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'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.

Annual Catholic Appeal 2020 / Petición Católica Anual


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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.

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Keeping Up While Mass and Parish Activities Are Suspended

The church building and parish office remain closed. You may continue to call the parish office at 253-838-5924; all calls will be transferred to our Pastoral Coordinator Linda DeMarce.


How do we stay connected until the church reopens? Notes from your Parish Council(PDF) (May 1, 2020).

Update letter from Linda DeMarce. (May 7, 2020)




Usted puede continuar llamando a la oficina parroquial, todas las llamadas telefónicas serán transferidas a nuestra Coordinadora Pastoral Linda DeMarce. 253-838-5924.

Carta En Español  (7 de Mayo del 2020).

News From the Archdiocese About Churches Reopening

May 7:  Please see current video and update from AB Etienne on the Stay Home Stay Healthy Order.
Vea el resiente video y la actualización del Arzobispo Etienne sobre la orden de Stay Home Stay Healthy.


May 8:  The Archdiocese's decision on "Drive In Spiritual Services" (PDF).

Lea sobre la decisión de la Arquidiócesis sobre Drive In Mass (PDF)


May 22:  WSCC Statement on the reopening of churches (PDF)

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Church Open for Private Prayer

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.

Weekday Mass with Father Jay and Padre Gilberto

Mass in English with Father Jay is live streamed on Facebook.

Wednesday 6 PM, Thursday 9 AM, Friday 9 AM

Mass in Spanish with Fr. Gilberto is live streamed on Facebook on Thursdays at 6 PM.


El P. Jay transmitirá en vivo misas del día los miércoles a las 6 PM, jueves y viernes a las 9 AM. El P. Gilberto comenzará a transmitir en vivo Misa del día en español, los jueves a las 6 PM.

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Sunday Mass with Father Jay and Padre Gilberto

We continue to live stream Sunday Masses, 8:30 AM (English), 10:30 AM (Spanish) on Facebook.

Continuamos transmitiendo en vivo misas dominicales, a las 8:30 a.m. (inglés) y a las 10:30 a.m. (español).


If you don't have a Facebook page, you can use the generic page. Go to www.Facebook.com and type in the following login information:
Email: office@sttheresa.org
Password: sttheresaparish2020  (Type exactly: no uppercase letters or spaces)

You can see previous Sunday Masses on Facebook or YouTube: St. Theresa’s Parish Online. See when and how to view the videos (PDF).


Si no tiene una página de Facebook, puede usar la página genérica. Vaya a www.Facebook.com y escriba la siguiente información para iniciar la sesión:

Correo electrónico: office@sttheresa.org

Contraseña: sttheresaparish2020 (Escriba exactamente: sin letras mayúsculas ni espacios)

Usted puede ver las misas dominicales anteriores en la página de YouTube Parroquia de Santa Teresa en línea. Vea cuándo y cómo ver los videos.

Sunday Missal

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



 Pray the Rosary

During May, honor our Blessed Virgin Mary by praying the rosary with us.

Sundays, 15 minutes after Mass (English 9:45 AM, Spanish 11:45 AM)

Live streamed on Facebook. Stay online after Mass, or log in as you do for Mass (see above). 

Lead by your Parish Council.

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

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   Learn about stewardship at St. Theresa's.


Parish Stewardship


While gathering for Mass is suspended, church expenses are not. Please be generous.

  • EFT is the most efficient method for donation. Sign up for Electronic Funds Transfer, or contact the Parish Office at 253-838-5924.

  • Online donation is quick and secure.

  • Mailing envelopes with prepaid postage are included in envelope packs. Simply mail your donation.

  • Drop off your donation in the locked donation box outside the Parish Office. This box is checked daily.

Nationwide Service to Report Sexual Misconduct Involving U.S. Bishops

Pope Francis' apostolic letter Vos estis lux mundi (“You are the light of the world”) calls upon the metropolitan archbishops to undertake the responsibilities for receiving and assessing reports involving bishops that pertain to sexual abuse and related misconduct.

See how the Archdiocese of Seattle is addressing this issue.(PDF)

En Español

(March 26, 2020)

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Protect and Heal

The Archdiocese of Seattle has launched the new website “Protect and Heal” (protectandheal.seattlearchdiocese.org) to communicate sincerely and openly about the sexual abuse crisis. Key features:

  • Archdiocese of Seattle’s disclosure list of clergy and religious brothers and sisters who have been credibly accused of abusing minors (originally published in January of 2016)

  • Timeline showing when reported abuse occurred

  • Information about actions the Archdiocese has taken over the past three decades to respond to the crisis, such as implementing a Safe Environment program of background checks and abuse-prevention trainings for employees

The site also provides information about the U.S. bishops’ Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, adopted in 2002; and the Archdiocesan Review Board, a group of mostly lay subject-matter experts that advises the archbishop on matters pertaining to clergy sexual abuse.

Proteger y Sanar

Como parte de un esfuerzo por mejorar la forma en que la Arquidiócesis se comunica sobre la crisis de abuso sexual, lanzaremos un sitio web especial el lunes para abordar el tema. Como dice el Arzobispo Sartain en un mensaje de video que se encuentra en él, el nuevo sitio "Proteger y Sanar" (protectandheal.seattlearchdiocese.org) es un vehículo para "comunicarse sincera y abiertamente" sobre la crisis.


El sitio ofrece información sobre la crisis de abuso y la respuesta de la Arquidiócesis de Seattle, incluidos los recursos para las víctimas. Reúne en un sitio web información de fácil acceso que se encontraba anteriormente en varios lugares.


Las características clave incluyen la lista de divulgación de la Arquidiócesis de Seattle de clérigos y hermanos y hermanas religiosos que han sido acusados ​​creíblemente de abusar de menores (publicado originalmente en enero de 2016); una línea de tiempo que muestra cuándo ocurrió el abuso denunciado; e información sobre las acciones que la Arquidiócesis ha tomado en las últimas tres décadas para responder a la crisis, como la implementación de un programa de Ambiente Seguro de verificación de antecedentes y capacitación de empleados para la prevención del abuso. El sitio también proporciona información sobre la Carta de Obispos de Estados Unidos para la Protección de Niños y Jóvenes, adoptada en 2002; y la Junta de Revisión de la Arquidiócesis, un grupo de expertos en su mayoría principalmente laicos que asesora al arzobispo sobre asuntos relacionados con el abuso sexual del clero.

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.

"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

Prayers for Workers

Census 2020 Participation (March 2020): English   Español

Statement on Heal Our Church letter (January 28, 2020)  English     Español

The Archdiocese of Seattle Settles 1980s Case (January 9, 2020)



Archdiocese of Seattle

Faith Formation / Education / Enrichment

Community Ministries