August 4, 2023: Weekend Update

“We practice charity much better when we are helping a person who is less appealing to us.

~ 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


August 6, 2023 Bulletin

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Emmaus Institute 2023 Fall Courses




Please welcome in baptism Ivy Everett Thomas, daughter of Dave and Karen Abegglen. Congratulations!

Missionary Priest

Thank you for the generous hospitality and support given to Fr. Venance from the Diocese of Kigoma, Tanzania, who shared with us about the needs of the missions. Please remember him & his diocese/religious order in your prayers. It is very noble to desire to give ongoing support to a missionary; however, each missionary that comes to our parish needs our help. Therefore, please help support the larger missionary needs of the universal Catholic Church by supporting the different missionary dioceses or orders who give appeals in our parish each year and by supporting all the dioceses & parishes who cannot even afford to send a missionary to this country by supporting the World Mission Sunday on the third Sunday of October.

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

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.

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.

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 5-6 and 6-7;

Wed, 10-11am;

Fri 11-Noon

Sat 3-4pm

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New Playground Surface

We have exciting news! The old playground surface has been removed and a new surface poured. We now need to install the mats for our playground to be ready for the kids when they start school in two weeks. We need lots of help to get it done. It is a fairly simple job. The only qualifications you need to help is to be able to follow directions and have a can-do attitude! Students (5th-8th grade) can earn service hours by carrying the tiles from the pallets to the high school students and adults who will be laying them. Please consider sharing your time and talents for our school/community playground! To sign up to help, click


Jayhawk Jumpstart

Jayhawk Jumpstart for St. Teresa School will be Thurs, Aug 10th from 5:30-7pm. Drop off school supplies, meet your teacher,  pay tuition & lunch payments, visit with old and new friends. Knights of Columbus is providing complimentary burgers & hotdogs, chips, and dessert.

Pool Party

All 5th-8th grade students are invited to a Pool Party on Thurs, Aug 10th from 8-10pm at Eastridge Pool.

Summer Adoration Program

Root Beer Float Celebration for those who participated in the Summer Adoration Program will be Thurs, Aug 16th after the Noon Dismissal.

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!


First Day of School

Wed, Aug 16th for K-8th. First day for Preschool is Aug 17th. Registration is open for all grades. Please contact the school at, 402-477-3358, or  see the school website at

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St. Teresa Thrift Shop

The Thrift Shop  made $2,205 last weekend.

End of Summer Sale:

Aug 11-12:      Everything is 1/2 off

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.


 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.


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,



Walkers Needed

Be a part of the Walk to End Hunger and support Catholic Social Services Food Market. The goal is 1,000 laps and we need everyone to help. Each lap walked earns much needed dollars to fill the shelves to help those in need around Lincoln. The event will take place on August 6th from 5-8pm at Pius X High School track. Bring your friends or a team of friends and let’s get walking! To learn more, volunteer or donate, click HERE.



Stress in your marriage? There is less than a week left to sign up for Retrouvaille, a program for married couples that feel bored, frustrated, or angry in their marriage. Most don’t know how to change the situation or even communicate with their spouse. For confidential information about or to register for the weekend retreat on Aug 11-13, visit or call 1-800-470-2230.

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


Runborn is a pro-life mission to support women in crisis and unborn babies. Catholic athlete, Steve Sousek, will be competing in a race called Last Runner Standing on Aug 11-13 to raise money for St. Gianna Women’s Homes and the Women’s Care Center of Lincoln. Steve’s goal is to run for 25 hours. Donate and learn more 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.

 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.



 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.

 Day of Prayer:

Intimacy with Our Eucharistic Lord

A Day of Prayer, hosted by Catholic Daughters, will be held on Sat, Aug 12th at Christ the King Parish Center, 654 S 86th St, Omaha. Catholic Daughters invites ALL to join them to explore the Intimacy with our Eucharistic Lord. Listen to speakers, enjoy discussions, & pray in solidarity. Continental Breakfast & Lunch provided. There is a Mass at 8:15am in the church for those wishing to attend prior to the beginning of the Day of Prayer. Mail registration payment of $15 (checks made payable to Nebraska State CDA), attendee name, address & phone number to Janek Macklin, 2nd-Vice State Regent, 2507 Estes Lane, Fremont, NE 68025-3777. Registrations must be received by Aug 1st. For more information, email Marilyn at


Connect to Protect Conference: Protecting our Youth from Trafficking

Sat, Aug 5th at Embassy Suites, Lincoln. I’ve Got a Name, a local faith-based non-profit in Lincoln, is hosting a critical conference to increase community awareness & protect Lincoln’s youth against trafficking. Connect to Protect will address: The Reality in Lincoln, Parent Alertness, Social Media’s Influence, The Grooming Process and Ending the Demand. Speakers will include Fr. Sean Kilcawley (Lincoln Diocese Freedom from Pornography Apostolate Director) and many others. Registration is $30 for individuals or $40 for couples and includes lunch. SEATING IS LIMITED. Register at


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 5-13

+ = 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).






+ Eugene Ryan




Pro Populo


+ Steve Sr & Martha Kuzma


+ Lewis, Rose, and Patrick Schafers

Mon 8.7



Michael & Erica Volkmer

7am PS

+ Lourdes Serrann


+ Max Story




Anne & George Cunningham, Wedding Anniversary

7am PS

Florence Schlegelmilch,



+ Dr. John J Stransky




Lee  & Mary Volkmer

7am PS

Weitzel & Davis Families


Katherine Sweets




+ Phyllis Buckley

7am PS

Deceased Members of the Ferraro Family


Bernadette Pella




+ Ronald Whitlake

7am PS

Ronald & Nancy Mongeon Family


+ Angela Dreher



7am PS

Pierce Kincheloe


Christian Mothers


Pro Populo




+ Dorothy McBride


Knights of Columbus

Council #833


Orphan Souls in Purgatory

St. T | Weekly Calendar: Aug 6-13

Sun 8.6

1-9pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Mon 8.7

9am-1pm: Staff Mtg & Luncheon (KH)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Tue  8.8

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Wed 8.9

7:30pm: Men’s Club Meeting (CH/MR)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Thu 8.10

5:30-7pm: Jayhawk Jumpstart (Sch)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Fri 8.11

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Sat 8.12

7am: Parish Council Meeting (KH)

8:15am: Christian Mother’s Mass (CH)

              & Meeting (KH)

9am: Legion of Mary (MR)

9am-4pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Sun 8.13

1pm: Baptism (CH) & Reception (KH)

1-9pm: Eucharistic Adoration