December 30, 2022: Weekend Update

“The shepherds went in haste to Bethlehem and found Mary and Joseph, and the infant lying in a manger. When they saw this, they made known the message that had been told them about this child. All who heard it were amazed by what had been told them by the shepherds. And Mary kept all these things, reflecting on them in her heart.”

~ Luke 2:16-19


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. Bedmaking


January 1, 2023 Bulletin

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January 2023 Parish Calendar

Spring 2023 Retreat Schedule



January Calendar

The January Parish Calendar is attached. This calendar includes the days and times for Eucharistic Adoration which was mistakenly omitted from the printed calendar.


Welcome in Baptism

Welcome in Baptism Luca John Switzer, son of Stewart and Betsy, and Boden Steven Rogge, son of Joseph and Kaitlin. Congratulations!

2023 Calendars

The 2023 Calendars are here! Feel free to pick one up at the exits of the church.

Pink Sisters Holy Hour For Vocations

The Pink Sisters will have a Holy Hour to pray for vocations on Fri, Jan 6th at 7:15pm at the Pink Sisters’ Chapel, 1040 S Cotner Blvd. The singing will be led by the Anima Christi Singers.


Please consider helping with the January bedmaking at the Retreat House on Mon, Jan 16th. Sign up by clicking HERE.

S.T.A.G.E. Student Theater

S.T.A.G.E. Student Theater presents Saintspeare, Jan 20, 21, 27, 28 at 7pm and Jan 22, 2pm matinee. All performances will be held in St .Teresa’s Kaczmarek Hall, 36th and Randolph Streets. The is a humorous rendition of three of Shakespeare’s famous plays set in a “Midwinter’s Night Dream.”. The Bard’s plays are intermixed in a whacky dream causing havoc for the main character, Beth. Using the wisdom of the saints, she sets out to resolve the dilemma, while counterpart, MacBeth seeks to foil the night. Performed by students ages 9-13, with a dabbling of music and dance, this production will delight audiences both young and old. Tickets are available online beginning Jan 1 at under “Tickets”. Reserved seating only. Approximately 2-hour show with intermission. Appropriate for ages 5 and up.

New Year’s Resolution: Eucharistic Adoration

As you begin this new year, one great resolution would be to spend more time with Jesus! He would love to spend an hour with you in adoration! Our next session runs Jan 2-Feb 21 and we are in need of adorers in a variety of time slots. Please consider signing up for an hour to adore our Eucharistic Lord and to pray for our parish and your own needs.

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;

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 was closed last weekend

Hours for business: Dec 30th and 31st:

Friday, 4-8pm; Saturday, 9-Noon

Regular business hours will resume on January 7th:  

Fridays 4-8 and Saturdays 9-3

Please donate during business hours.

P lease remember St. Teresa Parish

in your year-end giving.






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 |



Called to Silence

God speaks to you in the silence. Are you ready for some quiet time away after the holidays? Steep yourself in the scared space of the Creighton University Retreat Center to be still and open yourself up to the graces of God has for you. You will meet with an Ignatian-trained spiritual director daily to reflect on what’s stirring in your heart. Opportunity for daily Mass and confession. Retreat cost including room and meals is $350. Choose one of the 4 opportunities to attend: Jan 19-22; Feb 23-26; April 13-16; and May 4-7. Register at

National March for Life

All are welcome to attend a pilgrimage to Washington D.C. to celebrate the overturning of Roe v. Wade on Jan 17-21, 2023. The cost is $480 per person. Register at



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


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!