December 22, 2022: Weekend Update

“I proclaim to you good news of great joy: today a Savior is born for us, Christ the Lord!”

~ Luke 2:10-11


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


December 25, 2022 Bulletin

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January 2023 Parish Calendar




New Voices for Midnight Mass

The choir practice scheduled for Thursday, December 22nd has been canceled due to the weather. Anyone wanting to join the 10:00 choir at the Midnight Mass are welcome to come at 10:45 p.m. in Kaczmarek Hall for a practice prior to the Midnight Mass. All are welcome to come and share your voices, singing praise to our Savior!


Parish Offices Closed

St. Teresa Parish Office will be closed from Friday, December 23rd through Sunday, January 1st.

2023 Calendars

The shipment of the 2023 calendars are delayed. We will put them out as soon as they arrive.

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:

Sun 4-5pm; Thurs 9-10am, 4-5pm;

Fri 11-Noon; Sat 9-10 am & 3-4pm

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School Office Closed

The school office will be closed over Christmas Break: Dec 21st at Noon-Jan 2nd. Teacher workday & meetings on Jan 3rd. School resumes Jan 4th.

Christmas Wish List

Please look over the Christmas Wish List and consider giving to an item listed. For another copy, please see the emailed bulletin or call the parish office for another copy. We can email this directly to you as well.


Substitute Teachers

Substitute teachers are needed for our Catholic School. If you are ready to sub, please call the school at 402-477-3358 or email For those not holding an educator certificate, two options are open: 1. Acquiring a local  sub permit (may require 60 college hours & human relations course). 2. If you previously held an educator certificate you may qualify for a state substitute permit. Go to the Nebraska Department of Education  website to fill out the applications. If you need more information, email or call 402-473-0613.

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St. Teresa Thrift Shop

The Thrift Shop made $3,714 last weekend

Hours for business:

Fridays 4-8 and Saturdays 9-3

Please donate during business hours.

Please remember St. Teresa Parish

in your year-end giving.



Christmas Confessions

Additional confession times to help prepare our souls for Christmas will be on Sat, Dec 17th from 10am-Noon. Normal confessions will also be held prior to the weekday Masses and on Saturdays from 3-4pm.


Purchase a Poinsettia

Purchase a poinsettia to adorn the altar during the Christmas Season in memory of or in honor of a loved one. Midnight Mass will be offered for the intentions of the Christmas Poinsettia donors. The cost is $25. You may use last week’s form or create   your own (include name of donor, names of loved ones) to turn into the parish office or in the rectory slot.


Leader for Rosary

Do you enjoy leading the Rosary? If so, we are looking for someone to sub or take one Saturday a month to lead the 3:35pm Rosary prior to the 4pm Mass. Please call Mary J Volkmer at 402-489-7914 if interested.


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.


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.


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 (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


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 |


Christmas Diocesan TV Mass Time Change

The diocesan TV Mass broadcast on KLKN-TV (Channel 8) in Lincoln will air at 9:00 a.m. on Christmas Day.


Date Night

Make time for your vocation! The Family Life Office invites you to a date night out on Jan 10th, 6-9pm at UNL Newman Center Rosary hall with Josh Burkes and Chad Steiner of the Emmaus Institute speaking. The topic is “Praying with Scripture with Your Spouse and Family”. $45 for dinner/drinks/apps for two or come for free to the talk and go out to eat on your own. (Will be streamed.) For more information or to register, go to Limited free babysitting available!


Pius X Thunderettes


Sugar Rush Dance Camp 2023: The Pius X Thunderettes will be sponsoring a Sugar Rush Dance Camp on Jan 14th from 9am-Noon at Pius X High School for ages.


Dance Clinic: The Pius X Thunderettes will host a Dance Clinic on Jan 14th from 1-4pm at Pius X High School, ages 12-14.

Please email with any questions regarding either event. To register for either event, click HERE.


Shine Like the Stars 2023

Villa Maria School’s annual fundraising dance & auction, “Shine Like the Stars 2023” is Jan 27th at Lancaster Event Center, Lincoln. Purchase general admission tickets, reserve a table, bid on auction items, or make a donation, text vmdance23to 243725 or click HERE.

Nebraska Walk for Life

January 28th, 10am at the State Capitol,  followed by the Walk then the keynote speech at 11:30 at UNL Student Union, will bring the 50th Nebraska Walk for Life in Lincoln! Guest speaker will be Dr. john Bruchaliski, who will describe how a return to his religious faith brought him from abortionist to a leading light in pro-life medicine. His Tepeyac Family Center is one of the largest pro-life medical practices in the country, serving as a safe haven for women in crisis pregnancies. His journey is described in his book, “Two Patients: My Conversion from Abortion to Life-Affirming Medicine.” Come and show your support for Life and hear this man’s inspiring story!

Walk for Life Gala

In celebration of Roe v Wade, the inaugural Walk for Life Gala, a fundraiser for Nebraska Right to Life, will be held Fri, Jan 27th, the night before the Walk. Come and join fellow pro-lifers for either or both. This year’s speaker, Dr. John Bruchalski, will be participating in both events. Tickets for the Gala, at Embassy Suites, $50. Purchase online  HERE or by sending a check to NE Right to Life, (Gala in memo line) to PO Box 80410, Lincoln (68410-0410). Questions contact NE Right to Life at 402-438-4802.


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.


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 click HERE.

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!