April 21, 2022: Weekend Update

Christ is risen! Alleluia!

Dear St. Teresa Parishioners,

Happy Easter! If you haven’t been feasting during this Octave, it’s not too late to start! If you were away for Easter, be sure to stop into the church. It is beautifully decorated to celebrate our Risen Lord. The short of it: plan on attending the Divine Mercy Holy Hour on Sunday (the 24th) at 3pm. There will be Praise & Worship parish holy hours on four Wednesdays leading up to the Ascension. Details are below. Remember to pray for our first Holy Communicants—they will receive the Eucharist for the first time on Saturday morning.

May God bless you!



Handy Links:

  1. Eucharistic Adoration Sign-up
  2. Parish Website
  3. Parish Facebook Page
  4. Our Lady of Good Counsel Retreat House



April 24 Bulletin

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Join us for a Divine Mercy Eucharistic Holy Hour Sun Apr 24 at 3:00pm. We will have Eucharistic Adoration, chanting of the Chaplet, prayers, Confession, and veneration of the Divine Mercy Image. Note: it won’t be possible for everyone’s confession to be heard during the Holy Hour; your Easter confession is sufficient to obtain the Divine Mercy Indulgence.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of longtime parishioner Marianne DeCamp.


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


Welcome our new Catholics:

These four men joined the Catholic Church at Easter Vigil: Neal Ulfers, Dustin Axline, Dustin Monroe, and Cole Wilson. Congratulations!

St. Teresa Preschool provides an opportunity for 4 and 5 year-old children to grow and develop spiritually, intellectually, physically, socially, and psychologically. Two different sessions are offered: Mon-Fri from 8-11 and Mon-Fri from 12:15-3:15. Preschoolers must be 4 years old by July 31, 2022.Contact the school for more information. Enrollment is open now!

Karen Murphy Remembrance Concert

Presented by Coro di Flauti

Sunday April 24th at 4pm

North American Martyrs Church

 The Memorial program will feature Karen’s favorite flute choir compositions plus an original composition by Dr. Jay Gilbert of Doane University: Remembrance, which was commissioned by Karen’s family.

Please join us as we acknowledge and  celebrate Karen’s legacy in Lincoln’s music education community.

Free Will Offering

SCRIP Reminders

Remember to use SCRIP for all of your Spring celebrations:

Gifts and dining out for Mother’s Day!

Graduation gifts and party supplies!

Place special orders ASAP for delivery on time. Looking further ahead, use SCRIP for Summer travel: food, fuel, and even lodging. Did you know several major hotel chains and airlines offer SCRIP rebates? Big ticket items mean big rebates (and big tuition credits with our new plan).

Contact Staci with questions: staci.cunningham@gmail.com | 402-802-8627

Religious Sister Vocation of the Week

Pray for young women to discern a vocation to the Sisterhood at the Franciscan Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother in Nebraska City.

The greatest Easter gift you can continue to receive during the Easter   Season is going to daily Mass. The readings and prayers continue to draw us deeper into the joy and new life of this season. Our Lord is inviting you to experience fully that He has Risen! “The Mass is the most perfect form of prayer,” said Pope Paul VI.



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!

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.

Thank You!

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!

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

Open Positions

  • 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

The Thrift Store made $2830 last weekend.

Hours for business:

Fridays 4-8 and Saturdays 9-3

Please donate during business hours.

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 | jeanne-kee@cdolinc.net

  • Aubrey Potter: Parish Secretary

Mon-Thu, 9-2 | aubrey-potter@cdolinc.net

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  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.


Pius X Chick-fil-A leadership academy is hosting a Bingo & Chick-fil-A Night   fundraiser on April 28th from 6- 10:30   at Superior Bingo to help Madonna build a pediatric sensory garden. Questions: tessmtimmerman@gmail.com


Mother-Daughter Program

“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 jmdavis17@gmail.com.

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.

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.


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.


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.

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, frcoulter@gmail.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.