August 11, 2022: Weekend Update

Dear St. Teresa parishioners,

Grand Group, Pitch Club, a Golf Tournament, and Eucharistic Adoration sounds like a good healthy Catholic combination. That’s what you’ll find in the announcements below. Be sure to look through them. Have you noticed that the bulletin cover has a new picture? It’s from Fr. Liam’s first Mass (taken by Chloe Kreikemeier Hoxmeier). What a blessing! This is my last parish e-mail; the next secretary’s going to be awesome.

God bless you!



Handy Links:

  1. Altar Server Schedule (look for the red button)
  2. Elementary School Enrollment
  3. Eucharistic Adoration Sign-up
  4. Parish Website



Aug 14 Bulletin

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Religious Sisters Vocations of the Week

Sr. Megan Therese and Sr. Joan Kolbe are Junior Sisters with the Marian Sisters. Remember to pray for them and for their formation.

St. Teresa Men’s Club is sponsoring a Golf Tournament. The four-man scramble will be held at Highlands Golf Course on Sunday, September 11th. Please contact Dale Theisen for more information or for a registration form: 402-430-0973.

Eucharistic Adoration

Our next session begins Tues Aug 16 and runs through Nov 23. If you want to keep your current hour, you don’t need to do anything. If you want to cancel or switch to a new hour, please do so today. Many summer adorers are returning to school and work; we need help.

The link to the online sign-up HERE and is on our website: Home>Authentic Worship>Adoration

Open Holy Hours:

Mon 4-5pm, Tue 2-3pm and 5-6pm, Wed 10-11am and 2-3pm, Fri 2-3pm

Thrift Shop

  • The Thrift Shop made $2281 last weekend.
  • Hours for business:
  • Fridays 4-8 and Saturdays 9-3
  • Specials

August 19-20: $1 Bag Sale

Aug 26-27: Everything is Free

Sept 2-3: Closed

Sept 9-10: New Merchandise

  • Please donate during business hours.

New Parish Secretary: Theresa Kottwitz has accepted the position of Parish Secretary for Saint Teresa. She will begin on Wednesday, August 17th. Welcome!


If you are a parish senior and haven’t been a part of our group as yet, we invite you to give us a try! We welcome you and believe you would enjoy our events and being a member of the Grand Group.

While the Grand Group is designed for and by parishioners aged 60 or older, if you are 18- 59 you are welcome to join us for any events that are of interest to you.

We have no officers and no dues! What we do have are faith-related and learning experiences but mostly we have a lot of fun and companionship! We hope to see you at our up-coming events!



On Friday, August 19th, we will meet at 12:00 at the Knights of Columbus Hall for our annual salad luncheon and faith-related movie. This year the movie is “The Staircase”. We always enjoy the delicious food for our bodies and inspiration for our spirits! Plan to join us and bring your favorite salad. Please RSVP by Aug 16th. Call Phyllis at 402-488-9177

or email

Pitch Club: Find a partner & get signed up for St. Teresa's Pitch League! We play once each month in September through April (no games in December). This is a great way to meet fellow parishioners and have some fun along the way. Subs are also needed. Pick up a sign up sheet from a church exit and return it to the rectory by Sept 1. Questions: email, call, or text Joan at or 402-310-9682. We look forward to getting to know you better! Join us for some cards & lots of fun!

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Registration for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, for children ages 3 - 9, has started for the 2022-2023 school year. Please see the parish website for information and to register:

Home>Faithful Teaching>Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

 Interested adults are welcome and needed to volunteer with the children. For more information, please contact Beth Ruhl at



  • CCD Coordinator

Frequency: Start-up at beginning of school year, then as needed.

The CCD Coordinator will make the calendar for the CCD school year, will make sure that we have teachers for each section, and will help plan events and services for the students. S/he will communicate between parents and teachers.

  • 3rd and 4th Grade CCD Teacher

Frequency: Every Wednesday 4:00-5:15pm (during the school year)

This person would teach the curriculum to the 3rd and 4th Grade class each week during the school year. Resources, materials and curriculum are provided through the parish. The Teacher would organize and instruct the lessons for their class each week.

  • God-Teens Coordinator

Frequency: Start-up at beginning of school year, then as needed.

This person (or couple) would work together with the Parochial Vicar to oversee the God-Teens program (Catechesis for Hish Schoolers), create the calendar, register students, plan group-events, and communicate with its leaders, students, and parents.

  • God-Teens Leaders

Frequency: Every Wednesday 7:30-9:00pm (during the school year)

A leader-couple takes a class as freshman and continues with them through the end of their senior year, teaching them about the Faith. The open their home to once-per-week meetings for their high school students during the school year.




St. Teresa Elementary School (Website HERE)

  • St. Teresa Elementary is still accepting new students for the 2022-2023 school year.
  • Check the school’s website for details.
  • Parents: remember to go through the packets that were mailed to you.
  • The Pool Party for 5th-8th graders is Wednesday, August 10, 2022 from 8-10pm at Eastridge Pool (830 Sunrise Road). Cost is $3. Concessions are available. This is sponsored by Student Council.
  • Jayhawk Jumpstart for grades K-8 will be held on August 11th from 6:00-7:30pm. You and your child can drop off supplies, see the classrooms, greet the teachers, and meet classmates and friends. This is also a good time to drop off tuition and lunch payments, physicals & immunization, and other paperwork.
  • First day of school is August 16th!

Would you like to bring up the gifts at Mass?

Here’s how you can participate: there is a card lying on the gifts table toward the back of the church. When you come in for Mass, pick that up and keep it with you. At the time of offertory, come to the back of church to bring up the gifts (replace the card then).

Abortion Tuesday Rosary & Mass

Every Tuesday 9:30—10:30am

5632 S. 48th Street, Lincoln

Pray for an end to abortion with many other fellow Catholics every Tuesday.  Rosary @ 9:30am  outside Planned Parenthood followed by Mass at 10am across the street 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-Thu, 9-4 |

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 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.


The Emmaus Institute for Biblical Studies is accepting registrations for fall in-person and online classes, including the first class in our new three-year certificate program covering the entire Bible: The Pentateuch(Mondays 9/12-11/14). Other courses include Reading the Bible Like the Fathers of the Church (Tuesdays 9/6-11/15), Heaven, Help the Home: God’s Blueprint for Marriage and Family (Wednesdays 9/7-11/16 at St Michael Church in Lincoln), Following the Way: A Biblical View of Discipleship (Thursdays 9/8-10/6); From Discipleship to Apostolic Mission: A Study in Acts (Thursdays 10/20-11/17); and Introduction to Latin(Wednesdays 9/7-11/16). In-person classes run 6:30-8:30pm at the Emmaus office in Lincoln except as noted. Online classes can be watched any time. Learn more and register at



  • An Unbound Basic Ministry Training (8 Week Video Series) will be held Thursdays, 6:30-8:00pm Aug. 18 - Oct. 6, at John XXIII Diocesan Center (3700 Sheridan Blvd, Lincoln NE).  This is perfect for intercessors who want training to be a prayer leader, or for those who have been through Unbound and want to learn to be intercessors (and prayer leaders are welcome to come for a refresher).  The cost is a $20 workbook.  Signup if you are able to attend and will get a workbook (use the first line to this signup):
  • Note: if you have to miss a week, you may be able to come to the John XXIII Center during the week to view it, or the video you miss can be rented online for $3 each.

  • Note: if you would like to receive an Unbound Ministry prayer session, I invite you to attend the Unbound Retreat weekend August 26-28 at Waverly:
  • If you desire to observe an Unbound prayer session, you could possibly be a secondary intercessor at the retreat, just email me with your availability on Sat. Aug. 27 between Noon and 6pm.

God bless, Fr. Gary Coulter, Director

Unbound Ministry in the Diocese of Lincoln

The Chancery Office has an opening for a Director of the Office of Discipleship & Mission.  This position is responsible for all diocesan programming involving discipleship, evangelical efforts, marriage, and family life.  This includes the evaluation, development, oversight, and administration of diocesan programming concerning evangelization and faith formation.  Please send resume and cover letter to Marsha Bartek at or 3400 Sheridan Boulevard, Lincoln, NE 68506.

The Nebraska Benedictine Oblate informational meeting will be held via Zoom at 7 PM, Sunday, August 28, 2022. For additional information contact Lead Dean Carol Olson for information and zoom invitation at 402-486-0864 or

Benedictine Oblates are Christian men and women of all faiths who are interested in enriching their Christian way of life.  Benedictine Oblates live in today’s society to bring the world to God by being a witness to Christ by word and example to those around them.

As a Benedictine Oblate you will spend time studying the Rule of St. Benedict.  You will also pledge yourself to a life of deeper prayer through Lectio Divina, the Liturgy of the Hours in the monastic tradition, and the study of spirituality.  There is no cost to become a Benedictine Oblate other than the4 cost for occasional bo9oks.  Benedictine Oblates generally commit to at least on meeting per month.

The Nebraska Benedictine Oblates are affiliated with Sacred Heart Monastery, Yankton, South Dakota. Additional information can be found on our Facebook page-Nebraska Oblates.

Join the three Bishops, the NCC, and hundreds of pro-life Nebraskans on Sept. 23rd & 24th in Lincoln for the annual Bishops' Pro-Life Banquet and Conference that uplifts and invests in the culture of life. Inspired by John 1:14, The Word Became Flesh, we want to equip every Catholic to meet the needs of our neighbors and the Post-Roe culture by being the hands and feet of Christ. You'll find your role in the pro-life movement, network with leaders, find opportunities for involvement, and learn how to message effectively. Free childcare provided at banquet. Learn more and register at today





Knock and the door will be opened to you.

Discover the amazing plan God has for you and your marriage on the next

Worldwide Marriage Encounter Experience

September 23-25

Ramada Inn, Kearney NE

With questions contact:

Brenda & Gary Granger: 303-604-6202

or visit

Space is limited; reserve your spot early!



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 visit

Hunger does not take a summer vacation!  Please consider helping Catholic Social Services Food Market and Meal Services stock their food pantry. To see the list of most needed items or to make a monetary donation, visit Thank you for helping CSS feed the hungry this summer!

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 HERE.

Remember that for St. Teresa parishioners, Men’s Club or Altar Society will pay for half of a standard retreat per year!