April 21, 2023: Weekend Update

“Do you realize that Jesus is there in the tabernacle expressly for you – for you alone? He burns with the desire to come into your heart.”


~ St. Therese of the child Jesus and the Holy Face


Handy Links:

  1. Parish Website
  2. Online Giving
  3. Eucharistic Adoration Sign-up
  4. Acolyte Schedule
  5. Altar Server Schedule
  6. Lector Schedule
  7. Catholic Youth Sports
  8. Cub Scout Pack 128
  9. Retreat Schedule



April 23, 2023 Bulletin

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Please pray for the repose of the soul of Edward Wortman and for consolation for his family.

Altar Society Potluck & Meeting

Altar Society meeting and potluck will be Wed, May 3rd beginning with a Rosary at 6:30pm followed by potluck & meeting at 6:45pm. All ladies are welcome to attend!


Pitch League Ends Another Year

Congratulations to the winners of the 2022-2023 St. Teresa’s Pitch League: Matt and Meg Buhrman! Twenty-six parish teams played ten-point pitch over the past 8 months, meeting new faces, renewing old friendships, and gathering for some refreshments and good old-fashioned card playing! A special shout-out and a heart-felt thanks to all of the substitute teams who filled in, often at the last minute, to round out the numbers throughout the year when things came up for the regulars.  Join us for more cards next year! Look for bulletin announcements in August for sign-up details for league play which will begin in September. Happy summer everyone, and that’s for joining us!

Matt Talbot Kitchen

St. Teresa Parishioners help provide and serve food at Matt Talbot Kitchen on the third Wednesday evening each month. They are in need of more volunteers to help with this Act of Mercy: to Feed the Hungry. If interested in helping or wanting more information, please contact Rosie at Rosie-Polak@cdolinc.net or via phone at 402-476-3961 or 402-429-8465.

Date Night: Salsa Tasting and “Speed Dating”

All married or engaged couples are invited to Date Night: Salsa Tasting & “Speed  Dating” on Sat, May 6th, 6-8pm. The evening included “speed dating” activity to get to know other couples & dinner from Agave. Optional BYOB (alcohol permitted). Babysitting is provided in the gym. Sign up HERE by May 1. $30/couple or $40/couple with babysitting. In college or high school & interested in babysitting? Sign up to volunteer click HERE.

Catholic Social Services Food Market Drive

Don’t forget to bring in food donations to benefit Catholic Social Services Food Market. We are continuing through the month of April to collect all donations. Donations are taken to CSS each week.

Eucharistic Adoration

The following hours are still open for adoration. Please consider taking an hour. The link to the online sign-up HERE and is on our website:  Home>Authentic Worship>Adoration

Open Holy Hours: Thurs 7-8pm, Fri 10-11am & Sat 3-4pm

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First Holy Communion Holy Hour

All are invited to come and praise Our Risen King and invoke His grace upon the sons and daughters receiving First Holy Communion. The holy hour will be Fri, April 21st, 6:30-7:30pm.

A Tribute to the Armed Forces

All are invited to St. Teresa School Spring Music Concert: A Tribute to the Armed Forces on Thurs, April 27th, 7pm, in the front of the school. Please bring your own lawn chair. In case of inclement weather, a postponement will be announced on our school Facebook page by 5pm. Rain date will be Wed, May 3rd. Feel free to invite friends, relatives, neighbors, and past & present members of the armed forces.


St. Teresa Pre-Kindergarten

Enrollment is open to all students turning 4 by July 31, 2023 for Pre-Kindergarten classes. Available sessions: Mon-Fri: 8-11am & 12:15-3:15pm. Tours available by appointment. Contact the school office at 402-477-3358 or TAEL-AA@cdolinc.net for more information or to register.

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St. Teresa Thrift Shop


The Thrift Shop made $4,127  last weekend.


Hours for business:

Fridays 4-8 and Saturdays 9-3

Please donate during business hours.






















St. Teresa Parish CSS Food Drive

Don’t forget to bring in your food donations for CSS. They can be placed in the vestibule of the church or in the cabinets by the choir loft door. Donations will be picked up weekly.

Mass Times App

The Catholic Mass Times app is a worldwide app for finding Catholic churches and Mass times. You can learn more about this app and download it to your smartphone (iphone or Android) by going to https://catholicmasstimes.app.


Prodigal Prayer Intention Sheets

More intention sheets are available if you want to write intentions for fallen-away family members or friends. Place your intention in the box in the vestibule of the church. Sheets are available at the exits of the church.



STAGE Workshop: STAGE will be offering a One-Day Workshop, “Let’s Face It” on Sat, April 11, 10am-2pm. Students, ages 10-15, can learn about Theatre Make Up and its application. We will create aging effects, animal, and fun character faces. Supplies provided.

STAGE Auditions: April 27-30 for the summer musical, “The Princess & the Mustard Seed”, a fun twist on fairy tale characters who learn the value of faith, the size of a mustard seed. Ages & up. Great roles for teens and those with dance background. Performances: June 23-25 & June 30-July 2.

Register at stage4kids.comfor both events. See SignUp Genius for auditions.

Swing Dance Nights

Swing Dance Nights, instructed by Jeff & Hannah Rutledge, will be held in the school gym from 7-8:30pm Admission is free!

¨ 6th-12th Grade Swing Dance Lessons: May 13

¨ Adult Swing Dance Lessons:  April 29, and May 27

Contact Hannah for more information at Hannah.rutledge@gmail.com or 402-450-4618.

Men’s Basketball

The St. Teresa’s Men’s Basketball group gathers on most Sunday evenings at 8:00 p.m. in the St. Teresa gym to play basketball. It is open to all men of the parish! For additional details or information, reach out to John Ruhl at 402-266-1887 or john.rosieruhl@gmail.com.


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.


Planned Parenthood Rosary & Mass

Every Monday 9:30—10:30am at 5632 S. 48th Street, Lincoln. Pray for an end to abortion with fellow Catholics every Monday. Rosary: 9:30am outside Planned Parenthood. Mass: 10am at the Right to Life Center


Parish Office | 402-477-3979

General Hours: 9am-4pm Mon-Thu

The parish office is closed on Fridays.

  • Jeanne Kee: Financial Secretary

Mon-Thurs: 9-4 | jeanne-kee@cdolinc.net

  • Theresa Kottwitz: Parish Secretary

Mon-Thurs: 9-2 | Theresa.Kottwitz@cdolinc.net


Catholic Social Services seeks a positive, organized, & mission-motivated person for the position of Case Aide within the Immigration Legal Services program. See csshope.org/careers for more information.


Catholic Artist Guild Meeting

The Catholic Artist Guild invites all artist of the Lincoln Diocese to join us for our next general meeting at 1pm on Sat, April 29th in Resurrection Hall, St. Joseph Church. We will have a spiritual reflection, discussion on our mission and vision for the group, introductions, details about membership, ideas for future meeting topics, and time for fellowship. Bring a few pieces of your artwork or photos to share during introductions. Contact Meghan Scdoris at 402-657-8199 or email us at cagoflincoln@gmail.com with questions or for more information. We hope to see you there!



Al Kresta to Speak at St. Peter’s

St. Peter’s Parish is hosting Al Kresta, author & broadcaster, on Tues, May 2, 7pm. Al Kresta hosts a call-in program on Spirit Catholic Radio weekdays from 3-5pm, called Kresta in the Afternoon, featuring Catholic life through the lens of Scripture & Church teachings. His topic: “The American Future, the Catholic Faith, & the Eucharist”. Tickets on sale now: $5 for 1 ticket; $20 for 5 tickets. Go to spiritcatholicradio.com for more info & to purchase tickets.

CK Sisters Outdoor Workday

Sat, May 6, 1:30-4:30pm: We will be planting our vegetable garden, cleaning up flower beds, mulching & cutting trees. Helpful items to bring: wheelbarrows, shovels, pruning/looping shears, hoes, pickups & chainsaws. Children welcome! Contact sr.mary-angela@cdolinc.net if you would like to help. Please print & complete a liability form (one per adult; children added to form). Form is attached to the emailed bulletin or contact the parish office for a printed/emailed form. Walk-ins welcome, Villa Regina Motherhouse, 4100 SW 56th Street.


Mark your calendars for the BOLT Gala benefiting Pius X High School on Sat, April 29th. All are invited! Tickets on sale now. Funds raised will go toward our new secure front entrance & welcome center and the Booster Club. For more info on donating auction items, volunteering, & purchasing lottery tickets, visit piusx.net/bolt.

Post-Abortion Healing Retreat

Still feeling unresolved about a prior abortion? Are you the father or grandmother of a child lost to abortion? Come to a confidential caring retreat for healing, forgiveness and re-connection to God, community and your child. Scholarships available. April 28-30, 2023; for information call Heather at 402-671-3749 or email helpingrachel@yahoo.com

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, click HERE.

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 click HERE.


Creighton Model FertilityCare System – Creighton Model is a women’s health science that allows users to learn more about their fertility and in conjunction with NaProTECHNOLOGY treat underlying reproductive conditions.  Introductory sessions are available in person or online.  Private instructions is encouraged for all interested in learning more.  For more information or to register, click HERE.


Called to Silence

God speaks to you in the silence. Are you ready for some quiet time away after the holidays? Steep yourself in the scared space of the Creighton University Retreat Center to be still and open yourself up to the graces of God has for you. You will meet with an Ignatian-trained spiritual director daily to reflect on what’s stirring in your heart. Opportunity for daily Mass and confession. Retreat cost including room and meals is $350. Choose one of the 4 opportunities to attend: May 4-7. Register [Creighton.edu/curc] HERE


World Youth Day 2023

The dates for the next World Youth Day in Portugal have been announced, and our diocesan trip is ready to start taking registrations!  Our trip will be from July 24 through August 9, 2023, and includes a side trip to Fatima.  For more information or to register, please click HERE.

Our Lady of Good Counsel Retreats The schedule of retreats for Fall 2022 has been released and is available on the Retreat center’s website HERERemember that for St. Teresa parishioners, Men’s Club or Altar Society will pay for half of a standard retreat per year!