Faith in Action Ministries

St. Theresa's supports ministries to feed, clothe, and shelter those in need. If you'd like more information about any ministry, please see the bulletin for the ministry contact.

Food Bank

Each Sunday during Mass, St. Theresa's Parishioners offer food gifts for our Food Bank. The food is delivered to those in need through the St. Vincent de Paul Society. It is a joy to see our young children walking up to the offering basket each Sunday to offer food items, knowing they are learning early in life the joy of giving.

Sandwich Program

The sandwich program provides much needed help to our homeless and hungry neighbors in Tacoma. Volunteers make sandwiches and deliver them to the church on the weekends. Volunteers then transport the sandwiches to Tacoma, where they are handed out to those in need. Thank you to everyone who has been helping or is interested in helping in this very important ministry. Learn more.

Designs for Life

Gather with other crafty women every other week to knit, crochet, sew, and otherwise craft items to give as gifts.

Eucharist for the Sick

The faithful who are ill are often deprived of their rightful and accustomed place in the Eucharistic community. In bringing communion to those who cannot be present at Mass, the minister represents the Church and manifests faith and charity on behalf of the whole community. In this way the recipients may realize that they are united not only with the Lord's sacrifice but also with the community itself and are supported by the love of their brothers and sisters. 

Visits involve taking communion and offering companionship to those who are homebound or hospitalized. Your service is deeply appreciated and your rewards are boundless.

Grief Ministry

When a loved one passes, we all need a helping hand as we grieve and memorialize our loved one. Through St. Theresa's Grief Ministry you can assist St. Theresa's parishioners who request a funeral reception. Volunteers are available to serve on short notice.

Prayer Line

Quietly, anonymously - in homes, cars, offices, parks - our prayer community at St. Theresa's intercedes for those in need and hurting. The most powerful work is often done unknown to others. Contact Mary Schindler 253-952-8585 or email

Greater Community Resources

Faith in Action resources