If you were never been baptized, or you were baptized in another Christian faith, we can help you to become Catholic and receive your sacraments! Adults who are interested in becoming Catholic are invited to join the “Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults” (RCIA) program. Please contact Deacon Phil at Deacon.Phil.DiBello@gmail.com or 978.663.8816 for more information.
If you were baptized Catholic, but never received Eucharist, we can also help you to complete your sacraments! Please contact Deacon Phil at Deacon.Phil.DiBello@gmail.com or 978.663.8816 for more information.
If you were baptized Catholic and received Eucharist, but for whatever reason, never received Confirmation, we can help you to receive Confirmation! Please contact Deacon Phil at Deacon.Phil.DiBello@gmail.com or 978.663.8816 for more information about Adult Confirmation.
The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated on Sundays across the Catholic Community of Billerica. Saint Andrew celebrates Baptisms most 1st Sundays of the month, Saint Mary on most 3rd Sundays , and Saint Theresa on most 2nd and 4th Sundays. There are exceptions, so please call your Parish Office before you make any plans. (Saint Andrew – (978) 663-3624, Saint Mary – (978) 663-2215, Saint Theresa – (978) 663-8816)
Parents are expected to attend a 30-40 minute meeting with either our pastoral associate, Adrienne Cullen or Deacon Al Shanahan prior to the baptism. This meeting serves as baptism preparation. We hope that any questions concerning your child’s baptism and your role as parents will be addressed.
Please contact your Parish Office to register for your child’s Baptism. You will receive a follow-up phone call or email with regards to setting up the parent meeting.
Please note: In order for Baptized Catholics to be Godparents, they must also be Confirmed.
The Sacrament of Confirmation is celebrated by one of the Bishops of the Archdiocese. At St. Andrew and St. Mary, this is usually in the Spring. At St Theresa, this is usually in October. All Youth who have completed the requirements of our Religious Education program are eligible. Please contact your Religious Education leaders for specific dates for Confirmation within your parish.
First Eucharist for Children
The Sacrament of First Eucharist is celebrated at each Parish during the month of May. Please contact your Religious Education leaders for specific dates for First Eucharist within your parish.
Congratulations on your engagement! Please schedule an appointment with our Pastoral Associate, Adrienne Cullen ((978) 663-3624), at least 6 months prior to your wedding. Engaged couples who are contemplating marriage are required to take a marriage preparation course. Available programs may be found HERE.
Anointing of Sick
The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is available to all members of our Parishes. Please contact your Parish Office to schedule a visit by a Priest (Saint Andrew – (978) 663-3624, Saint Mary – (978) 663-2215, Saint Theresa – (978) 663-8816).