Saint Theresa Parish

A Roman Catholic Community
5045 E. Thomas Road
Phoenix, AZ 85018
(602) 840-0850 Parish Office
(602) 840-0871 Parish Fax  

Parish Email

Parish Office Hours
Monday through Thursday
9:00AM-Noon & 1:00PM-5:00PM
Friday 9:00AM-12noon         Sunday 8:30AM-Noon

Closed Saturdays
& most Federal Holidays.

Liturgy Schedule
Saturday Vigil Mass 4PM
Sunday Masses
9:00AM (Liturgy with Children)
11:00AM and
5:00PM (Teen and Young Adult)

Daily Masses
Monday through Friday
6:30AM and Saturday at 8:00AM
Holy Day Masses as announced in bulletin prior to the Holy Day.

Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday, 9:00AM to 10:00AM
Wednesday, 5:00PM to 6:00PM and by appointment


Rev. Charles G. Kieffer

Parochial Vicar 

(Associate Pastor)

Rev. Joachim Adeyemi

Rev. J.C. Ortiz

Priest in Residence

Rev. Kevin Grimditch

Assisting Priests

Rev. E. Louis Bishop, S.J.

Rev. Frank Fernandez

Rev. Paul Peri


Colin F. Campbell

Mark Kriese

Ralph Ulibarri


Saint Theresa Catholic School
5001 East Thomas Road
Phoenix, AZ 85018

(602) 840-0010 School Office
(602) 840-8323 School Fax







Ash Wednesday, March 1st


This Wednesday is Ash Wednesday,

the beginning of the holy and joyful season of Lent. 

While Ash Wednesday is not a holy day of obligation,

many Catholics like to begin Lent by attending Mass and receiving the

sign of blest ashes on their forehead to mark their willingness to enter the

forty days of Lent in a spirit of repentance and an openness

to spiritual growth.


Masses for Ash Wednesday are celebrated at

6:30, 8:30 and 10:00AM as well as at 6:00PM.

Please note that ashes are only distributed during Mass

-exceptions are made for those who are hospitalized or homebound.


Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days

of fasting and abstinence for Catholics.

In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence.

For members of the Roman Catholic Church, the norms on fasting are

obligatory from age 18 until age 59.

When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal,

as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal.

The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding upon members

of the  Latin Catholic Church from age 14 onwards.




Mission Statement

Growing in Faith,

Serving with Hope,

Christ-centered in Love,

We are the Roman Catholic Community of St. Theresa. 





Parish News & Other Information 


Liturgy & Music Links 


Elementary Children's Religious Education/Edge/Life-Teen        2016-2017

 All forms can be downloaded and dropped off at the Parish Office or scanned in and emailed to Rita Laguna @ or Mary Castner @


3rd Grade Paperwork for the Sacraments of Confirmation/Eucharist

Rehearsal: Friday, April 28th @ 6PM / Mass: Saturday, April 29th @ 11AM


Adult Confirmation & RCIA