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 25, 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

Coming Event:

Food & Hunger Awareness Weekend:

demoAug 2 & 3: donations of non-perishable goods will be collected. St. Theresa continues to support A Cup of Cold Water Community Care-Van ministry. Please note suggested items: bottled water, hats, caps, socks, hygiene items (soap, deodorant, shampoo, toothbrush/ paste) sunscreen, lip balm. God bless you for your generosity. .     

Updated: July 25, 2014

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time: July 27, 2014

Today we discover that the kingdom of God is beyond value, a priceless treasure. Unfortunately, our culture bombards us with things that it believes are priceless treasures – the bigger and better SUV’s, anti-aging and anti-balding creams/salves, miracle diets and so much more.  

This Sunday’s gospel suggests that living the paschal mystery is less something we actually “search” for and more something we live by responding to the great good we have already been given. If we are aware of our own dignity as members of the Body of Christ (given at Baptism), then we can more easily treasure and uphold the dignity of others. If we are aware of the abundance of risen Life already given to us, then we can work in justice and peace to help others share in the goodness of that same Life.  

Having a share in God’s kingdom and helping to bring about that kingdom are the greatest treasures that we can ever hope to gain.      

Calendar of Events - July 25 to Aug 3, 2014

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

Monday (28)
7a, Daily Mass – Church
6:30p, Life Teen Choir practice – Church
7p, YYA Core Meeting – Youth room  

Tuesday (29)
St. Martha
7a, Daily Mass – Church
9:30a, Weekly Staff meeting – Conference room
6:30p, Evening Prayer w/Anointing of the Sick - Church
7p, Adult Sacraments formation (RCIA)
7p, Tongan Choir practice – St. Francis  

Wednesday (30)
St. Peter Chrysologus
7a, Daily Mass – Church  

Thursday (31)
St. Ignatius of Loyola
7a, Daily Mass - Church
6:30p, Adult Choir practice – Church
7p, Tongan Choir practice – St. Francis  

Friday (01)
St. Alphonsus Liguori / First Friday
7a, Daily Mass followed by Solemn Adoration – Church
8:30a, Autism Center – Youth room / Public school year begins  

Saturday (02)
St. Eusebius of Vercelli / St. Peter Julian Eymard
Car Wash ~ Food & Hunger / A Cup of Cold Water Awareness Weekend
7a, 2000 Hail Mary Devotion - Chapel  

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time (03)
Food & Hunger / A Cup of Cold Water Awareness Weekend
7a & 9:30a, Hu’i Ho’omalu presentation w/ Ethan Aronson

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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