St. Matthew the Evangelist parish conferred the sacrament of Confirmation on the following dates in 2021:

Friday, September 24, 7:00pm – St. Theresa Church, Billerica Center Campus
Friday, October 15, 7:00pm – St. Theresa Church, Billerica Center Campus
Saturday, November 20, 10:00am – St. Theresa Church, Billerica Center Campus
Sunday, January 9, 2022 (make up at Sunday Mass)

Photos from Sunday, January 9, 2022 (by Tony Carbrello):

Photos from Saturday, November 20, 2021 (by Dustin Batista):

Photos from Friday, October 15, 2021 (by Dustin Batista):

Fortunately, for some of our liturgies we will have the services of professional photographer and parishoner Mary Peacock, who has been authorized to take photos during the Rite of Confirmation.

Photos from Friday, September 24, 2021 (by Mary Peacock):

Questions about Confirmation 2021:

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.