Dear St. Teresa Parishioners,
Happy Easter! I love being Catholic because we always feast longer than we fast. All you who have been feasting: keep up the good work! And if you use the Holmes Lake Trail this summer to walk off the aforementioned feasting, I’ll see you there! 😉
There’s quite a bit going on, so don’t skip reading the announcements. The short of it: Charity & Stewardship Appeal, upcoming changes in pastoring, meetings, holy hours, and the list goes on. Details are below and I’ve attached the parish calendar for May. It is so wonderful to be back to normal! Deo Gratias!
May God bless you!
- Eucharistic Adoration Sign-up
- Parish Website
- Parish Facebook Page
- Our Lady of Good Counsel Retreat House
:: CURRENT, NEW, & UPDATED PARISH ANNOUNCEMENTS ::
Queen of the May: Let us keep the treasured tradition of honoring Our Lady, the Mother of God, during the month of May with special devotion. Ideas: have the children in your home help set up a “May Altar” of devotion to the Blessed Mother, adorned with flowers, candles, and pictures of Our Lady. Make time for a family rosary, especially with children who have just received the sacraments of Initiation. Mary, Queen of Heaven and Earth, pray for us!
Charity & Stewardship Appeal
CSA is an annual appeal of the Diocese. Funds collected support diocesan ministries such as Our Lady of Good Counsel Retreat House, Catholic Social Services, the Tribunal, and the Family Life Office. For a complete list, visit the diocesan website HERE. Our parish’s goal is $80,460. If we meet our goal, we will receive 80% of this as a rebate. All funds in excess of our goal will be returned to us.
Early Bird Sundays: May 1st & 8th
Home Visits: May 15th
Volunteers are needed to help with home visits. Call Dave: 402-450-2996.
Clergy Assignments | Effective June 20th
- Fr. Jamie Hottovy is appointed pastor of Sacred Heart Parish and St. Stephen Parish in Lawrence, and Assumption Parish in Deweese.
- Fr. Samuel Beardslee is appointed full-time teacher and co-chaplain at Pius X High School. He is released from his present pastoral obligations to St. Teresa Parish in Lincoln and assigned to be in residence at the same parish.
- Fr. Nicholas Kipper is appointed pastor of St. Teresa Parish in Lincoln and chaplain to the Sister Servants of the Holy Spirit of Perpetual Adoration (Pink Sisters).
Click HERE for all clergy appointments for the diocese of Lincoln.
Religious Sister Vocation of the Week: Sr. Normal Marie is a Professed Sister with the Holy Spirit Adoration Sisters (the Pink Sisters). Please pray for her and for her formation.
Welcome by Baptism: Anastasia Elizabeth Vidmar, daughter of Paul & Theresa
Prodigal Prayer Partners
Many of us have been praying for our loved ones: friends, relatives, or even our own children who are no longer practicing the Faith. Our prayers become more powerful when prayed with others.
For these intentions:
- On the first Thursday of every month (May 5), a rosary is offered before the Blessed Sacrament in the church at 7pm.
- On the first Friday of every month (May 6), the 6:30am Mass is offered for Fallen Away Catholics.
Altar Society Meeting
Wednesday, May 4 | 6pm Rosary in the church
Welcome and Potluck Dinner in Kaczmarek Hall
Installation of new officers & short business meeting. If you have volunteered, made food when asked, attended a Women's Event, or are a fan of this group we'd love to have you join us! Please bring a main dish, salad or dessert to share.
Congratulations to the children who received first Holy Communion on April 23rd:
David Isaac Bauman, Gabriel Emile Bertucci, Asher John Brox, Francis Paul Cunningham, James Andrew Davis, Helena Frances Duchesneau, Cora Marie Gengler, Aisley Mary Jane Hraban, Jack Mathew Johnson, Sophia Frances Klein, Joel Stephen Ali Koko Komi, Erik Peter Isaac Kruse, Mina Michelle LeCorgne, Elliott Martin Maxwell, Alejandro Martin Nateras, Leo Ellis Ottemann, Daniela Nicole Perez, Ambrose Allan Pfeiffer, Paul Danny Pham, Easton Alan Rouse, Raymond Charles Ruhl, Elias James Rutledge, Estrella Jaqueline Santana Rodriguez, Gracie Madeline Stewart, Preston Clive Switzer, Mary Francisca Tang, Henry Joseph Tracy, Joseph Benedict Van Gerpen , Lucas Michael Wolff, Ivan Joseph Wondercheck, and Emma Loraine Zimmer
Congratulations to St. Teresa Students Nikolai Hamilton and Adahirin Ortega-Pineda, who received their first Holy Communion at Sacred Heart Church on Sunday April 24th.
First Fri Holy Hour | Fri May 6 at 7:15pm
Pink Sisters’ Chapel: 1040 S Cotner Blvd
Singing will be led by the Cristo Rey Church Choir. Please help us pray for good vocations for our diocese, seminary, and for us.
Totus Tuus is a summer catechetical youth program.
For Elementary Students:
9am-3pm, Mon-Fri, June 6-10
The day includes catechetical instruction, Mass, songs, games, and recess.
For high school youth, the program runs Sun-Thu, June 5-9, 8pm-10pm.
Totus Tuus combines catechesis and having fun! The youthfulness and energy of the team is contagious. Come out and join us! Registration is available through the parish office. The cost is $25 per student but no more than $75 per family.
Beginning May 9th, you may e-mail aubrey-potter@cdolinc or call the parish office to sign up.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org | 402-802-8627
:: REPEAT PARISH ANNOUNCEMENTS ::
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
St. Teresa School Announcements
- Junior High (6th—8th) English Teacher
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
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!
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 | email@example.com
- Aubrey Potter: Parish Secretary
Mon-Thu, 9-2 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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.
:: NEW DIOCESE-wide ANNOUNCEMENTS ::
SPRING MAGNIFICAT PRAYER MEAL—Saturday May 7, 9:30 a.m. at Hillcrest Country Club, 9401 East O Street, Lincoln, with guest speaker Jen Brown - from Spirit Mornings on KVSS! Jen is delighted to share her spiritual journey with Our Lord in Praise of His Wonders and Works in her life! Forget to register? There’s still time! By Tuesday, May 3, text 402.525.6396 with your reservation (or call and leave a message) then mail your $25 check payable to Magnificat, (students $15) c/o Tina Colgan, 521 N 56 ST, Lincoln, NE 68504. Be a friend and bring a friend, as we share our Joy to Jesus Our King and Savior in the Spirit of Gratitude and Praise! “Glorify the Lord with me. Let us together extol His Holy Name!” Ps 34:4
:: REPEAT DIOCESE-wide ANNOUNCEMENTS ::
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
“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.
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org / 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.