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 October 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





Pastoral Coyuncil of St. Theresa...

There will be a Pastoral Council discernment meeting on Friday October 24th in the parish hall. Any parishioner interested in becoming a member of the pastoral council and would like to learn more about the opportunity, to actively participate in this ministry, is encouraged to attend this meeting  

Updated: Oct 19, 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

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time: October 19, 2014

Active listening is a skill that is taught to those in counseling and ministerial positions with the purpose being to always fully hear the person speaking and from where they are coming.

Jesus was an active listener – knowing He was always being tested, the intention of the questions and then how to respond so as to answer their question and not fall into their trap. Masterfully Jesus shows us how to listen, receive and shake off planned verbal attacks with ease.  

The beginning of this Sunday’s gospel drips with flattery. It is laid on thick – but with malicious intent: The Pharisees and Herodians want to entrap Jesus. He is not fooled by the shameful flattery, but sees through it to their malice and hypocrisy.  

When God is truly the center of our lives and we faithfully bear the image of Jesus in all we do, then there need be no separation between earthly and heavenly realms.  

Even when there is a clash of values, if we remain faithful to the image of Jesus, then it is clear to others how we make our choices; how we serve; and how we tithe our time, talents and treasure for the good of all. The fundamental choice is ours to make: to bear the image of Jesus at all times and in all places.                                                        

Calendar of Events - Oct. 19 to Oct 26, 2014

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time (19)
World Mission Sunday
2nd Collection: World Mission Propagation of the Faith
8:15a, RE – all rooms

Monday (20)
St. Paul of the Cross
7a, Daily Mass – Church
8a, Kihei Charter – (4) rooms
8:30a, Autism Center – Youth room
6:30p, Faith Leaders training - Hall
6:30p, Life Teen Choir practice – Church
7p, Y/YA Core Meeting – Youth room  

Tuesday (21)
7a, Daily Mass – Church
8a, Kihei Charter – (4) rooms
8:30a, Autism Center – Youth room
9:30a, Weekly Staff meeting – Conference room
7p, Adult Sacraments (RCIA)
7p, Tongan Choir practice – St. Francis  

Wednesday (22)
7a, Daily Mass - Church    
8a, Kihei Charter – (4) rooms
8:30a, Autism Center – Youth room
8:30a, SAJS w/Ernie Mendoza – ST grounds
7p, RE – all rooms  

Thursday (23)
St. John of Capistrano
7a, Daily Mass - Church
8:30a, Autism Center – Youth room
2p, HKK Board meeting – Conference room
6p, AOAO meeting – St. Cecilia
6:30p, Adult Choir practice – Church
7p, Tongan Choir practice – St. Francis  

Friday (24)
St. Anthony Mary Claret
7a, Daily Mass – Church
8a, Kihei Charter – (4) rooms
8:30a, Autism Center – Youth room
7p, Pastoral Council Discernment meeting – Hall
4th Friday Azeka Kihei-Mauka  

Saturday (25)
Car Wash
9:30a. Greek Orthodox Study – St. Cecilia
2nd Collection: Support Maui Catholic Schools  

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time (26)
Sunday 2nd Collection: Support Maui Catholic Schools
8:15a, RE – all rooms
10:45a, Lectors meeting – St. Cecilia

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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