Pope Names Bishop Perez as Bishop of the Diocese of Cleveland

Pope Francis has named Bishop Nelson J. Perez, Auxiliary Bishop of Rockville Centre, N.Y., as Bishop of the Diocese of Cleveland, Ohio.

The appointment was publicized in Washington, July 11, by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States.

Bishop-designate Perez will be installed as the 11th bishop of the Diocese of Cleveland at a Solemn Mass on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in downtown Cleveland. Evening Prayer will be celebrated on September 4.

"Christmas in July" for Blessing House - Last Weekend to Donate is July 29 & 30, 2017

Thank you to all who have been so generous for this cause.

Take a Christmas Tag from the Christmas Tree in the church, purchase the item listed on it, place your donation under the tree in the church! Details for items needed can be found on the flyer attached here.

Altar & Rosary Society - Next Meeting: Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.

All Women of the Parish are invited to come to this meeting. We will be planning upcoming events - you do NOT need to be a member.

Hope to see you there!

Our next Altar & Rosary Society Mass will be Sunday, August 13, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. The Rosary will be said 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.

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You can contact the Rectory at (440) 934-4227. To send a fax to the Parish, please use (440) 934-4500.

Summer Spiritual Retreat ? A Great Idea and Easier than You Think!

Spiritual Retreats are a wonderful way to help us "let go and let God".

Retreats can be individual or in a group; directed or undirected; for just a day, overnight or for a weekend. Whatever fits your need you can find close to home or a little farther away.

Fr. Smith recently spoke at Mass about the importance of retreats to feed our spirit and bring us closer to our God who can't wait to spend time with us and shower us with His grace.

Visit the links below as a starting point.
Loyola Retreat House in Clinton, Ohio (south of Akron)

July - Month of the Precious Blood of Jesus

The month of July (Overview - Calendar) is dedicated to the Precious Blood.

The feast of the Precious Blood of our Lord was instituted in 1849 by Pius IX, but the devotion is as old as Christianity. The early Fathers say that the Church was born from the pierced side of Christ, and that the sacraments were brought forth through His Blood.

Eucharistic Adoration on Wednesdays - 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


You grow spiritually with each moment you spend with Jesus! "Our essential commitment in life is to preserve and advance constantly in Eucharistic life and Eucharistic piety and to grow spiritually in the climate of the Holy Eucharist." (Pope John Paul II, Redeemer of Man)

Everyone is welcome and invited to spend time with Jesus - this is the most wonderful way to meet, talk, and listen to Him.

Bible Study - The Bible is not boring!

We continue the FIRST and THIRD Thursdays of the month at 7:00 p.m.: July 6 & 20, 2017. Bring your bible and be guided through God's inspired word by Dr. Phil Gigliotti.

Spending Summer with God !

Suggestions from Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki, Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Wisconsin since 2010

Click on the attachment below for some ways to continue or begin your walk with God during the summer.

Retired Bishop, The Most Reverend Richard G. Lennon - Granted Early Retirement

The Holy Father, Pope Francis, today named the Most Reverend Daniel E. Thomas as Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Cleveland in addition to his responsibilities as the Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Toledo. This appointment accompanied Pope Francis’ acceptance of the resignation of the Most Reverend Richard G. Lennon for health reasons. Bishop Thomas has served as the Bishop of Toledo since 22 October 2014 and will continue in this office as he also serves the Diocese of Cleveland.

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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