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.



St. Theresa Catholic Church invites all to follow Jesus Christ by celebrating the sacraments and building a community of compassion.


La Iglesia Católica de Santa Teresa invita a todos a seguir a Jesucristo celebrando los sacramentos y construyendo una comunidad devota.



Guided by our beloved St. Theresa, our community invites all to know the love of Jesus Christ. May we be nourished by the sacraments, live lives with extraordinary love, and proclaim the Gospel to all those we encounter.


Guiados por nuestra venerada Santa Teresa, nuestra comunidad invita a todos a conocer el amor de Jesucristo. Que seamos nutridos por los sacramentos, vivamos nuestras vidas con amor extraordinario y proclamemos el Evangelio a todos aquellos con quienes nos encontremos.

 To learn more about St. Theresa's Parish, open the 2016-2017 Annual Report on Parish Ministries and Finances.

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Thank you to every person donating time and energy to help clients in the Reach Out Program. Your contributions to provide a safe place to sleep and a hot meal are truly appreciated.


The shelters will remain open until the end of spring. Hosts are needed. Please consider donating your time to the Reach Out Program on a weekly basis by becoming hosts for the Women’s Shelter at Good Shepard Episcopal Church. We are seeking teams of two to come to the shelter on Fridays or Saturdays to unlock the shelter, set up, and greet meal providers. A typical schedule is to arrive around 8 PM and leave around 9 PM. If anyone is interested or would like more information, please contact Willa Gains at 253-797-1685,  wcgaines53@aol.com.

Feed your hungry neighbors

Would you like to help feed those in need? You can by participating in programs coordinated through St. Theresa's.

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Sandwich Program

Once a month make 20 sandwiches and deliver them to the church. The sandwiches are handed out to those in need in Tacoma. For more information, please contact Laurie by email at Ljfiorito@comcast.net or by phone/text: 206-817-6327.

Food Bank - St. Vincent de Paul Society

With parishioner donations, St. Theresa's St. Vincent de Paul Society provided holiday meals to 88 families. Hunger doesn't take a holiday. You can donate to the food bank throughout the year. Leave nonperishable items in the box in the hallway near the chapel door.

Learn more about the St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. Theresa's.


More Faith in Action

Learn about additional opportunities to serve your community.

Called to Serve  

The Archdiocese of Seattle is currently conducting the Called To Serve as Christ capital campaign. This $100 million campaign is to address the pension and medical needs for our retired priests and women religious.  Learn more about the campaign.


Each parish is asked to do its part in leading the campaign to success by asking parishioners to prayerfully consider a three-year pledge. Our parish goal is $775,515. We know our parish, through prayer, hard work, and generosity, will do our part to help accomplish this goal. Read the support letter from Linda DeMarce and Fr. Jean Pierre Kasonga.

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Watch the 2018 Year-End Campaign Update video.

Note: The Annual Catholic Appeal funds the archdiocese's ongoing mission and administration. The Called To Serve as Christ funds are separate. You can be confident that all funds the archdiocese receives, whether through parish billings, the ACA, this campaign, or other avenues, will be used prudently and effectively. The archdiocesan chancery, Priest Pension Plan, and Priest Health Plan are independently audited annually.

Safe Environment

The Archdiocese of Seattle urges anyone who suspects abuse by any Church personnel to contact local law enforcement. In addition, anyone who has knowledge of sexual abuse or misconduct by a member of the clergy, an employee or volunteer of the Archdiocese of Seattle is urged to call the archdiocesan hotline at 1-800-446-7762.


Update on Recent Settlements of Clergy Abuse Cases - November 15, 2018 (PDF)

Annual Catholic Appeal 2018 / Petición Católica Anual

Through your generous giving, the Archdiocese of Seattle helps to provide A Future Full of Hope for thousands of people throughout Western Washington. Learn more from the Archdiocese of Seattle.

Con su ayuda, La Archidiócesis de Seattle está ayudando a producir Un Futuro Lleno de Esperanza para los miles de personas del oeste de Washington. Aprende más sobre la petición católica anual de la Archidiócesis de Seattle.


Learn more about the Annual Catholic Appeal and Parish Stewardship at St. Theresa's.

Aprende más de la Petición Católica Anual y la parroquia administración de Santa Teresa.

Migration Caravans

The Humanitarian Response of CRS and the Church (English and Spanish) (PDF)

Washington State Catholic Conference: Catholics Sharing the Journey

"Share the Journey" - "Compartiendo el Viaje"

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For more information on upcoming events, please click here

Para mas informacion sobre eventos futuros por favor haga click Aqui.




New to the Parish?

Registration form and information

Forma de Registración

Download myParish app from the App Store or Google play.


Safe Environment
Commitment and Volunteer instructions


Giving time, talent, and treasure

Archdiocesan Planning Study Report


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


Office of the Archbishop

DACA- Bishops' Response Letter

DACA- Carta De Respuesta De Los Obispos

September 9, 2018 Letter:  English    Spanish



Archdiocese of Seattle

2018 Catholic Cemeteries Mass Schedule

Faith Formation/Education

Community Ministries