August 13, 2021: Bulletin & Announcements

Dear Saint Teresa Parishioners,

Thanks for taking the time to look over the new announcements. After this weekend’s 8am and 10am Masses, the Legion of Mary will be hosting refreshments in the courtyard. A new session of Eucharistic Adoration begins this weekend (if you want to keep your hour, there is nothing you need to do at this time). We are in great need of coordinators for three religious education programs: CCD, Godteens, and RCIA. Those are the highlights. All other announcements, and details about those aforementioned, are laid out neatly below this message. 🙂

God bless you!


Handy Links:

  1. Summertime Hosting Sign-up (Are You Plugged In) (Goes through Sept 12)
  2. Eucharistic Adoration Sign-up : This series runs through Aug 14
  3. Parish Website



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SATURDAY AUGUST 14: Christian Mothers Mass & Meeting

Dads, you’ll want to send your wives to this month’s meeting! We have invited Luke Fischer to share about Catholic Liberal Education. Mr. Fischer is a father of four, very passionate about education, and has experience with CLE as both an educator and a parent. He will give a brief overview, lead a sample Socratic discussion—a central part of CLE—and then take time for all your questions. Our meeting will be in K. Hall following the 8:15am Mass; refreshments will be provided.

Emily Pfeiffer: 402-770-0359

THIS WEEKEND Come to the Courtyard for fellowship and refreshments after Sunday’s 8am and 10am Masses. The Legion of Mary is providing cookies and bottled water. Prayer books, holy cards, and holy    medals will be given away.

Welcome to our Newcomers!

  • Richard & Kimberly Robinson & family
  • Tessa Contreras
  • Patrick & Eliese Callahan & family
  • Tyler Matson
  • Kelsy Lortz & family
  • Lexi Banks & family
  • Tom Hoxmeier

Welcome Back: Bonnie Murphy, Mary Leopold, and Patty Ponce

Religious Sisters Vocations of the Week

Sisters of Mary, Queen of Mercy

Sr. Maria Bernadette Phuong Nguyen and Xuan Sang

UPDATED: Eucharistic Adoration

  • Spend an hour with the Lord!
  • The link to the online sign-up is HERE. Even though sessions begin and end, the sign-up site/link stays the same. If you sign up for a session and want to continue the Holy Hour, simply leave your name on the sign-up. If you sign up for a session but are unable to commit to the next session, you may remove your name from the sign-up (if you need help changing your sign-up, e-mail Carrie Stratman at or call the parish office)
  • Ron Zimmer (402-310-9342) is happy to assist those needing help signing up or finding a sub.
  • Hours of Exposition are Sun 1-9, Mon-Fri 9-9, and Sat 9-4
  • Open Holy Hours:

Sunday 3-4 | Monday 12-1, 1-2 & 4-5 |  Tuesday 3-4  | Wednesday 9-10 & 7-8 | Thursday 3-4 | Friday 11-12 & 6-7 | Saturdays are full

  • Note: we need a 5-6 week sub for Mondays from 10-11am.

Do you need to add a (meeting/event) date to the September parish calendar? Please send the information to ASAP. Thanks!

Are you interested in becoming Catholic?

Are you already Catholic and would like to learn more about your faith?

RCIA Classes begin October 7th. Call the parish office if you are interested.

GOLF TOURNAMENT: St. Teresa's Men's Club is sponsoring a golf tournament.  The four-man scramble will be held at Highland Golf Course on Sunday, September 19th.  Please contact Dale Theisen (402-430-0973) for more information or a Registration Form.

St. Teresa's Pitch League sign up is open. Take a sign-up sheet available at the church exits, fill it out & turn it in, and join us for some card playing fun this year! Also - we need SUBS for the league. If you can't commit to playing every month, consider signing up as a substitute player. Email, call, or text Joan Tasler to get on the substitute list: | 402-310-9682.

First game night: Sept 11, 7pm

Summer Adoration Program

The Summer Adoration Program is drawing to a close. The participation sheets are in the vestibule of the church. As a reward for the students who participate, there will be a root beer float party in K. Hall on Aug 16th after school and a chance to win prizes.

Grand Group: On Fri Aug 20th we will meet at the Knights of Columbus hall at 12:00 for one of our favorite   annual events! Bring your favorite salad for our potluck salad luncheon followed by a movie. This year we have another fine faith related film entitled “I Can Only Imagine!” Come and enjoy good food, a good film, and good company! Please RSVP to Phyllis (402-488-9177) by Tuesday, August 17th.


Updated: Participation is key in the functioning of our parish.

Are you plugged in—active and participating—or just along for the ride? 

Ask yourself where your strengths lie and then consider the following roles that need to be filled:

  • CCD Coordinator

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

A 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 with the parents and teachers.

  • Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHCs)

Frequency: Once per week (Sunday Mornings) a few months per year

These men bring the Eucharist to homebound parishioners on Sunday mornings. It’s also a way to check on the well-being of our brothers and sisters in their homes and provide a short but invaluable visit to Tabitha residents.

  • Godteens 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 Godteens program (Catechesis for High Schoolers), create the calendar, register  students, plan group-events, and communicate with its leaders, students, and parents.

  • Godteens Leaders

Frequency: Once per week during the school year: Weds 7:30-9pm

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

  • Ushers

Frequency: Once per week max, but less often when more men are available

Greet people when possible and hold doors for attendants. Help people find seats in the church when it becomes full. Keep watch during Mass: look for any security issues. Pass the collection baskets and make sure there is a family to take up gifts. Guide Communicants. Tidy up church & close the doors. Contact Will Varicak: 402-416-1070

  • RCIA Coordinator & Teachers

Frequency: Classes run once per week from Fall to Spring. Most teachers have one to three classes per season.

Note: PhD in Theology is not required. 😉

For full details, e-mail




St. Teresa is no longer live-streaming Masses.

Here are other Sunday Mass options: EWTN Mass is aired at 7am. The audio from  local Masses filmed in Lincoln or Omaha is broadcast on Spirit Catholic Radio (102.7 FM) at 12pm. Channel 8 (KLKN) broadcasts Mass at 9am.

Summer Adoration Program

The Summer Adoration Program is drawing to a close. The participation sheets are in the vestibule of the church. As a reward for the students who participate, there will be a root beer float party in K. Hall on Aug 16th after school and a chance to win prizes.

Thrift Shop: Thanks to everyone for their support in many ways: donations, shopping, and volunteering. God bless you!

Hours for business:

Fridays 4-8 and Saturdays 9-3

Please donate only during business hours.

Last weekend we made $2062.

To volunteer, contact Renee: 402-610-3153.

2021 Summer Clearance Sales:

August 20-21: $1 per bag

August 27-28: Anything remaining is free

September 3-4: Closed

September 10-11: New Merchandise

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) is a hands-on faith formation program for ages 3-6 where children grow in their relationship with God through scripture

and liturgy.

Registration for CGS is open!

Click HERE or go to the parish website, hover over the Faithful Teaching tab, and choose Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.

Acolyte Sign-Up: All Saint Teresa Acolytes need to sign up for duties covering the dates from August 1, 2021 through January 1, 2022. Please sign up for as many slots as you are comfortable with during these times, keeping in mind that we do need full coverage one way or another. We need everyone’s assistance in filling these spots 100%.

How to sign up:

  • Use the online sign-up HERE
  • Call Randy Polak: 402-429-8465 or 402-476-3961

Gift Bearer Instructions

If you’d like to take up gifts at a Mass, pick up the Gift Bearer sign from the gifts table in the back and take it with you to your seat. When you come back for the gifts, bring the sign with you and leave it at the table. If no one picks up the sign    before Mass begins, the ushers will ask a person or family.

Classical Education & Curriculum

Want to learn more about Catholic Liberal Education?

The book Renewing Catholic Schools: How to Regain a Catholic Vision in a Secular Age  is available (at no cost) at the school and rectory. (School Hours: Wednesdays from 9-12; Rectory Hours: Mon-Fri from 9-4). For even more information, visit the Institute for Catholic Liberal Education’s website: and to view the school-family/parish-family meeting, visit the school’s webpage HERE.


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.



You are invited to the 2021 Bishops’ Pro-Life Banquet and Conference on September 17th and 18th.  The Banquet will be Sept. 17th, featuring a cocktail hour from 5:30 – 6:30 PM, and from 6:30 – 8:30 PM, dinner, awards, and the keynote address from the Chairman of USCCB Committee on Pro-Life Activities, Archbishop Naumann of Kansas City, KS.  The Conference will begin at 8:30 AM on Saturday, Sept. 18th, with a rosary, followed by talks from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. These hard-hitting topics include renewal through Christ, messaging strategies, abortion dialogue, attracting young talent, and more. See our banquet and conference registration page to view the full line-up of speakers and topics.  Free, onsite childcare to banquet attendees on Friday, September 17th from 5:00 – 9:00 PM.  Kids 5-12 years old will have their own evening of pro-life fun, including food and themed activities.  To register, go to .


MASS with Prayers for HEALING

September 19, 2021.  Cathedral of the Risen Christ, 35th & Sheridan Blvd., Lincoln, NE. Please join together to pray for healing for yourself, your family, friends, for our Church and our Nation and for an end to the pandemic.

Salt, water, oil and religious articles will be blessed by Fr. before the Mass begins . These may be left in your car.

+Sacrament of Reconciliation, beginning 1:15.

+Chaplet of Divine Mercy at 1:30 pm.

+Praise and Worship 1:40 pm.

+Blessing of salt/water/religious articles

    immediately before Mass begins at 2:00 pm.

+Anointing of the Sick after the homily.

+Eucharistic Exposition and Healing Prayer after the Mass.


Creighton Model FertilityCare System  Creighton Model is a women's health science that allows users to learn more about their fertility and in conjunction with NaProTECHNOLOGY treat many reproductive disorders.  Introductory sessions are available in person or online.  For more information or to register, visit,


The Education Technology department for the Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Lincoln has an immediate opening for a Field Specialist.  Applicants must have an Associate’s degree or higher in a technology-related field and be at least 19 years of age.  This position will be responsible for the preparation, installation and configuration of technology at the schools and will involve remote diagnostics and traveling to the different schools, for on-site deployment and repair of equipment as needed.  This position is also responsible for the direct supervision of student interns.   For more information, see the full job description at  To apply, send letter of interest and resume to  No calls, please.


Lincoln Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (LDCCW) Fall Meeting will be held at St. Ann’s Church, Doniphan on Saturday, August 21; 8:30 am registration and 9:00 am meeting.  $15 includes lunch, everyone is welcome to attend.  Please email or call 308-876-2271 for the lunch count.  The meeting is also available via ZOOM, get login info in the August Effect, by contacting your Deanery President, or the above email or phone.


Marriage Encounter Experience

Enhancing our heart-to-heart communication

Sept. 17-19  Lincoln

Call us right-away

Contact Pat & Janelle Benson

Pat 308-940-0670

Janelle 308-940-1105


Come join us for Fresh Fire on Thursday, August 26, 2021 from 7-9pm at John XXIII in the chapel. There will be adoration, praise and thanksgiving, a short teaching, and an opportunity for individual time with a prayer team. Come, Holy Spirit, come.

Spirit Catholic Radio is bringing to Cathedral of the Risen Christ and St. Joseph’s in Lincoln an up-close experience of the most studied artifact of all time – The Shroud of Turin, what many believe to be the authentic burial cloth of Christ. Their newest traveling exhibit, The Man of the Shroud, will include 42 beautifully-designed panels on display in St. Joseph’s Parish Hall from August 23 - 29. This exhibit will raise the questions, “Could the Shroud be the most important archaeological artifact ever found? Does it provide clues to what happened during the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus?”  On August 23rd (St. Joseph School Gym), at 7:00 p.m. Shroud expert, Jim Bertrand, M.Ed. of the American Confraternity of the Holy Shroud, will give special presentations and rare viewings of a Shroud replica, as well as replicas of the Crown of Thorns, whip, nails and Holy Sponge used in the Passion of Our Lord. For more information on this exhibit and each location’s viewing times, visit


The Lincoln Christus Foundation is hosting a Golf Tournament benefit for the ministries of Regnum Christi. Sponsors and golfers are invited to support Missions, Leadership Camp, and other Catholic Apostolates like the Knights of the Holy Eucharist and Good Counsel Retreat House.  Register now for the Golf Scramble on Fri. Sept 17, 10am at Crooked Creek Golf Course in Lincoln: $125 per player/$500 per team includes lunch, prizes and more:  Free mulligans for teams that register by Aug. 16.

Calvary Cemetery’s Golf Tournament this year will honor First Responders, (LPD, LFR, NSP, SHERIFFS, CORRECTIONS, and UNL CAMPUS POLICE) and will be held on Monday, August 16th at Firethorn Golf Club.  Registration and a Chick-fil-A Sponsored Lunch starts at 11:00am. Golf begins @ 1:00pm.  For more information or if you would like to help support Lincoln’s finest by participating in the tournament or by other opportunities for non-golfers, please see “Calvary Events” on our website or call Kathi at 402-476-8787.


The Legion of Mary is celebrating 100 years in 2021.   The celebration will take place on the anniversary date, Tuesday,  September 7, 2021 at John XXIII Center, in Lincoln. It will begin with Tessera prayers and Rosary  at 5:30PM, followed by Mass, light refreshments, speakers, and socializing.  Mark your calendars! Please join us for this joyous occasion! All are Welcome!