St. Theresa Church

*A place to deepen and strengthen our Christian life    *A place to support one another in the way of Jesus Christ    *A place to respond to the needs of others 

Parish Leadership:

Pastor: Rev. Msgr. Terrence A.M. Watanabe

Hispanic Ministry: Fr. Wilson Buitrago Gallegos

Pastoral Assoc. Religious Ed.: Candie Lyla Pinaula

        Pastoral Associate/Dir. of Religious Education

Business Manager: Paul Corarito


Church Location:

St. Theresa Church is located in Kihei Maui at  25 W. Lipoa Street on the corner of Lipoa and S. Kihei Road, across the stree from Times Market.  You can download a Google map by following this link.  


Download the Church Bulletin  

Updated September 20, 2014

Mass Schedule:

Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. 

Weekend Mass Schedule:

Sat 5:30 p.m. English / 7:00 p.m. Spanish

Sun 7:00 a.m./9:30 a.m./5:30 p.m.

LifeTeen Life Nite follows the 5:30pm Mass





St. Theresa Novena:

Begins on Monday September 22nd for 9 days.  

Updated: Sep 20, 2014



St. Theresa Council  #14469 Grand Knight: Rey Golino, 874-8874 Deputy Grand Knight: Michael Bissell, 757-2369

Monthly Business Meetings:  3rd Thursday of the month at 7pm CATHOLIC men 18 years and older interested in joining the world’s largest Catholic Family Fraternal Service Organization may contact any member or one of the listed contact numbers   

Updated: Mar 7, 2014

Coming Event:

Maui Faith Formation Conference-September 20:

demoSt. Anthony Parish and School, 1627-B Mill Street, Wailuku Breakout Sessions 8:30-10:00am; 10:30-12:00pm; 1-2:30pm

  • Getting More Out of Mass
  • Misunderstandings and Truth:  Ministering on the Topic of Homosexuality        
  • Meeting Jesus @ the Movies
  • “Go Ask Your Father.”  Talking with Teens about Tough Topics
Updated: Sep 14, 2014

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time: September 21, 2014

This Gospel raises the question of who is first and who is last in the kingdom of heaven. Those laborers are last who shift their focus from doing the work of the landowner to grumbling about the amount of wages others are receiving. Those are first who do not labor in the vineyard because of the amount of wages, but simply because they are privileged to share in the work of the landowner. Indeed, simply being called to the privilege of sharing Jesus’ work of salvation is its own recompense. The kingdom of heaven is revealed by those who choose this work. Do we choose it?  

While today’s parable is about Jesus’ choice, as God, to love all equally due to His Word, the practical application of the actions of the Master seem difficult to swallow in our age.  

We seek equality, just wages, rights met and honored monetarily because of what we accomplish or how hard or long we work. Similarly, we may struggle with how someone else does not perceivably match our expectations of how to work and yet ‘get away’ with doing little. Know only yourself. Work with integrity with the gifts you have to offer and willingly live up to this each day. We are each expected to offer the fullness of our lives and ability to the situations at hand. In all you do, give only glory to God, and pray to not seek glory for yourself.                                                          ?      

Calendar of Events - Sept. 21 to Sep 28, 2014

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time (21)
Catechetical Sunday
2nd Collection: Support Maui Catholic Schools
8a, Baptism Formation – Youth room
8:15a, RE (PreK-Gr 5) – all rooms
9:30a, Catechists Commissioning - Church 

Monday (22)
St. Theresa novena begins
7a, Daily Mass – Church
8a, Kihei Charter School
8:30a, Autism Center – Youth room
6:30p, Life Teen Choir practice – Church
7p, Y/YA Core Meeting – Youth room  

Tuesday (23)
St. Theresa novena #2
7a, Daily Mass – Church
8a, Kihei Charter School
8:30a, Autism Center – Youth room
9:30a, Weekly Staff meeting – Conference room
5:30p, Finance Committee meeting – Conference room
7p, Adult Sacraments (RCIA)
7p, Tongan Choir practice – St. Francis  

Wednesday (24)
St. Theresa novena #3
7a, Daily Mass – Church8a, Kihei Charter School
8:30a, Autism Center – Youth room
10a, +Vernon Pimentel Funeral Mass - Church
7p, RE (Grade 6 – High School) – all rooms  

Thursday (25)
St. Theresa novena #4
7a, Daily Mass - Church
8a, Kihei Charter School
8:30a, Autism Center – Youth room
2p, HKK Board meeting – Conference room
6:30p, Adult Choir practice – Church
7p, Tongan Choir practice – St. Francis  

Friday (26)
Ss. Cosmas & Damian / St. Theresa novena #5
7a, Daily Mass – Church NO Kihei Charter School
8:30a, Autism Center – Youth room 4th Friday Azeka Kihei-Mauka  

Saturday (27)
St Vincent de Paul / Car Wash
St. Theresa novena #6
10a, Greek Orthodox
5:30p, Infant Baptism within Mass - Church  

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time (28)
St. Theresa novena #7
8:15a, RE (PreK-Gr 5) – all rooms

Parish News

50th Anniversary - Constitution of the Sacred Liturgy:  #3, highlights of the Council’s teaching: The liturgy is the most important thing we do as the people of God: it is both “the summit toward which the activity of the Church is directed” and “the font from which all her power flows” (CSL-10). We celebrate the liturgy so that we can be strengthened and empowered to go forth and evangelize the world. We evangelize so that more and more people may come to the table and give worship to God. Next week: #4 Highlight of the Council’s teaching  

Worldwide Marriage Encounter… Our goal on earth is to help our spouse get to heaven.  The world is not about our heavenly goals and seeks to ruin our marriage.  Restore, renew and rekindle your marriage at an upcoming Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend.

Upcoming events:
September 19-21, 2014 – Maui

For more information contact Lee & Tanya Barbero @ (808) 268-1578 on Maui or Jose & Mary Elizabeth Alvior @ (808) 391-2045 on Oahu; or visit our website at   

The St. Theresa Church Youth Ministry is designed to empower the youth in our parish community to live as disciples of Jesus Christ. This program offers teens in Grades 9 -12 to gather with their peers to share their faith and have fun in a supportive atmosphere. Teens are encouraged to participate in Youth Nights and Youth Mass, service projects, and Vicariate and Diocesan Youth events.   For additional information visit the Saint Theresa's Life Teen website.

On F.I.R.E. (Faith Is Really Exciting!) FRIDAY:  a night teens can gather to unwind from their hectic school routine ~ a safe environment to fellowship with music, food and great company.

Bless the people of the United States… make us aware of our responsibility as citizens to uphold the principles of life, liberty, justice and equality. Send Your Holy Spirit upon our beloved country. Make us people of faith in time of uncertainty. Make us people of hope in times of trouble. Make us people of compassion with those who are less fortunate. Make us people of peace in our homes, our communities, our country and our world. Amen .  

Hale Kau Kau

is a nonprofit meal program for the hungry, homeless and homebound of South Maui. A warm nutritious evening meal is served 365 days a year, with the help of volunteers, at 5pm. In addition, meals are delivered each evening for the homebound elderly, sick and disabled. Interested volunteers please contact the Hale Kau Kau office at 875-8754.  Hale Kau Kau is proud of its many dedicated volunteers, but we are always in need of more to help us out. We promise you that you will work hard, have fun, and learn a great deal about yourself and your fellow human beings.  For more information, check out their website at:

35th Annual Na Holo Wahine 5k/1M walk.   A special thank you to the men who came and volunteered to make this event a success.  The results are posted on As a result of the record turn out this year, we were able to donate $1700 to Hale Kau Kau.  If you missed this event, mark your calendar and plan to participate next year. The Na Holo Wahine 2015 event will be on Saturday May 2nd. Thanks to all who participated!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Hale Kau Kau is in need of volunteers to help in the kitchen and with homebound deliveries. If you are interested, please contact the HKK office at 875-8754.

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