Welcome to St. Therese Parish

St. Therese is a Spiritual Home where together we
Worship with Joy
Work for Justice
Grow in God’s Love


Dear Parishioners,

Over the past five years, the South Seattle Deanery of the Archdiocese has been working on a plan to deal with three realities in our Church today.  Parishes are shrinking in membership, there are increasingly fewer priests to serve those parishes and yet Western Washington is experiencing incredible population growth.  

Last February, Archbishop Sartain accepted a wide-ranging deanery plan that included paired parishes to address the aforementioned realities. One pairing that was implemented last summer before Archbishop Sartain retired was St. Patrick’s on Capitol Hill with Christ Our Hope downtown.  Other pairings in the plan, that now await Archbishop Etienne’s direction for implementation, are St. Therese with St. Mary and Our Lady of Mount Virgin with Immaculate.  

Recently archdiocesan representatives met with the St. Therese and St. Mary pastoral and finance councils to gather feedback about the implications of the proposed pairing to share with Archbishop Etienne.  

Brothers and Sisters in Christ, during this time of anticipation, let us call to mind Ephesians 4:3, "Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace".  While the implications of this prospective change might be cause for some concern and uncertainty, the plan may give us a greater opportunity to build up missionary discipleship outside the walls of our churches and into our changing neighborhoods.  As we await further communication from the Archdiocese, we have been assured that whenever Archbishop Etienne makes a decision, ample time would be given to implement the plan in a thoughtful, intentional, compassionate and prayerful way.  

Please do not hesitate to contact me for any questions at frmaurice@st-therese.cc.

Fr. Maurice Mamba

New Young Adult Ministry

We are in the beginning stages of forming a new Young Adult ministry for 20-40 year-olds in our parish. If you have interest in gathering and connecting with others, please contact Angelo Ignacio (angeloDignacio@gmail.com). A small informal group is beginning to meet after the noon Mass in the social hall. Please join us and share what you'd like to see happen for young adults at St. Therese!

Stewardship: Using God’s Gifts to do God’s Work 

Stewardship is living out a commitment to be Christ-centered rather than self-centered. It tells us to share a portion of our time, talent and treasure so that God’s Gift, Jesus Christ, may be given to others who need him. Profound gratitude, justice and love become the fundamental motives for giving back to God. The St. Therese Stewardship Corner shares weekly stories and reflections on how our parishioners are sharing their gifts.

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Fr. Maurice Mamba, Pastor


Regular Mass Times

8:30 AM, Spirit contemporary choir 
12:00 PM, Shades of Praise gospel choir
5:00 PM, Jubilation gospel choir

5:30 PM, Tuesdays
Confessions: by appointment

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