Dear Saint Teresa Parishioners,
Things are picking up with as we approach the end of summer and thus the start of the school year (first day: August 16th). Men’s Club and Altar Society meetings resume in September—keep an eye on the calendar. There are still openings for St. Teresa Preschool and for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (see announcements below).
We have 10 short days til school begins. And 22 days til Husker football (It seems that NU’s schedule has been rated 2nd-toughest in the nation! Extra holy hour, anyone?) 😉
God bless you!
- Summertime Hosting Sign-up (Are You Plugged In)
- Eucharistic Adoration Sign-up : This series runs through Aug 14
- Parish Website
- THRIVE Website
- Parish Facebook Page
:: NEW & UPDATED PARISH ANNOUNCEMENTS ::
Sunday August 8th at 5pm
Please join Bishop Conley, Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, Catholic Social Services Executive Director Katie Patrick, and BetterLife CEO Dan Shinnick for a Food Drive/Walk to End Hunger at the Pius X Track/Football Stadium on Sun, Aug 8 from 5-8pm by BetterLife. There will be a food collection drive thru to drop off donated food and monetary donations. You can also walk around the track to raise awareness for the poor and hungry. Refreshments will be provided for those who walk and volunteer. Bring the whole family as there will be activities for kids as well. All food and monetary donations will go directly to CSS’s St. Francis Food Pantry. With questions, contact Mike Hosek at 402-570-9294 or if you would like to donate online, please click HERE.
Do you need to add a (meeting/event) date to the September parish calendar? Please send the information to firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP. Thanks!
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
Summer Adoration Program
The Summer Adoration Program will be drawing to a close soon. 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 Kaczmarek Hall on August 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.
Please pray for the repose of the soul of longtime parishioner Betty Soukup, who passed away peacefully on July 10th.
Religious Sisters Vocations of the Week
Sisters of Mary, Queen of Mercy
Sr. Maria Christine Loan Tran and Sr. Maria Joseph Hang Bui
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 $2197.
To volunteer, contact
2021 Summer Clearance Sales:
August 13-14: Half Price
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!
Online Registration: There is a red registration button HERE at the parish website.
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: JFTASLER@gmail.com | 402-310-9682.
UPDATED: Eucharistic Adoration
Come spend an hour with the Lord!
The link to the online sign-up is HERE. 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 1-2 | Tuesday 3-4 Wednesdays 11-12 | Thursday 3-4 | Fridays 11-12, 2-3, & 6-7 | Saturdays are full
Note: for 5-6 weeks, we need a sub for Mondays from 10-11am.
St. Teresa will no longer live-stream 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.
*Many, many thanks to all of the people who helped to live-stream Masses from the beginning of the pandemic until now: computer and sound technicians when Masses were non-public, choirs who lent their music to the broadcasts, technology specialists who helped and enabled our priests to stream when Masses opened up, and to our priests themselves, who made the extra effort each Saturday to live-stream.
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:
þ Altar Server Coordinator (Thank you, Broxes!)
- 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.
- CCD Teachers (Elementary)
Frequency: Once per week during the school year: Weds 4-5:30
Following an already-established curriculum, CCD teachers will teach elementary-age children who do not attend our parish school
Note: Sacrament years (2nd and 5th grades) are taught by the CK Sisters
- 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.
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
:: REPEAT PARISH ANNOUNCEMENTS ::
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
Acolytes and Altar Server Parents: we need help reminding our young men to hang up their vestments after Mass. Acolytes, please remind the boys. Parents: when your son has served Mass and has rejoined you, would you please ask him whether he remembered to hang up his cassock and surplice?
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: catholicliberaleducation.org and to view the school-family/parish-family meeting, visit the school’s webpage HERE.
Summertime SCRIP Instructions
Scrip is available to order all summer long and is a great way to make your summer dining, driving, and shopping earn rebates for St. Teresa school! Scrip orders can be dropped off at the rectory or by arrangement with Staci Cunningham. Cards we keep on hand will typically be ready to pick up by the next day.
Contact Staci Cunningham, Scrip Coordinator at 402.802.8627 or email@example.com. Note: if you do not hear back from Staci within a day, please contact Janel at 402.525.5500. Janel is providing “backup” when Staci is traveling.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
:: NEW DIOCESE-wide ANNOUNCEMENTS ::
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 https://www.lincolndiocese.org/school-employment. To apply, send letter of interest and resume to email@example.com. No calls, please.
St. Joseph School, Lincoln
- Head Cook
St. Joseph School is searching for a Head Cook for our lunch program. Hours are from 7:00 am-2:00 pm Monday-Friday during the school year. Must be able to lift 20 lbs. or more. Competitive pay. To apply, contact Mai Linebaugh at 402-875-0510 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Kevin Naumann at 402-489-0341 or email@example.com.
- Lunch Program Manager
St. Joseph School is searching for a Lunch Program Manager. Hours are from 7:00 am-2:00 pm Monday-Friday during the school year (must be flexible). This person will oversee food preparation for the school lunch program and is responsible for following the guidelines set forth by the USDA, NDE, and Nutrition Services, and must comply daily to sanitation, safety, and cleaning procedures. To apply, contact Mai Linebaugh at 402-875-0510 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Kevin Naumann at 402-489-0341 or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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 the Cathedral from August 6 – 13 and 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 9th (Cathedral) and 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 spiritcatholicradio.com/shroud.
:: REPEAT DIOCESE-wide ANNOUNCEMENTS ::
Please join Bishop Conley, U.S. Representative Jeff Fortenberry, Catholic Social Services Executive Director Katie Patrick and BetterLife CEO Dan Shinnick for a Food Drive/Walk to End Hunger at the Pius X Track/Football Stadium on Sunday, August 8th from 5-8pm by BetterLife. There will be a food collection drive thru to drop off donated food and monetary donations. You can also walk around the track to raise awareness for the poor and hungry. Refreshments will be provided for those who walk and volunteer. Bring the whole family as there will be activities for kids as well. All food and monetary donations will go directly to the Catholic Social Services St. Francis Food Pantry. If you have questions, please contact Mike Hosek at 402-570-9294 or if you would like to donate online, please visit https://betterlifewalktoendhunger.dojiggy.io/lodge426/campaign/
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: thechristusfoundation.org/events. Free mulligans for teams that register by Aug. 16.
August 7, 2021 at Holmes Lake Park is the place to be for your choice of a 1 mile “Fun Run/Walk” or a 5K! This is a fun family friendly event for all ages and level of skill! The funds raised from this event will help support the ThunderBOLT Fun Run Endowment, which will provides grants each year to a special project of a Pius X academic department or school sponsored club or activity. This is a great way to help support Lincoln’s only Catholic High School and have a little fun. Register by July 21st to be guaranteed an awesome t-shirt which is included in the price of registration! 13 and older - $25, 6-12 - $15 and kids 5 and under are free (no t-shirt included). July 19th the price goes up by $5 per registration and no guarantee of a t-shirt. Prizes will be awarded as well as a grab and go goodie bag. More details and information on how to register can be found at: https://www.piusx.net/alumni/thunderbolt-fun-run/ or contact Kristin Heath at Kristin.email@example.com or 402-488-0931 ext. 56132 for more information, or to volunteer the day of the event!
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 16that 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 www.calvarycatholic.com 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!