Welcome to St. Theresa's Catholic Church

St. Theresa Parish invites you to explore our Catholic church community and ministries that serve Federal Way and Northeast Tacoma. view more    St. Theresa's includes a growing, active Hispanic community. view more   To learn more about St. Theresa's Parish, open the 2013-2014 Annual Report on Parish Ministries and Finances (PDF). New!


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Christmas Food Baskets. Support the St. Vincent de Paul Society in feeding 100 families. Hand your contribution to a St. Vincents member or place it in an envelope for the Sunday collection.


Giving Tree. Make a happier Christmas for a child in need. Take a tag from the Giving Tree and return the wrapped gift on or before Sunday, December 14.  See details and suggestions.


Sacrament of Reconciliation.  Reconciliation Service on Sunday, December 14 beginning at 6:30 PM, followed by individual confessions.   How to go to confession.   Mass and Reconciliation Times


Contemplative Prayer.  Join us for scripture reflection and silent prayer.  Dec. 15, and Dec. 22 from 7:30 to 8:30 in the chapel. Facilitated by Bob Toohey.  Learn more about contemplative prayer.


Simbang Gabi.  Attend a Novena of nine consecutive evening masses. Join in this Filipino Advent tradition beginning Monday, December 15 at 6:00 PM. Learn more about Simbang Gabi.



God so loved, He gave.

From a heart of gratitude we give our:

Time, Talent & Treasure

As we begin our annual stewardship campaign, please prayerfully consider what your gift of treasure should be. Stewardship isn't just about how much money we give or how we volunteer in ministry to support our parish. It is about the way we live our lives in every way.
Read more on our Stewardship page.



We might be familiar with different aspects of the Catholic faith. But how does it all fit together? And what difference does it make for our lives?  "Symbolon: The Catholic Faith Explained" opens up the “big picture” of the Catholic faith in a way that helps us know it, live it and articulate it to others. 


Symbolon is open to all interested in learning more about the Catholic faith. Join us.

At St. Theresa Parish Hall

On the first Wednesday of every month.

Mass starts at 6:00 PM, with the presentation beginning at 7. We will be finished no later than 8:20 PM. 

For more on Symbolon, session dates, and the agenda for each session, open the flyer.


No need to sign up but if you have questions, please send an email to micie.delosreyes@sttheresafw.org or contact Micie DelosReyes at 253-838-5924 ext. 304.



A 2014 Daily Prayer Walk with the Lord


Our Sacred Story prayer group WILL  NOT MEET AGAIN THIS YEAR.  You are encouraged to complete the final week on your own.  Many blessings to all during Advent and Christmas. We look forward to continuing our Sacred Story Journey in 2015.


Week 40, beginning December 14, concludes our discernment lessons by considering the “what next” aspects of spiritual growth. The key advice for us is simple and familiar: go slow, test the “energy of the feelings,” trust the Lord, and never lose hope in yourself or God despite our many weaknesses and mistakes. We are again reminded that spiritual growth is a lifelong process, and progress is often unseen in the “present moment” – but the Lord is the one doing the labor in the secret of our hearts! Learn more about Living Life as Sacred Story.

 Please contact Doug Johnson, dwdixi@comcast.net  , 253-670-5944,  if you have questions or want to know more about Living Life as Sacred Story


Giving time, talent, and treasure


Becoming Catholic
For more information about becoming
Catholic or reconnecting with the
Catholic Church, please contact the
Parish Office at 253-838-5924.
Learn more (PDF)


NEW! Living Patriotic Rosary
50+ Group
Easter Vigil
Good Friday
Holy Thursday


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Registration form and information


Catholic organizations and
current issues


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