Welcome to St. Theresa's Catholic Church


St. Theresa Catholic Church invites all to follow Jesus Christ by celebrating the sacraments and building a community of compassion.


La Iglesia Católica de Santa Teresa invita a todos a seguir a Jesucristo celebrando los sacramentos y construyendo una comunidad devota.



Guided by our beloved St. Theresa, our community invites all to know the love of Jesus Christ. May we be nourished by the sacraments, live lives with extraordinary love, and proclaim the Gospel to all those we encounter.


Guiados por nuestra venerada Santa Teresa, nuestra comunidad invita a todos a conocer el amor de Jesucristo. Que seamos nutridos por los sacramentos, vivamos nuestras vidas con amor extraordinario y proclamemos el Evangelio a todos aquellos con quienes nos encontremos.


Welcome. St. Theresa Parish invites you to explore our Catholic church community and ministries that serve Federal Way and Northeast Tacoma. To learn more about St. Theresa's Parish, open the 2016-2017 Annual Report on Parish Ministries and Finances.

Bishops Condemn Family Separations at the U.S.-Mexico Border

Archbishop J. Peter Sartain and Auxiliary Bishops Eusebio Elizondo and Daniel Mueggenborg of the Archdiocese of Seattle join in supporting and affirming the statement by Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, archbishop of Galveston-Houston and president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, condemning the separation of families at the U.S.-Mexico border.


On June 20, President Donald Trump issued an executive order that changes the policy at the border and discontinues the separation of families. Together with the other U.S. bishops, Archbishop Sartain, Bishop Elizondo and Bishop Mueggenborg will continue to work toward comprehensive immigration reform that honors the dignity of those seeking a better life in the United States as well as the legitimate need for safe and secure borders. 


Read the text of Bishop DiNardo’s June 13, 2018 statement.


Peter’s Pence Collection 


June 23rd & 24th, 2018


“This is my commandment: love one another as I love you.”   
John 15:12


Participation in the Peter’s Pence Collection gives us an opportunity to be a witness of charity to our brothers and sisters around the world. Gifts to this annual collection help our Holy Father, Pope Francis, to support victims of war and natural disasters and help those most in need of assistance.

Join Pope Francis and be a witness of charity in the world.


To donate by mail, make your check or money order payable to "Peter's Pence Collection" and send to

Peter’s Pence Collection
The Apostolic Nunciature
3339 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20008 

To donate online, please visit: www.peterspence.va.

To donate with your smartphone, scan this QR code:

2018 Peters Pence QR code


Congratulations to our newly confirmed parishioners: Joshua, Dylan, Gabrielle, Maria, Zachary, Alexandria, and Daniel.

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Annual Catholic Appeal / 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.


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Ways to give / Cómo puede dar


Mobile Friendly Donate /
Para donar en Mobile


Online Donate / Para donar en línea


With pledges from 220 families, St. Theresa's has reached 114% of its goal. Thank you. If you have not yet pledged, please use the links above to make your commitment.


Parishes are direct recipients of the ministries and services supported by the Annual Catholic Appeal. In addition, any money received and exceeding the parish assigned goal is returned through a rebate to our parish to use for a stated project or as needed.

Las parroquias son los recipientes directos de los ministerios y servicios que son apoyó de la Petición Católica Anual. Además, cualquier dinero recibamos, y si es mas de la meta parroquia, regresa a la parroquia para usar por proyectos o como necesita.


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.



"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


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.
Learn more (PDF)


Office of the Archbishop

DACA- Bishops' Response Letter

DACA- Carta De Respuesta De Los Obispos


Catholic organizations, current issues, references

2018 Catholic Cemeteries Mass Schedule