billerica, massachusetts

Our Giving Tree Ministry program provides assistance at Christmas to those most in need in our community, especially families with children. The deadline for monetary donations to be received for this year’s Giving Tree will be the weekend of December 5 & 6. All donations received after that date will be too late for families […]

Important Information from St. Matthew the Evangelist Parish Parish Office Closed Until Monday, December 7 Due to unforeseen conflicts in staff scheduling, our Parish Office will be closed starting on Monday, November 23 and will not reopen until Monday, December 7 at 10am. We will, however, continue to monitor the email admin@billericacatholic.org. Should you have a sacramental […]

Mass Intentions this coming week Maria and Roberta Sousa & Maria Taber Paul F. Ford – 27th Anniversary Lisa and Albert Tammaro Patrick & Yolanda Ferreia Charles Long Steve Shumamon Elaine Morconi – 19th Anniversary Margaret Zarro Diane & Charles Ellis Joseph Higgins, Sr – Birthday Memorial Joseph Higgins – Birthday Memorial Our Funerals celebrated […]

My Dear Friends in Christ, Earlier this week the Massachusetts House of Representatives utilized the state budget process to approve the expansion of abortion in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In certain respects, the budget amendment did remove some provisions that were deeply troubling in the ROE Act. However, there remains several aspects in the proposal […]

Part 3 – Two-fold character Advent has a two-fold character, for it is a time of preparation for the Solemnities of Christmas, in which the First Coming of the Son of God to humanity is remembered, and likewise a time when, by remembrance of this, minds and hearts are led to look forward to Christ’s […]

“Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” – Matthew 18:20 As part of the St. Matthew the Evangelist Parish year of learning with St. Matthew’s Gospel, we are happy to announce a 2-week series entitled, Advent with St. Matthew. What better way to embrace […]

Thank you for your continued generosity and support for St. Matthew Parish!  We sincerely thank those who have made a contribution or pledge. It is greatly appreciated. Our parish is a tribute to each of the people who celebrate their faith with us. Your donation to the Grand Annual helps us to continue to prepare […]

To maximize ventilation in our three Church buildings, will keep doors and windows open as we move into late fall and early winter. We suggest wearing warmer clothes into church, if possible, if you feel it necessary. As a reminder, please remember not to come to church when you are sick or think you are […]

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 […]

Cardinal Seán’s emergency dispensation from our Sunday Mass obligation remains in effect. General Guidelines – Check off your name with the Mass Assistant as you enter the front doors. – Continue to sign up to Attend weekend Mass at www.billericacatholic.org or call the office. Mass Assistants are still needed – CLICK HERE to sign up […]

The Billerica Community Pantry is working with Billerica faith communities to help families in need this holiday season.  St. Matthew Parish has been asked to be responsible for the donation of cans of cranberry sauce and cans of vegetables.  Due to the current safety restrictions from COVID, we are asking for monetary donations to be […]

Are you an adult who has received the Sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion, but has not yet been Confirmed? If you would like to enter more deeply into the Body of Christ, the Church, and complete the grace of Baptism to bear witness to the Catholic faith in word and deed, then Confirmation might […]

As part of our effort to unify our three former parishes at the time of consolidation into Saint Matthew the Evangelist Parish, our many organizations that have historically identified with a particular parish have either transitioned to Saint Matthew or in some cases disassociated.  The Saint Andrew Parish Facebook Group, at my request, decided to […]

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 […]

We are seeking a person who is able to multi-task, motivated, and team oriented to work with our Facilities Coordinator part-time (10-15 hours/week). Duties include ensuring building cleanliness, security, and maintenance. In addition, the additional needs of sanitation, keeping both staff and parishioners safe and ensuring safety protocols are followed will be a priority. Candidates […]

When you support the Catholic Appeal, you support the Church in Billerica! Thank you to all who have participated in the 2020 Catholic Appeal! We are pleased to share that even during these difficult times, St. Matthew has raised 85% toward our 2020 Catholic Appeal goal. Our heartfelt thanks to all who have helped make […]

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 […]

Here is the latest from our Director of Worship, Dr. Paul Ciotti: October 7, 2020 Reader Ministry CLICK HERE for an overview of the Ministry of Reader. September 28, 2020 Holy Communion (Part4) Christ Himself Is Present in the Eucharistic Species Christ is “truly, really, and substantially contained” in Holy Communion. His presence is not momentary […]

Together we can make a difference! Thank you for helping take care of St. Matthew the Evangelist Parish during the unprecedented challenges we are facing. With faith we look forward with hope and virtually stand together in support of our parish. Please join us in making a special daily commitment to St. Matthew Parish for […]

  During October we welcomed… Gabriella, CJ, Casey and Michael to the table of the Lord!   During August we welcomed… Abby and Leila Ella, Elaina, Lana and Lillian James and Sydney Gabriella, CJ, Casey and Michael to the table of the Lord!