Our Contacts
Map & Direction


Pastor
Rev. Msgr. Xavier Pappu
msgrxavier@stmattlgv.com
Phone: 903-295-3890 x 2103
Phone: 903-295-7558 (res.)

Secretary
Beth Kennedy
churchoffice@stmattlgv.com
Phone: 903-295-3890 x2102

Reception
reception@stmattlgv.com
Phone: 903-295-3890 x 2101

Music Ministry
Beth Kennedy
music@stmattlgv.com
Phone: 903-295-3890 x 2107

Faith Formation
Freeda Dasaiyan
dff@stmattlgv.com
Phone: 903-295-3890 x 2105

Youth Ministry
Sonja Gehrmann
Youth@stmattlgv.com
903-295-3890

       MASS SCHEDULES
English:  
SATURDAY: 5 pm
SUNDAY: 8:30 am, 10:30 am & 6:00 pm.

Spanish:
Sabado:  7 PM 

Domingo: 1 PM

Weekly Message     

         Cleaving Vs. Cleansing

Dear brothers and sisters,  

      God cleaves/remembers his covenant with Noah; then with Abraham; and sent Moses to deliver His people from Egypt and gave them His guidelines, the 10 commandments of love, to lead them to His holy mountain.

     Like all families have rules of love, God also has 10 “family rules.” The first three rules guide the relationship with God as Father, and the next seven govern the relationships with “siblings and neighbors.” Even today there are our family rules by God and our parents to teach the Christian way of life. (CCC 2052–2557) Cleave to them!

     A woman spotted at a garage sale a handsome antique copper kettle for only $3. It was badly tarnished, so she asked the woman running the sale if the discoloration would come out. She cheerfully offered to try some copper cleaner on it, reappeared with the gleaming kettle, and handed it to the buyer with a new tag attached “like new $15.” This is interesting. What made the kettle more valuable? A simple cleansing. Almost everything IS more valuable once it has been washed and cleaned, and so it is with us. Cleansing gives you values in life.

     Why did Jesus get angry? Did or do your parents get angry when you break the family rules? Yes. My parents did! Jesus makes a whip of cords and drives out all the merchants and money-changers who did not live by God’s family / Temple / Church / family / Christian rules because the Temple meant everything to devout Jews, and they failed to follow His rules. Therefore, keep/cleave to His rules. He will abide in you. (John 15:9-12)

     Our bodies likewise become God’s temple: “Do you not know that your bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit?” (1 Cor.6:19) But Jesus wants to dwell or abide in a clean temple. What parts of your temple need to be cleansed? Don’t cleave to your rules; but be cleansed to be blest.

Prayers and Blessings!

Msgr. Xavier                       
                                       Please pray for vocations to the priesthood &
                                               for the Priests of our Diocese

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Upcoming Events

40 Cans for Lent
Collect one can for each day of Lent
Donations benefit St. Matthew Food Pantry
Drop off in the church foyer

FISH FRY
KC Council #2771
Fridays after the Stations of the Cross
7 pm to 9 pm in the Parish Hall

Women’s ACTS Retreat

March 14-17, 2024
“The Hour Has Come”
Applications in church foyer

Our Lady's Guild
March 21, at 9:30 a.m.
St. Mary’s Parish Hall, 2108 Ridgewood Dr.
Bonnie Shivers will lead a craft making project


Our Contacts
Map & Direction


Pastor
Rev. Msgr. Xavier Pappu
msgrxavier@stmattlgv.com
Phone: 903-295-3890 x 2103
Phone: 903-295-7558 (res.)

Secretary
Beth Kennedy
churchoffice@stmattlgv.com
Phone: 903-295-3890 x2102

Reception
reception@stmattlgv.com
Phone: 903-295-3890 x 2101

Music Ministry
Beth Kennedy
music@stmattlgv.com
Phone: 903-295-3890 x 2107

Faith Formation
Freeda Dasaiyan
dff@stmattlgv.com
Phone: 903-295-3890 x 2105

Youth Ministry
Sonja Gehrmann
Youth@stmattlgv.com
903-295-3890

       MASS SCHEDULES
English:  
SATURDAY: 5 pm
SUNDAY: 8:30 am, 10:30 am & 6:00 pm.

Spanish:
Sabado:  7 PM 

Domingo: 1 PM

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