Prepare for Pentecost - An Outpouring of the Holy Spirit!

"When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them." Acts 2:1-4

Our Spiritual Guide for the Easter Season - Five Part Series

Thérèse of Lisieux: Our Spiritual Guide for the Easter Season
By Catherine Looker, S.S.J.

If our life experiences and the Church’s liturgical year seem out of sync, this Doctor of the Church can help!

PART 4 - “Then they went away quickly from the tomb, fearful yet overjoyed, and ran to announce this to his disciples” (Matthew 28:8).

PART 3 - “He is not here, for he has been raised just as he said,” says the angel in Matthew 28:6.

Upcoming Events sponsored by the Altar & Rosary Society:


MAY 15, 2016 - 1:00 - 4:00 PM. The Altar and Rosary Society would like to treat you and that special someone in your life to a special lunch. Mother , daughter, grandmother, daughter in law, step daughter etc. All are welcome. Join us for a wonderful lunch and a fun afternoon learning to line dance, or maybe you already know how. No Cost.
Call by May 9, 2016 to let us know how many in your party. 440-934-4227

Social Concerns - Shower for Mary


St Teresa of Avila will be honoring Mary with a shower of baby and maternity gifts and baby bottles filled with change. There will be a cradle at the front of the church in which to place the items. All proceeds will go to Birthright of Lorain.

We will NOT have the carnation sale this year on Mother’s Day weekend.

Baby Items Needed

New or gently used clothes (newborn to size 8), shoes, coats, Similac formula products, and diapers are always appreciated. They also hand out gently used maternity outfits.

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.

Nursing Program - Sponsored by St. Teresa's Social Concerns Committee


A special Thank You to all those nurses and assistants who helped with the Wellness Clinic.

The St Teresa of Avila Parish Nursing Program, in conjunction with Mercy Hospital Health Ministry, is a new health and wellness initiative supported by the Social Concerns Committee. The mission of this program is to improve the health of our communities. It is a health care partnership with a focus on the whole person – body, mind and spirit.

Youth and Adult Formation Classes - 2015-2016


First Holy Communion Liturgy will be Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. Mass.

PSR will take place on Tuesdays from 6:00 - 7:15 p.m. If you have questions please call the office at 934-4227.


Congratulations to those who were confirmed at St. Thomas Church on Sunday, February 21! Keep these young people in your prayers that they ask the Holy Spirit to work strongly in them so they live faith filled, fruitful lives. God Bless you all.


Youth Group - The Edge

The schedule for The Edge Youth Group is attached below.
“The Edge” Youth Ministry will be meeting Sunday evening, May 1, in the Spirit Room of Holy Spirit Parish, Avon Lake from 7:00 – 8:30 pm. Any Jr. High and High School aged students are welcome to join us, as we discuss and learn about our faith in a unique and fun way, often including a crazy game or activity. “Youth Nights” are a great way to kick back, relax and draw closer to God, in the company of other teens your age. Pizza and pop will be provided. Hope to see you there.

St. Teresa of Avila Parish Office Hours

St. Teresa Office Hours Remain The Same

Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Father Smith's Office Hours

Wednesday & Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at St. Teresa
Monday & Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at St. Anthony of Padua

Adult Religious Education Opportunities - Everyone is Welcome!


We continue the FIRST and THIRD Thursdays of the month at 7:00 p.m.: April 7 & 21, 2016. Bring your bible and be guided through God's inspired word by Dr. Phil Gigliotti.

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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