April 16, 2021: Weekend Report

Dear Saint Teresa Parishioners,

Please take the time to look through the announcements and attachments, and make sure you have an AWESOME weekend.

God bless you!


Handy Links:

  1. Eucharistic Adoration Sign-up : New series began on April 5th (through May 23rd)
  2. Parish Website
  3. Parish Facebook Page
  4. Our Lady of Good Counsel Retreat House Schedule


April 18th Bulletin

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Mary’s Garden Flyer + Witt-Oborny Celebration Flyer




Health Standards Update

The Nebraska Department of Education recently issued draft Health Standards. Education standards are often used as building blocks for developing classroom learning. The draft Health Standards advance problematic, ideologically driven content about human sexuality. Your input on these standards is        requested. To learn more about them and how to provide feedback to the NDE, visit www.necatholic.org. See Bishop Conley’s column in this week’s Southern Nebraska Register.

Eucharistic Adoration

The current session began April 5th and will go through May 23rd. There are three open slots:

  • Tuesdays from 1-2pm
  • Wednesdays from 7-8pm
  • Thursdays from 6-7

Use the online sign-up; the link is in the parish e-mail. You may call the parish office for help or with questions.

Help Needed

We need a person who is willing to care for the Altar Servers’ vestments (washing, ironing and mending). Call the parish office if you are willing and able!

Let the Children Come!

When bringing children to church for prayer or during adoration, please make sure that they don’t go beyond the communion rails and into the sanctuary, and do not allow them to play with candles, equipment, plants & flowers, or linens. It’s important for all of us to be respectful of Our Lord in adoration and to be mindful of others who are praying … and to offer their own prayers, for as we know, the prayers of children are priceless.

Reception of Communion at Mass (Reminder)

People who want to receive communion on the tongue should come forward to the Communion Rail.

People who prefer to receive standing and in-the-hand please come to the back of the church for communion.


Ushers are (still) needed!

Do you have it in you?

Contact Will Varicak at 402-416-1070.

In-Parish Homes for Sale:

  1. 869 S 37th Street | 3 Bed, 2 Bath | Contact Andrew McNeely: 402-540-1689
  2. 3440 Laura Avenue | 3 Bed, 1.5 Bath | Contact Norah: 402-416-5850

Thrift Shop: Did you know it takes 48 volunteers a month to staff the thrift store during open hours? Volunteers are also needed on a weekly basis to prepare and price items for sale. Please contact Renee Cunningham at 402-610-3153 or reneeannecunningham@gmail.com to learn more about volunteering for this important apostolate of our parish. | Last weekend’s income: $2873

It is time to train the next generation of Altar Servers!

Head Acolyte Tony Schafers has planned these sessions:

  • Fri, April 16th from 2-3pm: 4th Grade Boys
  • Fri, May 7th from 9:30am-10:30am: 5th Grade Boys
  • Friday, May 21st from 2-3pm: ALL Altar Boys (including 4th & 5th graders) for Review.

Boys who attend St. Teresa Elementary will be automatically included in training.

Boys who do not attend St. T school are welcome. A parent should call the parish    office to let us know the name of the boy who will be attending.

Summer-themed Catholic Math Booklets: 

Visit goldenrodpublishing.com for information on Catholic Summer Math Booklets that include 10 summer-themed activities designed to do just once a week. In addition to the 10 themes, the Thumb-ertime Flashcard page motivates daily flashcard use. Check out the website to view the themes, activities, and concepts.

Fight summer brain-drain, but let summer be summer. See the SNRegister’s feature on them HERE.

The school needs recycled paper to make one-sided worksheets. The paper should be clean, flat, and blank on one side.

Seminarian of the Week: Christian Schwenka is the son of Dean & Mary Schwenka of Holy Family Parish in Hartwell. He is studying Theology 3 at Mt. St. Mary Seminary. Remember to pray for Christian and for his formation.

Mary’s Garden

Tue, May 11th at 6:30pm | $20 Please see the yellow insert for details. A look into the Christian Religious sense to Gardening: Shannon Kohmetscher will talk about the spirituality of gardening, the history of Mary’s Gardens, and other basic gardening tips.

:: REPEAT PARISH ANNOUNCEMENTS (for your convenience) ::


The school needs recycled paper—one side clear, paper is flat and clean—to make one-sided worksheets.

Charity & Stewardship Appeal  2021

  • April 24-25 is Early Bird Sunday for CSA. Volunteers will be in K.Hall ready to help with pledge cards, and again the weekend of May 1-2. Please make your pledge after Masses on those weekends.
  • On May 2, volunteers are needed to make personal visits to those whose pledges have not yet been made. It is a low-pressure opportunity to participate in this important event. Contact Dave Meiergerd to volunteer: 402-450-2996.
  • For more about CSA, please visit: https://www.lincolndiocese.org/diocese/charity-and-stewardship-appeal

CK Sisters Outdoor Spring Workday: Saturday May 1st from 1:30-4:30pm

We will be mulching, planting our vegetable garden, and cutting trees. Helpful items to bring include wheelbarrows, shovels, gloves, pruning/lopping shears, hoes, pickups, and chainsaws. Children are welcome!  Please bring masks for working in proximity to others.

Mark your calendars now and if you would like to help, contact Sr. Mary Angela: sr.mary-angela@cdolinc.net.

Villa Regina Motherhouse: 4100 SW 56th St., about 2 miles west and south of Pioneers Park.

(Walk-ins are also welcome.)

The Pink Sisters Need Our Help! | Saturday, April 17th at 9am

Outdoor Workday & Grounds Cleaning

The Sisters will do the heavy lifting (by praying in the chapel) so that we are free to do the light work of leaf raking, minor bush and branch trimming, mulching, and general cleanup of the convent and chapel grounds. Please bring shovels, wheelbarrows, rakes, chain saws, clippers, and other tools. With questions, contact Dan or Cheryl Wesolowski at 402-488-8249 or dwesolowski@windstream.net

Make an Easter Pilgrimage with Saint Joseph! It is tradition to make a pilgrimage on Easter Monday, but we’re not limited to that day! Guide-pamphlets are available at the exits.

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  levaorationesdeo@yahoo.com 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.




St. Joseph Lincoln Church and School Maintenance

St. Joseph Church and School is seeking an Assistant Maintenance Technician. Responsibilities and duties include: repair and maintenance of lighting, plumbing, HVAC systems, and electrical fixtures; repair of furniture and other church and school property; snow removal, lawn mowing, and grounds maintenance; and daily cleaning to the buildings. Candidate should have experience or skill in the departments of mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and carpentry. Must be able to work from lifts and ladders as well as lift heavy items on occasion. The ability to work unsupervised is essential. Applications are available at the School Office or Parish Office. Please direct any questions to St. Joseph School at 402-489-0341 or email doug-lillie@cdolinc.net.

Catholic Social Services of southern Nebraska seeks a positive, energetic, creative, and mission motivated leader for the position of Volunteer & Food Market Coordinator. This person will oversee the Food Market at CSS and recruit volunteers for the agency. Job descriptions and instructions for application are available at www.csshope.org.



The Newman Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture welcomes Sr. Bethany Madonna and the Sisters of Life for an evening talk entitled: "Allelulia Is Our Song! Loving Mercy & Living Hope." The event will be Wednesday, April 21st, 7 PM in Rosary Hall at the Newman Center (320 N. 16th. St.). All are welcome. A free will donation is being accepted to support the Sisters and their apostolic work including caring for women who are pregnant and in crisis, accompanying college students and those suffering after abortion and fostering the Culture of Life.


There will be a Day Long Retreat for couples or individual spouses experiencing primary or secondary infertility held on May 1st, 2021 from 9 a.m.-4:00 p.m., led by Fr. Tim Danek with other guest speakers at John XXIII Diocesan Center in Lincoln or virtually. Cost is $15/35/60 for virtual/individual/couple and in person includes Mass and brunch. Sign up/more information at https://lincolndiocese.regfox.com/ifretreat

STAGE Auditions for It’s Elementary My Dear: Use THIS LINK to go to the sign-up genius for instructions.


CK Sisters Outdoor Spring Workday –  Sat., May 1, 1:30-4:30 p.m. We will be mulching, planting our vegetable garden and cutting trees.  Helpful items to bring include wheelbarrows, shovels, gloves, pruning/lopping shears, hoes, pickups and chainsaws.  Please bring masks for work in proximity to others.  Children are also welcome!  Mark your calendars now and contact Sister Mary Angela at sr.mary-angela@cdolinc.net if you would like to come and help. Villa Regina Motherhouse, 4100 SW 56th St., about 2 miles west and south of Pioneers Park. (Walk-ins also welcome.)


Catholic Women’s Golf League

Looking to join a fun, social women’s golf league on Wednesday’s evenings.  Shot Gun staring at 5:00 p.m at NuMark Golf Course.  Beginning May 5th– August 11th.  With two fun social events!  Teams of 2-4 players are encouraged.  Subs are welcome.  Please contact Linda Storz at 402-432-7381 or via email at lmstorz@gmail.com by April 13th if you are interested in joining a team!


‘Come Alive’ Seminar Coming to Cathedral of the Risen Christ

This seven week seminar will provide profound encounters with the Holy Spirit. The seminar will take place on Monday evenings from April 12 through May 24, from 6:30-8:30PM. Each night will consist of praise and worship, talks from guest speakers, small group discussions, and intercessory prayer. Registration for Come Alive, and more information regarding the seminar, can be found online at www.cathedraloftherisenchrist.org or by visiting the Cathedral parish office. The seven week seminar will cost $50.


From The Cloisters on the Platte:

Located at The Cloisters on the Platte, the Stations of the Cross is a 2,500 foot long walking tour with audio meditations,   comprised of 14 sculpture stations that  represent Christ’s trial through his burial.

The Stations of the Cross reopened for the season on Mon, Mar 15th, 2021.

  • Monday-Wednesday:  9am to 4pm
    Thursday:  9am to 12pm
    Sunday:  2:30 to 4pm

Visit their website for further details.