Changes at St. Teresa of Avila Parish

Beginning on the weekend of July 18 & 19, Sunday Mass times will be changed. St. Teresa will move from 9:00 AM & 11:00 AM Masses to 8:00 AM and Noon Masses. Saturday Mass at 4:30 PM will remain the same for now, but may be changed depending on the availability of priest help. This change is necessary so that, in the event I cannot get a priest for Mass help on Sunday, I will be able to say both Sunday Masses at St. Teresa, as well as the 10:00 AM Mass at St. Anthony.

Feast Day - 500th Birthday of St. Teresa of Avila

Dream Vacation Giveaway St. Teresa of Avila Parish will be raffling off a voucher for a 1 week (7 nights) vacation (transportation to/from destination NOT included). Tickets now on sale in the church office - $10 a each. Winner will be drawn Monday, July 6, 2015. The monies collected from the raffle will go directly to the construction of the new St. Teresa of Avila outdoor Shrine.

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.

Altar & Rosary Society News

MOTHER DAUGHTER LUNCHEON

Join us Sunday, July 12, 2015 from 12:30 - 4:00 p.m. for this luncheon open to all mothers, daughters, grandmothers, daughters-in-law, etc. - a FREE event for everyone! Just call the church office at 440-934-4227 to reserve your spot with your special someone. The afternoon will include lunch and some lessons on line dancing! To be held in our Parish Life Center, Colorado Avenue, Sheffield Village.

LADIES' SUMMER LUNCHEON

Social Concerns Committee - Blessing House Presentation with Sr. Mary Berigan, SND

Touch Our World One Child at a Time

Today more and more children find themselves homeless. Blessing House, a crisis care center for children in Lorain County located in Sheffield Township, provides children a safe and loving environment until they can go home. Come hear Sister Mary Berigan, SND, co-founder and Director of Blessing House, present the mission of Blessing House on Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 7:00 PM in the St. Teresa of Avila Parish Life Center. Refreshments will be served. This event is sponsored by the Social Concerns Committee.

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.

Adult Religious Education Opportunities - Everyone is Welcome!

BIBLE STUDY

Takes place the FIRST and THIRD Thursdays of the month: July 2 & 16. Bring your bible and be guided through God's inspired word by Dr. Phil Gigliotti.

WATCH THIS POSTING FOR THE NEXT ADULT STUDY EVENT

Thank You Father Edward Smith for the interesting and informative classes on Angels and Demons.

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:
http://wordonfire.org/WOF-TV/Commentaries-New/The-Pope-Francis-Interview...

Follow this link to read Pope Francis' entire encyclical Lumen Fidei from June 2013:
http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/francesco/encyclicals/documents/papa-f...

Religious Education Programs

Thank You for Your Service! Ms. Chris Sherry resigned her position as the Director of Religious Education here at St. Teresa. She served many years at the Parish, over the span of three Pastors. We thank her for her many years of dedicated service, and pray that she is successful in whatever she chooses to do in the future. If you would like to offer a card or note of thanks to her, please leave them at the Parish Office and they will be forwarded to her.

Confirmation

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.

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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