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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  

Aug. 29:

Women’s ACTS Faith Sharing; 7 pm, Room 37

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

   Cursillistas; 7:00 pm, Salón Parroquial

Aug. 31:

Men’s ACTS Faith Sharing; 6:00 am, Parish Hall

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

Sept. 01:

ACTS Core; 6:00 pm, Conference Room

  Crecimiento Clases; 7:00 pm, Salón 13, 15, 37

  Grupo Compartiendo la fe; 7:00 pm, Salón #14

Quinceañera Clases; 6:00 pm, Salon Parro.

Sept. 02:

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

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

RICA; 7:00 pm, Salon Parro.

 

 

Weekly Message

Divine Mercy: The Humble  Way

Dear brothers and sisters,

Many of us have heard of Muhammad Ali's boast that in the boxing ring he could "float like a butterfly, and sting like a bee". He knew how to brag in an attempt to  psyche out his opponents. But on one  particular flight, he says in his book, The Soul of a Butterfly, that the flight attendant asked him to put his seat belt on. He said to her, "Superman don't need no seat belt". She smiled at him and said, "Superman don't need no plane, either."

Some people are full of themselves. “Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall.” (Proverb 16:18) Pride is a dangerous, destructive, deceitful sin that’s doing more damage in homes, hearts, and lives than we can imagine. And every one of us wrestles with the sin of pride. More than any other sin, pride holds back renewal - in our land, in our homes, in our work places and in our churches. More than any  other sin, pride is destroying relationships. Every character in the bible speaks of pride or humility. Jesus set an example by His life. Humble people are praised, exalted, remembered and honored.

Jesus did not tell us to ignore or deny this problem of pride, but accept it. Why? Most of the time we become the problem; we are the solution to those problems. The best way to handle this damaging and killing virus is by accepting it in humility. Pride is all about “who is right?” and Humility is all about “What is right?”

 With a positive attitude and a willing spirit, Jesus said, to speak to the problem and tell it to be moved or gone [Mk. 11:23, Mt. 21:21]. He said, "if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, move from here to there, and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you" [Mt. 17:20]. With our little faith and humble and willing spirit, we can overcome the sin of pride and  experience the mercy of God, and love from one another.     

Blessings!             

                                                    

 Msgr. Xavier

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Special Events in the Parish

 

                    ENROLLING CHILDREN:   FOR NEXT SCHOOL YEAR 2016-17

From PREK - High School

 

 

                     Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)  @3:30 pm

              Invite all Christians and Non-Christians 

Aug. 28: First Day of Wednesday Faith Formation Class

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