December 2, 2022: Weekend Update

“ We must abandon the future into the hands of God.”

                                                      ~ St. Therese of Lisieux.


Handy Links:

  1. Parish Website
  2. Online Giving
  3. Eucharistic Adoration Sign-up
  4. Acolyte Schedule
  5. Altar Server Schedule
  6. Lector Schedule
  7. Bedmaking
  8. Catholic Youth Sports
  9. Cub Scout Pack 128


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Holy Day of Obligation

Thursday, December 8th is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and is a holy day of obligation. All Catholics are bound to attend Mass on Holy Days of Obligation. Mass times are as follows: Wed, Dec 7th at 5:30pm, Thurs, Dec 8th at 6:30am, 8:15am & 6:30pm. Mass will be celebrated privately for the Pink Sisters and the chapel will open at 8am on the Holy Day.


Please pray for the repose of the soul of Nancy Russell.

RCIA: The Last Things

All are welcome to join the upcoming RCIA class on Mon, Dec 5th  from 7:00-8:30pm in Kaczmarek Hall. Our topic this week will be “The Last Things”, taught by Mary Lou Buss.

Introduction to the Devout Life – Note Time Change!

Are you looking to reinvigorate your spiritual life in preparation for Christmas? Join Fr. Schwenka as we go through St. Francis De Sales great work Introduction to the Devout Life, each Sunday of Advent, Nov 27th-Dec 18th,  7-8pm in Kaczmarek Hall. You need not to have read the book to attend!

Knights of Columbus

The Knights will be passing out candy after Mass on Dec 17th & 18th in honor of Candy Cane Sunday. All donations received will go towards purchasing items on our parish Giving Tree.

Planned Parenthood Rosary & Mass

Every Monday (Change of Day) 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


Bishop’s Annual Appeal for Vocations

Thank you to all who donated for our Bishop’s Appeal for Vocations! We made our goal!!

Winter Band Concert

All are welcome to attend the Junior High Winter Band Concert on Sat, Dec 10th at 5pm in the school gym.

Substitute Teachers

St. Teresa school is in need of substitute teachers. Contact Sr. Mary Cecilia at for more information.


Thanksgiving Day Collection

Thank you all for your generosity in giving to the Thanksgiving Day collection which benefits the We Help Fund. We collected $1,327.56. Thank you!

St. Teresa Thrift Shop

The Thrift Shop made $2,796 last weekend

Hours for business:

Fridays 4-8 and Saturdays 9-3

Please donate during business hours.

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:

Thurs 4-5pm; Fri 11-Noon & 3-4pm

Sat 9-10 am & 3-4pm



Advent Giving Wreaths

Please choose an item from the Advent Giving Wreaths as a way to celebrate the Advent Season. There are many options to choose from and your generosity will go a long way to relieve the suffering of others.


Eucharistic Adoration

Spend time with our Eucharistic Lord this Advent. Our new session of adoration will run from Nov 27th-Dec 23rd. What a great way to deepen your Advent Season! We have several open adoration hours that need filling. You are also welcome to sign up for an hour that is already filled. Click HERE for open adoration hours.


Men’s Advent Study

Men of the Parish are invited to join us on Thursdays (Dec 1, 8, 15, 22) in Advent. After the 6:30am Mass, we will gather in Kaczmarek Hall 7-8am to read and discuss Advent readings, share coffee, donuts, and fruit. For more information, contact Patrick Callahan at


SCRIP for the Holidays!

NEW SCRIP VENDORS, just in time for the holidays! Venue, Piedmont Bistro, Goodcents, Cactus and all other PRG dining options, now available together on $25 gift cards, with a 10% rebate! Perfect for dining out with visiting family, and great as gifts! And, coming Dec 1st, The Mill Coffee and Tea will be available in $10 cards, with a 10% rebate! Consider giving these or any of our gift cards to your friends and family this Christmas and receive the bonus of knowing you’re helping reduce tuition! *Due to slow shipping times, the deadline to special order cards with guaranteed delivery in time for Christmas is Sun, Dec 11th. Please plan ahead!* Items on hand: groceries, local restaurants, and more, can be ordered through Dec 21st, as long as supplies last! Questions:


St. Teresa Trivia Night Returns!

Mark your calendars for the return of St. Teresa’s Trivia Night on Sat, Feb 4, 2023, at Pius X. More information forthcoming.


Looking for an Advent Project? Please consider helping to make beds at the Waverly Retreat House on December 5th. See the SignUp Genius for times and sign up HERE


Scam Alert

Please disregard any texts that appear to be from Fr. Kipper asking for money. Many of our parishioners have received these scam texts.


Free Organ

The Pink Sisters have an organ they no longer need and are hoping to find a new home for it. Dan Wesolowski is willing to help move it. If you are interested, please call the parish office at 402-477-3979. The organ is free.


 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.


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 |

Job Opportunities

The Diocese of Lincoln is accepting applications for the position of Donor Relations Specialist. Strong Customer Service & Communication skills a must. Experience with Microsoft Office, especially Excel formulas and Word mail merging is desired. Applications can be obtained by contacting Marsha Bartek at, 402-488-0921, or through the Chancery Office, 3400 Sheridan Blvd, Lincoln, Nebraska 68506.

St. Joseph School is seeking a faith-filled, dynamic teacher for a full-time Jr High Math position starting Jan 2023. Must have a passion for character formation of young people & the ability to empower students of all abilities with excellent math reasoning skills. Strong leadership and team-building skills also desired. Please send resume and references to

St. Patrick School is looking for a 6th-8th grade Math & Social Studies teacher for the duration of the 2022-2023 school year. Current NE teaching certificate required. Math & Social Studies endorsements not required. Salary based on education and experience.


I Am Love Healing Service

I Am Love Healing Service will be held at North American Martyrs Church on Dec 9th from 6-9pm. All who desire to receive prayer or to pray for physical healing are welcome! This event is organized and led by priests form the Diocese of Lincoln and the Archdiocese of Omaha and supported by the Lincoln Equipping Team for Prayer and Healing.

Emmaus Institute

The Emmaus Institute for Biblical Studies is now accepting registrations for a 5-week course, Opening the Word: Catholics and the Bible. The course will meet in person on Monday evenings, 6:30-8:30 pm beginning Jan 9th and will also be available by video (posted the following day with class notes). Opening the Word is designed to familiarize students with the  Bible generally, preparing them to read, study, pray, love and live the Sacred Scriptures. It is the first of two interterm courses built into our Creation to New Creation program, but everyone is welcome to register for this beneficial course. Learn more & register at www.Emmaus

Mass of the Holy Innocents

The annual mass of the Holy Innocents will be celebrated on Wed Dec 28th at John XXIII diocesan Center Chapel, 3700 Sheridan Blvd. All are invited especially those who have suffered the loss of a baby. All names will be permanently placed on the Banner. Due to time constraints, only names submitted since 2014 will be read aloud. New names may be submitted by calling the Family Life Office, 402-473-0620 before 5pm on Dec 20th or in the vestibule prior to the reading of the names, which will begin at 6:45pm followed by Mass.



Heaven Kisses Earth” Advent Retreat

If you are newly post college, a young professional, or a young parent looking for an opportunity to come away from the noise of life and experience the Lord’s love in a deeper way, the Frassati group is inviting you to join them for their Advent Retreat: “Heaven Kisses Earth”. It wil be hosted at St. Joseph’s Church in Lincoln from 9:30am – 3:00pm on December 3, 2022. Breakfast and lunch are provided. The retreat offers reflective talks by Fr. Dominic Winter, interlaced with time for personal prayer, adoration, and confessions. For more information about the retreat or our group, please visit


Schoenstatt Advent Family Day!

All are welcome to attend the Schoenstatt Advent Family Day will be held on Sat, Dec 3rd from 9am-Noon at the Cor Mariae Center (340 State Highway 103, Crete, NE). Mass: 9am; Continental Breakfast: 9:45am; Family Advent Activities: 10:30am-Noon. There is no charge for this event. RSVP is not required but appreciated for planning purposes to

Child-Friendly Advent Holy Hour

Let the little children come: even the noisy ones! Join us for a family-friendly holy hour at John XXIII Diocesan Center (3700 Sheridan Blvd) from 3:30-4:30 pm on Sun, Dec 11th. Confessions will be available, a short reflection on Advent for the families, some music, some silence(ish), and hot cocoa to follow! No registration required.


Mass & Prayers for Healing

Mass & Prayers for Healing will be held on Dec 4th at John XXIII Diocesan Center. Confession: 1:15, Divine Mercy Chaplet: 1:30, Praise & Worship, 1:40, Blessing of salt water/religious articles, 2:00 with Mass immediately following. Anointing of the sick after the homily with Eucharistic Exposition & Healing to follow.


World Youth Day 2023

The dates for the next World Youth Day in Portugal have been announced, and our diocesan trip is ready to start taking registrations!  Our trip will be from July 24 through August 9, 2023, and includes a side trip to Fatima.  For more information or to register, please visit

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 HERE. Remember that for St. Teresa parishioners, Men’s Club or Altar Society will pay for half of a standard retreat per year!