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 September 26, 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. Theresa Novena:

Begins on Monday September 22nd for 9 days.  

Updated: Sep 20, 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:

Rosary Devotion:


The neighborhood ‘block’ rosary devotion will be prayed during the month of October. Anyone interested in leading the rosary, please call Cora Pacrem 879-2436 or Lilia, 875-7619
Updated: Sep 26, 2014

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time: September 28, 2014

Learning God’s ways and changing may be a slow and practiced way of life for all of us. Dying to self might mean being faithful about taking time to pray every day; it’s forgiving even when it costs us a little pride; it’s searching for God’s will be being attentive to the legitimate needs of others, etc.  

Consider today’s readings: People complain God isn’t “fair,” and Ezekiel answers that God is more than fair. People choose their own fates, and people can change. Even evildoers can turn, do right, and live. “Actions speak louder than words.” A fresh new insight? Hardly.            

Paul tells the Philippians that he would truly be encouraged if those who claimed to be believers would, in fact, look to others’ interests and not their own. “The proof of the pudding is in the eating.” A novel idea? I don’t think so.            

In Jesus’ story of the farmer and his sons, everyone knows that the one who said he wouldn’t work - but did - is way ahead of the one who said he would work - but didn’t. “Talk is cheap.” Heard that before? Faithfulness means our yes is yes, our no is no!           

Calendar of Events - Sept. 26 to Oct 5, 2014

Friday (26)
Ss. Cosmas & Damian / St. Theresa novena #5
7a, Daily Mass – Church NO Kihei Charter School
8:30a, Autism Center – Youth room 4th Friday Azeka Kihei-Mauka  

Saturday (27)
St Vincent de Paul / Car Wash
St. Theresa novena #6
10a, Greek Orthodox
5:30p, Infant Baptism within Mass - Church  

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time (28)
St. Theresa novena #7
8:15a, RE (PreK-Gr 5) – all rooms

Monday (29)
Ss. Michael, Gabriel & Raphael
St. Theresa novena #8 / Fall Break: Sept 29-Oct 10
7a, Daily Mass – Church
8:30a, Autism Center – Youth room
6:30p, Life Teen Choir practice – Church
7p, Y/YA Core Meeting – Youth room  

Tuesday (30)
St. Theresa novena #9
7a, Daily Mass – Church
8:30a, Autism Center – Youth room
9:30a, Weekly Staff meeting – Conference room
6:30p, Evening Prayer w/Anointing of the Sick
7p, Adult Sacraments (RCIA)
7p, Tongan Choir practice – St. Francis  

Wednesday (01)
St. Theresa of the Child Jesus
NO 7a Daily Mass
8:30a, Autism Center – Youth room
7p, St. Theresa Feast Day Mass - Church  

Thursday (02)
The Holy Guardian Angels
7a, Daily Mass - Church
8:30a, Autism Center – Youth room
6:30p, Adult Choir practice – Church
7p, Pastoral Council Meeting - Hall
7p, Tongan Choir practice – St. Francis *Maui County Fair: Oct 2-6, 2014  

Friday (03)
First Friday
7a, Daily Mass followed by    – Church
8:30a, Autism Center – Youth room
5p, 50th Wedding Anniversary Blessing
6:30p, Secular Franciscans ‘transitus’ - Chapel  

Saturday (04)
St Francis of Assisi / Car Wash Food/Hunger & A Cup of Cold Water Awareness Weekend
7a, 2000 Hail Mary devotion - Chapel  

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time (05)
Respect Life Sunday
Food/Hunger & A Cup of Cold Water Awareness Weekend
8a, Baptism Formation – Youth room

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 events:
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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