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

Jim & Michele Hooks
 
youth@stmattlgv.com
Phone: 903-295-3890 x 2106 
Becky Anguiano
903-295-3890  

        WE RESUMED
        ALL PUBLIC MASSES
 [we have ONE more Mass in Spanish]
Timings:  English:  
SATURDAY: 5 pm
SUNDAY: 8:30 am, 10:30 am & 6:00 pm.

Spanish:
Sabado:  7 pm (En la Iglesia)

Domingo
  1:00 pm  (En la Iglesia) 
                    1:00 pm (En Centro JP)

Information

Many volunteer ministers, along with the parish staff, are dedicated to the catechesis of parishioners from infancy to
adulthood. Catechesis, a Greek word meaning "to echo", is about re-telling the Good News, the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Briefly, there are three goals in the Catholic Christian formation process which are dependent on each other :

    • To help each other grow in faith, assisting in the development and nurturing of one another's personal relationship with God.
    • To help each other become part of the Catholic Christian community of believers by forming significant communities in faith, as well as taking part in the rituals of initiation: Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist.
    • To help one another acquire a Catholic identity. This involves the sharing of Catholic doctrine, prayers, Scripture stories  and practices.

"It is crucial that our children taste and see the goodness of the Lord. Simple daily gestures—a hand on the forehead and a “God be with you,” as they head out for school in the morning. A tracing of the Sign of the Cross and a “God keep you,” before they sleep. Never let a day slip by where we don’t, in some small way, call forth the vision of goodness into the lives of our children."

Msgr. Xavier Pappu

Registration for the year 2020 -2021 being done from April 1st. 

  • Faith Formation Classes, as well as First Holy Communion & Confirmation.                         
  •   WHO:     Your children of ALL GRADES;
  •   WHEN:   On all working days and on Sundays before and after Masses. 
  •   No Registration Fee; but pay for the books
  •   Early Registration:   
  •  April - May :      FREE for all grades
  •  June - July :       $10  per child
  • August       :       $30  per child
  • September :   Admission closed  
FIRST DAY OF THE CLASS:
September 9th, Wednesday @ 6:30 pm
September 13th, Sunday @ 11:30am & 4:30 pm 

If you are registering your child for Faith Formation classes AND for the sacraments of First Holy Communion and/or Confirmation, you will be filling out TWO sets of registration forms!!!

Faith Formation Registration Forms:

1.        Faith Formation Registration Form:                English        Spanish (PDF)
                                                                                          English & Spanish (MS WORD)
2.        Faith Formation Behavior Code:                       English        Spanish
3.        Code of Conduct:                                                 English        Spanish

First Holy Communion and Confirmation Registration Forms:

1.        Process for Sacramental Preparation:               English        Spanish
2.        Petition to Begin Preparation:                            English        Spanish
3.        Sponsor for Confirmation:                                  English        Spanish
4.        Confirmation Name Report Form:                      English        Spanish

Sacramental Preparation Handouts:

1.        First Holy Communion Preparation Handbook       English        Spanish
2.        Confirmation Preparation Handbook                      English        Spanish

Download, print, and fill out these forms and return to the Faith Formation office .

SAFE ENVIRONMENT

Training is always free however a $10.00 fee is required for a background check. For more information, and an Ethics & Integrity Training Calendar, Visit the Diocese Website...

Tyler Diocese Faith Formation Site:   http://www.dioceseoftyler.org/

Tyler Diocese Training Calendar:  http://www.dioceseoftyler.org/ethics.htm         

USEFUL WEB LINKS FOR CATECHISTS AND PARENTS:

 "Be my Disciples"                                                 Faith and Life  

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

Jim & Michele Hooks
 
youth@stmattlgv.com
Phone: 903-295-3890 x 2106 
Becky Anguiano
903-295-3890  

        WE RESUMED
        ALL PUBLIC MASSES
 [we have ONE more Mass in Spanish]
Timings:  English:  
SATURDAY: 5 pm
SUNDAY: 8:30 am, 10:30 am & 6:00 pm.

Spanish:
Sabado:  7 pm (En la Iglesia)

Domingo
  1:00 pm  (En la Iglesia) 
                    1:00 pm (En Centro JP)

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