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,

Our St. Theresa Parish Advent Drive for Unwrapped, Warm, New Hats, Gloves, Mitten & Socks has begun!!!  As in years past, the Confirmation Candidates lead this drive and baskets to receive donations are found at the altar and at entrances to church. Religious Ed students bring their gifts for area needy students to sessions scheduled on Sundays, and Monday evenings.   A special thank you ahead of time goes to those knitters who send in hats and gloves they have knit all year long just for this Advent Drive!!!


RCIA:  (see the call elsewhere in our Bulletin)

We are beginning our RCIA on Sunday, Nov. 19 @ 9am-9:50 downstairs. Come and hear all about our welcome to all whom have an interest in our Catholic Faith. Also, you may have never received the Sacrament of Confirmation and now, as an adult, you would like to receive that third Sacrament of Initiation and all the special graces of the Holy Spirit available to you and given first in Baptism.


Sunday night Nov.12th as scheduled on the Religious Education & Faith Formation calendar, sessions for 6-7-8 and “Be Sealed & Be Sent” begin @ 5pm.

This Kick-off session is the first on the second Sundays Nov-April. November 12 begins with a wonderful dinner for the family, hosted by our new Youth Minister, Keith Adams,  and served by our Confirmation Candidates.

The dinner for all 6-7-8 and Parents is from 5-6pm then followed by the Parent Forum till 7:15pm. Students in 6-7-8 will head downstairs with their teachers @6pm and the first look at Restored Order of the Sacraments will be addressed with the parents. Please know how important this family dinner is for parents to understand why the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist are so connected as Sacraments of Initiation for our Catholic Faith. Your questions and concerns will be addressed.


Blessings,  Anne, Gary & Keith


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


Families often  struggle with the kind and number of Christmas presents to give. Sometimes that special gift requested by a child or relative is just not in the budget this year. Pope Francis has a suggestion taken from Scripture….give, really give, a work of Mercy. WARNING: The cost may be a sacrifice of your time, patience and pride . Listed below are some of the choices for presents this Christmas, presents that are priceless gifts.

Corporal Works of Mercy:


To feed the hungry

To give drink to the thirsty

To clothe the naked

To welcome the stranger

To heal the imprisoned

To bury the dead


Spiritual Works of Mercy:

To counsel the doubtful

To instruct the ignorant

To admonish sinners

To comfort the afflicted

To forgive offenses

To bear patiently with those who do us ill

To pray for the living and the dead



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 call 964-6440



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