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.
Located just across the street from Valparaiso University on Laporte Avenue
1511 Laporte Avenue
Valparaiso, IN 46383
From Lincolnway you can find us at 1604 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, IN 46383
Meet the Staff
Sunday 8:00 & 10:00 am and 9:00pm (when VU is in session)
Monday & Wednesday 5:15pm
Tuesday & Thursday 8:00am
First Fridays First Friday of the month at 8:00am
Wednesdays 5:45pm in the Reconciliation Room located off the office area living room.
Or call the office at 464-4042 for an appointment with Fr. Kevin.
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2014 GIFT Registration Now Closed
St. Joseph the Worker
For the past few years I have been learning about what Christian Stewardship means. I thought I knew enough, but in that process I found out there was more to it than I imagined. I learned that it's more than giving my envelope at mass or baking communion bread - the two things I did for St T's. I learned that stewardship is first and foremost believing that all I have came from God. That includes my possessions, money, family and friends, my talents, and even my time. Secondly, I learned that stewardship is also understanding that all of these things in my possession still belong to God. That was eye opening, I previously believed they were mine to give or keep as I saw fit. A true Christian steward doesn't own anything, but is the caretaker of God's goods. Finally, Christian stewardship is returning everything back to God. Through Baptism I am called to give my life and all I have back to God and allow the Holy Spirit to direct me how to use what I have to love God, love my neighbor, and love myself.
I have tried to live this out as best as I can. I still give my envelope and bake bread, but I also have shared my talents with my students in my teaching job (which I now view as my ministry, a call to stewardship from God), my family, my friends, and my church. That call of stewardship doesn't end there as expressed in the stained glass windows I created a few years ago, in memory of my sister and my nephew who both died too young. I've realized as manager of Gods gifts, they must be shared.
It is with that same calling that the Holy Spirit guided me to the creation of St. Joseph, patron of handymen and carpenters, in memory of Terry Malmquist who also died too young. To me, Terry was the perfect example of living out stewardship. In his honor, I ask that this piece of art remind you to keep Terry's spirit of stewardship alive in your own life, whatever that may mean for you. God is calling, and through the intercession of Terry and the power of the Holy Spirit, may we build a house of stewardship where all are welcome and all come to know Jesus as friend.
Artist, Terese Maletta, earned her Bachelors in Fine Arts in 1983 from Indiana University with a double major in Art and Psychology. She earned her Education certification in Visual Arts from Valparaiso University in 1987, and her masters in Psychology with emphasis in Art Therapy from VU in 1991. She began her teaching career in Union Township schools, then moved to Duneland Schools in 1991 where she has taught printmaking, painting, sculpture, and currently teaches ceramics at Chesterton High School.
Terese has taught adult education courses in several mediums including ceramics, stained glass, fused glass, glass jewelry, and matting and framing. Terese is currently a member of the Chesterton Art Center where she has served on the board of directors and taught classes.
Terese is a member of St. Teresa’s and is part of the baking bread ministry and the stewardship commission.
Terese does commission work and sells her artwork at various venues throughout Northwest Indiana.
She can be reached at email@example.com
St. Teresa of Avila Documentary
Amanda Master, pictured to the left, is a senior Digital Media and Spanish major who created this video as part of her Documentary Production class project.
She will also be the Marketing and Outreach Peer Minister for the 2014-2015 school year.
Be sure to check it out!
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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 charsh@saintT.com