"Shower for Mary" - Donations for Birthright of Lorain County

The Social Concerns Committee is once again collecting supplies for Birthright in Lorain during the month of May.

Bring your donations to the church and place in the bassinet on the side altar. Details for items needed can be found in the flyer in the rear of the church and on our website.


Which season is longer, Christmas or Easter? Well, Easter Sunday is just one day, while there are 12 days of Christmas, right? Yes and no. To answer the question, we need to dig a little deeper.

See the attachment for the full article!

Learn more at Easter 101: Everything You Need to Know About Easter in the Catholic Church

Fish Fry "Thank You" Dinner for Volunteers

The Easter season is a time for all of us to give thanks to God for the many gifts He has bestowed upon us in Christ.

A dinner for all those who worked at or made donations to the Fish Fry this past Lent will be Saturday, May 27.

The hall will open at 6 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m

Please RSVP to the church office by May 22 (934-4227).

Altar & Rosary Society

Our next Altar & Rosary Society Mass will be Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. The Rosary will be said at 8:00 a.m. prior to Mass.

PSR Classes

Parish School of Religion (PSR)

We offer our thanks to our PSR teachers who are so dedicated to spreading God's word to our children. Please thank them when you see them: Mrs. Joan Gigliotti, Mr. Bill Bistak, Mrs. Sue Hart and Mrs. Christi Smail.

Let us pray together this summer - as a family! See attached prayer.

Call the church office if you have questions: 440-934-4227.

Bible Study - The Bible is not boring!

We continue the FIRST and THIRD Thursdays of the month at 7:00 p.m.: May 4 & 18, 2017. Bring your bible and be guided through God's inspired word by Dr. Phil Gigliotti.

Mother Cabrini Cupboard - Donation Dates and Times

Thank You! to all those who donate at St. Teresa Church for the food pantry. Our next collection will be June 3 & 4, 2017.

Adults and Teens are invited to help distribute food at the food pantry on the 2nd, 3rd or 4th Saturdays of each month from 8:30 a.m. - Noon and on Fridays at 2:00 p.m. to unload the truck.

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.

Retired Bishop, The Most Reverend Richard G. Lennon - Granted Early Retirement

The Holy Father, Pope Francis, today named the Most Reverend Daniel E. Thomas as Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Cleveland in addition to his responsibilities as the Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Toledo. This appointment accompanied Pope Francis’ acceptance of the resignation of the Most Reverend Richard G. Lennon for health reasons. Bishop Thomas has served as the Bishop of Toledo since 22 October 2014 and will continue in this office as he also serves the Diocese of Cleveland.

Confirmation Classes

Congratulations and God's blessings on those from St. Teresa of Avila and St. Anthony Churches who made their Confirmation May 7, 2017.

Watch the website and bulletin for Fall Classes 2017.

If you know someone interested in being Confirmed into the Catholic Church in 2018, please call the church office at 440-934-4227.

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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