Upcoming Events sponsored by the Altar & Rosary Society:


JUNE 11, 2016 from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Enjoy Food, Shopping and Fresh Air (rain date is June 25). Vendors are needed: call Jean by June 4 for a table - $20 each. Baked Goods are needed and can be dropped at the Parish Life Center on Friday, June 10 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Donate your used collectibles in nice condition. (see attachment for details)

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


May our loving God continue to bless all those who made their First Holy Communion on Saturday, April 30. Let us pray that we always approach the Lord at Mass in the Eucharist as if it were our first time and with the heart of a child.


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, June 5, in the "Youth Room" at Holy Spirit Parish in 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.: June 2 & 16, 2016. Bring your bible and be guided through God's inspired word by Dr. Phil Gigliotti.

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: http://www.wordonfire.org
Presentations of our Faith by Seminarians and Priests in Rome: http://www.catholicbytespodcast.com
Catholic News Source: http://ncregister.com

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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