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 July 19, 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. Anthony Prayer Group

meets on Thursday evenings from 6:30p to 8p, St. Anthony, Wailuku. Please call 244-4148 for more information.   

Updated: July 11, 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

Comming Event:

Theology On Tap:

demoTheology on Tap (TOT) first-ever on Maui. The diocesan Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry bring together young adults for drinks, food and faith-filled discussion. This year’s topic: Happy Catholics. Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet Anne Bryan Smollin (known as the Laughing Nun) will offer her reflections on Monday July 21st at Bistro Casanova. Everyone age 18 and older is welcome. Advanced ticket reservations ($15) or $20 at the door. Contact: (808) 203-6763.     

Updated: July 14, 2014

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time: July 20, 2014

Today Jesus continues to speak to His followers using parables. What a rich treasure we are given today in three parables about the kingdom of heaven! The kingdom is likened to a man sowing good seed in his field, a mustard seed, and yeast mixed with flour. As they did last week, today the disciples press Jesus for an interpretation of one of the parables—the parable of the man sowing good seed.  

Our choices require steady balance and knowledge so as to remain rooted as wheat and not strangled by the weeds in life. Our choices, our seeds in life, need to be fine-tuned with God’s guidance and our willingness.  

Jesus’ interpretation should be seen for what it is - a warning. Wailing and grinding of teeth in a fiery furnace await those who are children of the evil one. This parable points to the struggle for today’s believer. Sometimes, through sin, we sow weeds and prevent the love of Christ from blossoming. Let today’s Gospel help put us back on track. Let us recommit ourselves to prepare for the last days, the harvest, by blossoming as the good seeds we were created in love to be.      

Calendar of Events - July 19 to July 27, 2014

Saturday (19)
Car Wash
2nd Collection: Support Maui Catholic Schools
10a, Greek Orthodox study – St. Cecilia
10a, +Melandro Benigno Funeral Mass – Church followed by 12n, Burial – Valley Isle Memorial Park, Ha’iku  

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time (20)
2nd Collection: Support Maui Catholic Schools

Monday (21)
St. Lawrence of Brindisi
7a, Daily Mass – Church
8a, Autism Center – St. Clare
6p, Theology on Tap (Young Adults) – Bistro Casanova, Kahului
6:30p, Life Teen Choir practice - Church  

Tuesday (22)
St. Mary Magdalene
7a, Daily Mass – Church
8a, Autism Center – St. Clare
9:30a, Weekly Staff meeting – Conference room
6p, Italian/American Social Club - Hall
7p, Adult Sacraments formation (RCIA)
7p, Tongan Choir practice – St. Francis  

Wednesday (23)
St. Bridget
7a, Daily Mass – Church
8a, Autism Center – St. Clare  

Thursday (24)
St. Sharbel Makhluf
7a, Daily Mass - Church
8a, Autism Center – St. Clare
6:30p, Adult Choir practice – Church
7p, Tongan Choir practice – St. Francis  

Friday (25)
St. James, Apostle – Happy Birthday, Father Jim!
7a, Daily Mass – Church
8a, Autism Center – St. Clare
10:30a, +Ernesto Naira Funeral Mass  

Saturday (26)
St. Joachim & St. Anne
Car Wash  

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time (27)
12n, Hispanic Confirmation – Christ the King, Kahului
7p, Hispanic Confirmation – Maria Lanakila, Lahaina

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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