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 April 12, 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





CRS Rice Bowl Reflection: Haiti

This week, CRS Rice Bowl invites us to enter into solidarity with the people of Haiti. We are encouraged to reflect on the Catholic social teaching principle, Call to Family, Community and Participation. We are reminded that as social beings, we are called to seek God together.    

Updated: April 5, 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


FROM: The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and their 'Ohana:

demoJoin us in celebrating our 75th anniversary of ministry in Hawaii, 60th year of Sr. Catherine Acain's consecrated religious life and the 25th year of our CSJ ' Ohana. Day/Date: Saturday, May 3, 2014 Place: Holy Rosary Church & Grounds, Paia Time: Mass of Thanksgiving at 10:00 a.m. followed by luncheon/pa'ina -- until 3:00 p.m. Complimentary luncheon tickets will be reserved upon your RSVP by April 15, 2014. RSVP: Sr. Eva Mesina (808) 359-1823 - OR Yolanda Dumalanta (808)-269-2970 -

Updated: Apr. 5, 2014

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord- April 13, 2014

The essence of everything we are and believe in is shared at length today.

“Hosanna to the Son of David; blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord; hosanna in the highest” (Matthew 21:9).

Branches of palm, olive or budding willow are ancient symbols of victory and hope as well as of new life. The procession celebrating Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem overflowed with praise and excitement, as onlookers waved these triumphant branches and proclaimed their blessings.  

The Church enters the holiest of weeks, commemorating the passion, death, and resurrection of Christ. When the people of Jerusalem cried out with their “hosannas,” they were using an ancient Hebrew shout of acclamation that meant “Pray, save us.” The king to whom they were shouting eventually would save them, but in a way that would be far from what they expected. Salvation would come from the wood of the cross as Jesus hung there to bring freedom from sin and life through death, opening the gates of heaven for all who put their faith and trust in him.  

We will live the Last Supper, walk the Stations on Good Friday and watch Jesus crucified. This Palm Sunday we are invited to reflect on our knowledge of who Jesus is and how well we confess to knowing Him in our daily living.      

Calendar of Events - April 13 to April 20, 2014

Sunday (13)
Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion
NO RE (K-Gr 5)
6:45p, Life Night - Hall

Monday (14)
7a, Daily Mass – Church
8a, Kihei Charter – Ss Cecilia, Clare, Francis
6:30p, Baptism Formation – St. Cecilia
6:30p, Life Teen Choir Practice – Church
7p, Peer / Core Meeting – Youth room  

Tuesday (15)
7a, Daily Mass – Church
8a, Kihei Charter – Ss Cecilia, Clare, Francis
9:30a, Weekly Staff meeting – Conference room
6:30p, Finance Committee meeting – Conference room
7p, SAJS High School Annual Spring Concert – MACC (free)
7p, Tongan Choir practice – St. Francis  

Wednesday (16)
7a, Daily Mass – Church
8a, Kihei Charter – Ss Cecilia, Clare, Francis
7p, RE – all rooms  

Thursday (17)
6p, Hispanic Mass – Sacred Hearts Mission, Kapalua
7p, Mass of the Lord’s Supper: Operation Rice Bowl Collection  

Friday (18)
GOOD FRIDAY: Fast & Abstinence NO 7a Daily Mass
Services, 12n & 7p – Church: Holy Land Collection
6p, Hispanic Service – Sacred Hearts Mission, Kapalua  

Saturday (19)
6p, Hispanic Easter Vigil – Sacred Hearts Mission, Kapalua
7:30p, The Great Easter Vigil – Church  

Sunday (20)
EASTER SUNDAY of the RESURRECTION of the LORD: Mass times, 7a & 9:30a – Church / Courtyard
NO RE / NO 5:30p Mass


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… Jesus tells us not to let our hearts be troubled because he has given us His peace; the peace that passes all understanding. We also have the Holy Spirit to lead and guide us. Continue to open your heart to God and let His thoughts and His words become your words. This will allow us to keep Jesus' word and love one another as He loves us. Let God strengthen, renew, and rekindle your marriage sacrament so that it can flourish and reflect His love. Sign up today to attend the next Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend. Contact: Ray & Anne Matasci, 874-5517.   Register online 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:

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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