“For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” – Matthew 18:20 We invite you to join a Scripture Small Group this Fall and carve out more time in your life for God! Jesus tells us that wherever 2 or 3 are gathered in […]
All parish ministers (volunteers, staff and clergy) are required to submit an annual background check (CORI) form with the Archdiocese of Boston. This includes liturgical ministers, faith formation, pastoral ministry, and parish leadership. In the fall of 2021, we will be collecting CORI forms after each of the Masses on the weekend of September 11 […]
Here is the latest from our Director of Worship, Dr. Paul Ciotti, concerning Ordinary Time: The Prior to 1969, and the reforms from Vatican Council 2, the time following Pentecost was called the “Season of Pentecost.” This was covering the weeks of Pentecost to Advent. The reforms of Vatican 2, the time is now known […]
This past week many of you may have received a letter asking your support of the 2021 Catholic Appeal. THANK YOU! to those of you who have already made your gift to the 2021 Catholic Appeal. As you know, your support of the Appeal helps fund the Central Ministries of the Archdiocese including supporting our […]
Ministry of Hope A New Funeral Ministry Outreach Saint Matthew the Evangelist Parish introduces a new Ministry of Hope. Corporal Works of Mercy are found in the teaching of Jesus and give us a model for how we should treat others, as if they were Christ in disguise. They are “charitable actions by which we […]
Please feel to reach out to the Staff or any of our Ministries, or ask questions, using the form below. CLICK HERE for our Parish Directory, or call our Parish Office at 978.663.8816 for assistance. Our Office Hours are Monday through Wednesday 10am-1pm.
The community of St. Matthew the Evangelist shares in your grief as you suffer the loss of a loved one. The prayers and support of the collaborative parishes are with you at this difficult time. The Church’s prayer in the Rite of Christian Burial focuses our attention on the mystery of the suffering, death, and […]
Our Parish of Saint Matthew the Evangelist Has Been Given a Precious Gift! As a result of consultative meetings such as our parishes entered into in the Spring of 2020, the two parishes of Saint Matthew, Dorchester and Saint Angela Merici in Mattapan decided to consolidate their two parishes to form one new parish called […]
Online Giving is a great tool available to all for making contributions and paying for events and Faith Formation. In today’s high-tech world, how many times do you break out your checkbook? Or might you prefer another method, such as Online Giving. This is fast, simple and has a lot of positives. Giving online allows […]
Here are some handy links to Social Services in our Community: Billerica Council on Aging https://www.town.billerica.ma.us/136/Council-on-Aging Billerica Public Library https://billericalibrary.org/ Billerica Public Schools Free Breakfast and Lunch program https://www.billericak12.com/district/school-nutrition Billerica Special Education https://www.billericak12.com/district/special-education Billerica Community Pantry https://billericacommunitypantry.com/ Billerica Substance Abuse Prevention https://www.town.billerica.ma.us/426/Substance-Abuse-Prevention-Committee Massachusetts Financial Assistance Programs https://www.needhelppayingbills.com/html/massachusetts_assistance_progr.html Massachusetts Fuel Assistance Program https://www.mass.gov/how-to/apply-for-home-heating-and-energy-assistance Massachusetts Hunger Relief […]
See THIS VIDEO for a visual presentation of Consolidation. – As of August 1, 2020, the 3 Parishes of Billerica are now one new Parish, St. Matthew the Evangelist. – The Parish of St. Matthew covers the entire town of Billerica. – St. Andrew, St. Mary and St. Theresa of Lisieux Parishes are replaced […]
In September, the Boston Pilot posted an article about Consolidation, and it mentions St. Matthew, Billerica. CLICK HERE to see the article.
As we begin this exciting journey as Saint Matthew the Evangelist Parish, the Parish Pastoral Council needs your help in designing a new logo! This logo will be used on all Parish letterhead, on the website, and other official documents of the parish. This invitation is open to all parishioners of any age to showcase […]
A little bit about our new Patron, St. Matthew the Evangelist… o The New Testament tells us that Matthew was a disciple of Jesus, who was also a witness of Jesus’ Ascension. (SOURCE) o Early Church fathers claimed that Matthew preached the Gospel to the Jewish community in Judea, before traveling to other countries. (SOURCE) […]
The Decree of Consolidation, from the Archdiocese I hereby decree the merger of Saint Mary Parish, Saint Andrew Parish, and Saint Theresa of Lisieux Parish to form one new parish to be known as SAINT MATTHEW THE EVANGELIST PARISH. The just and serious reasons that motivate this action include the need to have a single […]
St. Matthew the Evangelist Parish has published new guidelines for weddings, CLICK HERE to view them. Please CLICK HERE to contact Dr. Paul Ciotti, our Director of Worship, with any questions.