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 August 29, 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





Religious Education Registration:

after masses on Aug 30/31 - Reminder: Children must be pre-registered before the first day of class. Sunday Sept 7th: 1st day (Pre-K to 5th Grade) 8:15a-9:15a Wed Sept 10th: First day (6th grade to High School) 7p-8p .   

Updated: Aug 23, 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:

The Scholarship Award Lu'au:

demo(Dinner & Entertainment) is Friday August 29th from 6p-10p at the parish Courtyard. This weekend, members of the Filipino Catholic Club will be selling dinner tickets for $15. Contact Rey Golino, 205-2976 or Ryan Sagayaga, 250-2841, for more details.     

Updated: Aug 9, 2014

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time: August 31, 2014

The perception of a cross changed dramatically after Jesus’ crucifixion. Before that event, death on a cross was not only horrible, it was degrading. It was a penalty reserved only for the most wretched of criminals. The word “glory” would not have found its way into the same sentence containing the word “cross.” But all that changed with Jesus. Over time, believers began to venerate and honor the cross. They painted, sculpted, and carved images of it. Many lost their own lives for their association with it. Today our reverence for and relationship with the cross recalls little of the contempt originally associated with it. As it has been through the ages, it is our perception of the cross that determines how we follow Jesus.  

Monday, September 1, is Labor Day, another important national holiday. The dignity of labor has been brought out more than once in church teaching, even being afforded an encyclical on the subject (Pope John Paul II’s Laborem Exercens, On Human Work, issued Sept 15, 1981). Christian labor really embraces more than an honest day’s work and just compensation. Human labor parallels the work of God in creation and redemption. Our own work is a participation in God’s self-giving for the good of others. Human labor is more than making a living. Human labor also includes building up the church and making present God’s Kingdom in our world. Even the “work” of liturgy (liturgy comes from two Greek words meaning: the work of the people) is something to be celebrated this day!                                                         ?      

Calendar of Events - August 29 to Sep 7, 2014

Friday (29)
The Passion of St. John the Baptist
7a, Daily Mass – Church
8a, Kihei Charter School
8:30a, Autism Center – Youth room
6p, FCC Lu’au & entertainment - Courtyard  

Saturday (30)
Car Wash / RE registration continues
9:30a, Greek Orthodox Study – St. Cecilia  

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (31)
*RE registration
5:30p, Infant Baptism within Mass – Church 

Monday (01)
Labor Day observed – Office Closed / No School
7a, Daily Mass – Church
6:30p, Life Teen Choir practice – Church
7p, YYA Core Meeting – Youth room  

Tuesday (02)
7a, Daily Mass – Church
8a, Kihei Charter School
8:30a, Autism Center – Youth room
6p, Liturgy Committee meeting – Conference room
7p, Adult Sacraments (RCIA)
7p, Tongan Choir practice – St. Francis  

Wednesday (03)
St. Gregory the Great 
7a, Daily Mass – Church   
8a, Kihei Charter School
8:30a, Maui Vicariate Professionals Day - Office Closed
8:30a, Autism Center – Youth room  

Thursday (04)
7a, Daily Mass - Church
8a, Kihei Charter School
8:30a, Autism Center – Youth room
6:30p, Adult Choir practice – Church
7p, Pastoral Meeting - Hall
7p, Tongan Choir practice – St. Francis  

Friday (05)
First Friday
7a, Daily Mass followed by Solemn Adoration – Church
8a, Kihei Charter School
8:30a, Autism Center – Youth room  

Saturday (06)
Car Wash
7a, 2000 Hail Mary Devotion – Chapel
Food/Hunger & A Cup of Cold Water Awareness Weekend  

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (07)
Grandparents Day
Food/Hunger & A Cup of Cold Water Awareness Weekend
8a, Baptism formation class – Youth room
8:15a, 1st day 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 dates:
September 12-14, 2014 - Oahu
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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