October Rosary Before Weekend Mass

Come and join in prayer before all weekend Masses during October. The Rosary will be prayed 30 minutes prior to each Mass.


Our Parish's history is rich in Tradition and Fellowship. The Feast Day Celebration provides both of these important facets of parish life for all parishioners - Come and Enjoy!

Feast Day Mass Saturday, October 18 at 4:30 p.m.
Celebrant will be The Most Rev. Roger Gries, O.S.B.

Feast Day Steak Fry Saturday, October 18. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Dinner served from 6 - 7 p.m. $20 per person Tickets are on sale in the church office. Call 934-4227.

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.

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)

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

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

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. Bible Studies for October will be Thursdays, October 2 & 16 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.


Wednesdays from Sept. 3 - Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. 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?” (no class on Wednesday, October 8). Attached is the Course Outline and printable flyer.

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:

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

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, October 12 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.

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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