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). 




St. Theresa's offers many opportunities to deepen your faith during Lent.
Please join us for one or several.


Wondrous Encounters, Reconciliation, Lenten Rally, Fish Fries, Soup Suppers and More!


English Lenten Calendar                                Spanish Lenten Calendar

Lenten Slide Show

The last Reconciliation before Easter will be on Saturday, March 28, 3:30-4:45 p.m.

Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl



In 1975, Catholics in the United States wanted to respond to famine in Africa. Could we feed the hungry through Lenten prayers, fasting and almsgiving? The answer was yes—and it came in the form of a small cardboard box. Now, 40 years later, CRS Rice Bowl is your way to help our brothers and sisters in need each Lent. CRS Rice Bowl is Catholic Relief Services’ Lenten faith-in-action program for families and faith communities. Through CRS Rice Bowl, we hear stories from our brothers and sisters in need worldwide, and devote our Lenten prayers, fasting and gifts to change the lives of the poor. Learn more about Lent and CRS Rice Bowl.

Holy Week Schedule


Palm Sunday - Blessing of Palms at all Masses

Masses: 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.



Mass: 6 p.m.

Triduum Rehearsal - 6:45 p.m. (Please note time change!)

Wondrous Encounters - 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.


Holy Thursday

Please remember to bring your Rice Bowls to mass.

Mass of the Lord's Supper - 7 p.m.


Good Friday

Parish Office Closes at Noon

Liturgy of the Hours - 9 a.m.

Stations of the Cross - 3 p.m.

Passion Play - 6 p.m.

Good Friday Liturgy - 7 p.m.


Holy Saturday

Liturgy of the Hours - 9 a.m., Followed by RCIA/RCIC Rehearsal

No Reconciliation

No 5 p.m. Mass (English)

No 7 p.m. Mass (Spanish)

Easter Vigil (English) - 8 p.m.

Easter Vigil (Spanish) - 11:30 p.m.


Easter Sunday

Masses: 7:30 a.m.

9:30 a.m. (Baptisms)

11:30 a.m. (Baptisms)

No Youth Mass

Wondrous Encounters

Wondrous Encounters

You are invited to a wondrous Lenten encounter with the Bible, seven weeks of scripture, prayer, and reflection.


Join us weekly for discussion and reflection, Wednesdays during Lent, 7:00-8:30 PM, in the Parish Hall. For more information, open the flyer.


A women's group meets on Tuesdays at 7:00 PM in NE Tacoma. For more information, contact Loreen at 253-250-8785 or hernandez.lb12@gmail.com.


Watch Fr. Richard Rohr talk with Oprah Winfrey about the spiritual journey toward wholeness and authenticity: https://cac.org/tv 


Catholic Advocacy Day

Proclaim Justice & Life for All


Join with other Catholics in the state to make sure your voice is heard in Olympia.


March 26, 9 AM - 3 PM


Olympia, WA


Click here for more information. The St. Theresa Knights of Columbus will be providing transportation to registered participants. Please call Bob Gaines to reserve your spot for transportation (253) 838-4081.




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.


Updated Information on the
2014 Tax Fraud


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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)


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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