December 22, 2023: Weekend Update

“Behold, a Virgin shall conceive and bear a son; and His name will be called Emmanuel.”


~ Isaiah 7:14


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


December 24, 2023 Bulletin

Bulletin Advertisers Quarter 4

2023 STAGE Jonah Poster

2023 STAGE Merchant Poster

2024 Marian Camp Poster

Nebraska Walk for Life Poster


Christmas Carols at Midnight Mass

Anyone attending Midnight Mass is invited to come early for preludes beginning a half hour before Mass.

Parish Office Close

The Parish Office will be closed from Fri, Dec 22nd-Mon, Jan 1st. We will re-open on Tues, Jan 2nd.

Free Throw Contest

The St. Teresa’s Knights of Columbus Council 833 will be hosting its annual Free Throw Contest for boys & girls ages 9-14 at St. Teresa’s Gym on Fri, Jan. 19th, 4pm. Check-in begins immediately after school at 3:15pm. In addition, if you have a conflict that day, we can get you to shoot first if you need to leave by a certain time. Awards will be given for 1st & 2nd place. Everyone will receive a participation certificate as well. Contact Brad Behne at or 402-570-8585 for any questions or for more information.

Christmas Mass & Confession Times

Confessions in preparation for Christmas will be 1/2 hour before the daily Masses Mon-Sat; Sat from 3-4pm & 5-5:30pm. Christmas Mass times: Sun, Dec 24th: 4pm; Mon, Dec 25th: Midnight, 8am, 10am & Noon.

Solemnity of Mary: January 1st

Jan 1st, the Solemnity of Mary falls on a Monday and is NOT a holy day of obligation. Masses for Jan 1st will be  Mon, Jan 1 at 8:15 and 10am. There will be no vigil Mass.

 S.T.A.G.E. Productions

S.T.A.G.E. will be presenting 2 musical productions: Jonah & the Big Sale (performed by students ages 8-11) and The Merchant of Tennis (performed by students ages 9-16), in Kaczmarek Hall. Jonah & the Big Sale, based on the classic Bible story, is set in modern times with Ninevay’s Department store & a Whale of a Sale! Performances: Jan 19-20 at 6pm & Jan 21 at 2pm. Tickets $7. The Merchant of Tennis, a musical parody of Shakespeare’s famous work, The Merchant of Venice, follows a tennis theme throughout, teaching the lesson of Love. Performances: Jan 19-20 & Jan 26-27 at 8pm & Jan 21 & 28 at 4pm (a 2-hour show with intermission). Tickets: $8/$10. Both performances offer reserved seating. To purchase reserved-seating tickets, go to under TICKETS. Limited walk-in seating will be available.

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 4-5pm; Wed 10-11am;

Fri 10-11am, 11-Noon, & 3-4pm

Sat 9-10am & 3-4pm

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Christmas Break

School will dismiss at Noon on Dec 20th: End of 2nd Quarter. Christmas Break begins on Dec 21st. School will resume on Thurs, Jan 4th.


Are you looking for a way to give back to your community? Would you be interested in mentoring a young person in a school setting? If you think you would be interested in mentoring one-on-one at St. Teresa Catholic School, please contact Chris Jacobsen at 402-477-3358. Click HERE for more information.

School Lunches – Out for Christmas Break


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St. Teresa Thrift Shop

The Thrift Shop made $2,881 last weekend.

Hours for business:

Fridays 4-8 and Saturdays 9-3

Please donate during business hours.



St. Teresa Trivia Night

St. Teresa Trivia Night will be on Sat, Jan 13th at Pius X High School Commons. Come at 6pm for social hour and to set up your table. Trivia begins at 7pm.  To register your team or as an individual, click HERE or scan the QR Code. If registering a team, only the team captain should register & pay the full amount for all players. It is up to the captain to be reimbursed by your team members. If you do not have a full table, please register as individuals & you will be assigned to a table, with an option to state who you’d like to sit with. Individual registrations must pay unless you are a first-time player.  Registration deadline: January 5th. Tables will be assigned in registration submission order. Questions on Trivia Night contact Steve at

St. Veronica Ministry

If you are experiencing or have experienced a miscarriage, we want to offer you our support, prayers, & love as a parish family. Please fill out the Google Form on> Compassionate Service > Family & Social Ministries > Veronica Ministry. Please complete as much or as little information as you would like and we will be in touch. You may also call the parish offices at 402-477-3979. Please note that we are unable to offer medical advice. All medical questions should be referred to your physician.


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 Tuesday 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 |



Diocese of Lincoln: Christmas Masses & Confessions

Christmas Mass and Confession times for parishes across the Diocese of Lincoln can be found at

LDCCW Convention

A warm thank you & many prayers & blessings upon each of you for the work you do in your parishes. All ladies are welcome to attend the LDCCW Convention at John XXIII Center on Fri evening, April 26 & Sat, April 27 from 9am-3pm. For more information or to volunteer to help, contact Caroline Helget, Deanery President,, 402-202-0406.

Eucharistic Revival Holy Hours

All are invited to join the Christ the King Sisters at Villa Regina Motherhouse, 4100 SW 56th St, for Eucharistic Revival Holy Hours. Join the sisters in adoring Jesus, truly present in the Eucharist, on the following dates: Jan 7, Feb 4, Apr 7, and May 12. All holy hours begin at Noon except Divine Mercy Sunday, April 7th which will begin at 3pm.



Shine Like the Stars: Villa Marie Dance & Auction

Join us for dancing & a whole lot of fun & good food on Feb 9th, 6-10pm at Sandhills Global Event Center, for the Villa Marie Annual Dance & Auction Fundraiser. Dress in an outfit from your favorite era: medieval princess, a 70’s go-go dancer, 80’s Rockstar, a prancing poodle skirt & leather jacket couple, or just going for the “I just left the office in 2023” look! Tickets are on sale as well as our 60th anniversary merchandise. Pre-orders available for pick up at the dance. For tickets/merchandise, go to or scan the QR Code.


Childcare Staff Opening

Catholic Social Services is hiring full & part-time childcare teachers for their soon-to-be open childcare center. To apply/info, visit

Holy Innocents Mass

All are invited to a memorial Mass for those who have lost a child through miscarriage, stillbirth, infant death, or abortion will be held on Thurs, Dec. 28th, 7pm at John XXIII Diocesan center Chapel, 3700 Sheridan Blvd. Reading of names at 6:45pm. New names may be submitted by calling the Family Life Office at 402-473-0620 before 5pm on Dec 21st or in the vestibule prior to 6:45. All names will be permanently placed on a banner. However, due to time constraints, only names submitted since 2015 will be read aloud.

Advent with Spirit Catholic Radio

This year, Spirit Catholic Radio will focus on a theme for every week of Advent: Hope, Joyful Expectation, Prayer, & Peace. Follow us on social media, subscribe to our e-newsletter, The Halo, & visit as we share with your ideas for bringing these themes to life in your own special way with your family, coworkers, or community. Tune in on weekday mornings, 7-9am, during our Spirit Mornings Show to hear inspirational guests discuss what Advent can mean in our lives. Tune in Sundays for special Advent programming from EWTN. For more information, go to https://spiritcatholic

Silent Directed Retreats

Creighton University Retreat Center is offering 3-day silent directed retreats. 2024 dates: Jan18-21, Mar 21-24, May 2-5, July 14-17. Cost: $375. Click HERE to register.

Emmaus Institute Series

The Emmaus Institute for Biblical Studies is accepting registrations for a five-week course, Hearing the Word: Understanding the Bible, offered in person on Monday or Tuesday evenings, 6:30-8:30pm beginning Jan 8th, and available online (typically posted the following day with class notes). Taught by Emmaus president, Dr. Vern Steiner, Hearing the Word is a practical course designed to equip students with the tools to read the Bible with understanding. Learn more & register click HERE.

Confirmation Retreat

Confirmed for Mission for confirmands & at least 1 parent (Sponsors welcome) on Mar 23rd at Cathedral of the Risen Christ, 10am-4pm. $20/person (lunch provided). Details or to register visit or contact or call 402-473-0631.

Marriage Encounter Experience

Learn the tools needed to keep you marriage strong by attending a Marriage Encounter on Feb 9-11 in Lincoln. “Finding a oneness of heart we all desire.” Advance registration required. Contact Gary & Brenda Granger at 303-604-6202


Pius X High School Job Opportunity

Pius X High School has an immediate opening for a full-time para-professional. This individual will observe classes & assist with individual & small group instruction coordinated by our ABLE staff. If interested, apply online at


Pius X Dance Team Kiddie Camp

The Pius X Thunderettes are hosting a fun-filled dance camp for grades PreK-5th! The kids will learn one dance in their age group and one dance as one big group. There will be games and snacks! If you sign up by Dec 20th, your kiddo(s) will receive a t-shirt too! This year’s camp is Jan 6, 2024. Camp begin at 9am & the kiddos will perform their routines for parents at Noon. They will also have the opportunity to perform at a Pius X Varsity Boys Basketball game! Pease click HERE to find the sign up & for more information.

Pius X Passport to Adventure Club

Pius X Passport to Adventure Club is organizing a WWII Experience of Europe June 3-17th. We will be in Normandy during the 80th Anniversary of D-Day! Itinerary includes: France (Normandy, Mont St. Michel, Pilgrimage to Lisieux); Bastogne, Belgium (Battle of the Bulge); Amsterdam (Anne Frank House); Germany (Cologne, berline, Potsdam, Dresden); Czechia (Prague); Poland (Krakow, Auschwitz, Zakopane). Contact for details!

Eucharistic Revival Holy Hours

All are invited to join the Christ the King Sisters at Villa Regina Motherhouse, 4100 SW 56th St, for Eucharistic Revival Holy Hours. Join the sisters in adoring Jesus, truly present in the Most Blessed Sacrament on the following dates: Jan 7, Feb 4, Apr 7, and May 12. All holy hours begin at Noon except Divine Mercy Sunday, April 7th which will begin at 3pm.

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 click HERE; to request a brochure call 402-435-8888, or for more information, call Barb Wallingford at 402-430-5811.

Planned Parenthood Rosary & Mass

Every Tuesday 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, across the street.

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!


St. T | Weekly Calendar: December 24-31

Sun 12.24

4pm: Mass for Christmas

No Eucharistic Exposition

Mon 12.25

Midnight, 8am, 10am, Noon: Masses

                For Christmas

No Eucharistic Exposition

Tue  12.26

4pm: Baptism (CH)

4:30pm: Baptism Reception (KH)

No Eucharistic Exposition

Wed 12.27

9:30am-2:30pm: STAGE (KH)

2-10pm: STAGE Set Build (KH)

No Eucharistic Exposition

Thu 12.28

2-10pm: STAGE Set Build (KH)

No Eucharistic Exposition

Fri 12.29

2-10pm: STAGE Set Build (KH)

No Eucharistic Exposition

Sat 12.30

9am: Legion of Mary (MR)

2-10pm: STAGE Set Build (KH)

No Eucharistic Exposition

Sun 12.31

11am-5pm: CK Event (KH)

1pm: Baptism (CH)

No Eucharistic Exposition



Mass Schedule: December 23-31

+ = 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).






+ James Condon




Bernard & Alice Brugman


+ Charlie O’Grady


Pro Populo


Jackson Family

Mon 12.25



Pro Populo


+ Gerald Svoboda


+ Deceased Parishioners of St. Teresa Parish


+ Richard Aksamit




+ Virginia M Degenhardt

7am PS

Lay Adorers, Lectors, Kings Men, Ladies & Youth of the Eucharist


+ Virginia Ellis




+ Michael Metz

7am PS

Jacob James Love


+ Jean Wurtele




Sam & Rhonda Ganz

7am PS

Michael Scully, Birthday


+ Charlotte J Harper




End to Abortion & Increase in Adoption

7am PS

+ Bernice Fay Ruyle


+ Larry Heaslip



7am PS

Ella Anne Love, Birthday


+ Terri Schlichtemeier


+ Monte Moser




Pro Populo

Shower of Roses


+ Joe Hamersky


In Thanksgiving