Dear Saint Teresa Parishioners,
There are messages of good news, messages of change, and messages for information and updates. Be sure to review them so you’re up to speed. There are a few new links to bring to your attention: One for CSA Volunteers, one for Summertime Post-Mass Hosting, and another for the Altar Society’s Mary Garden activity.
God bless you!
- CSA Volunteers Sign-Up Genius
- Summertime Hosting Sign-up (Are You Plugged In)
- Mary Garden Sign Up
- Eucharistic Adoration Sign-up : New series began on April 5th (through May 23rd)
- Parish Website
- Parish Facebook Page
- Our Lady of Good Counsel Retreat House Schedule
:: NEW & UPDATED PARISH ANNOUNCEMENTS ::
Charity & Stewardship Appeal 2021
May 1-2 and May 8-9: Early Bird Sundays: fill out your pledge card in the courtyard after Masses
May 9th: 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. May 9th is Mother’s Day, so Volunteers should only pick up cards this day—they should not make home visits that day but rather use the next two weeks to complete their visits. Use the Sign Up Genius HERE.
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 sacraments of Initiation. Mary, Queen of Heaven and Earth, pray for us!
St. Joseph the Worker | May 1
In 1955, Pope Pius XII instituted this feast in honor of the dignity of workers; St. Joseph is the epitome of human labor.
These resources are available at the exits of the church:
- Using a Guide-pamphlet, make a St. Joseph Pilgrimage to honor our beloved saint and his life’s work.
- St. Joseph Holy Cards: these were created for our parish and feature a unique painting which was commissioned by the Marian Sisters in 2015.
- Nine Days with Saint Joseph
“During the Year of St. Joseph, we can use this book frequently to meditate on nine of St. Joseph’s attributes, call on him to help us incorporate those attributes into our own lives, and ask him to answer our prayers for personal intentions. Each day of prayer helps us focus on one of St. Joseph’s outstanding qualities.”
Three Hours of Eucharistic Exposition need to be covered until May 23rd:
- Tuesdays from 1-2pm
- Tuesdays from 2-3pm
- Wednesdays from 7-8pm
Congratulations to the 45 children who received their first Holy Communion on April 24th!
George Andres, Lewis Burda, Jude Clark, RoseMarie Cordry, Rachel Cunningham, Amelia Davis, Samuel DeLeon, Sophia Eusterwiemann, Mary Friesen, Carlos Garza, Elizabeth Guenzel, Luisa Halverson, Estella Heath, Vivienne Jaros, Luke Johnson, Roman Mabie, Thomas Macpherson, Miranda Marcial Bravo, Mason Metzler, Declan Meyer, Anna Nelson, Kristin Ngo, Sarah Ngou Ewane, Kylah Nguyen, Matthew Nickolite, Ava Otteman, Cooper Owens, John Potter, Anabelle Quiroz, Claire Quiroz, Vincent Ramirez, Maximilian Rutledge, Thomas Schafers, Benedict Schinstock, Thomas Seger, Elizabeth Shasserre, Lovelyn Shousha, Mary Stratman, Simon Suyker, Macy Switzer, William Vacek, Paul Wesolowski, Jemma Wiechman, Jane Willis, and Noah Zimmer.
Women of Saint Teresa Parish: you are invited to attend the Altar Society Meeting on Wed, May 5th. It begins at 7pm in the church with the Rosary. We will have the Installation of Officers for this next year, a short business meeting, and end with DESSERT! If you are able to attend, please RSVP to (email@example.com) so there is enough dessert for everyone!
Tue, May 11th at 6:30pm | $20
A look into the Christian Religious sense to Gardening: Shannon Kohmestcher will talk about the spirituality of gardening, the history of Mary Gardens, and other basic gardening tips. Use the sign-up genius or call or text Mary Pat: 402-314-1296. Sign up by May 5th; turn fees in by May 9th.
Religious Sister Vocation of the Week
Each week, a new entrant from a Diocese of Lincoln Motherhouse will be “featured”.
This week, let us pray for Sr. Kateri Toler of Mobile, Alabama who is a Novice with the Marian Sisters of the Diocese of Lincoln.
Lectio: The Case for Jesus.
The Biblical and Historical Evidence for Christ
The fourth and final class will be on Tuesday, April 27th at 7 pm in the church.
This class is in person, live-streamed, and posted on the Parish Facebook Page.
Watch Sessions 7, 8, & 9 of Lectio: The Case for Jesus on Formed.org before Tuesday.
Clergy Appointments 2021
After four years of tireless service at Saint Teresa Parish as our Parochial Vicar, Fr. Shravankumar Raminedi will move to St. Vincent de Paul in Seward. With gratitude, we wish him the best in his new assignment. We look forward to welcoming Fr. Samuel Beardslee as our new Parochial Vicar. This change is effective June 14, 2021.
Totus Tuus is a vibrant, energetic catechetical summer program for youth. It will be held at St. Teresa June 13-18. Students entering grades 1-8 meet M-F from 9-3 at school. Students entering grades 9-12 meet from 8-10pm Sun-Thu evening in K. Hall.
E-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call the rectory office to reserve a spot for your child(ren). The cost is $25 per child but no more than $75 per family, to be collected in late-May.
Welcome by Baptism
- Nora Grace, daughter of Cliff & Angela Henggeler
- Remi Katherine, daughter of Thomas and Therese (Sievert) Krick
- Foster Dean, son of Johnathon and Mary (Sievert) Knobbe
- Myles John, son of Andrew and Kristen (Dinneen) Sievert
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Marvin Kreikemeier, father of Mike.
We ask you to join our efforts to build and strengthen community at St. Teresa parish.
"Are You Plugged In?" Let's help one another!
MAY 2nd Food Truck Kick-Off: Bean Box Coffee Trailer The food truck will be at St. T's from 8:45-11:45 with coffee and pastries will be available for purchase.
Let's reconnect as a parish family!
To sign up to host future events: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090E4AADA822A02-are1
(This is a shortened version of a longer announcement. For full details, please see the separate e-mail which was sent a few minutes before this one.)
:: REPEAT PARISH ANNOUNCEMENTS (for your convenience) ::
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.
It is time to train the next generation of Altar Servers!
Head Acolyte Tony Schafers has planned these sessions:
- 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. If your son wants to become an Altar Server but is unable to attend these sessions, please contact the parish office for an alternative.
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.
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: email@example.com.
Villa Regina Motherhouse: 4100 SW 56th St., about 2 miles west and south of Pioneers Park.
(Walk-ins are also welcome.)
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 ::
All are welcome to join in on recitation of a pro-life rosary at 6:35 every Monday evening at St Mary's Church,14th & K, for the intention of those scheduled to abort their children on Tuesdays.
North American Martyrs Parish Evangelization Director
Looking for a full time, experienced, energetic, faith filled, Catholic self-starter who can coordinate adult and youth ministry in the parish. Includes working with the Youth Ministry and Evangelization Committees to organize various kerygmatic adult programs, Bible studies, Parish Retreats, Mission trips, etc. Send resume to Fr. Brian Connor, 1101 Isaac Drive, Lincoln, NE 68521 or email email@example.com for more information.
Are you longing for an encounter with Jesus? Do you need the space to pray and worship the Lord?
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble of heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light” (Matthew 11:28-30).
Jesus is yearning to meet you in your longing for Him. Join us as we pour our hearts to the Lord in adoration and worship during IMF's first monthly night of prayer and praise.
Friday May 7th * 8:00-9:30 pm * John XXIII
Teacher Opening – St. Patrick, Lincoln
Due to staff restructuring, St. Patrick School in Lincoln is looking for a dynamic, faith filled 6th grade + Jr. High Religion teacher for the 2021-22 school year. Please send application and resume to: Kristine-Placek@cdolinc.net or call the school office to inquire: 402-613-1294
:: REPEAT DIOCESE-wide ANNOUNCEMENTS ::
We need your help: we have 112 schools in the three dioceses (200+ total nonpublic schools) and we have a total of 24 teacher emails. We desperately need educator voices in the ears of Senators. The opposition certainly is getting their voices heard. Please advocate for LB364: https://www.votervoice.net/NECATHOLIC/campaigns/83792/respond
Now offered in-person AND virtually via livestream! Discover how the great mystery of Christ's love can restore passion, purpose and intimacy in your marriage. In Unveiled, a retreat led by the John Paul II Healing Center, you’ll engage topics grounded in Church teaching such as: “Discovering True Love,” “A Whole New Look at Your Wedding Day,” “Cultivating Intimacy and Unity in Your Marriage,” “Understanding Your Marital Conflict,” “Healing and Reconciliation in Your Marriage,” and “Restoring Sexual Passion and Intimacy in Your Marriage.” This retreat is open to singles discerning marriage, dating and engaged couples, and couples who have been married for many years! The Newman Center – St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church is hosting this Unveiled retreat July 15-17, 2021. Learn more and register for this amazing experience at: www.jpiihealingcenter.org Scholarships available. Email Stephanie & Jude Werner at UnveiledLincoln@gmail.com for more information. This event is sponsored by the Catholic Diocese of Lincoln Office of Family Life.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by April 13th if you are interested in joining a team!