Faith Opportunities for Adults - Everyone is Welcome!


Takes place the FIRST and THIRD Thursdays of the month. Join us February 5 & 19, 2015 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.

"ANGELS AND DEMONS" - Adult Religious Education Program

Join Fr. Edward Smith as he facilitates this program on Mondays from February 2 - March 16, at 7:00 p.m. All adults are welcome to come and learn the truth about these spiritual beings.

Mother Cabrini Cupboard - Donation Dates and Times

Thank You! to everyone who donated to the food pantry in November and December.
Because of your generous donations to the Village Community Meal we had leftover canned items that were donated to Mother Cabrini Food Pantry. With those items and the items collected in the church, two trunk loads of food were delivered!!
Our next collection will be February 7 & 8, 2015. We invite adults and teens to minister to those in need at the food pantry on the 2nd, 3rd & 4th Saturday of each month. Help is also needed on Fridays 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.

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:

Youth Group - The Edge

Attention All 8th – 12thGrade Students “The Edge” Youth Ministry will be meeting Sunday evening, January 18th, in the Holy Spirit Youth Room from 7:00 – 8:30pm. Any student that is currently in the 8th – 12th grade is welcome to join us as we discuss the Catholic Church’s teaching on homosexuality. Many misconceptions have caused good Catholics to be confused on what the church really teaches on this topic.

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. Please remember that if the Sheffield Schools are closed due to bad weather that PSR will be cancelled for the night as well.

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)

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

Altar & Rosary Society News

The next Altar & Rosary Monthly Mass will be Sunday, February 8, 2015 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.

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, March 14, 2015. Please contact Barb Eifel at 440-934-1855 if you are interested in joining this committee.

Upcoming events

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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