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
Julia Valdez
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     

       ME-ness Vs. WE-ness

Dear brothers and sisters,  

     God created Adam and Eve and intended them to be “one flesh,” not only a physical union, but also a deeper bond. They were intentionally created that they would seek to be one in the core of life.

     Aristotle says, “Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.” This goes further than two becoming one, “Me-ness” to the “We-ness.” The mind of God is: “Let ‘us’ create man in ‘our image’ so that they would “complete each other.” One person’s identity is absorbed into the other without losing one’s identify.

     When this “We-ness” becomes “Me-ness,” a person fails to complete his/her identity in each other and begins to lose it, eventually missing the true self. Satan caused Eve to lose the image of God in her to be like God! Divided self! Adam went along with it. When the “Me-ness” is divided, the “We-ness” doesn’t exist. “Divided we fall, united we stand.” Satan is delighted!

     Therefore, Jesus says, "Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; every city or house divided against itself will not stand.” This applies to every one, even to Satan’s kingdom. When you are divided or unhappy, you don’t want to be with others; and tend to divide others, and other’s relationships. Satan's’ work! The Lord hates “one who sows discord among brothers." (Prov. 6:16-19)

     Ego-separateness is the root cause of many human behaviors. We hear so much about gender identity! What is it? People don’t want to accept themselves as they are, male or female, but feel that a male is in a female body or a female is in a male body, etc. Feeling divided again! Accept yourself as God-created you, don’t compare yourself with others; you are special! Renew your inner self; and BE completed!

Blessings!

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

The Best Place of Worship Award - SEVEN Consecutive Years 

Download our Parish Mobile App 
"MyParish"

Image titleImage title

Upcoming Events

Father's Day BBQ Basket Raffle
Catholic Daughters
"Pick a Square" after masses
June 1-2,  8-9


Register for Faith Formation
Beginning June 3

Training for ALL Ushers
June 13th at 6:30 PM
in the church

Father's Day
June 16, 2 pm
Lunch, mariachi music, programs, raffle, door prizes

Teen Acts Retreat
July: 11 - 14 at Casa Betania, Tyler
Contact the Church Office


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
Julia Valdez
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

EnglishFrenchGermanItalianPortugueseRussianSpanish