August 27, 2021: Weekend Report

Dear Saint Teresa Parishioners,

Thanks for tuning in this week! Last week’s regularly scheduled parish e-mail—and this week’s office hours—were interrupted by an unscheduled COVID quarantine for my children, during which I temporarily became a stay-at-home mom again. Fear not: the patients have recovered, their siblings (and parents) did not become ill, and the quarantine is over. Thanks to all of you for your patience and understanding, as this affected the hours and functioning of the Parish Office this past week. Things should be back to normal on Monday. Important Note: no priests or other office staff were exposed to COVID.


*Speaking of COVID, Lancaster County has mandated masks again for all people over the age of 2 when we are indoors, regardless of vaccination status. Click HERE for the county’s explanation & rules.

Let us say our fond farewells or good riddance, if you prefer to August and welcome to September. Maybe it’ll cool off a little! A parish calendar is attached. Save a copy; it’ll help you navigate the meetings and activities in our parish for the month. Information for CCD and Godteens will be coming soon. Lastly, dependent upon our city’s health-situation, we hope to have our Parish Picnic October 3rd. Watch for requests-for-help and announcements, and be thinking about ways that you can participate in making the event happen.

May God bless you and keep you healthy!


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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September 2021 Parish Calendar


Men’s Club + Thrift Shop = Opportunity

THIS WEEKEND Sunday, August 29, 3-4pm

Men’s Club (men of the parish) is asked to help the Thrift Shop Volunteers to box up summer stock and move into the store. Come to the store (743 S 25th St) at 3pm. St. T Junior High & Pius X Students: this is a great service hours opportunity!

Altar Society Meeting

All women of the parish are invited to the Altar Society Meeting on Wed, Sept 1st, beginning with the Rosary at 6 pm in the church. Following that we will have a pot-luck dinner and meeting. We are asking that you kindly wear a mask during the Rosary and meeting.

Last call for Pitch Players!

Sign up forms are due Thursday, Sept. 2 for our St. Teresa Pitch League. If you can't play every month - sign up as a sub! They are needed as well. Forms can be found at the church exits. Questions? Call or email Joan Tasler: 402-310-9682 or

Grand Group

Everyone, please come and help us plan the last few events of our year on Fri, Sept 3rd at 1:00 at the KC Hall. These events weren’t planned last spring because we were unsure about the pandemic. Bring your good ideas and help us round out a fantastic Grand Group year!

First Friday Holy Hour

Friday September 3, 2021 at the Pink Sisters’ Chapel. Singing will be led by the Marian Sisters. Join us!

Boy Scouts Mtgs Resume

Troop 28 Boy Scouts will resume meetings beginning Tuesday, September 7th from 7-8:30 in Kaczmarek Hall. Contact Bob Swanson for details: 402-613-1457 or

Welcome by Baptism

  • Jonathan Louis Beauclair

son of Aaron & Roni

  • Zoë Marie Macpherson

daughter of Roy & Kimberly

  • Delphina Margaret Coleman

daughter of Gene & Eden


Faith Sharing for Intellectually Disabled Adults will be starting up again Monday September 13th at 7:00 p.m. Meetings will be held at Saint Teresa School. Please call Shannon Kohmetscher if interested in joining: 402-430-0681


Enrollment for CCD grades 1-8 is open. Please contact the rectory office to sign up your child: or 402-477-3979

Details will be announced ASAP.

The Emmaus Institute has finalized its Fall schedule. You may visit their website, read the insert, or see the display in the Narthex for details. The Monday class, “The Whole in One, Part 1: A Survey of the Old Testament” will be held at St. Teresa, in Kaczmarek Hall. To promote this class, there will be an Introductory Presentation on August 30 at 6:30pm (no cost, in K.Hall). Come and see!




 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:

Monday 12-1, 1-2 | Friday 11-12 | all other days are full!

Are you interested in becoming Catholic?

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

RCIA Classes begin October 7th. Contact 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.


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


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.

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.



St. Michael School in Lincoln, 9101 S. 78th Street, has an URGENT need for a loving professional to provide after-school care for preschool students, ages 3-5.  The hours are approximately 3PM till 5PM on school days.  Background check and Safe Environment training are required.  Please contact


Ready to take your pro-life passion to the next level? Consider attending the Bishops’ Banquet and Conference on Sept. 17th and 18th! You’ll network with pro-lifers from across the state, find opportunities for volunteerism and involvement, learn state-of-the-art strategies, and more. Let us lift you up with prayer, arm you with information on breaking pro-life issues, and joyfully celebrate the Gospel of Life with you! Free banquet childcare provided. Visit to register and learn more!


Blue Mass at Cathedral

This year’s Blue Mass will be held at the Cathedral of the Risen Christ on Saturday, September 11 at 10am. Bishop Conley will be celebrating the Mass in remembrance of deceased emergency responders and those that perished in the twin towers in New York on 9/11.  All are invited to attend.


Calling all Catholic men! The 2021 Men's Rosary March takes place October 2, at 9:00 AM, meeting at the Newman Center, 320 N. 16th Street, beforehand. Bring your sons, brothers, fathers, and friends to publicly pray for our Nation and Church as we walk from the Newman Center to the State Capitol where lay and religious speakers will provide further testimony and prayer. Bring your rosary and any other holy items you wish. For more information and to RSVP, search for "2021 Men's Rosary March" on Facebook.


LINCOLN MOTHERS ON A MISSION (MOMs) will be meeting Saturday, September 4th @ 8:30 am for a presentation by Lincoln's Sidewalk Advocates for Life team. The meeting will take place at the pro-life center, 5632 S 48th St, Lincoln, NE. Lincoln MOMs is a group of Catholic mothers searching for fellowship, hope, & joy in our ever-changing vocation. Monthly meetings are held every first Saturday, 8:30-10:30 am. Contact us at or



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.


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


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 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!