Our Contacts


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 Cindy Starr (High School)
Becky Anguiano (Middle School)
youth@stmattlgv.com
Phone: 903-295-3890 x 2106

THIS WEEK: HOLY WEEK
(April 5- 12)

ALL MASSES are Suspended
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Lectors

    The office of Lector is the oldest of the lesser degrees of ordination and appears in the second century writings of Tertullian (160-230 AD). In the beginning, lectors were also teachers. Eventually, lectors' duties were absorbed by higher orders (Deacon = Gospel; Sub Deacon = Epistle). The Lector became a seldom-used minor order (at the seminary). Prior to Vatican Council II (1960's and earlier), Mass was a one-man service with the priest proclaiming all three readings.
                                                                 What is a Lector?

   Lectors usually read for Sunday and Holy Day Masses. They are required to attend a training session at least once a year and, after the training they are commissioned to serve.

   Commissioned Lectors who wish to serve at weekend liturgies can pick the Mass time which they prefer and also select second and third preferences, if they wish. Schedules are prepared to assure that each Mass has the required number of Lectors. They are usually scheduled for the Mass they most prefer to attend. If they have second and third Mass  preferences, they can be scheduled accordingly.

Coordinators: John Wiggins  (903-235-0548)
                           Miguel Zavaleta (903-452-7852)

   Any planned absences can be scheduled in advance by contacting the parish office. For any unforeseen absences which arise after the schedule has been prepared, the Proclaimer must arrange for a substitute by contacting another member of the ministry who would be willing to fill-in.

If you are interested to Proclaim the Word of God, Please contact the coordinators or 
the church office 903-295-3890. 

                                                                

Our Contacts


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 Cindy Starr (High School)
Becky Anguiano (Middle School)
youth@stmattlgv.com
Phone: 903-295-3890 x 2106

THIS WEEK: HOLY WEEK
(April 5- 12)

ALL MASSES are Suspended
Watch Masses LIVE on

Facebook of
St. Matthew Church
My Homily
English
Spanish

Please read 
Guidelines
from Bishop Strickland. 


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