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:

Downloads for Religious Ed: UPDATED! 2016-2017 Schedule Religious Ed Registration Form 2016-2017

                                                                 2017-Family Faith Formation Registration Form

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.


Calling Women of St Theresa Parish !!!!!!  Are you a mother, a Grandmother, a Daughter, an Aunt, a Sister, a Niece, or a Girlfriend? Then, this upcoming retreat is for you !!!!!


Thursday September 21st at 3pm - Friday September 22nd at 3pm

We depart St Theresa Parking Lot on Thursday and returning on Friday. Does time together to pray, attend Mass, walk on the beach, gather shells, share wisdom stories and have “me time” sound like something you would like?


Please join us at:

Marie Joseph Spiritual Center, Biddeford, ME.  Space is limited to 25 people- call or email Anne Hoeing 603-964-9878 or Make $ 100. Check payable to St. Theresa Parish to reserve your place. This amount covers three meals and overnight accomodations

Mail check to St. Theresa Religious Education Office

Attention: Anne Hoeing

P.O. Box 421

Rye Beach, NH 03871


Dear Parents & Parishioners,


There will be open registration for Religious Ed before/after all the Masses here at St. Theresa, Rye Beach Saturday, August 19th, before/after the 4pm Vigil Mass. Sunday, August 20th, before/after the 8am & 10am Mass.


Grades 1-5 meet on Sunday Mornings 9-9:50am beginning September 24, 2017.

Grades 6-7-8 and “Be Sealed & Be Sent” Confirmation Prep meet on Monday 5:30-7pm, Sept.25th.

Registration for Summer Session 2018  Confirmation Prep “Rock-On X” July 30-Aug.3,2018


Be Sealed & Be Sent and Rock On IX  Confirmation Candidates,


Bishop Libasci has set the date for the celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation:

Sunday September 10th at 1:00pm here at St. Theresa Parish. Candidates will need to be in the Parish Center by 12noon prior to Mass for our group photo.


The mandatory rehearsal and retreat will take place on Saturday September 9th, 9:00am-12noon.  Your sponsor or parent stand-in will attend that morning, 9:00-10:00am.  All candidates will remain for retreat until 12 noon dismissal.


Also, as part of your participation in St. Theresa's family ministry, you are being asked to donate two children's books to the future children who will receive the Sacrament of Baptism here at our parish.  Please bring new children’s books to the Confirmation retreat/rehearsal on Saturday, September 9th.


I would like to remind all summer Rock On IX candidates that your week long  Confirmation preparation  will take place Monday, July 30 - Friday, August 4, 8am-12noon.


I hope you are all well and ready to enjoy the summer weather that is coming, promise!!


Blessings, Anne and Gary


Fall Date for Confirmation 2017 TBD by Bishop’s Office


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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