Most questions and concerns can be addressed by calling the office number (757) 488-2553 during business hours which is between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The office is closed daily for lunch between 12:00 and 12:30 p.m.

We are located in the Western Branch section of Chesapeake, VA. The address is 4137 Portsmouth Blvd, Chesapeake, VA 23321. Our parish is only a few minutes from I-664 exit 11B, Suffolk, and Portsmouth.

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The inclement weather policy is to close whenever Chesapeake Public Schools are closed. Holiday closures and changes in office hours are advertised in the weekly bulletin.

As followers of Jesus, nourished by the Word, the Eucharist, and one another, we are called to joyfully spread the Good News by praising God, serving the poor, comforting the sick, and welcoming all.

The parish of Saint Thérèse was founded in 1954 in the chapel of the Little Flower Elementary School on Oregon Avenue in Portsmouth, VA. When the school merged with two others in 1970, our parish began worshiping in the auditorium of Chittum Elementary School and broke ground on a new space in 1971. Our current location was dedicated in 1972 and expanded in 1996. For more than 60 years since our humble beginning, our parish is still doing “small things with great love.” We are proud to be a friendly and welcoming parish.

Saint Thérèse of Lisieux
Born Marie Françoise-Thérèse Martin on January 2, 1871 in Alençon, France, St. Thérèse is the youngest Doctor of the Church. She is widely known for her spiritual memoir, Story of a Soul and her “petit voie”, or, “little way.” Her feast day is October 1st.
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