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.

Fr. Chris Stanish Communication Links

Your Faith with Fr. Chris Stanish (Podcast)

Weekly Letter


Fr. Chris Stanish Bio

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. Chris 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 at 464-4042. 

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

Friday 12:30pm


Wednesday 5:45-6:15pm

Saturday 2:30-3:30pm

The Reconciliation Room is located in our office building just off the living room area.

Learn more about...

Walk to Bethlehem

Christ Renews His Parish

Cafe Manna 

Prayer Shaw 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...

Walk to Bethlehem Update

CLICK HERE to see the updates on our Walk to Bethlehem.  

Want to Join?

You can register anytime as an individual, a family, a group of friends, or a ministry team.
1. Online at:
2. Registration tables will be set up by the church entrances
3. Email: (provide name, email, phone#)
4. Call or text: Mary Conlisk at 219-405-7907 (provide name, email, phone#)

Trunk or Treat 2016

Join in the Halloween Fun!! 

St. T’s Annual Trunk or Treat/Chili Cook-off event will take place following the 4:00pm Mass on Saturday, October 29.

CLICK HERE to RSVP and to find out more details. 


Mass of Remembrance 

During the month of November, we remember all those who have died and gone before us marked with the sign of faith. 

We celebrate All Saints Day, (Mass on October 31 at 7:00pm, November 1 at 8:00am and 7:00pm) All Souls Day, and we celebrate our annual Mass of Remembrance which will be on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 9:30am. 

We would like to offer a special remembrance to all those who have died, especially within the last year.  At the entrance of the church we will have a table remembering all those who have died. 

We are asking community members to bring in a framed 5X7 or smaller picture with the name of their loved one on it. Please make sure to put your name on the back to make returning easier. 

Our Easter candle will remind us during the masses that for them life has changed, not ended, and that they always remain in our prayers.  We will begin accepting pictures November 5-6. 
Let us not only pray for those who have died, but let us pray for all those who are mourning the passing of their loved one.  May the comfort of the Lord embrace and behold them.

Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship 

In Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, the Catholic Bishops of the United States Conscience remind us:

“The Church equips its members to address political and social questions by helping them to develop a well-formed conscience. …Conscience is not something that allows us to justify doing
whatever we want, nor is it a mere "feeling" about what we should or should not do. Rather, conscience is the voice of God resounding in the
human heart, revealing the truth to us and calling us to do what is good while shunning what is evil.”

CLICK HERE to learn more.

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


 October 26 - Wednesday
8:00 am Daily Mass
6:00 pm Reconciliation
7:00 pm Christ Renews His Parish Meeting
 October 27 - Thursday
8:00 am Daily Mass
10:00 am Women's Bible Study
1:00 pm Adult Faith Formation Committee
4:30 pm Cafe Manna
6:00 pm St. Teresa's Meditation Group
7:00 pm Christ Renews His Parish Meeting
 October 28 - Friday
12:30 pm Mass
3:00 pm Student Event--Halloween Party Set up
 October 29 - Saturday
8:30 am Cursillo Group
2:30 pm Reconciliation
4:00 pm Mass
5:00 pm Trunk or Treat Event
 October 30 - Sunday
8:00 am Mass
11:00 am Mass
11:15 am Children's Liturgy
5:00 pm Middle School Youth Group
9:00 pm Student Mass & Social
 October 31 - Monday
2:00 pm St. Teresa's Meditation Group
4:00 pm St. Teresa's Meditation Group
5:45 pm Rosary Group
7:00 pm Daily Mass
9:00 pm Chapel Celebrate Band Practice
 November 1 - Tuesday
8:00 am Daily Mass
6:00 pm Men's CRHP Meeting
6:30 pm Spirituality Commission Meeting
7:00 pm Holy Day Mass
7:00 pm Christ Renews His Parish Meeting
7:00 pm RCIA Meeting

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