See THIS VIDEO for a more visual way to look at Consolidation.
– As of August 1, 2020, the 3 Parishes of Billerica are now one new Parish, St. Matthew the Evangelist.
– The Parish of St. Matthew covers the entire town of Billerica.
– St. Andrew, St. Mary and St. Theresa of Lisieux are replaced by St. Matthew Parish.
– BUT, our church buildings – St. Andrew, St. Mary and St. Theresa – remain active
– One Parish – 3 Worship Spaces – 7 Buildings
– One Pastor, one Parochial Vicar, Two Deacons and one unified staff…
… In one office
– One Pastoral Council, one Finance Council and One Building Committee…
… focused on how to best bring the Good News of Jesus Christ to ALL the people of Billerica – to Evangelize!
… focused on how to serve the pastoral needs of Billerica Catholics
– Our mission is now, has always been and will always be, to Evangelize!
– We already have…
… One RCIA program
… One Religious Education Program
… One St. Vincent de Paul presence
… One Bulletin
… One Staff
… One Office
– It will take some time, but – you’ll see…
… New signs
… One Website and Facebook presence
… St. Matthew donation Envelopes
… and more