St. Matthew the Evangelist parish will be conferring the sacrament of Confirmation on the following dates this fall:
Friday, September 24, 7:00pm – St. Theresa Church, Billerica Center Campus
Friday, October 15, 7:00pm – location to be determined
Saturday, November 20, 10:00am – location to be determined
Fortunately, we will have the services of professional photographer and parishoner Mary Peacock, who has been authorized to take photos during the Rite of Confirmation. We will send you a link to the photos when they are available. Out of respect for the liturgy, individuals should not take photos and only the candidate and sponsor should be coming/going from the pew once we have begun.
Please use the link below for Sign Up Genius to determine your choice of a Confirmation liturgy.
At this time, we are planning on offering Confirmation in a liturgy outside of Mass.
While it is preferable that sponsors attend the Confirmation liturgy, it is possible to have a “proxy” stand in for the absentee sponsor. This has always been the case, but has been more common due to the pandemic.
Note on locations: Fr. Paul Aveni and Tony have spoken a lot about the specific church locations in regards to the Confirmation liturgies this fall. We simply do not have enough information to know how the pandemic protocols will be changing in the fall to determine which spaces we will be able to use. Additionally, with some of our Church buildings needing maintenance (such as work on the tiles at St. Theresa Church in the week before Easter), there are too many variables involved to be able to predict where we will hold Confirmation.