Feast Day - 500th Birthday of St. Teresa of Avila

Mardi Gras Dinner

Everyone is invited to celebrate on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at our Mardi Gras Dinner. Tickets are $25 each and include an all-you-can-eat buffet of authentic New Orleans food. Raffles and auctions throughout the night. Doors open at 6:30 pm - dinner at 7 pm. Call the church office for tickets. See attachment for information.

Feast Day Mass - Noon on Sunday, October 18, 2015

Altar & Rosary Society News - Chicken Paprikash Dinner


A Big Thank You to all of the volunteers who donated their time and talents to make the Paprikas Dinner another great success. Also, to all of the parishioners who bought tickets to support us. The winner of the 50/50 raffle is the Concheck Family - congratulations!


Everyone is welcome to bring their mops, buckets, scrubbers and cleaners to help clean the church on Saturday, October 3 at 9 am. Let's make it shine for the feast day Mass with the Bishop. Thank you!


Parish Information

St. Teresa of Avila Parish is a Roman Catholic Church located at 1878 Abbe Road in Sheffield Village, Ohio. The church is in Lorain County and is approximately twenty-five minutes west of Cleveland, OH.

View on Map and Get Directions

You can contact the Rectory at (440) 934-4227. To send a fax to the Parish, please use (440) 934-4500.

Youth and Adult Formation Classes - 2015-2016


PSR will take place on Tuesdays from 6:00 - 7:15 p.m. Registration forms are available on this website and in the church office and must be turned in by the first night of class. If you have questions please call the office at 934-4227.
St. Teresa PSR is for children in kindergarten through eighth grade.

Confirmation 2015/2016

Confirmation Classes are at St. Thomas Church/School from 9 - 11 a.m. on Sundays. This includes Mass. Call with questions to Kathy and John Mack at 440-242-8683.

RCIA - Fall of 2015

Youth Group - The Edge

“The Edge” Youth Ministry will be meeting Sunday evening, October 4 & 11, in the Holy Spirit Room (Avon Lake) from 7:00 – 8:30 pm. Any Jr. high and high school aged students are welcome to join us as and learn more about this year’s exciting and fun events planned already. Along with our special events, we look to discuss spiritual topics in a unique and interesting way. You may also check us out on line at the parish website to learn more. Feel free to invite a friend. Pizza and drinks will be provided. Hope to see you there.

St. Teresa of Avila Parish Office Hours

St. Teresa Office Hours Remain The Same

Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Father Smith's Office Hours

Wednesday & Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at St. Teresa
Monday & Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at St. Anthony of Padua

Adult Religious Education Opportunities - Everyone is Welcome!


Takes place the FIRST and THIRD Thursdays of the month: October 1 & 15. Bring your bible and be guided through God's inspired word by Dr. Phil Gigliotti.


Thank You Father Edward Smith for the interesting and informative classes on Angels and Demons.

Catholic Media Resources

But He said, "Blessed rather are those who hear the Word of God and keep it!"

Luke 11:28

There are many Catholic Media resources available to us online, on Facebook, as an App, and on the radio.

AM 1260 The Rock
AM 1060
EWTN Radio

Websites, Facebook, Apps
EWTN: Free App and like them on Facebook
Bishop Robert Barron's website: http://www.wordonfire.org
Presentations of our Faith by Seminarians and Priests in Rome: http://www.catholicbytespodcast.com
Catholic News Source: http://ncregister.com

Pope Francis


Laudato Si’ - 2015

Lumen Fidei from June 2013:

Continue to pray for Pope Francis - prayer attached.

Parish Life Center - RENTAL INFORMATION (click here)

Our beautiful and modern Parish Life Center is available for your next event.

Examples of events held at the hall include corporate training sessions, wedding receptions, graduation parties, baby showers, family reunions, steak fries, retirement parties, office parties, monthly organizational meetings, and health events. We are conveniently located near I-90 at the large intersection of Abbe Rd (301) and Colorado (611).

See the Hall Rental Information sheet below for more details including rental fees.

Mission Statement

We, the Roman Catholic Faith community of St. Teresa of Avila Parish, are historically rooted and future focused. In our relationship with God and one another our goals are to:
        • Welcome all people with openness and love
        • Worship God through Jesus Christ centering on the Eucharist
        • Encourage, teach and support spiritual growth to people of all generations
        • Invite each parishioner to share their time, talent and treasure with the Church
        • Spread the message of Christ by works of charity, justice and evangelization
As a Parish family, we participate in the mission of the Diocese of Cleveland and the Universal Church for the glory of God the Father.
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