Welcome to St. Theresa's Catholic Church

t. Theresa Parish invites you to explore our Catholic church community and ministries that serve Federal Way and Northeast Tacoma. St. Theresa's 

...invites all to follow Jesus Christ... and ...know the love of Jesus Christ...

...invita a todos a seguir a Jesucristo... y ...invita a todos a conocer el amor de Jesucristo...

Open the complete Vision/Visión and Mission/Misión statements and goals/objectivos 2020.

Jennifer O'Loughlin family photo 


Jennifer O’Loughlin


Jennifer O’Loughlin, wife of Deacon Tom O’Loughlin, passed away to be fully with our loving God on June 24th. Open the detailed notice.


Jennifer and Deacon Tom met while working together at CYO Camp Gallagher in 1985 and continued to work at the camp part-time. Donations may be made to the Jennifer Welsh O’Loughlin Memorial Fund for Camp Gallagher: https://www.campgallagher.org/jennifer


Funeral Mass, August 4, on YouTube: https://youtu.be/N5SApNosD6I

Knights of Columbus Memorial Scholarship

The Knights are accepting applications for the 2020-2021 Knights of Columbus Memorial Scholarship. Get details (PDF). Download the application in a Word or PDF file. Applications are due August 23. (posted July 16)

Masses in the Church / Misas en la iglesia

Beginning August 1-2, St. Theresa's returns to a normal Mass schedule in the church. A partir del 1 de agosto, Santa Teresa regresa al horario normal de misas de la iglesia.

Saturday: 5 PM English, 7 PM Spanish.   Sábado: 5 PM Inglés, 7 PM Español 

Sunday: 8:30 AM English, 11 AM English.   Domingo: 8:30 AM Inglés, 11 AM Inglés.  Beginning August 16, also 5 PM Spanish. A partir del 16 de agosto, también a las 5 PM Español

Thursday: 9 AM English, 7 PM Spanish.  Jueves: 9 AM Inglés, 7 PM Español


We follow sanitation and social distancing guidelines, so attendance is limited to 60 people. An appointment is required. Please arrive for check-in at least 20 minutes before Mass begins and bring your own mask.

Seguiremos los reglamentos de sanitización y el distanciamiento social, por lo que la asistencia es limitadala a 60 personas. Se requiere cita previa. Las personas que asistirán deberán llegar a la puerta de admisión, al menos 20 minutos antes de que inicie la misa. Favor de traer su cubrebocas.




The number of people who can gather together is limited, so you must make an appointment to reserve a place at Mass. You can either call the parish office at 253-838-5924 or click the button to schedule an appointment. Appointments for Sunday must be made by Thursday, 1 PM. Appointments for Thursday must be made by Wednesday, 10 AM.

El numero de asistencia es limitado, por lo que debe hacer una reservación para un lugar en la misa.  Usted puede llamar a la oficina parroquial al 253-838-5924 o presione el botón “Click” para hacer su reservación. Las citas para el domingo deben hacerse antes del jueves 1 p.m. Las citas para el jueves deben hacerse antes del miércoles 10 a.m.

Details and instructions for scheduling an appointment, reserving a place at Mass or an event.

Safety Training documents and recordings for volunteers.

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Let’s keep in touch! Get important updates via email and text. There are two easy ways to connect (PDF).

Nos gustaría conectar con usted! Hay 2 maneras fáciles de conectar (PDF).

Weekend Mass with Father Jay and Father Gilberto On Facebook

Mass in English with Father Jay is live-streamed on Facebook Sunday at 8:30 AM.

El P. Jay transmitirá en vivo la misa el domingo a las 8:30 a.m.

Mass in Spanish with Father Gilberto is live-streamed on Facebook Saturday at 5 PM.

La misa en español con el padre Gilberto se transmite en vivo en Facebook el sábado a las 5 PM.

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Weekday Mass with Father Jay On Facebook

Mass in English with Father Jay is live streamed on Facebook on Wednesday 6 PM and Friday 9 AM. 

El P. Jay transmitirá en vivo misas del día los miércoles a las 6 PM y viernes a las 9 AM.

How to log in to Facebook for Mass / Cómo iniciar sesión en Facebook para misa  (PDF)

Sunday Missal

Mass Responses and Prayers (PDF) The Roman Missal, Third Edition

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Church Open for Private Prayer / Iglesia Abierta Para Oración Privada

St. Theresa Church will be open for private prayer beginning Wednesday, May 20.

Wednesday 10 AM-12 Noon, 6-8 PM; Thursday 10 AM-12 Noon, 6-8 PM; Friday 10 AM-12 Noon.

If you are sick, or beginning to feel ill, please remain home. All safety guidelines will be adhered to.  A staff member will be present while the church is open.  

La Iglesia de Santa Teresa estará abierta para la oración privada a partir del miércoles 20 de mayo.

Miércoles 10 AM-12 de mediodía, 6-8 PM; Jueves 10 AM-12 de mediodía, 6-8 PM; Viernes 10 AM-12 de Mediodía. Si está enfermo o comienza a sentirse enfermo, favor de quedarte en casa. Se seguirán todas las pautas de seguridad. Un miembro del personal estará presente mientras la iglesia esté abierta.

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  List of resources for Mass online, prayer, reflection, Stations of the Cross, and more. 

FORMED Live events for bible study, lives of saints, evangelization, and more 

Annual Catholic Appeal 2020 / Petición Católica Anual


ACA 2020 button to donation site

 Have you ever wanted to see the hands, faces, and places of the Annual Catholic Appeal in Western Washington? Your Church supports many ministries and services throughout the Archdiocese – made possible by YOU!

Watch the video now - In English or En Español,


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.


 The summer blood drive at St. Theresa Church has been canceled. You can still donate at the Federal Way Center,
1414 S 324th Street, Suite B101, Federal Way, WA 98003. Click Here to Make an Appointment. (June 8, 2020)

Learn about stewardship at St. Theresa's.

New to the Parish?

Registration form and information

Forma de Registración


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

Letter to Address Racism (June 2020)

Statement on DACA (June 2020)

Prayers for Workers

Census 2020 Participation (March 2020): English   Español

Protect and Heal

Catholic Bishop Abuse Reporting Service



Archdiocese of Seattle

Faith Formation / Education / Enrichment

Community Ministries