Pastoral Staff


Fr. Paul M. Gousse, Pastor

Rev. Paul M. Gousse, Pastor


Fr. Paul was appointed Pastor of both Our Lady of the Holy Rosary and St. Leo parishes in the summer of 2007.  He was ordained to the priesthood in June of 1999.  He is a dynamic preacher who strives to reach the congregation with challenging yet encouraging homilies.  Check out the homilies on our home page or Youtube.  Fr. Paul’s email is




Fr. Gerry Dunn has been weekend assistant at St. Leo Church for several years following his retirement.  Fr. Gerry has served   on the Seacoast for many years as Pastor at neighboring parishes.  We are blessed to have Fr. Gerry with us.

Stephen Labrie and wife Cheryl

Deacon Stephen Labrie and wife Cheryl

Deacon Stephen Labrie was ordained in May of 2014 and assigned to the staff in June of 2014.  Cheryl and Deacon Steve come to the parish with a strong desire to serve the Lord and His people.  They have been married over forty years, raised three children, and enjoy three grandsons.  Both Deacon Steve and Cheryl continue to work full time and live in Wakefield, NH.




Rita Pender, Pastoral Minister/Evangelist

Mrs. Rita Pender joined the staff in August 2010 after working as a public high school teacher for 25 years.  She holds an MTS degree from Weston Jesuit School of Theology and recently received certification as a spiritual director from the Spiritual Directors Internship Initiative in Brighton, MA.  Rita has been a communicant of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary since 1994.  Rita’s email is


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