At St. Teresa, we long to fill every member of our flock with a fervent desire to know Christ better and to enrich their understanding of what it means to be a part of the universal Catholic Church. Our faith formation programs nurture the minds and hearts of our parish family, so that together we can be prepared to live our lives as true disciples of Jesus. We invite you to delve into Scripture, deepen your knowledge of the Catechism, and draw closer to each other by participating in one of these faith formation programs.

Catholic Education

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Prekindergarten student must be 4 years old by July 31
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Grades K-8: Kindergarten students must be five years old by July 31
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Serving Grades 9-12 in 16 parishes in and near Lincoln
A Catholic education is a treasured gift that positively prepares students for college, career, and life. The Mission of the Catholic School System of the Diocese of Lincoln is to form students spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, socially, and physically, in partnership with parents, and in harmony with the specific gifts given by God to each student. At St. Teresa, we offer Catholic education for students from Pre-K to Grade 8. Registration for current school families and parishioners opens mid-January and opens to the public in February.

Children's Faith Formation

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C.C.D./
Religious Education
Our parish offers religious education for students in Grades 1-5 who do not attend St. Teresa Catholic School. Classes meet Wednesdays at 4:00pm. Through instruction in scripture, tradition, the virtues, and family values, we assist in preparing your child for a life in Christ and service to others by living the Gospel message. Preparation for First Eucharist and First Reconciliation are normally offered in 2nd Grade. For more information, contact Terry Priester at 402-730-3518.
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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. Focusing on God’s unconditional love through the parable of the Good Shepherd, the progam is based on the conviction that God and the child are in relationship. Sessions meet weekly and consist of a presentation of new material, work time, and prayer. For more information, contact Beth Ruhl at mruhl87@gmail.com.
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C.C.D. for Special Needs Youth and Adults
People of all abilities have unique gifts to share in the life of the Church…and long to share their faith with others. This special program helps parishioners with developmental disabilities form a personal relationship with Jesus, deepen their faith, and form meaningful friendships as they are incorporated into the liturgical and sacramental life of the parish. Classes take place on Mondays at 7:00pm. For more information, contact Shannon Komecher at 402-430-0681.

GodTeens for High School Students

Godteens at St. Teresa fosters spiritual growth and unity among all St. Teresa high school students. Students meet on Wednesday evenings for prayer, lessons, and social time. Each month we offer a large group activity. Past activities include hayrides, bonfires, movie nights, laser tag, bowling, and mini-golf. We also plan spiritual activities such as Adoration, Lenten and Advent services, and opportunities for the sacrament of penance.
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Adult Faith Formation

We cannot love what we do not know. Therefore, the more we know Scripture and the Catechism, the more we love Jesus and our Catholic Faith. St. Teresa offers a variety of adult faith formation opportunities to help the Word come alive and help you live your Faith. For information on upcoming scripture series and events, see the weekly bulletin, or click on one of the icons below.
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RCIA Becoming Catholic
RCIA stands for Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. It is a journey of discovery for unbaptized adults, baptized Christians considering becoming Catholic, or anyone wanting to learn more about the Faith. Through inquiry, the company of other Catholics, and the care of our pastors, the fullness of Catholic tradition is shared in a friendly, nurturing environment. Though many inquirers become Catholic, there is no obligation. Classes meet Thursdays at 7:30pm.
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Continuous & Seasonal Scripture Series
St. Teresa offers year-round and seasonal scripture series to help you learn more about and live the Gospel. Two of our most popular series take place during Advent and Lent. Embrace and engage in the Christmas season as you fill your soul with love for Christ and "let your heart prepare Him room." Then, lean into Lent as we learn more about Jesus’ devotion, love, forgiveness, Passion, and resurrection, leading is toward a jubilant Easter celebration!
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Free Access to Formed.org
St. Teresa Parish subscribes to a great resource called Formed.org to provide you with Bible studies, children’s programs, sacramental prep materials, eBooks, English and Spanish audio, documentaries, and award-winning movies to help you learn about and live the Catholic Faith. There are even two full-length movies about our beloved St. Thérèse…and an eBook on her recently canonized parents, Louis and Zélie Martin. Log in using code J4V3RY.

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