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.


Fraud Alert

Parishioners have received fraudulent text and email messages stating they are from Fr. Gilberto, Fr. Jay, or Linda asking for gift cards, to meet in stores, and a host of other things. If you receive such a message, disregard and do not under any circumstances comply. Please notify Linda at the parish office, or by email at linda.demarce@sttheresafw.org. (April 2020)

Aviso

Nuestros feligreses están recibiendo mensajes fraudulentos que indican que son de nuestra coordinadora Pastoral Linda Demarce. Si recibe dicho mensaje, ignore y no responda en ninguna circunstancia.    Por favor notifique a Linda en la oficina de la parroquia, o por correo electrónico a linda.demarce@sttheresafw.org.


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All Masses 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.

 

Catch up on the latest news about St. Theresa's.  Read the letter from our parish staff (PDF) with new information (April 1, 2020). En Español.

 

TODAS LAS MISAS PROGRAMAS Y ACTIVIDADES PARROQUIALES SE SUSPENDEN

 

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  (1 de Abril del 2020).


Holy Week

St. Theresa Parish is unable to live stream services for Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Vigil; however, Archbishop Etienne is live streaming Holy Week services from the Cathedral in English, as is Bishop Elizondo in Spanish.  We encourage you to visit the following links. Semana Santa: Desafortunadamente, el lugar donde se encuentra nuestra parroquia no tenemos internet, y eso nos impide poder transmitir nuestras Misas en vivo, y no podremos grabar la Semana Santa debido a la sensibilidad de los tiempos que rodean cada celebración del Triduo Pascual.  Muchas partes del Jueves Santo, el Viernes Santo y la Vigilia Pascual se omitirán este año. El arzobispo Etienne y el Obispo Elizondo estaran celebrando en vivo, puede seguir el siguiente horario:

Holy Week with Archbishop Etienne:

https://vimeo.com/archdioceseofseattle

https://www.facebook.com/ArchdioceseofSeattle/

Holy Thursday – April 9 at 6:00 PM

Good Friday – April 10 at 3:00 PM

Easter Vigil – April 11 at 8:30 PM

SEMANA SANTA CON EL OBISPO ELIZONDO (LITURGIAS EN ESPAÑOL)

https://www.facebook.com/CatolicosNW/ 

Jueves Santo – abril 9, 6:00 PM

Viernes Santo – abril 10, 3:00 PM

Vigilia Pascual – abril 11, 8:30 PM

Easter Sunday

St. Theresa's will stream Easter Sunday Mass live on Facebook in English at 8:30 AM.

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 the YouTube page St. Theresa’s Parish Online. See when and how to view the videos (PDF).

Domingo de Pascua

 


Weekday Mass with Father Jay

Beginning on Wednesday, April 15th, Father Jay will be live streaming Mass on Facebook.

Wednesday 6 PM, Thursday 9 AM, Friday 9 AM

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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 the YouTube page St. Theresa’s Parish Online. See when and how to view the videos (PDF).


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


While gathering for Mass is suspended, church expenses are not. Please continue to donate your stewardship of treasure. If you are already giving by EFT, thank you. If you are not, please call the parish office and we can get you set up.

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Have you wondered what Stewardship as a Way of Life means? See how it is being lived out in parishes of the Archdiocese of Seattle. Videos:  English   Spanish             Learn about stewardship at St. Theresa's.

 

Time, Talent
Many hands mean light work. Ready to learn more about a ministry? Contact the lead listed on the front of the bulletin or contact the parish office.
Treasure Prayerfully discern your commitment and make your pledge:

 Annual Catholic Appeal 2019 / Petición Católica Anual    

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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.


Launch of 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)

 

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.


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.

 


 

 

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Safe Environment
Commitment and Volunteer instructions

 

Stewardship
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

Census 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)

 

Resources
Vatican

Archdiocese of Seattle

Faith Formation / Education / Enrichment

Community Ministries