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.



Stations of the Cross

Recall and meditate on the passion of Jesus Christ.



-Fridays, March 8-April12, 7:00 PM

-Friday, April 19, 3:00 PM, all in the church

Contemplative Prayer

Be refreshed by Lectio Divina and contemplative prayer.

More information (PDF)



Mondays, March 11-April 8, 7:00 PM in the church


Sacrament of Reconciliation

Reconciliation service with four priests available to hear individual confessions.



Wednesday, March 13, 7:00 PM (English) in the church


Examination of the Scrutinies and the Triduum

Assess and examine your progress on your Lenten journey through guided reflection and instruction.

More information (PDF)



Wednesdays, March 20-April 10, 7:00 PM in the parish hall




-Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord's Supper 7:00 PM (English)

-Good Friday Liturgy 7:00 (English)

-Holy Saturday Easter Vigil Mass 8:00 PM (English)

Easter Sunday

-Masses 7:30 AM, 9:30 AM, 11:30 AM (English)

-Mass 3:00 PM (Spanish)


Fish green


Fish Fry Fridays


March 8-April 12

5-7 PM

In the parish hall

Net proceeds benefit parish youth activities

Open the flyer with more information.

English                Spanish



Soup Nights


Join us for a simple meal and an opportunity to connect with others during our parish Lenten journey.

Wednesdays, March 13-April 10

5-6:30 PM

In the parish hall

soup supper


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For details, open the flyer (PDF).

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For details, open the WWCCR website.

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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