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).


 Summer Faith Formation

Summer break doesn't mean your faith, or your children's faith, gets put on hold. Join us throughout the summer for our fun and faith-filled events.



St. Theresa's Family Fellowship Kickoff

Attention all St. Theresa's families:Join us for a BBQ and potluck lunch. Bring a favorite side dish or dessert to share, connect with friends and other St. Theresa's families, and learn more about the new family fellowship program beginning at St. Theresa's.

To ensure enough food for everyone, please RSVP by July 12. Sunday, July 16,  12:30-2:30 p.m.  St. Theresa's Parish Hall



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Passport Faith Adventures

Jesus loved to use examples from the natural world in his teachings and parables. Following that example, we'll explore God's beautiful creation and connect what we learn to our faith. Adventures are designed for adults and children to experience together. No fee, but families provide their own transportation. For more information, open the flyer.

You pick your Passport Faith Adventures: Join in for one or all three. The choice is yours! For adventure details, open the flyer.

  • Adventure #1: Campfire Sing-Along and S'mores. Gather around the fire pit to make s'mores, sing songs, and share stories of faith!   Monday, June 26,  5:30-7 p.m.  Parish Playground
  • Adventure #2: Community Garden. Get your hands dirty as we learn about how God's good creation works and how the work of our hands is shared with our neighbors.  Saturday, July 8,  9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Light of Christ Community Garden
  • Adventure #3: Small Blessings Farm. Tour the Small Blessings Farm in Enumclaw, where we will pick blueberries, learn about stewardship of creation, and discover how sheep are raised and cared for.  Sunday, July 30,  9:30 a.m.  Church Parking Lot



Adult Faith Formation: Mary, Mother of the Son

Please join us to hear Mark Shea, the popular speaker and writer for 'Northwest Catholic,' speak about his relationship with the Mother of God. For details, open the flyer.

"Few thing are more challenging for a nice Evangelical than Catholic devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Here's the story of how this Evangelical came to see that Catholic Marian theology was thoroughly biblical, refreshingly sane, and deeply satisfying to the soul. Take a deep look at Mary as Mother of God, Perpetual Virgin, Immaculately Conceived and Assumed into Heaven, and learn how she is your mother too."

Sunday, July 16,  7 p.mParish Hall


 For more information on faith formation events, please contact Dawn Sample at the parish office.

Annual Catholic Appeal 2017



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?




Our parish goal for the 2017 appeal: $73, 905


2017 Annual Catholic Appeal Update:


We will be sending a final follow up letter on June 29th for the 2017 Annual Catholic Appeal. If you have not yet made your gift and you want to avoid receiving a letter, now’s your chance to give online – it’s quick, easy, and we’ll get immediate notification to remove you from the mailing!     www.seattlearchdiocese.org/donate 


Together with thousands of Catholics in Western Washington, we are supporting more than 60 ministries and services of the Archdiocese! We need everyone’s help to do this. Will you please participate today?


You can make a one-time gift, or pledge and spread your payments out –you have until April 2017 to fulfill your pledge - or if you’d rather, you can pledge now and pay later. We encourage you to consider a gift of a $1 a day, or $365 or more.


As of this week we have $84,631 pledged, Once $73,905 of that is paid, our parish will begin receiving rebates.

This year our Financial Council has recommended that any rebate go towards the building up of our parish reserves, and to pay property insurance. Your continued support is very important to the success of this year’s campaign.


Thank you for your joining in our efforts!! We can’t do this without you!

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


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

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)


Living Patriotic Rosary
50+ Group


Catholic organizations, current issues, references