Welcome to St. Theresa's Catholic Church

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.

Open the online giving form

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Pastoral Letter from Archbishop Etienne:  English/Inglés    Spanish/Español          Flyer with more information

Lent and cross, palsm, eucharist, hammer and nails   Lent  2021 Inspiration and Resources from the Archdiocese of Seattle

Jesus carrying the cross    

Stations of the Cross / Via Crucis


In English on Friday 6 PM.  Vía crucis el viernes a las 6pm en inglés

In Spanish on Tuesday 6 PM.  Vía crucis el martes a las 6pm en español

Registration is required to attend in person in the church.

Es necesario registrarse para asistir en persona a la iglesia.

CRS Rice Bowl 2021 English text with photo   CRS Rice Bowl 2021 Spanish text with photo

WE ARE CALLED to unite as a community of faith, and with more than 12,000 Catholic communities in the United States, on a life-changing Lenten journey with CRS Rice Bowl. During the 40 days of Lent, we will reflect on how hunger and malnutrition affect our human family, and on the need to act to end this global injustice. Pick up your family's CRS Rice Bowl at the back of the church. Visit crsricebowl.org for more information.


SOMOS LLAMADOS a unirnos como una comunidad de fe, y con más de 12,000 comunidades católicas en los Estados Unidos, en un viaje de Cuaresma que cambia vidas con Plato de Arroz de CRS. Durante los 40 días de Cuaresma, reflexionaremos sobre cómo el hambre y la desnutrición afectan a nuestra familia humana, y sobre la necesidad de actuar para poner fin a esta injusticia global. Recoja el Plato de Arroz de CRS de su familia en la parte trasera de la iglesia. Visite crsricebowl.org para obtener más información.


Helping Our Neighbors in Need


The Sandwich Program continues to be on hold due to risks and regulations associated with the pandemic; however, you can still help people living on the street. Drop off requested items in the tote labeled "Essentials/Sandwich Program" on the front porch of the parish office each week on Wednesdays before 4:00 PM. A Sandwich Program Leader will deliver your donations to the Guadalupe House in Tacoma. Open the update with a list of requested items (PDF).


Our St. Vincent de Paul Society continues to serve clients in ways that are safe and compliant with state guidelines. You can leave donations in the blue bin on the porch at the parish office. Learn more about the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

Link to Flocknote website signup formNos gustaría conectar con usted! Hay 2 maneras fáciles de conectar (PDF).

Sign Up for Mass / Registrarse para misa

If you'd like to attend Mass in person, sign up using Flocknote Signups. Open Mass Times and sign up for the Mass you want to attend. How to sign up for a place at Mass or events (PDF).

Si desea asistir a misa en persona, regístrese usando Flocknote Signups. Abra Mass Times e inscríbase en la misa a la que desea asistir. Cómo reservar su lugar a misa o eventos (PDF).

Mass Live-Streamed On Facebook

You can engage in the Mass with Father Jay and Father Gilberto online.
Some Masses are live-streamed on Facebook. How to log in to Facebook for Mass.

Las misas se transmiten en vivo en Facebook. Cómo iniciar sesión en Facebook para misa  (PDF)

Priest at alter

Blessed Sacrament


Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

No Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Friday, January 15. Beginning January 22, time changes to 9:30 AM. Online only. Live-streamed in English on Facebook every Friday 9:30 AM.  How to participate.

Solo en líneal. Transmisión en vivo en español en Facebook todos los martes de 6 PM a 6:45 PM.  Como participar.

Praying hands

Church Open for Private Prayer / Iglesia Abierta Para Oración Privada

St. Theresa Church is open for private prayer Wednesday 10 AM-Noon.

La Iglesia de Santa Teresa está abierta para oración privada los miércoles de 10 a.m.- mediodía.

 Archdiocese of Seattle Settles Three Abuse Cases from the 1960s, '70s, and '80s

Over the past six months, the Archdiocese of Seattle reached final settlements in three cases involving allegations of sexual abuse against four priests of the archdiocese. Read about the settlements (PDF).

As part of its commitment to transparency, the Archdiocese of Seattle invites people to visit its Protect and Heal website.

Parish Stewardship / Mayordomía parroquial

Learn about parish stewardship at St. Theresa's and the many methods of giving.

Aprenda sobre la corresponsabilidad parroquial en St. Theresa's y los muchos métodos de donación.       

Link to donate online or with mobile device

Annual Catholic Appeal 2020 / Petición Católica Anual

Learn about the Annual Catholic Appeal at St. Theresa Parish.

Aprenda sobre la Campaña Católica Anual en la Parroquia St. Theresa.


ACA 2020 button to donation site


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 on Unity (November 2020): English  Español

Letter to Address Racism (June 2020)

Statement on DACA (June 2020)

Prayers for Workers

Protect and Heal

Catholic Bishop Abuse Reporting Service



Archdiocese of Seattle

Faith Formation / Education / Enrichment

Community Ministries