Saint Teresa of Avila Catholic Church The Mother Roman Catholic Church of Southeast Washington, DC

About Us

We are families with children, as well as single people of all ages and descriptions. Our parishioners also live far beyond the traditional geographic "parish" boundaries from across the street in Southeast Washington and even far away suburbs of Arlington, Virginia, Prince Georges, Montgomery, Charles, Baltimore City, Hartford and Baltimore County Maryland.

The uniqueness of our celebration of Eucharist each Sunday is enhanced by sharing many gifts of hospitality, proclamation of the WORD, dance, music and fellowship.

Who We Are

We stand on the foundation of a rich Catholic history. St. Teresa of Avila parish was formed when a need for a church East of the River became evident to a growing Uniontown community. Catholics had to travel across the Anacostia River to attend Saint Peters, the nearest Catholic Church located on the other side of Southeast.