

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

Apr. 23

Crecimiento Clases; 7:00 PM, Salón #14

Grupo Compartiendo la fe; 7 pm, Salón #36

Apr. 24:

RICA Clases; 7:00 PM, Salón Parro..

 

 

Weekly Message

 

16. Call of St. Thomas & his Response

 

Dear brothers and sisters,

   St. Thomas was a Jew, called to be one of the twelve Apostles. He was a dedicated but impetuous follower of Christ. When Jesus said He was returning to Judea to visit His sick friend Lazarus, Thomas immediately exhorted the other Apostles to accompany Him on the trip which, involved certain danger and possible death because of the mounting hostility of the authorities.

  At the Last Supper, when Christ told His Apostles that He was going to prepare a place for them to which they also might come because they knew both the place and the way, Thomas pleaded that they did not understand and received the beautiful assurance that Christ is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.

  St. Thomas is best known for his role in verifying the   Resurrection of his Master. Thomas'  unwillingness to believe that the other Apostles had seen their risen Lord on the first Easter Sunday merited for him the title of "doubting Thomas." Eight days later, on Christ's  second apparition, Thomas was gently rebuked for his skepticism and furnished with the evidence he had   demanded - seeing in Christ's hands the point of the nails and putting his fingers in the place of the nails and his hand into His side. At this, St. Thomas became convinced of the truth of the Resurrection and exclaimed: "My Lord and My God," thus making a public Profession of Faith in the Divinity of Jesus. 

  After Pentecost this saint was sent to evangelize the Parthians, Medes, and Persians; he ultimately reached  India, carrying the Faith to the Malabar coast, which still boasts a large native population calling themselves "Christians of St. Thomas." He capped his left by shedding his blood for his Master, speared to death at Madras, at present called Chennai. His feast day is July 3rd and he is the patron of architects. [source: Catholic online] 

We have evidence to believe. Let us surrender and share the faith with others.

      

Msgr. Xavier

 



Special Events in the Parish

 

                                                 April 19th 

                                   WOMEN'S ACTS RECEPTION

                                   12:00 Noon at St. Jhon Paul Center

 
 
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