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 2015-2016 Annual Report on Parish Ministries and Finances (PDF).



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 Join us we we celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday, April 23 at 3 p.m.


All are invited to come and spend time in personal prayer through Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and recitation of the Divine Mercy Chaplet.


What is Divine Mercy Sunday?

Among all of the elements of devotion to The Divine Mercy requested by our Lord through St. Maria Faustina Kowalska, the Feast of Mercy holds first place. The Lord's will with regard to its establishment was already made known in His first revelation to the saint, as recorded in her Diary. In all, there were 14 revelations concerning the desired feast.

Our Lord's explicit desire is that this feast be celebrated on the first Sunday after Easter. This Sunday is designated in "The Liturgy of the Hours and the Celebration of the Eucharist" as the "Octave Day of Easter." It was officially called the Second Sunday of Easter after the liturgical reform of Vatican II. Now, by the Decree of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, the name of this liturgical day has been changed to: "Second Sunday of Easter, or Divine Mercy Sunday."

'Now On Throughout the Church'

Pope John Paul II made the surprise announcement of this change in his homily at the canonization of St. Faustina on April 30, 2000. There, he declared: "It is important then that we accept the whole message that comes to us from the word of God on this Second Sunday of Easter, which from now on throughout the Church, will be called ‘Divine Mercy Sunday.' "


Annual Catholic Appeal 2017



This weekend we kick off the 2017 Annual Catholic Appeal campaign in our parish. More than ever, your support is essential to more than 60 ministries and services throughout Western Washington. Gifts of any amount our welcome; your gift is essential to our mission.


What will your gift be this year?


Watch this short video to see some of the ministries that benefit from your gift.




Visit our Stewardship Page to learn more about this year's Annual Catholic Appeal Campaign.




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Who is My Neighbor?


The Face of Poverty in Washington State


You are invited to learn more and dig into the Washington State Bishop's Pastoral Letter on Poverty. There will be two more sessions to engage with this issue that is such an important part of our faith.


Please join us from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Parish Hall on

Wednesday, May 3

Wednesday, June 7


Watch the "Who is My Neighbor?" Video: Short Version(4:50)    Long Version(16:56)

Read the "Who is My Neighbor?" Letter from the Washington Bishops


Sacrament of Confirmation


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 Please join us as we celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation with
Archbishop J. Peter Sartain on
Wednesday, April 26, at 7 p.m.

A reception will follow in the Parish Hall.


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Archdiocesan Planning Study


Over the last several years it has become apparent that the archdiocesan priest pension and post retirement medical plans are seriously underfunded. Similarly, our women religious must rely on dwindling resources within our own communities to meet their retirement needs. In addition, parishes have their own needs to address.


The Seattle Archdiocese is conducting a planning study as an assessment to gauge support for a major campaign to address some or all of the identified priorities. All parishioners throughout the archdiocese are invited to complete the survey and provide feedback on the proposed campaign and identify other potential goals.


To learn more about the potential campaign, read the Campaign Planning Study Fact Sheet.


To participate in the survey, click here. Use the password: Catholic. April 24th is the last day to complete the survey.


New to the Parish?

Registration form and information




Safe Environment
Commitment to the protection of children, youth, and vulnerable adults


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


Catholic organizations, current issues, references