Parish of St. Theresa and 
Our Lady of the Wayside
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our Parochial Vicar, Fr. Praxid DeSilva.  Fr. Praxid died on November 18th at his home in Sri Lanka.  Fr. Praxid served our parish for 17+ years, both as a spiritual advisor and a trusted friend.  We will honor Fr. Praxid's life at a Memorial Mass, concelebrated with priests from Sri Lanka, on  
Tuesday, November 24th at 1:00 pm.

The mission of St. Theresa’s Parish is… To be a welcoming and rewarding spiritual resource for all who… rejoice in, believe in, wonder about… The promises of the Church established by Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

As our Parish community continues to grow in faith, it will reach out to serve… those who have special needs, those who wish to learn more about the Church and those who have concerns about the Church.

Our Staff

  • Rev. John McLoughlin , Pastor
  • Rev. Msgr. James K. Vaughey, Pastor Emeritus
  • Mr. Gary Bratt, Musical Director and Organist
  • Mr. Kevin Richards, Religious Education Coordinator & RCIA Coordinator
  • Rectory Staff: Judy Jeselson, Maureen Thaler,
    Mary Weidenhamer - Bookkeeper
  • Dana Castille, Administrative Asst. - Religious Education
  • Megan Genn, Youth Minister


1394 Pleasantville Road
Briarcliff Manor, N.Y. 10510


Rectory & Parish Office
(914) 941-1646 or (914) 941-2582, Fax: (914) 944-9503

Religious Education & RCIA Office