April 7, 2024: Weekend Update

"What would become of me if God did not give me courage?"

~ 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


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St. Vincent de Paul Newsletter

April 2024 Parish Calendar


 March Baptisms

Please welcome in Baptism Frank Robert Hoxmeier, son of Thomas and Chloe; Wesley James Coffey, son of Justin and Carlyn; and Leylyiana Sanchez-Garcia, daughter of  Juan and Anastasia. Congratulations!

Grand Group

Join us for our April 19th event at Noon at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Susana Egge, who grew up in the Philippines, is preparing samples of Phillippino food for us to taste. She will also share about growin up in her native land & about cooking methods used there. Afterwards, we will see a movie about our own St. Therese, entitled, “Therese”. Don’t miss this special event! RSVP to Phyllis at 402-488-9177 by Friday, April 12th.

Vigil Candles Cost Increase

Due to the rising cost of the larger vigil candles, we have had to raise our suggested donation amount to $5.00 per candle. A sign is on the vigil lights stand.

 Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

All are invited to attend the retreat-like adult formation at St. Peter Parish for CGS, July 14-19, 2024. The course focuses on the most essential aspects of liturgy & scripture for young children & how adults can learn to listen to God with them. Suited for those looking to invest in personal formation & those with a heart for working with the young. If interested in more info, please contact Beth Ruhl at mruhl87@ gmail.com. For any who choose to volunteer with the program at St. Teresa for the 2024-2025 school year, tuition & book fees will be reimbursed.

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: 

Wed 7-9pm; Sat 9-10am, 3-4pm

Pink Sisters Available Holy Hours

Pink Sisters are in need of adorers to cover the following holy hours:

Mondays: 4pm;

Tuesdays: Noon

Fridays: 9:45am, Noon, 2pm;

Saturdays: 6:30pm;

Sundays: Noon, 4pm, 6pm.

Call Tabby at 402-499-6028 with questions or to accept an hour.

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St. Teresa School Job Opportunities

St. Teresa School is hiring the following positions for the 2024-2025 school year:

Director—after School Care Program.

For more information or to set up an interview, please contact the school office at 402-477-3358.

Walk the Little Way

St. Teresa School met their $50,000 goal for Walk the Little Way! Thank you all for your generous donations that made this possible! On Friday, April 4th, the students walked to Calvary Cemetery while praying the Rosary for all the donors and the prayer intentions that were given to the school and student.


A partial eclipse is scheduled by the Lord for Mon, April 8 at 1:52pm. All are welcome to join the school children. We have viewing glasses in hand that we can have available for you to use. Come on over & view with us on the school parking lot.

St. Teresa School Enrollment Open

Enrollment (Preschool—8th grade) in St. Teresa School for the 2024-2025 school year is currently open. Please go to www.cdolinc.net/enrollment and follow the instructions provided.

Opportunity Scholarship of NE

This program enables students from lower-income families, students with special needs, students who experience bullying, students from military families, students in foster care, & students who are denied option enrollment by public schools to access scholarships to attend private school. See info@nebraskaopportunity.org for more information. See https://stlfschool.org  for diocesan and parish scholarship opportunities or call the school office at 402-477-3358.

School Lunches:

Monday, April 8th:  Teriyaki Chicken, Broccoli, Rice, Fruit

Tuesday, April 9thHamburger, Fries, Fruit

Wednesday, April 10th: Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Green Beans, Garlic Bread, Fruit

Thursday, April 11th : Breaded Pork, Cheese Potatoes, Roll, Fruit

Friday, April 12th : Scrambled Eggs, Hash Browns, Muffin, Fruit

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St. Teresa Thrift Shop

April 5-6:                   Reopens with new Spring/Summer merchandise

Hours for business:

Fridays 4-8 and Saturdays 9-3

Please donate during business hours.

Online Giving

Looking to simplify your tithe to St. Teresa?  Simply text “Give” to  402-925-9925, use the QR code, or click the black heart in the upper right corner of our website: www.stlfchurch.org to securely set up a recurring gift within minutes.

Mass Intentions Donations Now Available Through Online Giving

It is now available to make a donation for a Mass Intention through our Online Giving.  Scan the QR Code and select the “Mass Intention” Fund. Please choose the “one-time payment” option only. Then please email Theresa-Kottwitz@cdolinc.net and let her know you’d like to schedule a Mass. Please indicate if the person is living or deceased and  specify if you have any preferred dates of Mass Times. Also let her know if you made a donation online.



Divine Mercy Eucharistic Holy Hour

ëJoin us for a Divine Mercy Eucharistic Holy Hour on Sunday April 7th from 3:00-400pm. We will have Eucharistic Adoration, chanting of the Chaplet, prayers, confession, and veneration of the Divine Mercy Image. Note: it may not be possible for everyone’s confession to be heard during the Holy Hour. Your Easter confession suffices for obtaining the Divine Mercy Indulgence.


Prodigal Prayer Partners

Join the Prodigal Prayer Partners this week in praying for our children, friends and relatives who have fallen away from the Faith.  Our prayers become more powerful when prayed with others.

  • April 4th—First Thursday of the month, a rosary is offered before the Blessed Sacrament in the church at 7pm.
  • April 5th—First Friday of the month, the 6:30am Mass is offered for Fallen Away Catholics.

Holy Hour with the Pink Sisters

Please join the Pink Sisters for a Holy Hour on Friday, April 5, 2024 at 7:15pm. Singing will be led by the Vietnamese Youth Choir.  Please  join in prayer for good vocations for our Diocese, for our Seminary, and for our beloved Pink Sisters—1040 S. Cotner Blvd.


Volunteer Bedmakers

Volunteers are needed to help make beds at the Waverly Retreat Center. This is a great opportunity for students needing to complete service hours. Opportunities: Mon, April 29th from 9-10:30am and 7-8:30pm. To sign up, click HERE.

St. Veronica Ministry

If you are experiencing or have experienced a miscarriage, we want to offer you our support, prayers, & love as a parish family. Please fill out the Google Form on stlfchurch.org > Compassionate Service > Family & Social Ministries > Veronica Ministry. Please complete as much or as little information as you would like and we will be in touch. You may also call the parish offices at 402-477-3979. Please note that we are unable to offer medical advice. All medical questions should be referred to your physician.


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 Tuesday 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

  :: Job Opportunities ::

St. Teresa School Job Opportunities

St. Teresa School is hiring the following positions for the 2024-2025 school year:

  • Director of After School Care Program.

For more information or to set up an interview, please contact the school office at 402-477-3358.

Spirit Catholic Radio: Community Engagement Coordinator

Spirit Catholic Radio is seeing a full-time Community Engagement Coordinator for their Omaha Office. This position is responsible for awareness of the Spirit Catholic Radio Network across the State of Nebraska and Iowa with Catholic school, parishes, and apostolates/ministries. You will coordinate a presence at relevant area events, recruit & train volunteers, execute outreach events, communicate with Catholic schools, parishes, apostolates/ministries, and coordinate delivery of prayer aides & materials across the listening area. See spiritcatholicradio.com for a full job description and to apply.

Villia Maria Special Education Teacher

Villa Maria School is seeking a Special Education Teacher for the 2024-2025 school year. Please call Sr. Jeanette Rerucha at 402-786-3625 or email her at sr.jeanette-rerucha@cdolinc.net.

St. Vincent - Seward:  Music Teacher

St. Vincent de Paul School Seward is seeking a faith filled teacher for a part time, music position, for the 2024-25 school year. Instructional focus will be teaching music to children in grades PreK through 6th, and instrumental band to grades 5th and 6th.  Requirements are:

NE teaching certificate in music education, able to work in a team environment, and model discipleship daily. Experience in teaching elementary music and instrumental music is helpful but not required. Please send cover letter and resume' to Denise Ray @ denise-ray@cdolinc.net

Women’s Care Center: Bilingual (English & Spanish) Parenting Instructor

Women’s Care Center, the nation’s largest and most successful pro-life pregnancy-resource center has a job opportunity available in Lincoln, Nebraska. We provide free and confidential counseling, support, and education to help pregnant women choose life, have healthier pregnancies, and become better parents. We serve 33,000 women annually at 35 centers in 12 states—and we’re still growing!  We are currently seeking a Bilingual (English and Spanish) Parenting Instructor. Training is provided. This position is part-time. If you have a passion for helping pregnant women choose life, we would love to talk to you.  Please send your resume to Ashley at acapuyan.wccindy@gmail.com.

Cathedral of the Risen Christ: Send resume for all positions to Angela-Miller@cdolinc.net. For the Assistant Principal position, please also include a cover letter and references.

    1. Assistant Principal: Duties include developing a mentoring program, overseeing special education and 504s, evaluation of teaching staff, and collaboration with the leadership team. Candidates must have a Nebraska Administrative certificate or be eligible for a provisional certificate.
    2. Teacher, 7th Grade English (2024-2025 School Year): The ideal candidate will be a strong communicator, a team player, and has a passion for teaching in a Catholic School.


St. Joseph School Job Opportunities

Spanish Teacher: Effective immediately, St. Joseph Catholic School, Lincoln, NE, is seeking a faith-filled, dynamic Spanish teacher for the 2023-2024 school year. Full or part-time available. Must have a solid working knowledge of Spanish (fluency preferred) and age-appropriate means of promoting language development for all grades PreK-8. Strong skills in communication, collaboration, and relationship-building are essential. The position involves furthering the mission of St. Joseph Catholic School by contributing to a positive Catholic learning environment. Start date September 2023. Salary based on educations background and experience. Please send resume, references from educational supervisors, teaching philosophy, and why you would like to work in a Catholic school to kevin-naumann@cdolinc.net



Healing Hearts Grief Program:

for those who have suffered the loss of a loved one.  Six Sessions will be held weekly on Tuesday evenings beginning April 9th, 7-9pm at John XXIII Center.  Suggested donation $25. To register call 402-473-0620

Pro-Life Education Series

Pro-Life Education Series continues Sunday, April 21, 7pm at St. Patrick’s Church. Speaker: Carol Szczepaniak has a MS in Healthcare Ethics & will be speaking on, “Healthcare & Medical Research from a Pro-Life Perspective. Topics covered: cure for Sickle Cell Anemia, animal-to-human transplants, & unethical medical practices. Sponsor: St. Patrick’s Knights of Columbus.



Worldwide Marriage Encounter

Strengthen, renew, and rekindle your marriage sacrament by attending the next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Experience on:  April 26-28, Dillon; April 12-14, Elk Mountain, WY; Oct. 4-6, Grand Junction, CO; & Nov. 1-3, Dillon, CO; Virtual: Thursday evenings, April 11 – May 23, 2024. Seven 2-2.5 hour sessions beginning at 6:00 p.m. Questions, contact: Brenda & Gary Granger: 402-370-5839 or www.wwme.org

Physician Heal Thyself

"Physician Heal Thyself"  is a retreat, April 27, 2024, hosted by Lincoln Catholic Medical Association and Nebraska Catholic Nurses Association to bring together health and medical professionals of all specialties, physicians, nurses, and medical students to enhance our faith in our everyday lives and practices.  Go to lincoln.cathmed.org-ev to register or contact lnkcma@gmail.com for more information.

Eucharistic Revival Holy Hours

All are invited to join the Christ the King Sisters at Villa Regina Motherhouse, 4100 SW 56th St, for Eucharistic Revival Holy Hours. Join in adoring Jesus, truly present in the Eucharist, on the following dates: Apr 7, & May 12. All holy hours begin at Noon except Divine Mercy Sunday, April 7th which will begin at 3pm.


Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat: 

“God has forgiven you but you cannot forgive yourself?” Attend a confidential Rachel’s Vineyard post abortion healing retreat April 19-21 near Omaha/Lincoln.  $275 with partial scholarships available. Email: helpingrachel@yahoo.com or text/call 402-671-3749. Additional Info www.rachelsvineyard.org


THE EUCHARIST: The Source and Summit of our Faith

Come to St. Robert Bellarmine in Omaha on April 26 and 27, 2024 to hear friends from EWTN and Catholic Answers speak on THE EUCHARIST: The Source and Summit of our Faith. This 2-day symposium will feature: Fr. Wade Menezes, Tim Staples, Coleen Kelly Mast, Joe Heschmeyer, and Stacy Trasancos. Jack Williams, General Manager of EWTN Radio, will serve as our emcee as we explore the Eucharist. A bookstore will be open before, during, and after the symposium with a Saturday box lunch available for pre-purchase. The symposium will be held from 7 - 9:30 pm Friday, April 26, and 9 am - 4:30 pm Saturday, April 27. Tickets are $25 each. For more info and to purchase tickets, go to spiritcatholicradio.com/april


Human Trafficking Conference

Are you passionate about combating sex trafficking? Join us on Fri, April 26, 9:30am-1:30pm. This conference will  deepen your knowledge and response capabilities by learning the scope of the issue, identification strategies and survivor-centered care.  In-person-$20 and includes lunch. Online-$10. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/united-we-stand-human-trafficking-conference-egistration-837953961857?=oddtdtcreator

Vatican II Series;

Dr. Vern Steiner presents: Dei Verbum, Friday, April 5th; John XXIII Center @ 6:30pm.  Reception to follow. $10 per ticket. Register at www.lincolndiocese.org/v2

Healing Hearts Grief Program:

for those who have suffered the loss of a loved one.  Six Sessions will be held weekly on Tuesday evenings beginning April 9th. 7-9pm at John XXIII Center.  Suggested donation $25. To register call 402-473-0620

Jen Fulwiler: Maternal Instincts

Discover the world of Catholic comedy, a genre rooted in rich traditions and relatable humor.  Headliner Jen Fulwiler brings a fresh perspective to Catholicism through humor. Friday4/26Buy tickets at www.rococotheatre.com.  Benefiting St. Joseph SFA & Catholic education.


Pius X High School Summer Camps

The summer camps offered by Pius X are now open for registration! Learn more and sign up at www.PiusX.net/camps. Camps include math, performing arts, and various athletic options for a variety of ages.

Marian Mantle

Come join us and Mary, Our Sorrowful Mother, in praying for our prodigal children to return to the faith. We are the Marian Mantle Silent Strength Prayer Group. We bring our prodigals to Our Lady of Sorrow and ask Her to lead them home. We pray for Her mantle to cover them with Her protection and care while they are gone. We pray as a group and let the Holy Spirit and Our Blessed Lady handle the rest. We meet the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at 4pm in Rectors Hall of the Cathedral of the Risen Christ. Questions or concerns, contact Kathy Neugebauer at 402-423-3810 or kneguba@gmail.com.


Walk for Freedom

Join I’ve Got a Name (end to sex trafficking) as we walk from NE Union, Broyhill Fountain, to the NE State Capitol! Registration cost: $25 ($15 for students). Cost includes T-Shirt & Valentino’s Pizza. The walk begins at 10am on Saturday, April 13. Click HERE to learn more and to purchase tickets to the event. Invite family and friends to join you!


Hearts Restored: Post-Abortion Healing Ministry

Find hope & healing with Hearts Restored. This post-abortion ministry will accompany you on your unique healing journey, offering mentorship, individual counseling, group settings, retreats, spiritual support, & more. Call Hearts Restored hotline at 402-783-HOPE (4673) or email the confidential, secure inbox at FindPeace@HeartsRestoredNebraska.org. Learn more at HeartsRestoredNebraska.org.

Masses of Healing

All are welcome to attend the 2024 Masses of Healing at John XXIII Diocesan Center (3700 Sheridan Blvd) on the following Sundays: June 23rd, Sept 8th, Dec 8th. Schedule for the day:

     1:15pm: Confessions Begin

     1:30pm: Divine Mercy Chaplet

     1:50pm: Blessing of Articles

     2:00 pm: Healing Mass

Abortion on Demand in NE?

A petition, “Abortion Rights,” is circulating to amend the NE Constitution on the Nov ballot to allow for abortion on demand up to birth. Visit www.savethebabykilltheballot.com for more information, materials, or ideas on how to protect the unborn and stop this amendment.

 Young Adult Women’s Retreat

“Back to the Garden: Healing the Feminine Heart with Jesus, the Bridegroom” is a Young Adult Women’s Retreat on April 19-21 at the Waverly Retreat Center, with Fr. Cole Kennett & Sarina Stokes. Click HERE to register.

Marian Camp 2024

Camper & Counselor registrations open Jan 20th. Camp sessions: June 23-26 and June 28-July 1. Cost: $200 for 1st camper; $150 for 2nd camper. Camp is for girls entering 6th-9th grades. Camp located at Camp Kateri Tekakwitha, McCool Junction. Financial Aid available Dec 11-Jan 8. See mariansisters.org/marian-camp.html or scan the QR Code for more info or to register as a camper or counselor.

Catholic Artist Guild Schedule

All Catholic Artist Guild meetings are held in Resurrection Hall, St. Joseph Parish, Lincoln, from 9am-Noon. All meetings include prayer & fellowship. All are welcome to come and check us out! The schedule is as follows: April 13th: Artist Show & Tell: Come, bring your art, & share it with other artists in the guild, while learning about their skills & trades. July 20th: Art Techniques: Come visit stations & learn from other artists about their specific techniques in a variety of media.


LDCCW Convention

A warm thank you & many prayers & blessings upon each of you for the work you do in your parishes. All ladies are welcome to attend the LDCCW Convention at John XXIII Center on Fri evening, April 26 & Sat, April 27 from 9am-3pm. For more information or to volunteer to help, contact Caroline Helget, Deanery President, chelget@gmail.com, 402-202-0406.

Silent Directed Retreats

Creighton University Retreat Center is offering 3-day silent directed retreats. 2024 dates: May 2-5, July 14-17. Cost: $375. Click HERE to register.

Pius X Passport to Adventure Club

Pius X Passport to Adventure Club is organizing a WWII Experience of Europe June 3-17th. We will be in Normandy during the 80th Anniversary of D-Day! Itinerary includes: France (Normandy, Mont St. Michel, Pilgrimage to Lisieux); Bastogne, Belgium (Battle of the Bulge); Amsterdam (Anne Frank House); Germany (Cologne, Berlin, Potsdam, Dresden); Czechia (Prague); Poland (Krakow, Auschwitz, Zakopane). Contact shiela.sievert@piusx.net for details!

Planned Parenthood Rosary & Mass

Every Tuesday 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, across the street.

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!


St. T | Weekly Calendar: April 7-14

Sun 4.7

Divine Mercy Sunday

8am & 10am: Coffee & Rolls after

                        Masses (KH)

1pm Baptism (CH)

3-4pm Divine Mercy Holy Hour (CH)

2-8pm STAGE  (KH)

6-7pm Holy Hour (CH)

1-9pm: Eucharistic Exposition

Mon 4.8

Annunciation: Not Obligatory

1:30pm: Eclipse (Sch)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Exposition

Tue 4.9

1pm: Thrift Shop Mtg (Rectory DR)

3pm: CSS Food Market

6-8pm Scouts (KH)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Exposition

Wed 4.10

3:30pm: Youth Altar Society (KH)

4pm: CCD (Sch)

7:30pm: Men’s Club Rosary (CH)

8pm: Men’s Club Meeting (MR)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Exposition

Thu 4.11

8am-4pm: Confirmation Retreat (KH)

5pm: Wedding Rehearsal (CH)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Exposition

Fri 4.12

1pm: School Dismissal

2pm: Wedding (CH/KH)

4-10pm: Confirmation Setup (KH)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Exposition

Sat 4.13

9am: Legion of Mary (MR)

9-11am: Christian Mothers (Sch)

10:30am: Confirmation (CH)

11:30am: Confirmation Reception (KH)

9am-4pm: Eucharistic Exposition

Sun 4.14

1pm: Baptism (CH)

1-9pm: Eucharistic Exposition


Mass Schedule: April 6-14

+ = repose of the soul of

Pro Populo = for the people

The Pink Sisters’ Chapel, 1040 S. Cotner Blvd: open 7am-8pm. The 7am Masses listed (7am PS), said at the Chapel, are open to the public. (The Sunday Masses are private).






+Joe Hamersky




+ Tim Vasa


Pro Populo


+ Shawn Schmid

Mon 4.8



+ JoAnn & +  Dorothy Wolsleger

7am PS

Muyot & Travino Families


Will & Jackie Varicak





+ Milo & + Adeline Vasa

7am PS

+ Angela Wahl


+ Doug Beebe




+ Adeline Vasa

7am PS

Alex Dustin, Spec Int


Zach Gregg




Connie Beckman

7am PS

+ Sarah Zahn


+ Bill Kalbenes




Sarah Volkmer

7am PS

+ Tom & + Margaret Tracy


Greg Johnson




+ Lindsay Giannobile


Christian Mothers


+ Doug Beals




+ Ed Wortman


Pro Populo


Deceased Members of the Schafers & Wahl Families