billerica, massachusetts

This week’s Stations, The Stations of the Cross with Bishop Hennessey will be available on Friday, 2/26 at 6:30pm. CLICK HERE to pray those stations with us. Our first week’s Stations, The Stations of the Cross for Children, by Julianne M. Will, was published on Friday, 2/19. Won’t you pray them with us? CLICK HERE […]

Lent begins on Wednesday 2/17/2021! Fasting, Almsgiving, and Prayer are the three traditional disciplines of Lent. The faithful and Catechumens should undertake these practices seriously in a spirit of penance and of preparation for Baptism or of renewal of baptism at Easter. Ash Wednesday (2/17) & Good Friday(4/2)  are days of Fasting and Abstinence. The […]

Many thanks to our generous Parishioners who have donated each of our Candles for 2021 – for St. Andrew, St. Mary, and St. Theresa Churches! In donating the Paschal candle, you may include “IN THANKSGIVING FOR” or “IN MEMORY OF” to be affixed to the back of the candle. Marklin Candle Design Company hand dips […]

Pope Francis has asked our parish to support the Pontifical Good Friday Collection, which helps Christians in the Holy Land. Your support helps the church minister in parishes, provide Catholic schools and offer religious education. The Pontifical Good Friday Collection also helps to preserve the sacred shrines. The wars, unrest and instability have been especially […]

Masses & Confessions  St. Matthew the Evangelist Parish (for March 6 & 7)   Please CLICK HERE for the latest summary of what to expect at Masses. Missalettes will no longer be available. Many find the Magnificat a useful Prayer and Mass resource. CLICK HERE to subscribe. We offer three Masses: Saturday 4pm at St. Mary Church […]

Contributions that are received in the weekly offertory, but not in a Weekly Envelope are not recorded under the Envelope number. Looking ahead to 2021, should you require a year end tax letter, please know that you need to contribute through Weekly Envelopes or Online Giving for your contributions to be recorded. This is due […]

Mass Intentions this weekend Edward Murphy – Memorial Stephen Gadbois – Memorial R.J Aquaro – 7th Anniversary   Our Funerals and Gravesides this past week Dolores Durrell Michael Pucillo Kevin Brown Jean Hannafin-Vitiello   Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of all the faithful […]

Lord Jesus, Who promised to remain with us always, When information overwhelms us and fear overtakes us, speak to us again those comforting words, “Peace be with you.” Though we cannot be physically close to others give us the ability and courage to love as well as we can, since “perfect love casts out all […]

On Sunday February 14, we welcomed Margaret Carol Little to the Family of God! Please join us in congratulating Maggie’s parents (Christopher and Kelly), her sister (Rose), and her godparents (Jason and Emily).      Older Baptism Photos  

Here is the latest from our Director of Worship, Dr. Paul Ciotti: February 17, 2021 – Ash Wednesday The Lenten Decorations 2021 for our Parish’s worship spaces included spilled and broken terra-cotta pots. These spilled and broken terra-cotta pots remind us of the emptiness and brokenness of this season. We look forward to Easter, the […]

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 […]

Thank you for your continued generosity and support for St. Matthew Parish!  We sincerely thank those who have made a contribution or pledge. Many contribute to our parish weekly, monthly, or periodically, depending on circumstances. None of us were prepared for many different hardships the current COVID-19 pandemic would create. God is always with us […]

Parishioners who have made contributions over $250.00 using Weekly Envelopes have been mailed their Year End contribution statements. Please note that any contributions made through Online Giving are not included in this letter. Contributions through Online Giving can be accessed through the account you use to contribute. Contributions that are received in the weekly offertory, […]

On Sunday, February 7, the Parvuli Dei Emblem was given to six well-deserving Scouts! The Parvuli Dei Emblem, which means “Children of God,” encourages young boys & girls to explore activities that help them discover the presence of God in their daily lives as members of their families and parishes. It also encourages them to […]

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 […] January 20, 2021 The following is the Cardinal’s statement on the Inauguration of President Joseph Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. “Today we offer our prayers and best wishes for President Joseph Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris as they undertake the important work of governing our nation. We ask God’s blessings on them […]