Advent and Christmas Events and Schedule - Communal Penance Service

"Beware that your hearts do not become drowsy from carousing and drunkenness and the anxieties of daily life, and that day catch you by surprise like a trap. For that day will assault everyone who lives on the face of the earth. Be vigilant at all times and pray that you have the strength to escape the tribulations that are imminent and to stand before the Son of Man." Luke 21:34-36


Feast of the Immaculate Conception - Mass

This feast is a Holy Day of Obligation for all Catholics.
Mass times will be Monday, December 7 at 7 p.m. and Tuesday, December 8 at 10 a.m.

Altar & Rosary Society News - Parish Christmas Dinner - Saturday, December 12, 2015


All members of the Parish are invited to this dinner on Saturday, December 12, 2015. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with Appetizers; Dinner served at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale in the Parish office and at Mass until December 7. Cost is $20 per ticket. Call the office with any questions - 440-934-4227.

Social Concerns - December Events !

Gifts for Baby Jesus

Our annual Gifts for Baby Jesus collection will take place from November 28/29 to December 19/20. We collect much needed baby items for Birthright of Lorain County. Take a paper ornament from the Christmas Tree and purchase the item which is written on it. Bring back the wrapped item and place it beneath the tree.

Lorain County Right to Life Annual Signature Campaign

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 December 5 & 6, 2015.

Adults and Teens are invited to help distribute food at the food pantry on the 2nd, 3rd or 4th Saturdays of each month and 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.

Sheffield Village Community Meal - Thankfully Sharing Our Blessings

Thank you to all who helped with this wonderful event. It was a great success and enjoyed by many. It only works when we all work together - thank you!

Youth and Adult Formation Classes - 2015-2016


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.
St. Teresa PSR is for children in kindergarten through eighth grade.

Confirmation 2015/2016

Confirmation Classes are at St. Thomas Church/School from 9 - 11 a.m. on Sundays. This includes Mass. Call with questions to Kathy and John Mack at 440-242-8683.

RCIA - Fall of 2015

Youth Group - The Edge

“The Edge” Youth Ministry will be meeting Sunday, December 6, in the Holy Spirit "Youth Room" from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Any Jr. High and High School aged students are welcome to join us as we discuss and reflect on spiritual topics in a unique, and often, fun way. "Youth Nights" are a great way to grow in your faith in a relaxed and fun environment. Snacks and drinks will be provided and, as always, feel free to invite a friend.

The schedule for The Edge Youth Group is attached below.

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

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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