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 12:10pm


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...

Health Ministry 

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...

Hey Campers!  St. T’s Camping

Join the St. T’s Community for a group camping outing at the Indiana Dunes State Park the weekend of September 23-25, 2016.

The sites are just a short walk to the beach, near the nature center, and we are planning a campsite mass on Saturday night.

Cost for the weekend is $50 per campsite for community members, $25 for students. Two vehicles are allowed per site.

Reserve your spot on the St. T’s website, by calling Mary Joy Boby at 462-5657, or email

Please RSVP and have your payment to the office by August 31, 2016 to guarantee your spot. These sites will be grouped together.

If you cannot commit until later but do wish to join the fun, you can make your reservation online at or by calling 1-866-622-6746. Subject to availability, of course.

Click here for more details. 


Echo is a pilgrimage with Bishop Donald Hying as he leads us through the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults.

Once a week, you will be sent, via email, the latest ECHO video with chapter reading, and reflection questions from the US Catholic Catechism for Adults.

Prior to the beginning of this series, you will need the US Catholic Catechism for Adults. To view a free online copy of the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults visit the USCCB website.

For more information and to register, click here

NWI Catholic Men's Conference

The Diocese of Gary with the Northwest Indiana Catholic Men's Fellowship Groups are preparing for the Inaugural 2016 NWI Catholic Men's Conference on Saturday, September 24.

All men ages 16 and older are invited to attend this one day conference as an opportunity to learn more about the faith, meet and worship our Lord with other men of faith, energize their spirituality, and take home some guidance for living a holy life as husband, father, brother, son and friend. 

For more details and to register, click here

St. T's Annual Golf Outing!

 Sunday, October 4, 2016 is the date of our Annual Golf Outing! 

It's that time of the year again! 

The St. T's Annual Golf Outing is set for Sunday, October 2, 2016 at Creekside Golf Course.

Click here for more details and to RSVP.


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


 August 23 - Tuesday
8:00 am Daily Mass
 August 24 - Wednesday
1:00 pm Housing Opportunities Board Meeting
5:15 pm Daily Mass
5:45 pm Reconciliation
 August 25 - Thursday
8:00 am Daily Mass
10:00 am Women's Bible Study Game Days
4:30 pm Cafe Manna
6:00 pm St. Teresa's Meditation Group
 August 26 - Friday
12:10 pm Mass
 August 27 - Saturday
8:30 am Cursillo Group
2:30 pm Reconciliation
4:00 pm Mass
 August 28 - Sunday
8:00 am Mass
9:15 am Catechist Meeting
11:00 am Mass
11:15 am Children's Liturgy
4:00 pm Women's CRHP 2017 Meeting
9:00 pm Student Mass & Social
 August 29 - Monday
3:00 pm Private usage
4:00 pm St. Teresa's Meditation Group
5:15 pm Daily Mass
5:45 pm Rosary Group

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