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

 New COVID-19 Guidelines / Nuevos Reglamentos de COVID-19 para Santa Teresa

  • People must screen themselves for symptoms and not attend Mass if they are sick. We will not be checking people’s vaccination status at Mass.
  • Facial coverings are encouraged for everyone, but not required. Staff continues to wear masks.
  • A separate section of church is set aside for people who wish to remain physically distanced.
  • Communion may be received on the hand or on the tongue.
  • Capacity is “recommended” at 50% or 400 people. No registration is required to attend Mass.
  • Las personas deben examinarse a sí mismo(a)s de todos los síntomas. No comprobaremos el estatus de vacunación de las personas en Misa.
  • Se recomienda a todos usar los cubrebocas, pero no es obligatorio.
  • Se debe crear una sección separada en la iglesia para las personas que desean permanecer físicamente distanciadas. Esta puede ser una sola sección o puede distribuirse en toda la iglesia.
  • La comunión se puede recibir en la mano o en la lengua.
  • La capacidad es "recomendada" al 50% o 400 personas.

Change will continue as the Archdiocese of Seattle issues new guidelines. El cambio continuará a medida que la Arquidiócesis de Seattle emita nuevas pautas.


Knights of Columbus Memorial Scholarship

Supporting Catholic Education

The Knights are now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 Knights of Columbus Memorial Scholarship. St. Theresa families with children attending a Diocesan Catholic school K-12th grades are qualified to apply. Scholarship evaluation criteria include applicants’ parish activities, community involvement, academic achievement and financial needs.


Please complete the application in either MS Word or PDF. The application due date is August 12.

Listening Sessions: Parish Council Seeks Your Input


Pastoral Council is hosting listening sessions to gather your thoughts about how we can emerge from the pandemic to ‘build a new church’ where we can experience fullness of faith in community. We need you! Will you answer the call?
Open the flyer to learn more.

Auxiliary Bishop Daniel H. Mueggenborg Appointed as Bishop of Reno 
Open news from the archdiocese.

Pastoral Planning June 2021


Let us not as Church be content to simply return to what was normal. We have been given by God this moment to redefine a new norm which more closely embodies who we are as Church and how we will continue to fulfill the mission of the Church, the mission of Jesus Christ.

Archbishop Etienne, June 11, 2020

Watch a video and learn about the pastoral plan on the Archdiocese website.


No nos contentemos como Iglesia con volver simplemente a lo que era normal. Dios nos ha dado este momento para redefinir una nueva norma que encarna más de cerca quiénes somos como Iglesia y cómo continuaremos cumpliendo la misión de la Iglesia, la misión de Jesucristo ”.

Arzobispo Etienne, 11 de junio de 2020

Vea un video y aprenda sobre el plan pastoral en el sitio web de la Arquidiócesis.


PastoralPlanning-SocialStory June 2021

Annual Catholic Appeal 2021 / Petición Católica Anual

The Annual Catholic Appeal is a combined effort of 168 parishes to support a vibrant Catholic community in Western Washington. 

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

Silver Rose in gloved hands


Knights of Columbus Demonstrate Unity

The Silver Rose program demonstrates the unity between Knights of Columbus in Canada, the United States and Mexico, through a series of prayer services promoting the dignity of all human life and honoring Our Lady. Learn more and see photos of this year's event at St. Theresa's.


Helping Our Neighbors in Need


The Sandwich Program continues to be on hold; however, you can still help people living on the street with your donations of essential items. Open the update with a list of requested items and instructions (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).

Blessed Sacrament


Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

First and third Fridays of the month at 9:30 AM, English. (no live streaming)

Primer y tercer jueves del mes a las 6 p.m., español (sin transmisión en vivo)

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