Dear St. Teresa Parishioners,
If you are reading this, you survived Palm Sunday where we handed our children little plant-based swords and expected them to be still during the longest gospel they’ll ever wigglestand through. I was helping my 9 year old son to read through the gospel and prompting him to read aloud the bold-responses and looking sad, he shook his head and whispered, “I don’t want to say Crucify him!, Mom.” He spoke the truth. Thanks be to God for children.
As I write the bulletin and announcements in anticipation of Easter, we are entering into the solemn Paschal Triduum. What a holy season. Because you will receive this on Holy Thursday, I’m leaving all of the details for the Paschal Triduum in here so that you can take advantage of the beautiful liturgies being offered. There’s no “the short of it” to use here because there’s a lot of information to share. Please look through the announcements below.
Looking forward to Easter and resuming the use of the word Alle….
May God bless you!
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:: CURRENT, NEW, & UPDATED PARISH ANNOUNCEMENTS ::
Grand Group You won’t want to miss our annual Bingo party! Play Bingo with us at 1:00 on Fri Apr 22 at KC Hall. Each participant needs to bring one lightly used item, unwrapped, to serve as a prize for a lucky player. Refreshments will be served. Come and join us for a good time!
Welcome by Baptism: Margot Raquel Vazquez, daughter of Oscar and Krista.
Thank you to all who worked so hard to make our parish and grounds beautiful in anticipation of Easter. Men’s Club cleaned up the grounds. Several crews of volunteers deep-cleaned the interior of the church. The care and attention to detail is evident all over our campus.
Thanks in advance to the servers, acolytes, lectors, ushers, choirs, musicians, those who will arrange flowers, palms, and candles, cleaned, and all who will contribute to the beauty of the parish and liturgy in order to make our Holy Week and Easter beautiful!
Easter Praise & Worship Holy Hour
Preparing Our Hearts for Pentecost
Join us for praise and worship. Intercessory prayer teams will be available.
Choirs will provide beautiful music to enhance our adoration and reflection.
Meet in church from 7-8pm on
- Wednesday, April 27th
- Wednesday, May 4th
- Wednesday, May 11th
- Wednesday May 18th
Please Pray for the repose of the soul of Sr. Ines Dizon, beloved Pink Sister
Thank you, Rex, and Farewell!
We bid a fond farewell to our Facilities Manager, Rex Mulholland, who will be training bus drivers for LPS. Rex has served our parish for seven years, repairing and maintaining everything, supervising projects, and keeping our whole campus safe and secure. There is no way to thank him adequately for the cheerful and dedicated service he has provided Saint Teresa. This is a better place because of his hard work. We wish him the best in his new job!
It seems an impossible task to replace Rex Mulholland, but we must try!
Facilities Manager: Saint Teresa
St. Teresa Catholic Church and School is seeking a Facilities and Maintenance Manager. This includes overall maintenance and grounds for the church, school, rectory, convent, and rental house. Responsibilities include keeping the buildings and grounds safe, clean, and in good repair. General knowledge of electrical, HVAC, and plumbing systems is helpful. The job includes custodial duties in the school as well as general maintenance and repair of the entire campus. Must be able to work independently and manage a team. Pay is commensurate with experience. Health and dental insurance and a retirement plan are available. 3-5 years’ previous experience preferred. Please call the parish office (402-477-3979 | 9-4, M-Th) to apply for this position.
St. Teresa School Announcements
- Junior High (6th—8th) Science & English Teachers
Applicants for this position must be either certified within the State of Nebraska or be able to be certified. Every one of our junior high teachers work together as a team, so bringing gifts to the team is important.
- Educational Consultant
Applicants for this position work with families and faculty/staff to provide for any needs of the students in our school. While we also have a resource teacher, this position oversees our Teammates program, SCIP program, counselors, and works with other needs of our students. Experience in schools and working with families is a high priority for this position, as well as an ability to work with students in a variety of contexts (classroom, lunch, recess, small groups, etc.).
- Administrative Assistant
Applicants for this position will work with our office staff to provide for the needs of the school. Overseeing official tasks within the school: enrolling new students, tuition billing, ordering textbooks and supplies, completion of reports, simple accounting, and other administrative tasks that arise. Knowledge of Office software, ability to adapt to technology, and good communication skills are a must.
For more information, contact Sister Mary Cecilia: sr.mary-cecilia@cdolinc | 402-477-3358
Parish Holy Hour
Friday, April 22nd | 6:30-7:30pm
Come and praise Our Risen King. Invoke his grace upon the sons and daughters receiving first Holy Communion.
The Thrift Store made $3418 last weekend and $5607 the previous weekend.
Hours for business:
Fridays 4-8 and Saturdays 9-3
Please donate during business hours.
Congratulations to the young men and women of our school
who were confirmed by Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz on April 9, 2022
- Henry Francis of Assisi Aerts
- Monica Dominic Savio Bauman
- Blaise John Vianney Beauclair
- Gabriel John the Evangelist Callahan
- Peter Raphael Cunningham
- Abigail Maria Goretti Davis
- Laree Catherine of Bologna Duey
- Maura Margaret Mary Alacoque Fitzpatrick
- Guadalupe Dymphna Hernandez Rodriguez
- Isaac Miguel Pro Hernandez Rodriguez
- Paul Anthony Johnson
- Kian Nicholas Long
- Ava Catherine of Siena Lowrey
- Derek Tarcisius Meyer, Jr.
- Santos Gabriel Meza Gamez
- Kate Kateri Nelson
- Patrick Peter Nickolite
- Meredith Catherine of Siena Noack
- Elena Bernadette Quiroz
- Ephrem Dominic Savio Rutledge
- Simon Philip Neri Rutledge
- Monica Agnes Schafers
- Jerome John Vianney Schinstock
- Annilei Kateri Schneider
- Riley Catherine of Siena Sheldon
- Marley Bernadette Stroup
- Luke John Bosco Wesolowski
- Augustine Lawrence Willis
- Matthew Padre Pio Zimmer
Be sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit!
:: PASCHAL TRIDUUM ::
Good Friday Chaplet: Children
Children ages 4-21 are invited to join in leading the Chaplet of Divine Mercy in the choir loft on Good Friday. Come to the choir loft at 11:35am; the chaplet will begin at 11:40. Contact Jean with questions: email@example.com
Good Friday Collection
Pope Francis has asked our parish to support the Pontifical Good Friday Collection which helps Christians in the Holy Land and also helps to preserve sacred shrines. The pandemic hit hard in the Holy Land, as these Christians often earn their income from pilgrimages which did not take place. Please be generous!
Good Friday: Fasting
On Good Friday, Catholics ages 14 and up must abstain from all-things-meat.
Catholics ages 18-59 are required to fast.
Fasting is reducing one’s food intake to one regular meal and two small meals which together do not equal the full meal.
Altar Server Notes (The altar server schedule for Holy Week is printed in the bulletin. Pick up a printed bulletin or take a look at the attached pdf to see if your son has been scheduled for Holy Week services.)
ALL SERVERS are welcome to serve at any of the Masses for Triduum and Easter (and Good Friday’s Liturgy).
Those scheduled to serve—and those who would like to serve—at Holy Thursday Mass, Good Friday Liturgy, and Easter Vigil Mass should plan to attend practices. All practices are at 2:00pm for Thu, Fri, Sat.
- Thursday Mass: practice at 2pm, arrive at 6:30pm, Mass at 7pm
- Friday Liturgy: practice at 2pm, arrive at 6:30pm, Liturgy at 7pm
- Saturday Mass: practice at 2pm, arrive at 8:00pm, Mass at 8:30pm
Pink Sisters’ Chapel is Closed During Paschal Triduum
The Pink Sisters’ Chapel will be closed to the public on Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday. The Chapel will re-open on Easter Sunday at 8:30am.
Holy Week Lectors
Holy Thu Apr 14, 7pm: Creal
Good Fri Apr 15, 7pm: Kruml, Henrichsen
Easter Vigil, 8:30pm: Blake
Easter Sun 8am: Goodwater
Easter Sun 10am: Andreasen
Easter Sun Noon: McBride
Almsgiving: Catholic Social Services
Money collected during Lent, which used to go to the Rice Bowl, will go to Catholic Social Services again this year. Envelopes are at the exits of the church (for CSS). At the end of Lent, you may turn your collections into the rectory or you may mail them directly to Catholic Social Services.
End of Lent + Triduum
- Confessions during Triduum
April 14: after the 7pm Mass
April 15: after Noon-Stations and after the 7pm Liturgy
April 16: 11am-Noon
- Masses for Triduum & Easter
Thursday: 7pm (only)
Friday: 7pm Liturgy
Saturday: 8:30pm Easter Vigil
Sunday: 8am, 10am, and Noon
- Stations of the Cross
Good Friday at Noon
- Eucharistic Adoration continues as normal through Wednesday evening. There will be no exposition during Triduum nor on Easter Sunday.
- Tenebrae: 8:15am on Good Friday and Holy Saturday.
:: REPEAT PARISH ANNOUNCEMENTS ::
Rev. Mr. (Deacon) Liam O’Shea-Creal will be ordained to the priesthood on May 28, 2022. He will celebrate his first Mass at St. Teresa Parish at Noon on May 29th. Further details will be announced in the coming months.
Parish Office | 402-477-3979
General Hours: 9am-4pm Mon-Thu
The parish office is closed on Fridays.
- Jeanne Kee: Financial Secretary
Mon-Thu, 9-4 | firstname.lastname@example.org
- Aubrey Potter: Parish Secretary
Mon-Thu, 9-2 | email@example.com
Deadline for Bulletin Announcements (send to Aubrey) is Wednesday at Noon.
Altar Society Prayer Line
An Altar Society Prayer Line has been established to lift up our prayers to God as a parish community. Leva Orationes Deo is Latin for lift up prayers to God. Requests can be made by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (the first caller on the list) Mary Pat McBride at 402-314-1296. All intentions will be sent by e-mail to the Altar Society e-mail list. If you want to participate in the phone prayer line, please contact Mary Pat.
:: NEW DIOCESE-wide ANNOUNCEMENTS ::
“Fearfully and Wonderfully Made” for girls age 9-13 and their mothers will be held Sat, June 4, 2022 from 9am-Noon at John XXIII Diocesan Center and virtually. This program is designed to educate girls on growing up and becoming a woman. Pre-registration is required. Cost is $25 per mother-daughter or $35 per family for in-person, or $10 for virtual.
To register, visit https://lincolndiocese.regfox.com/motherdaughterjune
Questions? Contact Jennifer Davis:
402-261-6375 or email@example.com.
:: REPEAT DIOCESE-wide ANNOUNCEMENTS ::
S.T.A.G.E. presents a One Day Camp, Looking the Part! Join Lee Hotovy for this fun day of exploring stage make-up, costume design,
and simple character skits. Tuesday April 19 from 10:00-2:00pm. St. Teresa's K-Hall, 36th and Randolph Streets. For ages 9 and up. visit stage4kids.com to download
a registration. Last day to register, Saturday April 16.
Auditions for A Geek Tragedy will be held April 22-24. This fun musical comedy will be presented at the Pius LPAC June 23-26. Set in ancient Greece, three "geeks" seek the Golden Lease to resolve their housing dilemma. They must take a journey where they encounter mythological creatures and the false gods, Zeus, Hera, Athena etc. Following the advice of their mentor, Socrasees, the three students eventually discover the truth and the existence of One True God. Based on Thomas Aquinas' writings, this show is a STAGE favorite with numerous parts for youth and teens. For ages 9 and up. Visit stage4kids.com and look for signupgenius on our Participant Page.
Second bus now available, registration open: Join an Easter Monday Pilgrimage April 18 led by Fr. Coulter to visit several churches in SE Nebraska and NE Kansas, including St. Mary's in St. Mary, NE and St. Mary's in St. Benedict, KS. Depart from St. Patrick, Lincoln at 7:30am, Mass & prayers during the day, return by 5:30pm. $50 includes lunch, snacks and charter bus. Limited seats. Make your reservations early at: www.frcoulter.com/EasterMonday or contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-786-2705.
Join the Network-Wide Bible Study! Through a partnership with Jeff Cavins and Ascension Press, Spirit Catholic Radio brings you The Great Adventure Bible Study – 16 programs; 3 studies a week; 2 times to listen to each! Beginning Easter week, April 19th, gather your bible study group together and follow along on the adventure! Learn how the people, places, and events of the Bible all come together to reveal the remarkable story of our faith. Find program details and discounted study materials at spiritcatholicradio.com/adventure.
PIUS X HIGH SCHOOL’S BOLT BENEFIT GALA
Event tickets and lottery tickets are on sale now for Pius X High School’s BOLT Benefit Gala, “Sapphires & Stars.” The event will be held on Saturday, April 30 at Pius X High School to raise funds for capital improvements to the school. Event tickets are $175 per person and include admittance to the event, dinner and drinks. Lottery tickets are $100 for the chance to win $10,000, $2,500, $1,500 or $1,000. You do not need to be present to win. To purchase tickets, visit piusx.net/bolt or call 402-488-1046.
UNL Newman Center: High School Night
Ever wondered what Catholic community would look like in college? Join us on April 20th from 6-8pm for a night of tours from UNL students, involvement information, yard games, and free food. 320 N 16thStreet, Lincoln.
Join us at RISEN!
Cathedral of the Risen Christ would like you to join us at RISEN on Friday, April 22 beginning at 6:30pm at the Pla Mor Ballroom. The evening will include: ballroom dancing lessons, LIVE MUSIC by The Bobby Layne Orchestra and The Reflections Big Band, and a heavy hor d'oeuvres buffet and cocktails. To purchase tickets go to www.risencathedral.eventbrite.com or stop by the Cathedral parish office.
Catholic Women’s golf league
- Calling all experienced & Beginner golfers! Join us for golf & fun every Wednesday this summer.
- Teams of 2-6 forming now (2 players from each team play each week)
- Variation of play each week between regular golf (play your own ball) and scramble golf.
- Shot gun start at 5:15 pm. Season starts May 4th and ends August 10th . There will be a mid-season & end of season fun golf/social event.
- You can form your own team, or we can place you on a new team.
- This league is formed behind fellowship, core values and surrounding yourself with amazing (and fun!) women.
- We are hosting a Meet & Greet social at Stacy Gutschenritter’s house on April 12th. Please reach out to us if you would like to attend!
- Please sign up before April 18th
- If interested, or if you have any questions, contact:
- Rochelle Essay 402-429-9956 email@example.com -orStacy Gutschenritter 402-617-7745 firstname.lastname@example.org
Save the Dates:
April 15 - Stations of the Cross in front of Planned Parenthood from noon to 1 pm.
Join a 12-day Pilgrimage to Ireland and Our Lady of Knock June 15-26, 2022 with Fr. Gary Coulter, Fr. Ronald Homes, Fr. Bernard Lorenz and Fr. Matthew Zimmer, daily Mass, and a Catholic guide. Round trip from Omaha: $4,225. More info: www.frcoulter.com/ireland or contact Fr. Gary Coulter, email@example.com / 402-786-2705.
Camp Kateri: Summer Camp Registration: Registration is now open for SKY Camp (current grades 4-8th), Catholic Adventure Camp (grades 3rd-5th) and the Tekakwitha Games (grades 4-8th). For more information, or to register for camp, go to www.campkateri.org.
Camp Kateri: Summer Camp Counselor Volunteers Needed
Camp Kateri is now accepting applications for volunteer high school counselors (grades 9-12th) for SKY, Catholic Adventure Camp and the Tekakwitha Games. For more information, or to download an application, please go to www.campkateri.org.