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 Nayeli Gonzalez
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

 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     

Earthly Riches for Heavenly Bliss

Dear brothers and sisters,
   Kappa Beta Phi (ΚΒΦ) is a secret society, best known for its surviving Wall Street chapter that is made up of  high-ranking financial executives. The  purpose of the organization today is largely social and honorific. Their motto, Dum vivamus edimus et biberimus, is Latin for "While we live, we eat and drink."

     Wealth is not bad! After all, Abraham was wealthy. But wealth brings with it certain responsibilities, namely stewardship. We will eventually give an accounting of how we handled the wealth that God has given us and asked us to manage for him.

    The Sacred Scripture is full of ethical calls to show compassion to the poor and the needy: Deut. 14:28-29; 15:1-3, 7-12; 22:1-2; 23:19; Heb. 24:7-15, 19-21; 25:13-14; Isa. 3:14-15; 5:7-8; 10:1-3; 32:6-7; 58:3, 6-7, 10; Jer. 5:26-28; 7:5-6; Ezek. 18:12-18; 33:15; Amos 2:6-8; 5:11-12; 8:4-6; Mic. 2:1-2; 3:1-3; 6;10-11; Zech. 7:9-10; Mal. 3:5. In effect, the message had already been given repeatedly from above about how one should respond to the neighbor in need. Anyone with a sensitive heart inclined toward what God desired could understand what He had said about how others and the poor should be treated. They needed no messenger from the dead. So, Abraham refused the request.

    What led to the great chasm - in this life and in the  judgment - is greed, selfishness and cynicism. The parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus reminds us that it is all too easy for us to live as the rich man did, knowing   Lazarus’s name and not lifting a finger to help him. God judged the rich man for failing to respond. This is the chasm we create here on earth that follows us to the next life. Fortunately, we still have time to improve our stewardship account with God. Let us use our earthly riches to reach the heavenly bliss. 

Prayers & Blessings!

Msgr. Xavier                       
                                       Please pray for vocation to priesthood &
                                               for the Priests of Our Diocese

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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 Nayeli Gonzalez
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

 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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