Introducing the Religious Education Office

Posted August 3, 2017

The parish will run a monthly blog to introduce to the parish community those that work in and around the parish, their office, and their mission.  We begin with the Religious Education (RE) Office.

The Mission of the RE Office is to:

  1. Support parents by teaching the truths of the Catholic Faith, with an emphasis on providing children with both the content and context to understand that content.
  2. Inspire in each child a personal relationship with God and an awareness of His Merciful Love for each human being from conception to natural death.
  3. Build character through faithful witness to the morals and the mission in the practice of the Catholic Faith and teaching about the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Joseph and the lives of the saints.

While our primary focus is on the Religious Formation of Youth, the RE Office is also seeking new and better means of aiding parents and adult parishioners in their own spiritual journeys as well.

Our Calendar of Events for the 2017-18 school year is available at the following link –

We are located in the Administrative Building across from the front entrance to the Church.  Once inside, we are directly across the hall from the Parish Offices on the right.

Who’s who in the Religious Education Office:

Larry Bayne – Director of Religious Education

In DRE Position since July 2013.  Previously the Youth Minister at St. Theresa’s from August 2002 – June 2013.  I Graduated from the Franciscan University of Steubenville in May 2002.  Regional Northern Virginia has been my home throughout my whole life.



Connie Gilligan

I was born in Philadelphia, PA, and raised in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia and moved to Virginia in 1998.  I’m a huge Eagles fan and love football.  I’ve been working at St. Theresa’s for 12 years as a Religious Education Secretary and I’m also the Parish Child Safety Coordinator.



Myriam Perez

I’ve worked in the RE department for almost 6 years now. I am originally from Peru and bilingual. I’m responsible for handling online registrations during the summer months and the integrity of the database. I also update the parish website. Let me know if I can be of help.