billerica, massachusetts

Allison Laliberte is a Spanish teacher and Academic Dean of the World Language Department at Pelham High School in Pelham, NH.  Allison moved to North Billerica and became a member of Saint Andrew Church in 2012.  She was a member of the St. Andrew 150th Celebration Committee and has served on the Pastoral Parish Council […]

Asa Pedi is a Vocalist, a Screen and Stage Actor, and a Performer, and has been a cantor since he was 12 years old. He has extended his cantoring to all three churches at St. Matthew parish, and he has loved every second of it! He has earned his entry into the SAG-AFTRA union, and […]

My Name Is Beth D’Orsi. I have been a member of the Catholic Community of Billerica for 18 years. I am married and have three sons. My oldest just made his conformation this past spring. My twin sons are currently in the 8th grade religious education program here.  I look forward to being a part […]

My name is Dawn King. I have been a parishioner since 1999 in the Billerica Catholic Community. I am blessed to be involved in the ministries of Come and See, Small Group Leader,  Lector and Homebound Minister.  I am humbled and grateful for the opportunity to serve the community of St Matthew the Evangelist Parish. You […]

Hi everyone my name is Frank Ruggeri and I’m currently retired.  I’m a forward thinking parishioner of Saint Matthew the Evangelist.  In the past I’ve been a long time member of former Saint Theresa Parish, and although they’re adults now, I raised my daughter and son here until their college years. I’ve been a CCD […]

My lifelong Catholic faith is the foundation of who I am, especially in my role as a wife and mother. A resident of Billerica since 1999, I look forward in hope to what is next for the Catholic faithful of Billerica. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve as a member of the Parish […]

My name is Joanne Karanja, and I am blessed with two sons. St.Mary Parish has been our family church since moving to Billerica in 2004. I am humbled to serve as a parish council member for St. Matthew the Evangelist Parish. I seek to grow in my faith through serving our Billerica community.  You may […]

My name is Shane de Lima. My wife and I have been a part of Billerica Catholic since 2013 and we have been participating in Holy Mass at St. Mary’s Church. We serve as lectors and Extraordinary Ministers. We have two amazing daughters. I am excited to be part of the Pastoral Council of our […]

Stephen lived in the state of West Virginia from birth through a computer engineering degree and a commission in the Army. For the next 10+ years, he and his wife Nicole (also an Army veteran) lived all over the country and the world while having four wonderful children. Following a tour in Afghanistan as cybersecurity […]

Contact Phone: 978.663.8816 x221 Contact Email: fr.aveni@billericacatholic.org Enough About Me, Let’s Talk About Me Knowing that this article should have been in the bulletin sometime over the past month…better late than never. Here is a short bio condensing 54 years into a bulletin column. I am the youngest son of Annmarie and the late (2002) Paul […]

Contact Phone: 978.663.8816 x223 Contact Email: father.jean@billericacatholic.org I am Fr. Tounoussia Sassou, a priest of the archdiocese of Garoua in Cameroon. I am the second of five children. I was born on September 14, 1980. My father passed on in 2007. My Mother is alive. I was ordained to the sacred priesthood on June 14, […]

Contact Phone: 978.663.8816  Contact Email: deacon.allan.shanahan@billericacatholic.org Deacon Allan Shanahan is one of the two Permanent Deacons at St. Matthew Parish. Deacon Al has technical degrees from Boston College and the Catholic University of America, as well as spiritual and academic formation as deacon. Deacon Al was ordained in 1986 and assigned for the first 28 years […]

Contact Phone: 978.663.8816 x246  Contact Email: deacon.phil.dibello@billericacatholic.org Background. Deacon Phil DiBello is one of the two Permanent Deacons at St. Matthew the Evangelist Parish. Deacon Phil is also the Director of Evangelization and Communication. Deacon Phil is an ordained Permanent Deacon of the Archdiocese of Boston, and a long time parishioner. He was ordained with faculties […]