Saint Theresa Church - Rye Beach, NH

A Catholic Community

Rev. Msgr. Maurice D. Lavigne , Pastor

815 Central Road, PO Box 482

Rye Beach, NH 03871

Religious Education

Our Religious Education Classes:  UPDATED Downloads!


2017-2018 Schedule / Religious Ed Registration Form 2017-2018


Questions or Comments on Religious Ed Classes, Contact Gary Hodsdon at

Sacrament of Confirmation and Adult Faith, contact Anne Hoeing


Sessions for Grades 1-5 are in full swing Sunday mornings 9am-9:50am. We follow the school schedule and cancel in severe weather. WMUR posts cancellations.

Sessions for Grades 6-7-8 and Confirmation “Be Sealed & Be Sent” are on Monday nights, 5:30pm-7pm. Again, these listed on the schedule and are cancelled when school is cancelled.


Dear Parents & Parishioners,

It is with deep sorrow and a grateful heart that our Religious Education sessions began this week. Msgr. Moe loved the children and the families of St. Theresa Parish here in Rye Beach. Under his leadership, every First Communion was celebrated with Pin Wheels, and every Confirmation Liturgy with the most beautiful flowers. He was “Father Moe” to all as he gave welcome and great joy.


Now, we continue the ministry of handing on the Faith with the thirty Catechists who teach our children and with the love and support of our families and our parishioners.  May Msgr. Moe rest in peace knowing that we will continue serving with the spirit of generous compassion he extended to all of us.



Anne, Gary & Keith


October is Celebrate Life   Month…womb to tomb.

Please consider family prayer for the unborn and  for all those for whom death is near. October is also a month full  of anniversaries and weddings.

Listed here is a recipe for a Family Cake we might make all month.


3 Bushels Love

2 Cups Understanding

4 Cups Patience

1 Cup Sense of Humor

 l ½    Cups Sharing

1 tsp. Teasing

3-10 Tempers separated (# as needed)

2 tsp.Spunk

Spices of your own choice


Beat this well, recognize  God’s Grace as key ingredient, bake in heart & head often, serve generously with prayer.



Dear Parents,


If you were unable to register for Religious Education classes this past weekend, you may call the office and do so anytime now.


Most families received a registration form in the mail. You are welcome to bring that form or pick one up. Welcome to all new families !  Please introduce yourself to Anne or Gary.


Sessions for Grades 1-5 begin Sunday, Sept. 24th 9-9:50am.

Sessions for Grades 6-7-8 @ 5:30-7:15pm  begin on Monday, Sept. 25th.


“Be Sealed & Be Sent”( Mondays 5:30-7:15pm)  and Summer 2018 Session “Rock On X” Confirmation Prep registration is also available.


Adult Faith Formation will be offered in our RCIA program beginning in October. Please consider coming to learn about the Catholic Faith. Adult Confirmation will also be offered for those adults who may not have received the Sacrament of Confirmation as youth.  Please contact our office @ 964-9878 or speak to Msgr. Moe or Anne.


The St. Theresa Parish Women’s Retreat @ Marie Joseph Spiritual Center scheduled for Thurs. Sept. 21-Friday Sept.22 has a few spots open. Please consider joining women of this parish and friends of neighboring parishes for this Faith building time.  Questions? the flier elsewhere in the bulletins for this week and next week.


Blessings, Anne & Gary

Questions or concerns?  Religious Ed @ 964-9878,or,


O God, we believe you are here.  We adore you and love you with our whole heart and soul because you

are most worthy of all our love.   We desire to love you as the blessed do in heaven. Flood our souls with

your spirit and life.  Penetrate and possess our whole being utterly, that our lives may only be a radiance

of yours Shine through us, and be so in us that every soul we come in contact with may feel your presence

in our soul.      ~Saint Teresa of Calcutta


Adult Confirmation will be offered this coming year for any parishioner who was unable to complete the Sacraments of Initiation( Baptism, Eucharist, Confirmation)

Questions: Email Anne Hoeing:

Questions for Grades 1-8 Email Gary Hodsdon

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RCIA - The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults


Welcome to St. Theresa Parish! Would you like to learn more about the Catholic Faith? Come journey with companions starting this October 2016 to explore the path to full communion in our Faith.


Please speak to Father Moe @ 964-6440



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