Dear Saint Teresa Parishioners,
He is Risen! Alleluia!
Please take the time to look through the announcements and take note of the “Handy Links” section which is first up, for your convenience.
God bless you!
- 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 ::
Join us for a Divine Mercy Eucharistic Holy Hour SUNDAY (Apr 11) from 2:30-3:30pm. We will have Eucharistic Adoration, chanting of the Chaplet, prayers, Confession, and veneration of the Divine Mercy Image. Note: it won’t be possible for everyone’s confession to be heard during the Holy Hour; your Easter confession is sufficient to obtain the Divine Mercy Indulgence.
Divine Mercy Novena and Chaplet: The Novena of Divine Mercy began on Good Friday. Pamphlets and prayer cards with instructions have been placed at the exits of the church and can easily be found online.
Catholic Social Services Lenten Collections
Between donations made directly to Catholic Social Services from parishioners and those donations collected at the parish, St. Teresa members gave $6,436.99 to CSS this Lent! Thank you for your generosity!
The school needs recycled paper—one side clear, paper is flat and clean—to make one-sided worksheets.
Charity & Stewardship Appeal 2021
- April 24-25 is Early Bird Sunday for CSA. Volunteers will be in K.Hall ready to help with pledge cards, and again the weekend of May 1-2. Please make your pledge after Masses on those weekends.
- On May 2, 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. Contact Dave Meiergerd to volunteer: 402-450-2996.
- For more about CSA, please visit: https://www.lincolndiocese.org/diocese/charity-and-stewardship-appeal
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Villa Regina Motherhouse: 4100 SW 56th St., about 2 miles west and south of Pioneers Park.
(Walk-ins are also welcome.)
Congratulations to parishioner Ron Hindmand, husband of Paula, who made a Profession of Faith, received his first Holy Communion, and was Confirmed at Easter Vigil.
Welcome to our new parishioners who registered in February and March:
- Jordan Donohoue
- Cody Oborny
- Shane Lowrey
- Brian & Kathy Romero
- Katie Mattson & family
Fr. Hottovy, Fr. Raminedi, and Fr. Kipper wish to thank all who brought Easter treats, sent Easter cards and gifts, and offered extra prayers, time, and breakfasts for them during Lent and into the Easter Season. May God bless you!
Seminarian of the Week: Paul Mach is the son of Keith & Mary Mach of St. Teresa Parish (though Paul grew up in Fairbury’s St. Michael Parish). He is studying College 3 at St. Gregory the Great. Remember to pray for Paul and for his formation.
Saint Teresa Thrift Store
Hours for business: Fridays 4-8 and Saturdays 9-3
Please donate only during business hours.
Last weekend we made $3086. Since opening with spring and summer items on March 19, our total for the last three weekends is just over $11,700. To volunteer, contact Renee: 402-610-3153.
Join us for a new 4-week parish study led by Fr. Hottovy on Lectio: The Case for Jesus.
The Biblical and Historical Evidence for Christ
The first class will be on Tuesday, April 13th at 7 pm in the church. It will also be live-streamed. Please watch the first two sessions of Lectio: The Case for Jesus on Formed.org before our first class and write down any questions or insights you have from these. This parish study will increase your confidence in the truth of the Gospels and draw you closer to the Person of Jesusby giving you a deeper understanding of the mysteries of the Lord’s divinity, Passion, Death, and Resurrection.
:: REPEAT PARISH ANNOUNCEMENTS (for your convenience) ::
Please join us for a very special event: our annual tea party! This year it will be a brunch served at 11:00 on Fri, April 16, at the KC Hall. RSVP to Phyllis at 402-488-9177 by Mon, April 12th. Come and enjoy good food and time spent with good friends.
The current session began April 5th and will go through May 23rd. There are several open slots. Use the online sign-up; the link is in the parish e-mail. You may call the parish office for help or with questions.
The greatest Easter gift you can continue to receive during the Easter Season is going to daily Mass. The readings and prayers continue to draw us deeper into the joy and new life of this season. Our Lord is inviting you to experience fully that He has Risen! “The Mass is the most perfect form of prayer,” said Pope Paul VI.
The Pink Sisters Need Our Help!
Saturday, April 17th at 9am
Outdoor Workday & Grounds Cleaning
The Sisters will do the heavy lifting (by praying in the chapel) so that we are free to do the light work of leaf raking, minor bush and branch trimming, mulching, and general cleanup of the convent and chapel grounds. Please bring shovels, wheelbarrows, rakes, chain saws, clippers, and other tools. With questions, contact Dan or Cheryl Wesolowski at 402-488-8249 or email@example.com
Make an Easter Pilgrimage with Saint Joseph! It is tradition to make a pilgrimage on Easter Monday, but we’re not limited to that day! Guide-pamphlets are available at the exits.
Home for Sale: 3440 Laura Ave. Text Norah for details: 402-416-5850
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.
Ushers are greatly needed! Ushers have an important role in our parish. They stand watch during Mass to provide security. They are the concierges of our parish, welcoming all of us, making visitors comfortable, and helping to find what is needed. The more visible things they do are helping to seat people—especially important now in a time of social distancing—and helping with collection, offertory, and streamlining our exit at the end of Mass. We need more Ushers! Many of our dedicated men have retired. To volunteer, please contact Will Varicak at 402-416-1070.
It is time to (informally) reintroduce Altar Servers to our Masses. We have not yet drawn up a schedule nor have we trained last year’s boys and we don’t yet have plans for training this year’s boys. But if you have boys or young men who are altar servers, please encourage them to volunteer at whichever Mass you attend. We will keep you posted on this. HOLY WEEK NOTES FOR ALTAR SERVERS: Those boys who wish to serve at Holy Week Liturgies should try to attend one of the practices. Thursday’s practice is at 2pm. Friday’s practice is at 2pm. Saturday’s practice is at 1pm. Altar Servers who wish to serve at Easter Sunday Masses will not need to practice. They may report to the Sacristy before Mass if they would like to serve Easter Sunday Mass(es).
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 ::
The Newman Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture welcomes Sr. Bethany Madonna and the Sisters of Life for an evening talk entitled: "Allelulia Is Our Song! Loving Mercy & Living Hope." The event will be Wednesday, April 21st, 7 PM in Rosary Hall at the Newman Center (320 N. 16th. St.). All are welcome. A free will donation is being accepted to support the Sisters and their apostolic work including caring for women who are pregnant and in crisis, accompanying college students and those suffering after abortion and fostering the Culture of Life.
There will be a Day Long Retreat for couples or individual spouses experiencing primary or secondary infertility held on May 1st, 2021 from 9 a.m.-4:00 p.m., led by Fr. Tim Danek with other guest speakers at John XXIII Diocesan Center in Lincoln or virtually. Cost is $15/35/60 for virtual/individual/couple and in person includes Mass and brunch. Sign up/more information at https://lincolndiocese.regfox.com/ifretreat
:: REPEAT DIOCESE-wide ANNOUNCEMENTS ::
STAGE Auditions for It’s Elementary My Dear: Use THIS LINK to go to the sign-up genius for instructions.
CK Sisters Outdoor Spring Workday – Sat., May 1, 1:30-4:30 p.m. 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. Please bring masks for work in proximity to others. Children are also welcome! Mark your calendars now and contact Sister Mary Angela at email@example.com if you would like to come and help. Villa Regina Motherhouse, 4100 SW 56th St., about 2 miles west and south of Pioneers Park. (Walk-ins also welcome.)
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!
‘Come Alive’ Seminar Coming to Cathedral of the Risen Christ
This seven week seminar will provide profound encounters with the Holy Spirit. The seminar will take place on Monday evenings from April 12 through May 24, from 6:30-8:30PM. Each night will consist of praise and worship, talks from guest speakers, small group discussions, and intercessory prayer. Registration for Come Alive, and more information regarding the seminar, can be found online at www.cathedraloftherisenchrist.org or by visiting the Cathedral parish office. The seven week seminar will cost $50.
From The Cloisters on the Platte:
Located at The Cloisters on the Platte, the Stations of the Cross is a 2,500 foot long walking tour with audio meditations, comprised of 14 sculpture stations that represent Christ’s trial through his burial.
The Stations of the Cross reopened for the season on Mon, Mar 15th, 2021.
- Monday-Wednesday: 9am to 4pm
Thursday: 9am to 12pm
Sunday: 2:30 to 4pm
Visit their website for further details.