Our Mission is to make disciples for the Lord Jesus Christ
and, together in ministry for Him, advance the Kingdom of God.
The family of Christ at St. Theresa Church welcomes you to the Catholic community of Northwest Austin. Our parish encompasses all the surrounding neighborhoods including Northwest Hills. Highland Hills, Balcones, Jester, Steiner Ranch, River Place, Westover Hills, City Park, The Courtyard/Scout Island, and more. Many of our parishioners live far beyond our parish boundaries and choose to make St. Theresa their spiritual home. All are welcome here.
We encourage you to use the
parish membership form
to let us know about you.
We invite you to discover a deeper relationship through one or more of our small group ministries. Essential to our personal growth is the strength we receive from other Christians who support us with caring friendship, guidance, and accountability. Become part of your extended family at St. Theresa through the small group life of the church!
More groups and ministries can be found on this website. If you are not sure how to volunteer, simply call the church office (512-451-5121) and we’ll be glad to help.
Our Patron Saint: St. Therese of Lisieux
Born the youngest child of a pious watchmaker and his wife, Therese became a Carmelite nun at the age of 15. She hoped to join their missionary foundation in Vietnam but illness kept her in France. For nine years Therese lived a simple, obedient life, her "Little Way" loving and trusting in God. Although suffering from tuberculosis she wrote a short autobiography, "The Story of a Soul".
After her death at the age of 24, this simple book was translated into many languages and charmed readers around the world. Her life and writings were popular for showing that even without great deeds or talent a person could achieve sanctity. She was canonized in 1925 by Pope Pius XI and made the patron of missions in 1927. She was made a patron of France in 1944. Her feast day is October 1.