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Catholics hope for a renewed spirit

BILLERICA — As the Rev. Shawn Allen celebrates Mass in Saint Theresa of Lisieux Church this Easter, he will also be praying for the birth of a new Catholic community in town.

“Easter is our resurrection season,” said Allen, pastor at Saint Theresa for 18 months. “We recognize that we have new life. That’s what we have to look for in the town of Billerica.”

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