Advent - Spiritual Opportunities

Free materials available in the church to take home for personal prayer time during Advent!

Additional Confession Times at St. Teresa

Monday, December 22 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. and Tuesday, December 23 from 8:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Every Saturday from 3:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Christmas Masses

Christmas Eve - 4:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.
Christmas Day - 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

"Gifts for Baby Jesus" Collection - Sponsored by the Social Concerns Committee

Donations will be taken through December 21, 2014. Donations can be brought to Mass and placed in the plastic tub by the St. Joseph Altar. See the attached sheet for items that are needed at BirthRight. Thank you once again for your generosity!

Mother Cabrini Cupboard - Donation Dates and Times

Thank You! to everyone who donated to the food pantry in November and December.
Because of your generous donations to the Village Community Meal we had leftover canned items that were donated to Mother Cabrini Food Pantry. With those items and the items collected in the church, two trunk loads of food were delivered!!
Our next collection will be January 3 & 4, 2015.. We invite adults and teens to minister to those in need. (December 20, 2014 and January 17, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.)

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.

Adult Religious Education Opportunities - Everyone is Welcome!


Takes place the FIRST and THIRD Thursdays of the month. Join us December 18, 2014 and January 15, 2015 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.


Thank you Father Smith for leading the very interesting and educational series on Catholicism.

The Catholic Church and the Media

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

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:

Follow this link to read Pope Francis' entire encyclical Lumen Fidei from June 2013:

Faith Formation - Religious Education Programs


Classes will be on Sundays from 9 - 11 a.m. at St. Thomas Church/School. Questions? Call John Mack at 440-242-8683.

PSR (Parish School of Religion)

Tuesdays from 6:00-7:15 p.m. Registration form is attached. Please remember that if the Sheffield Schools are closed due to bad weather that PSR will be cancelled for the night as well.

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)

Sundays from 10:15 - 11:30 a.m.
Attached are schedules and PSR registration form.

Altar & Rosary Society Sponsors - Annual Christmas Dinner

Thank you to the Altar and Rosary Society members and their families for hosting the St. Teresa Christmas Dinner. It was a wonderful night with good food and fun. May God bless us all with a joyful Christmas.

The next Altar & Rosary Monthly Mass will be Sunday, January 10, 2015 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.

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.

Upcoming events

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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