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 6:00-6:30pm

Saturday 2:30-3:30pm

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

Learn more about...

Christ Renews His Parish

Cafe Manna 

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...

Cat Chat Vacation Bible School

Marvelous Mystery: The Mass Comes Alive

Make checks payable to: St. Teresa of Avila, write VBS in the memo

CLICK HERE to register.

Registration is NOT complete until you have sent your registration fee in to the office located at:

1511 Laporte Avenue
Valparaiso, IN 46385
Attn: VBS


Closing Mass for the Diocese of Gary Synod

Sunday, June 4, at 2:00pm

St. Teresa's is providing School Bus transportation to and from this event.  For more details and to sign up, CLICK HERE

The Closing Mass will begin at 2:00pm followed by a Eucharistic procession to Holy Angels Cathedral and Benediction.  Transport buses at the site that day will be available for those with physical limitations.  A small snack will also be provided.   

Job Posting 

St. Teresa of Avila is looking for a responsible part time custodian to maintain our facilities.  In addition to maintaining the restrooms and church areas, the custodian will be responsible for maintaining Avila Hall.  
Knowledge of electrical, plumbing, tile work and general "handyman" abilities a plus!  Please contact Christine at 219-464-4042 for more details. 

VIRTUS/Protecting Children Training:  Are you up to date? 

CLICK HERE to see what you need to do be current on your VIRTUS Training. 

Faith Formation Opportunity

Looking for Small Group Leaders

The office of Faith Formation is planning to organize small group faith sharing opportunities for the Summer and we are looking for people to lead them. Group membership would number between 6-12 people ideally, and the six weekly sessions (or bi-weekly, depending on schedules of the group) could be held on the day/time/location of your choice. We will be using the resource, "Believe" from The Evangelical Catholic (published by The Word Among Us). If you are interested, call Sue O'Connell in the office, or email her at

Sojourner Truth House Walk

St. Teresa of Avila is participating in the 2017 Walk for Sojourner Truth House (STH) on June 10th. Sojourner Truth House is a day center for homeless and at-risk women and children. Our Team goal is to raise $4,000.00. You can help by making a donation, joining the team (you can join the team without making a donation or raising any money), getting others to make a donation, or creating your own team with your own goals.

Click here for more Saint T. Team information

Meditation Groups Forming

Mark your calendar! There will be a time in the month of May to practice Meditation in a group setting. It be held in the Antioch Room Wednesday, May 24, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

The session will each be an hour of silence consisting of two 20 minute Meditation sittings, a 10 minute walking Meditation and a 10 minute spiritual reading. These sessions are for anyone over the age of 18.

We will be sitting on chairs or on the floor if that is your preference. Please bring a chair cushion or Meditation cushion, whatever is your choice, and a light sweater. Please wear or bring a pair of socks as we will remove our shoes prior to entering the prayer space.

Please plan to arrive at least 10 minutes early as we will process into the prayer space as a group. If you have questions I be at each session a half hour ahead of time. If you plan to attend one of these sessions it would be helpful if you would please contact me at and just say: plan to attend and indicate afternoon or evening. This will help me to know how many chairs to set up. You may also leave a message at (219) 762-2078. Thank you. This is a new experience for us at St. Teresa's. We will grow and learn together. Blessings, Jean David 


Daniel Plan Update!

Congratulations to the participants who completed the first 6 weeks of the Daniel Plan! This healthier lifestyle program consists of 20 sessions that focus on four key areas of exercise: Faith, Food, Focus, and Friends. Great job to everyone!

Suggestions and Comments

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!

Walk to Bethlehem 2017

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


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9:00 am Daily Mass

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