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 18, 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

Easter Sunday: Resurrection of the Lord- April 20, 2014

The Lord is truly risen!   What a glorious morn this darkness gives way to!   What emptiness glory fills!  

Seeing and believing, we still do not understand. This seeming contradiction characterizes the Christian journey. Through the Scriptures and by the witness of faithful disciples, we gradually learn to encounter Jesus in the ordinary circumstances of every day, seeing His risen Presence in the goodness of others, in our worship and prayer, even in our very needs. These personal encounters strengthen our faith in the risen Lord, that He has not died in vain and that we even now share in the new Life His resurrection promises.  

We spend our lifetime growing in our appreciation that Jesus lived, suffered, died and was raised from the dead. We spend our lifetime grasping that, even though all of us still must face physical death, Christ has been victorious over death. Like the disciples, we run to meet the risen Christ in others and empty ourselves so others can meet the risen Christ within us. The mystery is beyond us at the same time it is within us!      

Calendar of Events - April 18 to April 27, 2014

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

Easter Monday (21)
Office Closed – Good Friday observed
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  

Easter Tuesday (22)
7a, Daily Mass – Church
8a, Kihei Charter – Ss Cecilia, Clare, Francis
5:30p, Finance Committee meeting – Conference room
6p, Italian/American Social Club - Hall
7p, Tongan Choir practice – St. Francis  

Easter Wednesday (23)
7a, Daily Mass – Church
8a, Kihei Charter – Ss Cecilia, Clare, Francis
9:30a, Weekly Staff meeting – Conference room
2p, Visitor Wedding Rehearsal – Church
7p, RE – all rooms  

Easter Thursday (24)
St. Mark, Evangelist
7a, Daily Mass - Church
2p, HKK Board Meeting – Conference room
7p, Adult Choir practice – Church
7p, Tongan Choir practice – St Francis  

Easter Friday (25)
7a, Daily Mass - Church
11a, Visitor Nuptial Mass - Church
3p, HKK: Eye/Medical check – Hall, Youth room, St Cecilia  

Easter Saturday (26)

2nd Sunday of Easter (27)
Divine Mercy Sunday
8:15a, RE – All rooms
5:30p, Infant Baptism within Mass – Church
6:45p, Life Night - Hall 


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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