August 18, 2023: Weekend Update

“How short-sighted His creatures can be! They find a soul whose lights surpass their own; they think the Lord loves them less. Yet, when did He lost the right to use one of his children to provide others with the nourishment they need?”

~ 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
  10. Weed Pulling
  11. Bed Making


August 20, 2023 Bulletin

Bulletin Advertisers Quarter 3

Thrift Shop Photo

Godteen Flyer

Cub Scouts 128 Flyer

CK Eucharistic Revival Holy Hours




Please welcome in baptism Camden Joseph Schumacher, son or Ryan and Melissa. Congratulation!

St. Teresa Thrift Shop

The St. Teresa Thrift Shop is serving those in our community in need of clothing, household items, books, etc. Patrons stood outside the Thrift Shop in 95° heat waiting for the opening day of the half-price sale—all smiles. See the emailed bulletin for a picture of waves and happy faces! Thank you to all who donate items and especially for our volunteers!

Godteens Kick-Off

Godteens Kick-Off event will be Wed, Sept 13th, 6:30-8pm. We will have pizza, games, & time to meet your Godteens group! Please scan the QR code or click HERE for more info & to register for the upcoming school year. All St. Teresa Parish high school students are welcome!


CCD will begin on Wed, Aug 6th with classes for students in grades 1-8! To register click HERE or scan the QR code.


Cub Scout Fishing Outing

The Cub Scouts Pack 128 will have a fishing outing at Holmes Lake on Tues, Aug 22nd, 6pm. All boys, graded K-5 are invited to attend. Snack & fishing equipment provided or bring your own rod. Boys should be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Siblings are welcome to attend. Kids may fish without a permit but anyone over 16 must have a permit. Question: contact Michael Ruhl at 402-266-1191 or

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: 

Tues 4-5pm; Wed, 10-11am and 5-6pm;

Fri 10-11am and 11-Noon; Sat 3-4pm

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Back to School Night

St. Teresa School is hosting a Back to School Night & School Family Meeting on Tues, Aug 29th, 7pm in the school gym. Come for a brief School Family Meeting, visit your students’ classrooms and hear about the school year from your student’s teachers.

Dairy Queen Dine Out Night

Dine out at Dairy Queen on South Street from 5-9pm on August 30th to support St. Teresa School! Purchase Scrip in advance to pay and compound the school earnings!


School Lunches


August 21


August 22

Wednesday August 23


August 24


August 25

BBQ Rib/Bun


Corn Dogs

Baked Beans


Green Beans

Meal in a Bowl


Grilled Cheese


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St. Teresa Thrift Shop

The Thrift Shop  made $2,513 last weekend.

End of Summer Sale:

Aug 18-19      Fill a bag for $1.00

Aug 25-26:     Everything left is FREE!

Sept 1-2:         CLOSED

Hours for business:

Fridays 4-8 and Saturdays 9-3

Please donate during business hours.


St. Teresa Pitch League

Calling all card players! Parishioners are encouraged to grab a sign-up sheet at the church exits & join us for this year’s St. Teresa Pitch League. This fun, once-per-month event is a great way to meet other parish family members & to have some card playing fun as well! All the info is on the sign up sheets, so grab one today & join us! (Subs are needed too!) Registration is due: Sept 1, so sign up today! Questions? Contact Joan Tasler: 402-310-9682 or


We are in need of volunteers to help make beds at the Waverly Retreat Center on Mon, Aug 21st. Volunteer times are 9-10:30am or 7-8:30pm. Carpooling is available; meet in the church parking lot. To volunteer 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 > 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.


Grand Group

The Grand Group will meet at 3pm on Fri, Aug 18th at Knights of Columbus Hall to hear Sr. Sylvia tell us about Nigeria, her home country, her life there, what brought her to the US & to Lincoln, & the work she is doing here. After her talk, we plan to enjoy supper at the Olive garden with Sister as our guest. Please RSVP at 402-488-9177 by Mon, Aug 14th. Note the start time is 3:00 p.m.

Weed Pulling Volunteers

Do you love being outdoors? If so, we have a wonderful opportunity for you to enjoy our Nebraska weather and help our parish! We are looking for volunteers to help pull weeds on our parish grounds. Please see the SignUp Genius link to sign up for a weed-pulling by clicking HERE.


Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Registration for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) for the 2023-2024 year will open on the parish website on August 6th. This 90 minute, once-a-week program is for children ages 3-9. Children attending St. Teresa School, grades PreK-2nd, will attend during school hours. For more information, please see the parish website at Volunteers are needed for the sessions for the school children. Please contact Beth Ruhl at


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.


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 |

  • Theresa Kottwitz: Parish Secretary

Mon-Thurs: 9-2 |


North American Martyrs is seeking a full or part-time Pre-K-8th grade Vocal Music and/or Art teacher for 2023-2024 school year. Contact & include cover letter, resume & references.

St. Michael’s School has a part-time opening in the Extended Day Care Program, Mondays-Fridays, 3:15-5:30pm. Please contact

St. Michael’s School is seeking a part-time nurse, Mondays, Noon-3:30pm. This is a paid position. Please contact

Blessed Sacrament School has an opening in their Extended Care Program. This position involves supervising & interacting with students after school on select weekdays from 3:15-5:45pm at the latest depending on when parents pick up. If interested, please email

Sacred Heart Church is looking for a part-time Faith Formation/Evangelization Coordinator. The Coordinator will promote the mission to evangelize & catechize active parishioners & inactive Catholics. They will direct parish RCIA, CCD, adult formation programs and evangelization efforts by overseeing these programs and equipping parish leaders & volunteers to disciple parishioners of all ages to know, love, and serve Jesus Christ as faithful members of his Catholic Church. This role includes program creation, maintenance, improvement, & management as well as on-going discipleship formation. The incumbent will be responsible for building programs that not only share information but also form disciples of Christ and His Church. This position plays an active role in volunteer coordination & parish leadership. If interested, please contact Monsignor Thorburn at


Director of Stewardship, Cathedral of the Risen Christ

Cathedral of the Risen Christ in Lincoln, NE is looking for a Director of Stewardship. This full-time position will ensure Cathedral’s long-term vitality and support all stewardship initiatives. The Director of Stewardship will oversee advancement for the parish and school, cultivate relationships with constituents, coordinate giving campaigns, and implement future capital campaigns and special projects. The selected candidate must be a self-starter who possesses strong communication and leadership skills. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Dianne Hall, Office Administrator,



 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 the sisters in adoring Jesus, truly present in the Most Blessed Sacrament on the following dates: Aug 20, Oct 15, Nov 12, Jan 7, Feb 4, Apr 7, and May 12. All holy hours begin at Noon except Divine Mercy Sunday, April 7th which will begin at 3pm.

Bishops’ Pro-Life Banquet and Conference

The Truth can be hard to find & especially hard to live out. Join the Bishops of Nebraska at the Pro-Life Banquet & Conference on Oct 6th & 7th, as we discover how the Truth is found & lived in a new Dobbs era with Catholic Answers Apologist & keynote speaker, Joe Heschmeyer. You’ll network with leaders from across the state, find opportunities for involvement in the culture of life, & learn how Truth can shape the pro-life movement. Let us lift you up with prayer, arm you with information on breaking pro-life issues, & joyfully celebrate LIFE with you! Free banquet childcare is provided. Visit or scan the QR code to register & learn more.

Benedictine Oblate Information

For those interested in learning about becoming an Oblate of St. Benedict, there will be an informational meeting held in person at the Lau Room of Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital (5401 South St) or via Zoom on Sun, Aug 27th, 7pm. For information or to receive the Zoom invitation, contact Dean Carol Barry at 402-488-8221 or

Healing Hearts Grief Support Sessions

Healing Hearts Grief Support for those who have suffered the loss of a loved one are being offered to assist Catholics in the grief process. Sessions: 6 Tues evenings beginning Sept 19th, 7-9pm at John XXIII Diocesan Center. Suggested donation: $25 for materials. To register: 402-473-0620.

Benedict XVI

Diocesan School of Catechesis

For those Catholics who wish to strengthen their intellectual & spiritual formation, consider registering for the 2-Year Hybrid Program of catechesis. The program runs one Sat per month from 8:30am-3:30pm, Sept-April for a total of 96 hours of formation. Classes offered in person or via Zoom. Year 1: Creed, Sacraments, Commandments, & Prayer. Year 2: Salvation History, Church History, Spirituality, Faith & Reason. For more info or to register visit: contact Discount of 25% for all Catholic School or CCD Teachers.

Yard Sale Fundraiser

St. Francis of Assisi Church is hosting a Yard Sale Fundraiser to help raise funds for the St. Francis Church building fund. The event will be on Sat, Aug 26th, 9am-4pm in the church parking lot, 1145 South St. Items for Sale: clothes, toys furniture, dishes, electronics, books, etc. Come and take a look!



 Carmel Walk

The Ecclesial Carmelite Movement is hosting their 18th annual Carmel Walk on Sat, Aug 19th. Join us for a morning of prayers, music & fellowship as we walk about 2 1/2 miles in the country. Please meet at the Carmel (9300 W Agnew Rd) by 8:30am. A shuttle will take you to the Walk. Holy Mass (Ordinary Form) to follow, approx. 11:30am, celebrated by Padre Claudio Grassi, OCD.

American Heritage Girls (AHG)

Please join us for our Membership Kickoff on Mon, Aug 21, 6:30pm at Cathedral of the Risen Christ, Rector’s Hall (lower level). Come learn about American Heritage Girls and register. AHG is a Christ-centered scouting organization for girls ages 5-18. Girls in AHG are encouraged to become servant leaders by participating in service projects for the church & community, accomplish badge work that emphasizes life skills, & take part in fun team-building outdoor adventures such as archery, hiking, & camping. Be a part of AHG’s mission to build women of integrity through service to God, family, community, and country.

Post-Abortion Healing Ministry

Calling all mental health professionals, clergy, and post-abortion healing volunteers! Join us for a free orientation to equip you with the tools to support those on their journey of healing after abortion. Sign up to attend one of two workshops at, on Aug 27th in Gretna, or Aug 23rd in North Platte.

Spiritual Warfare in the Family Conference

The Spiritual Warfare in the Family Conference has been rescheduled! Come join us for this one-day event on Sat, Oct 14th, Newman Center, to hear evangelist & best-selling author Kathleen Beckman share strategies on how we can address spiritual warfare & safeguard our families. Seats limited to 250 so register soon at Questions: contact Mary at 402-314-0479 or Sponsored by the Office of Family Life & Discipleship and St. Benedict Prayer Team.

Christus Foundation Golf Tournament

Register or be a sponsor for the Christus Foundation Golf Tournament on Fri, Sept 15th at Crooked Creek Golf Course. Check-in at 9am, 10am shotgun start. Range balls provided, with lunch and awards following. Learn more about being a sponsor or registering as an individual or team at Call Gary Roberts for more info at 402-430-3732. $125 per person/$500 per team.

Emmaus Institute

The Emmaus Institute for Biblical Studies is now accepting registrations for in-person & online classes this fall. New courses offerings include: Creation to New Creation: Psalms & Wisdom Books (Mon 9/11 to 11/13); Praying with scripture: Meeting Jesus the Word in the Written Word (Wed 9/6 to 10/4 and 10/18 to 11/15); Heaven, Help the Home: God’s Blueprint for Marriage & the Family (Thurs 9/7 to 11/16). All class sessions begin at 6:30pm and run 90 minutes to 2 hours in length. Videos of classes can be watched online at any time. Learn more & register at

Mental Health Workshop

Calling all mental health professionals, clergy, and post-abortion healing volunteers! Join us for a free orientation to equip you with the tools to support those on their journey of healing after abortion. Sign up to attend one of two workshops at, on Aug 22nd in Gretna, or Aug 23rd in North Platte.

Catholic Artist Guild

The Catholic Artist Guild welcomes all artists in the Lincoln Diocese to join us every 3rd Monday of the month in the Bride Room at St. Joseph Church, Lincoln. Meetings begin at 8pm. Dates for the remainder of 2023 are Aug 21st, Sept 18th, Oct 16th, Nov 20th, and possibly Dec 18th. For more information, email or call Megan Scdoris at 402-657-8199.

Attention Art/Craft Vendors!

If you are interested in selling your crafts or personal items at the St. Michael Annual Fall Festival, contact The Festival will be Sun, Sept 24th, Noon-3pm, and will include food, games, Bingo, Mums, music, and raffle. $20 per table/space. You keep the proceeds! Contact the St. Michael parish office with questions: 402-488-1313.

Eucharistic Pilgrimage to Mexico City

All are invited to join the diocesan pilgrimage to Mexico City on Oct 12-17, 2023, Oct 25-30, 2023. Registration is open for the October 12-17th pilgrimage. Cost: $1,700  includes the flight from Omaha, food, lodging, & mission experience with hope of the Poor. To register, click HERE. For more info call 402-473-0631.

Women of Hope Retreat

Take time to deepen your relationship with God by attending the Silent Women’s Ignatian Retreat by Sharon Doran: “Women of Hope Who Find God in All Things”. Retreat is Aug 24-27 at Creighton University Retreat Center in Griswold, IA, 1 hour East of Omaha. Cost: $425 for lodging, meals & retreat. Use QR Code to register or go to


Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Fr. Chris Eckrich is leading a trip to the Holy Lands from Feb 22-March 4, 2024. To see the full itinerary go to executive; to request a brochure call 402-435-8888, or for more information, call Barb Wallingford at 402-430-5811.

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.

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!

Mass Schedule: August 19-27

+ = 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 here (7am PS), said at the Chapel, are open to the public. (The Sunday Masses are private).






Respect for Life




Pro Populo


+ Kenneth Wieser


+ Tom Cowan

Mon 8.21



Sam Ganz

7am PS

In Thanksgiving for Good Vocations


Sean Mulholland




+ Ruth Cisneros

7am PS

+ Ray Master


In Honor of the Guardian Angel of the Miranda





+ Dr. Leroy Carhart

7am PS

+ Anissa Fayad


+ Joe Hamersky




+ Ed Wortman

7am PS

Marie Contreras


+ Dr. John J Stransky




Mary & Lee Volkmer

7am PS

+ Mary Ellen Hellman


Fr. Michael Zimmer, B-Day



7am PS

+ Jose Kriefels


+ Moon Bin


+ Dennis Coulter




Pro Populo/Shower of Roses


+ Kenneth Wieser


Orphan Souls in Purgatory

St. T | Weekly Calendar: Aug 20-27

Sun 8.20

1-9pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Mon 8.21

2:30pm: School Confessions (CH)

6pm: Wedding Rehearsal (CH)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Tue  8.22

3pm: Wedding (CH/KH)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Wed 8.23

2:30pm: School Confessions (CH)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Thu 8.24

6:30-7:30pm: CGS Parent Mtg (MR)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Fri 8.25

2:30pm: School Confessions (CH)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Sat 8.26

9am: Legion of Mary (MR)

9am-4pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Sun 8.27

1-9pm: Eucharistic Adoration