Welcome Mass for Bishop Perez

There will be Mass with Bishop Nelson Perez at 7 p.m. on Monday, September 18 at Sacred Heart Chapel in Lorain to welcome him to our diocese.

This is by ticket only due to the expectation of a large crowd. 25 tickets are available in the rectory office. Please stop by on Monday, September 18 to pick up your ticket if you wish to attend. Tickets are on a first come basis.

St. Teresa Feast Day Celebration 2017

We will celebrate St. Teresa of Avila's Feast Day the weekend of October 14 & 15, 2017.

Saturday, October 14 - Cabbage Roll Dinner. The dinner will feature homemade cabbage rolls, mashed potatoes, green beans, roll, salad, beverage, and dessert. Tickets are $15 each (it was incorrectly printed in the bulletin as $20) and can be purchased in the church office, Monday - Friday between 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

All Masses the weekend of October 14 & 15 will honor St. Teresa of Avila. Please make sure that you and your family attend Mass.

Prayerfully Consider Becoming an Altar Server or Eucharistic Minister

We are in need of both Altar Servers (Adults and children 4th grade and older) and Eucharistic Ministers to serve at weekend Masses. Prayerfully ask the Lord if He wants you to serve Him in this way.

Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross - September 14

Triumph of the Cross

This day is also called the Exaltation of the Cross, Elevation of the Cross, Holy Cross Day, Holy Rood Day, or Roodmas. The liturgy of the Cross is a triumphant liturgy. When Moses lifted up the bronze serpent over the people, it was a foreshadowing of the salvation through Jesus when He was lifted up on the Cross. Our Mother Church sings of the triumph of the Cross, the instrument of our redemption. To follow Christ we must take up His cross, follow Him and become obedient until death, even if it means death on the cross.

Social Concerns Sponsors Month Long Collection of Non-Perishable Food Items For Mother Cabrini Food Pantry


The mission of the Mother Cabrini Food Pantry is to extend the love of God in a special way to those in crisis through the distribution of food. They seek to provide a welcoming environment for all who come for help, and offer compassion and respect in all interactions. St. Teresa's Social Concerns Committee is asking for donations of food each weekend in the month of September. See the attachment for the list of items needed.

Parish School of Religion (PSR)

PSR for the 2017/2018 school year has begun.

Classes take place on Tuesdays, from 6 - 7:15 p.m. If you have questions, call the parish office Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Bible Study - The Bible is not boring!

We continue the FIRST and THIRD Thursdays of the month at 7:00 p.m.: September 7 & 21, 2017. Bring your bible and be guided through God's inspired word by Dr. Phil Gigliotti.

Altar & Rosary Society

Join us for our next meeting - Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.

All women of the parish are invited - you do not have to be a member!

Our next Altar & Rosary Society Mass will be Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 8:30 a.m.

The Rosary will be prayed at 8:00 a.m., prior to Mass.

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.

September - Month Dedicated to the Seven Sorrows of Mary

The month of September (Overview - Calendar) is dedicated to the Seven Sorrows of Mary.

Devotion to the sorrows of the Virgin Mary dates from the twelfth century, when it made its appearance in monastic circles under the influence of St. Anselm and St. Bernard. The Cistercians and then the Servites undertook to propagate it. It became widespread in the fourteenth and especially the fifteenth centuries, particularly in the Rhineland and Flanders, where Confraternities of the Sorrowful Mother sprang up.

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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