April 6, 2023: Weekend Update

“This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad.”

~ Psalm 118:24


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
  10. BedMaking



April 9, 2023 Bulletin

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Calendar Correction

Confirmation, scheduled for Sat, April 15th, begins at 10:30am.


Please welcome in baptism Marigold Clare Jaros, daughter of Ed and Sarah. Congratulations!

Divine Mercy Holy Hour

Please join us for our Divine Mercy Holy Hour on Sun, April 16th, 3:00pm. Confessions will be available.

Grand Group

Please join us for a wonderful springtime event—an afternoon of vocal music provided by students from St. Teresa’s School under the direction of Mrs. Schilmoeller. NOTE—This event is on a different day and at a different time and place than usual: Kaczmarek Hall, 1:30pm on Tues, April 18th.  We will have an elevator operator so that we’ll all get downstairs and back safely!

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.

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: Fri 10-11am & Sat 3-4pm

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CSS Food Market

CSS Food Market will be in front of school on Thursday, April 13th starting at 3pm. All are welcome to come and pick up a bag of food!

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.

Confirmation Vigil Holy Hour

Join us for music, confession, & adoration of our Eucharistic Lord at the Freedom & Glory Confirmation Vigil Holy Hour on Fri, April 14th, 7-8pm in the school gym.

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 $6,077  last weekend.


Hours for business:

Fridays 4-8 and Saturdays 9-3

Please donate during business hours.





















Lenten Regulations: Holy Week

Good Friday is a day of fast and abstinence. Fasting means eating only one full meal with two smaller meals, which together do not equal the full meal. No snacking or eating between meals is allowed. Fasting obliges all Catholics between the ages of 18 and 59. Abstinence means eating no meat and no soup or gravy made from meat. Abstinence obliges all Catholics over the age of 14. Sickness, hard manual labor, pregnancy, etc. automatically excuse a person from these obligations. Nevertheless, it should be pointed out that these are serious obligations. In cases of doubt or question, the priest who hears a person’s confession should be consulted.

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.


Good Friday Divine Mercy Chaplet & Stations of the Cross Choir

A children’s choir will be leading the chanting of the Divine Mercy Chaplet on Good Friday before the Noon Stations. All are welcome. Singers should be in the choir loft at 11:35am. Chaplet will begin at 11:40am. Younger children will be sent down to the main church after the Chaplet. Older singers may stay to lead the Stations singing. Contact Jean Timmerman with questions: pageone2012@gmail.com



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.


Bedmaking at the Retreat Center

Please sign up to make beds at the Waverly Retreat House on Mon, April 10th at either 9am or 7pm. Click HERE to sign up.

Tithing Statements

If you are wanting your tithing statement for 2022, please see the vestibule of the church to pick it up. They will be there through April 15th.

Stations of the Cross

¨   Noon: Good Friday only

 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: March 4, April 15, and May 13

¨ Adult Swing Dance Lessons:  March 25, 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


St. Louise Gift & Thrift is seeking a strong communicator for the position of Workforce Coordinator. This person will welcome, supervise, & mentor staff & volunteers. This is a full-time position. Visit csshope.org/careers for more information on the job and how to apply.

Southern Nebraska Register is seeking a part-time (22 hrs/wk) reporter with knowledge of journalism, has time management skills, well organized, creative, & has a positive attitude. You can be based anywhere within the Catholic Diocese of Lincoln. For a complete job description see  https://www.lincolndiocese.org/diocesan-employment/16586-lincoln-diocese-part-time-reporter-southern-nebraska-register for. If interested, send cover letter, resume, completed diocesan application & writing samples to Marsha-Bartek@lincolndiocese.org or mail to Marsha Bartek, Catholic Diocese of Lincoln, 3400 Sheridan Blvd, Lincoln, NE 68506.

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.


Emmaus Institute

The Emmaus Institute for Biblical Studies is hosting a seminar, Benedict XVI: The Debt We Owe as Church & Academy, featuring Dr. Christopher Blum, Provost of the Augustine Institute in Denver, on April 15th, 9am (Mass at 8am) at UNL Newman Center. To register or for info, visit www.emausinstitute.net.

Annual Red Mass

The annual Red Mass with Bishop Conley to pray for all in the legal profession is Tues, April 18th at 7am at the Newman Center, Lincoln. A breakfast will follow Mass, with a talk given by Conor Gallagher, CEO of TAN books. All are invited to this free event sponsored by the Catholic Lawyers Guild.



BOLT, Sat, April 29th. See piusx.net/bolt for ticket info, & other opportunities.

Catholic Women’s Golf League

Calling experienced & beginner golfers! Join us for golf & fun every Wed this summer. Teams of 2-6. May 10-Aug 9 at NuMark Golf Course, 5:15pm. Will host a mid-season & end of season fun golf/social event. Form own team or be placed on a team. Join the meet & Greet social at NuMark on May 4th. Sign up before April 19th. Questions or interested contact: Rochelle Essay at bosnjack2@gmail.com, 402-429-9956 or Stacy Gutschenritter, stacy.gutschenritter@ubc.com, 402-617-7745



Healing Hearts Grief Support Sessions

Healing Hearts Grief Support Sessions for those who have suffered the loss of a loved one are being offered to assist Catholics in the grief process. The sessions will be held on 6 weekly Tuesday evenings beginning April 11, 7-9pm, at John XXIII Diocesan Center, 37th & Sheridan Blvd. Suggested donation: $25.00 to help cover the cost of materials. To register, please call 402-473-0620.

Blessing of Easter Food

You are invited to join St. Michael parishioners for the blessing of Easter food baskets at Noon on Holy Saturday, April 8, 2023, at St. Michael Parish, 9019 South 78thStreet, Lincoln. Bring any foods you wish to be blessed for Easter dinner. Call the St. Michael parish office if you have questions: 402-488-1313.

Join us at Risen!

The Cathedral of the Risen Christ would like to invite everyone to Risen 2023, a joyful celebration of our Risen Lord! The event is Friday, April 14th at the Pla Mor Ballroom, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Featuring Angie Kriz and the Polkatoons, DJ Craig Estudillo, Heavy Hors D’Oeuvres, Polka Dance Lessons and MORE. Cost is $60.00 per person. Click HERE for tickets, on sale NOW. The proceeds will help fund various projects on the Cathedral Campus. Questions? Please email risencathedral@gmail.com.

Catholics at the Capitol

Our elected officials need to hear our voices! You’re needed for a day of advocacy at the Capitol on Wed, April 12th! Learn from Gov. Pillen, Nebraska Catholic Conference staff, & State Senators about advancing the cause for life, family, religious liberty, and more. Meet your senator and learn how to advocate year round. Tickets are $15, covering the cost of refreshments and lunch. Sign up at NECatholic.org.

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 conjuction 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: April 13-16; and 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!