Cabbage Roll Dinner - sponsored by the Altar & Rosary Society

Join us Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 6 - 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale for $10 each after Mass and in the church office. Dinner includes mashed potatoes, green beans, beverage and dessert. Pies are needed for this event and can be dropped off at the Parish Life Center on Friday, September 19 beginning at 10:00 a.m.
Call the church office with questions at 934-4227.

Adult Education "Catholicism 101"

Presented by Father Edward Smith. Come and learn about the core Truths of the Faith, the Sacraments, Scripture & Tradition, “Why we do what we do?”. Wednesdays from September 3 - October 29 (no class on Wednesday, October 8) from 7 - 8:15 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Attached is the Course Outline and printable flyer.

St. Teresa Bible Study - Everyone Welcome!

The Bible Studay will take place the FIRST and THIRD Thursdays of the month. Bible Studies for September will be Thursdays, September 4 & 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the St. John Room. Bring your bible and be guided through God's inspired word by Dr. Phil Gigliotti.

Call the office with questions at 934-4227

Faith Formation - Religious Education Programs

Confirmation orientation for eligible students and parents/guardians will be on September 21, 2014 at St. Thomas Parish School, north end of the building at 12:15 p.m. Questions? Call John Mack at 440-242-8683.
PSR (Parish School of Religion) is on Tuesdays from 6:00-7:15 p.m. Registration form is attached.
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adult) will begin Sunday, Sept 14 from 10:15 - 11:30 a.m.
Attached are schedules and PSR registration form.

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.

The Catholic Church and the Media

Attached are media items regarding the Catholic Church. These are worth taking the time to read.

St. Joseph Overnight Shelter to Remain Open!

Thanks be to God... the Lorain Zoning Board passed the variance! If you were present - please realize your presence was very much appreciated. If you were not but did all you could to support and pray for a good and just decision, Thank you very much!

Let's continue to work towards having services available for our homeless and those in need.

Pope Francis - Encyclical Lumen Fidei & Commentary on Recent Interview

Click on the link below to see Fr. Robert Barron's Commentary on the Pope Francis interview which has been widely misquoted:
http://wordonfire.org/WOF-TV/Commentaries-New/The-Pope-Francis-Interview...

Follow this link to read Pope Francis' entire encyclical Lumen Fidei from June 2013:
http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/francesco/encyclicals/documents/papa-f...

Youth Group - The Edge

Youth “The Edge” Youth Ministry will be meeting Sunday evening, September 14th, in the St. Teresa Parish Hall from 7:00 – 8:00pm. All Jr. High and High School students are welcome to join us as we discuss spiritual topics in a fun and unique way, often with a couple of games. We will also be looking at and preparing for our Oct. 12th “Rock Climbing & Ropes Course” event. This will be an exciting and challenging event you will want to get in on. As always, feel free to invite a friend. Pizza and drinks will be provided. Hope to see you there.

Altar & Rosary Society -- Monthly Mass

Thank you to all who helped make the Flea Market a success!

The next Altar & Rosary Monthly Mass will be Sunday, September 13 at 9:00 a.m. Members and their families are welcome to sit in the reserved pews at the front of the church. The Rosary will be prayed prior to Mass.

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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