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.

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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

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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. Chris.

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...

St. T's Family Picnic!!

Save the date!!!  Our annual family picnic will be on Sunday, August 14, 2016 at the Valparaiso Family YMCA Pavilion.  

We will have our regular 4:00pm Saturday evening Mass and our 8:00am Sunday Mass here at St. T's.  The 11:00am Mass will be held at the Pavilion.  All are welcome to attend. 

To RSVP and to find out more details, click here.  

Health Ministry

Everyone is called to be a good steward of their mind, body and spirit in order to reach her/his highest God-designed potential. We are also called to support each other in community to be good stewards. Our Health Ministry mission promotes holistic health for all its members through activities that support and strengthen the mental, physical and spiritual needs of the St. Teresa community.

To help us prepare to fulfill this mission, everyone 11 years and older is asked to complete an anonymous, health assessment survey. There are no medical history questions. The survey will help us determine what health and wellness activities you would be interested in learning about and participating in for the future. You may complete the survey online.

Please pray that the Health Ministry will bring all of us closer to Our Lord. If you have ideas to share and/or would like to volunteer to support this ministry, you can email or call Mary Conlisk at 219-405-7907.

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. 

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


 July 27 - Wednesday
5:15 pm Daily Mass
5:45 pm Reconciliation
6:30 pm Stewardship Directory Meeting
6:30 pm Middle School Youth Group
 July 28 - 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
 July 30 - Saturday
8:30 am Cursilo Group
4:00 pm Mass
 July 31 - Sunday
8:00 am Mass
11:00 am Mass
11:15 am Children's Liturgy
 August 1 - Monday
4:00 pm St.Teresa's Meditation Group
5:15 pm Daily Mass
5:45 pm Rosary Group
 August 2 - Tuesday
8:00 am Daily Mass
6:30 pm Spirituality Commission Meeting

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