Father Jean and Deacon Phil are excited to announce a continuation of this Easter’s “Praying with the Psalms” series to help you get to know Jesus better, pray more richly, and understand the Sunday Psalms. They will jointly lead a discussion series with the Psalms, including the best ways to understand them and incorporate them into […]
As part of the annual Missionary Co-Operative Program, Maureen Crowley Heil will speak at all our Masses this weekend (July 10 & 11) about The Society for the Propagation of the Faith, one of the four Pontifical Mission Societies represented here in the Archdiocese of Boston. Maureen will share stories of her experiences of the […]
We are pleased to announce new weekday Masses for St. Matthew the Evangelist Prishes, starting July 5. We will be offering Mass on each Weekday: Monday 8:30am at St. Theresa Church (starting 7/5) Tuesday 12:05pm at St. Andrew Church Wednesday 8:30am at St. Theresa Church (starting 7/7) Thursday 8:30am at St. Theresa Church (starting 7/8) […]
BostonCatholic.org June 8, 2021 The following is the Cardinal’s statement regarding the reinstatement of the Sunday Mass obligation the weekend of June 19 & 20. Brothers and Sisters, “Without the Lord’s day, we cannot live!” His Holiness, Pope Benedict, in his homily at the Cathedral of Saint Stephen in Vienna on September 9, 2007, quoted […]
Masses & Confessions St. Matthew the Evangelist Parish We offer three Sunday Masses: Saturday 4pm at St. Mary Church Sunday 8am at St. Andrew Church Sunday 10am at St. Theresa Church We offer Masses each weekday: Monday 8:30am at St. Theresa Church (starting July 5) Tuesday 12:05pm at St. Andrew Church Wednesday 8:30am at St. […]
We are pleased to present the Annual Financial Reports for Fiscal Year 2019-2020, for the former Parishes of the Catholic Community of Billerica. Thank you for your continued support! St. Andrew Financial Report 2020 Financial Report for St. Andrew St. Mary Financial Report 2020 Financial Report for St. Mary St. Theresa Financial Report 2020 Financial […]
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 […]
12th Sunday in Ordinary Time Would Jesus ask me, “Do you not yet have faith?” Does my faith strengthen and console me during times of trial? 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time How does my faith in the Lord give me hope when I might otherwise feel hopeless? 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time How is […]
St. Matthew the Evangelist Parish recognizes all our graduating seniors of the class of 2021, and offers them a special blessing as they transition to all that God has for them in the months and years ahead! We invite all graduating seniors to attend Mass in their Cap and Gown at these parish Masses: o […]
Father Aveni has released an important followup video message on Mass changes at St. Matthew Parish. CLICK HERE to view this video. As the Covid restrictions are lifted in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, we are also beginning to lift restrictions at the parish. We have met as a staff and have heeded the advice of […]
On June 13, Rebecca Murphy, Connor Maguire, and Leah Anne-May Cahill were awarded scholarships by the St. Matthew Women’s Club. Please join us in congratulating them on their hard work and dedication! Kathy Strang presented the awards on behalf of the Women’s Club.
This table shows the Offertory collected during January 2021, February 2021, March 2021, April 2021, and May 2021 through online giving, the mail, drop-offs at the Parish Office, and envelopes in the baskets at Masses to the actual monthly expenses.
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 […]
This Scholarship Award was privately established in 1996 in memory of Chris, who was an altar server for many years at St. Theresa. He passed away suddenly in 1996 while a student at Providence College. Congratulations and best wishes to our 4 graduating senior altar servers who will receive this award on May 30 at […]
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 […]
Father Aveni has released an important video message on changes at St. Matthew Parish. CLICK HERE to view this video. St. Theresa Priest Residence. After 3 1/2 months out of the Residence, the Priests will be moving back shortly, now that the mold has been remediated and other work completed. Governor Baker’s 4/27 […]
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.
Thanks to all who made our Holy Week and Easter celebrations so special, and thank to all who joined together in the commemorations and celebrations! Special congratulations to Alex, Taylor and Vincent as they were Baptized, Confirmed and received Jesus for the first time in the Eucharist. Special congratulations, too, to Jackie, who was Confirmed […]
BostonCatholic.org April 21, 2021 The following is the Cardinal’s statement Following Chauvin Verdict. “The killing of George Floyd has had a traumatic impact on our society. The suffering he endured and the immense loss his family has experienced speaks to us on a very human level. The death of Mr. Floyd in a very public […]
Easter Flowers We thank all who donated to support our Easter Flowers this year. What a wonderful way to beautify our worship spaces (churches) and perhaps remember those who have gone before. CLICK HERE for Easter Flower Donors and Remembrances
On Sunday April 11, we welcomed Viviana Grace into the Family of God! Please join us in congratulating Viviana’s parents, Mario and Kristen. On Sunday February 14, we welcomed Margaret Carol to the Family of God! Please join us in congratulating Maggie’s parents (Christopher and Kelly), her sister (Rose), and her godparents (Jason […]
SAINT MATTHEW THE EVANGELIST PARISH 2021 Paschal Candles SAINT THERESA CHURCH APIS MATER. The Exsultet praises the bee whose work builds the precious torch of the Paschal candle. Apis Mater, literally translated “Mother Bee,” is an introspective candle that shines with the joy of community life, the discipline of hard work, and the love […]
The broken terracotta pots which adorned our sanctuaries during Lent have been restored and replaced with beautiful flowers! Thank you!
This week’s Stations, The Stations of the Cross for Children, by Julianne M. Will, will be on BATV at 6:30pm on Good Friday, 4/2. CLICK HERE to pray those stations on YouTube. CLICK HERE to pray The Stations of the Cross with Bishop Hennessey on YouTube. CLICK HERE to pray Everyone’s Way of the Cross, […]