Pictorial Directory - Family Portrait Sessions May 27 - May 30

Photography Appointments

Check your schedule for your appointment - Smile and Say Cheese!

If you are unavailable to have your picture taken at St. Teresa church during May 27 -30, 2015 see the attachment for how to signup for a photo shoot at a neighboring parish.

The New Pictorial Directory is Underway!

Altar & Rosary Society News


Outdoor Flea Market - Enjoy the food, shopping and fresh air on June 6, 2015 from 8 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. in St. Teresa's parking lot (rain date is June 27). Vendors are needed! $20 fee for the space with registration by May 23, 2015 - call Jean at 440-949-7839. BAKERY ITEMS ARE NEEDED FOR THE BAKE SALE! Parishioners are asked to bake their favorite yummy treats to be sold as part of the Flea Market. We always appreciate your help with this!

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.

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

This year is a wonderful and exciting one for our Parish, and the Universal Catholic Church

This year we celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Birth of Saint Teresa of Avila.

To honor Saint Teresa of Avila, the Patroness of our Parish, there are a number of very exciting events planned this year. Here is a list of just some of the upcoming events:

Parish Picture Directory - already in progress.
St. Teresa Night at the Lake Erie Crushers Friday, July 24, 2015. Box seat tickets will be $8.

Adult Religious Education Opportunities - Everyone is Welcome!


Takes place the FIRST and THIRD Thursdays of the month: May 7 & 21. 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.

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


Congratulations to all those who made their Confirmation on Sunday, March 8 at St. Thomas Church. Let us keep them all in our prayers as they walk with the Lord.

PSR (Parish School of Religion)

Congratulations and God Bless to all our young people making their First Holy Communion at St. Teresa this Sunday, May 3, 2015.

This commission is a volunteer group of parishioners who sponsor bible studies, adult eduation programs, parish missions and retreats.

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.

Social Concerns Committee

We are looking for parishioners who would like to be a member of the Social Concerns Committee. We support several different ministries in our local community including Lorain County Birthright, St. Joe’s Homeless Shelter, Back to School Drive for several local schools, and St. Frances' Mother Cabrini Food Pantry to name a few. We meet on Saturday morning every other month – the next meeting is scheduled for Saturday, May 23, 2015. Please contact Barb Eifel at 440-934-1855 if you are interested in joining this committee.

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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