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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  

 

Jan.16

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

Servidoras de Glpe; 10:00 am, Salon Parro

Cursillos; 7:00 pm, Salon Parroquial

Jan. 17

Scripture Study; 6:30 pm, Parish Hall

Clase Para Adultos; 6:30 pm, Salon Parro

Grupo de Oracion; 8:30 pm, Salon Parroquial

Jan. 18

Men's ACTS Faith Sharing; 6:00 am, PH

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

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

Adoracion; 7:30 am -5:45 pm, Capilla

Jan. 19

Baptism Prep; 7:00 pm,Room # 22

Crecimiento Clases; 7:00 pm, Salones # 13 & 15

Grupo Compartiendo la Fe; 7:00 pm, Salon # 14

Jan. 20

RICA; 7:00 pm, Salon # 14

Jan. 21

 Preparacion Pre-Bautismo; 4:30 pm, Salon Parroquial

 

 

 

 

Weekly Message

 

 

Unity of Christian: Dream or Desire or Demand?

 

Dear brothers and sisters,

This week we begin the “Prayer for Unity of Christians” (Jan. 18-24). Why is it this week? It ends with the feast of Conversion of St. Paul. 

The 2017 theme for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity has been selected. On the occasion of the 500th anniversary year of the beginnings of the Reformation, the theme: "Reconciliation – The Love of Christ Compels Us" (2 Corinthians 5:14-20) has been chosen. The material for the 2017 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity has two accents: reflection upon the main concerns of the churches marked by Martin Luther's Reformation and, secondly, recognizing the pain of the subsequent deep divisions which afflicted the unity of the Church. In selecting this theme, it is viewed as an opportunity to take steps toward reconciliation.

The Church Unity Octave was first observed in January, 1908. Celebrated in the chapel of a small Atonement Franciscan Convent of the Protestant Episcopal Church, on a remote hillside fifty miles from New York City, this new prayer movement caught the imagination of others beyond the Franciscan Friars and Sisters of the Atonement to become an energetic movement that gradually blossomed into a worldwide observance involving many nations and millions of people.

"God was reconciling the world (kosmos) to God's self  in Christ, not counting people's sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation" (v.19). As a result of God´s action, those who have been reconciled in Christ are called in turn to proclaim this reconciliation in word and deed: "The love of Christ compels us."

Therefore, before uniting the churches, the people in a church need to be united and be reconciled with one another. Please pray the Gospel of John, Chapter 17, every day from January 18-24, and pray for Christian unity; and be reconciled with one another, especially, if you have someone in your life with a hurtful relationship.

God bless!

                 

Msgr. Xavier

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Special Events in the Parish

 

Adult Scripture Study:

The Gospel of St. Luke 

 On Tuesdays AT 6:30 pm - Parish Hall

EDGE:

For Middle Schoolers     

        ON WEDNESDAYS AT 6 pm  - 7:45 PM.  

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