St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Student Center


St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Student Center is a vibrant, welcoming, Catholic community serving the students of Valparaiso University and our local families. We empower all to reach their full potential by utilizing their God-given gifts and talents and placing them at the service of God and others.

Join St. Teresa's 

Please click on the link above and print the St. T's Registration form.  Once you have completed it, please mail or bring in to the office/church.  Once you have registered, you will receive a welcome letter from Fr. Kevin asking you to call the office to set up an appointment to meet with him.  Following that meeting your name will be forwarded to our "Welcome Committee".  If you have any questions, please call the office. 

How To Find Us

Located just across the street from Valparaiso University on Laporte Avenue
1511 Laporte Avenue
Valparaiso, IN 46383

Phone: 219-464-4042

Fax: 219-462-2711

From Lincolnway you can find us at 1604 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, IN 46383

Staff Emails

Meet the Staff


Daily Readings

Liturgical Ministry Schedules

Mass Times

Saturday 4:00pm

Sunday 8:00 & 11:00 am and 9:00pm (when VU is in session)

Monday & Wednesday 5:15pm

Tuesday & Thursday 8:00am

First Friday Memorial Mass 8:00am


Wednesdays 6:00pm in the Reconciliation Room located off the office area living room.

Or call the office at 464-4042 for an appointment with Fr. Kevin.

Learn more about...

Christ Renews His Parish

Cafe Manna

Shawl Ministry

St. Augustine Indian Mission

New Roman Missal 

United States Council of Bishops (USCCB)

To find out more about our Campus Ministry, click here!

Here's what's happening at St. T's...

God is Calling me Elsewhere

For those who were not here last week, as of July 1st I am being reassigned to the Gary cluster. I will be working with the people of Gary.
I am very excited about this possibility, and what it could mean. The Bishop has a vision for the city of Gary, and has asked me to be a part of its implementation. It took me awhile to wrap my hands around this invitation, but after I did I realized this is a perfect opportunity for me.

I have been called to do exactly what I did here 19 years ago; I will only be doing it with a different culture. I have often said I would only leave St. Teresa’s if I got called to the city of Gary, be careful what you pray for!! The Bishop lives in the rectory connected with the Cathedral, and so I will be living and working with my boss. I am not sure who you should pray for him or me!

The Bishop has chosen the perfect individual to take my place. It is exactly who I would have chosen, if I had a say. Fr. Chris Stanish is an assistant at Queen of All Saints in Michigan City. He is young, energetic, and prayerful, and like me, very excited about his opportunity. He will be a pastor for the first time, just like myself 19 years ago. As a community, you are the perfect place to train, empower, and affirm a new pastor. The students will relate to him very well.

Finally, this was my choice. The Bishop told me that he wanted me to only take this position if I felt like I was being called to walk with the people of Gary. He gave me every opportunity to say no, but I couldn’t. Please pray for me, as I will do you. Please pray for the students as they transition. Please pray that the will of God may be accomplished.
God bless you all.

Senior Seminar:

An exploration of late/end life issues for seniors

St. Teresa’s Adult Formation Committee invites all to attend this series. 
The next session will be from 10:00 – noon on Wednesday morning June 8 in Avila Hall.

June 8 – Planning Your Homecoming:  What are my options for a Catholic funeral?  What should I have prepared ahead?  Can I plan my own funeral?  How?
Each session will have different speakers and will be followed by a light lunch.  Coordinated by Dr. Cheryl Slack, VU professor of nursing and Ann Ruggaber, retired parish minister.

Vacation Bible School 2016

Summer is just around the corner...and you know what that means?  VBS can't be far behind!! 

Click here to find out all the details about St. T's VBS 2016


Suggestions and Comments

We have recently added a section on our website for your suggestions and your comments.  Please take a few minutes and share with us.  Suggestions and comments are totally confidential unless otherwise indicated.  Click here to share!

Alumni:  We want to hear from YOU!

St. T's would love to keep in contact with our alumni and now it's easy to do!!  Just click here to update your contact information and your current life status info!!  

Your information will not be shared with any other parties outside of St. Teresa's.

Are you interested in becoming Catholic? 

Click here to find out how YOU can become Catholic. 

Check out our Photo Gallery!

High School Mission Trip 2012

Middle School Mission Trip 2012

Vacation Bible School 2012

First Communion From Year Past If you have a picture from a year that is not included in this album, please send it to


 May 26 - Thursday
8:00 am Daily Mass
10:00 am Women's Bible Study
4:30 pm Cafe Manna
7:00 pm St.Teresa's Meditation Group
 May 28 - Saturday
4:00 pm Mass
 May 29 - Sunday
8:00 am Mass
11:00 am Mass
11:00 am First Communion
 May 30 - Monday
9:00 am Daily Mass
 May 31 - Tuesday
8:00 am Daily Mass
 June 1 - Wednesday
10:00 am Nursing Home Mass
5:15 pm Daily Mass
5:45 pm Reconciliation

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