Pictures of National Heritage Site

St. Teresa's has been placed on the New York Sate Register of Historic Places and the National Register of Historic Places, both in 2016.

The nave of the church as seen from the altar.


Altar and sanctuary.

An ornate wooden altarpiece enshrines the Tabernacle, with a statue of St. Teresa of Avila overhead.

Soaring stained glass windows as viewed from the old choir loft.

Stained glass window of St. Teresa of Avila's vision of Christ.

St. Teresa is home to a restored Heritage pipe organ.

Stations of the Cross: The 8th Station: Jesus Meets the Women of Jerusalem.

St. Patrick

One of the many beautiful statues around the church, this crucifix provides a realistic portrayal of body of Christ on the cross.


Cornerstone, 1898.

Our Lady of Fatima









Sites now closed / History


St. Teresa's School educated generations of children in South Buffalo. The school building is now closed and is being renovated as an apartment complex.

St. John the Evangelist R. C. Church in Buffalo merged with St. Teresa's in 2009.

St. Clare R. C. Church in Buffalo merged with St. Teresa's in 2016.

Over the years, a number of other parishes in Buffalo came to merge with St. Teresa, including: St. Patrick, St. Rita, Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, Precious Blood, St. Stephen, and St. Valentine.



We are fortunate to have some lifelong parishioners, such as Kathleen 'Kathy' Frawley, who can speak about the history of the parish in a most familiar way.

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