Youth and Adult Formation Classes - 2015-2016

PSR Will Begin Tuesday, September 22, 2015

PSR will take place on Tuesdays from 6:00 - 7:15 p.m. Registration forms are available on this website and in the church office and must be turned in by the first night of class. If you have questions please call the office at 934-4227.
We are in need of a 1st grade teacher. If you feel God calling you to help form young minds with the Gospel message, please contact the Parish Office. St. Teresa PSR is for children in kindergarten through eighth grade.

Confirmation 2015/2016 - Parent/Student Orientation Meeting

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. There are a number of very exciting events planned this year.

Outdoor Saint Teresa of Avila Shrine Outdoor shrine dedicated to our Patroness to be built this year.

Altar & Rosary Society News - Chicken Paprikash Dinner


Sunday, September 27, 2015 at the Parish Life Center from 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Tickets sold in advance only by calling the Church Office at 440-934 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. or after Mass on the Weekends. Cost is $12.00 per dinner. Dinner will include Chicken Paprikash, Carrots, Salad, Rolls, and Ice Cream. Takeout Dinners available.


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.

Week of Prayer and Fasting to End Abortion and the Evils of Planned Parenthood: August 22-29, 2015

Priests for Life, along with other Pro-Life groups, have designated a week of prayer to end abortion and Planned Parenthood. Attached are prayers that can be used during the week of prayer, or, visit for more prayers and novenas.

For more information on Priests for Life visit Rev. Frank Pavone is the National Director of Priests for Life.

Youth Group - The Edge

“The Edge” Youth Ministry will be meeting Sunday evening, August 30th, in the Holy Spirit “Youth Room” from 7:00 – 8:30 pm. Any Jr. high and high school aged students are welcome to join us as and learn more about this year’s exciting and fun events planned already. Along with our special events, we look to discuss spiritual topics in a unique and interesting way. You may also check us out on line at the parish website to learn more. Feel free to invite a friend. Pizza and drinks 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. - 4:00 p.m. at St. Anthony of Padua

Adult Religious Education Opportunities - Everyone is Welcome!


Takes place the FIRST and THIRD Thursdays of the month: September 3 & 17. 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.

Catholic Media Resources

But He said, "Blessed rather are those who hear the Word of God and keep it!"

Luke 11:28

There are many Catholic Media resources available to us online, on Facebook, as an App, and on the radio.

AM 1260 The Rock
AM 1060
EWTN Radio

Websites, Facebook, Apps
EWTN: Free App and like them on Facebook
Bishop Robert Barron's website:
Presentations of our Faith by Seminarians and Priests in Rome:
Catholic News Source:

Pope Francis


Laudato Si’ - 2015

Lumen Fidei from June 2013:

Continue to pray for Pope Francis - prayer attached.

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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