February 10, 2023: Weekend Update

“For me, prayer is an upward leap of the heart, an untroubled glance towards Heaven, a cry of gratitude and love which I utter from the depths of sorrow as well as from the heights of joy”

~ St. Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face


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
  10. February Bed Making


February 12, 2023 Bulletin

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Trumpet Fest Flyer



RCIA: Catholic Moral Vision: Virtue, Grace, & Happiness

All are welcome to join the upcoming RCIA class on Mon, Feb 13th from 7:00-8:30pm in Kaczmarek Hall. Our topic this week will be “Catholic Moral Vision: Virtue, Grace, & Happiness”, taught by John Rutledge.


CSS Food Market

Catholic Social Services Food Market will be in front of school on Tues, Feb 14th starting at 3pm. All are welcome to come and pick up a bag of food.

Tree Trimming

The trees on our parish grounds will be trimmed on Tues-Thurs, Feb 14th-16th. For your safety and the protection of your vehicle, please do not park around the church, specifically, Laura Ave and 36th street.


February Bed-Making

Thank you to everyone who helped to make beds in January! We are looking for volunteers to help with February Bed-Making at the Waverly Retreat House on Mon, Feb 27th from 9-10:30am or 7-8:30 pm. To sign up for a time slot, click HERE

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:

Fri 11-Noon; Sat 3-4pm

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Informational Meeting for Parents of Upcoming Kindergartens

Please consider a Catholic Education for your child. It is a wonderful opportunity for them to learn about our Faith within an educational setting. Inquire about our Kindergarten program and/or register your child on Wed, Feb 15th, 7pm at St. Teresa School. RSVP School office, 402-477-3358 if you are planning on attending. If registering, please bring: raised seal of your child’s original birth certificate  & baptismal certificate & your child’s immunizations records.


Music Recital

All are welcome to attend a music recital featuring St. Teresa Students on Sun, March 5th, 1:30pm, in Kaczmarek Hall. No admission fee but there will be an opportunity to make a freewill offering. All proceeds will go to benefit St. Teresa School Music Program.


Girls Basketball

Girls basketball is on its third week of games. Please visit HERE to see when the St. Teresa’s teams play. Come cheer them on and enjoy concessions at our home games!

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St. Teresa Thrift Shop

The Thrift Shop made $3,281 last weekend

Thanks to everyone who supports the Thrift Shop through donations, volunteering, or shopping with us. Your support enables us to provide quality merchandise to our customers at the most reasonable prices in Lincoln. Because of your support we have also been able to help the school and parish over the last several months with these donations:

     $20,000     Give to Lincoln Day for the

                           Curriculum Renewal –

                           Catholic Liberal Education

       10,000       Parish Operating Expenses

         7,000       Rectory Furnace

         6,500       Tithe Shortage

         5,000       We Care Fund

         2,000       Walk the Little Way

         2,000       School Wish List


Hours for business:

Fridays 4-and Saturdays 9-3

Please donate during business hours.




Women’s Bunco Night

Women’s Bunco Night will be held on Thurs, Feb 9th at 7pm in Kaczmarek Hall. Please join us for this fun Galentine’s event being held to celebrate friendship and support St. Gianna’s Women’s Home. Your $5 entry fee will be split in half to provide prize winnings for our evening and to support the women and children Gianna’s serves. No RSVP or experience necessary. Please bring a snack to share if you would like and your own beverage. Call or text Melissa Brox at 402-770-4913 with any questions.


Fat Friday Men’s Night

All men of the parish are invited to a free night of casual, informal, good food, “non-competitive” games, perhaps some surprises, some adult beverages, and great fellowship on Friday, February 17th, from 6-10 p.m. in the school gym. This annual event we call Fat Friday is a celebration prior to Lent with the purpose of making new friends, add names to unknown faces, and reward the volunteers who get things done for our parish family. New parishioners are especially welcome! Mark your calendars and set your alarm. Contact Sttsmensclub@gmail.com with any questions.


Confraternity of Christian Mothers

The Confraternity of Christian Mothers is excited to announce that fellow parishioner, Elizabeth Fitzgerald, will be sharing at our upcoming meeting. Elizabeth’s message, “Keep Saying Yes: A Mother’s Reflection on the Joyful Mysteries” is sure to be an encouragement. Please join us on Sat, Feb 11th. Mass will be offered at 8:15am, followed by our prayers. Refreshments and our meeting will follow in Kaczmarek Hall.


St. Teresa’s Women Reading Together: Winter 2923

The Women’s Events Committee invites all women of the parish to a discussion of the book, In This House of Brede, by Rumer Godden on Sat, March 4 at 9am in Kaczmarek Hall. This title is available for purchase at Gloria Deo, or eBooks can be downloaded from Lincoln City Libraries. Contact Erin Willis at 402-327-7107 or erinRwillis@gmail.com with questions or to RSVP for this event.

Men’s Basketball

The St. Teresa’s Men’s Basketball group gathers on most Sunday evenings at 8:00 p.m. in the St. Teresa gym to play basketball. It is open to all men of the parish! For additional details or information, reach out to John Ruhl at 402-266-1887 or john.rosieruhl@gmail.com.


Catechesis of The Good Shepherd Information Meeting

Adults are invited to an Information Meeting to learn more about Catechesis of the Good Shepherd children’s catechism program on Feb 9th, 6:30pm. The meeting will take place in the atrium, located in the basement of the rectory. Adults from all parishes are welcome.


Grand Group

Join us on Fri, Feb 17th, 1pm at Knights of Columbus Hall. Our program will be a Power Point presentation about the Innovation Campus at UNL. We’ll learn about the mission of this venture, see the facility, and the people at work on this project. Please RSVP Phyllis at 402-488-9177.


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  levaorationesdeo@yahoo.com 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 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 | jeanne-kee@cdolinc.net

  • Theresa Kottwitz: Parish Secretary

Mon-Thurs: 9-2 | Theresa.Kottwitz@cdolinc.net



St. Mary Winterfest

St. Mary’s Church, Lincoln, will be hosting a Winterfest on Sat, Feb 18th, 5-9pm, at the Lincoln FireFighter’s Reception Hall, 241 Victory Lane, Lincoln. Join for fellowship, fun, dinner, & dancing. Events: Live DJ, Kids’ Activities, Silent Auction, Cake Walk 50/50 Raffle, food, cash bar, & more! All proceeds will help pay for the cost of the church renovation.

Holy is His Name

Scott Hahn, through the St. Paul Center, will be offering a free course, “Holy is His Name”, this Lent. For more info or to register, click HERE.

Trumpet Fest

Trumpet Fest, a benefit for Catholic Social Services will be held on Sun, Feb 19th, 2pm at St. Joseph Church. Come and enjoy music from the area’s finest trumpeters, including Darryl White. Admission is free but hats will be passed for a free-will offering to support the CSS programs.


Job Opportunities


The Family Life and Discipleship Office is hiring a Coordinator of Youth Evangelization and Discipleship who will assist families by implementing youth and young adult evangelization and discipleship initiatives. The application deadline is Feb. 20th. Please contact Marsha Bartek to apply: 402-904-8052,  Marsha-Bartek@lincolndiocese.org, or at the Catholic Chancery, 3400 Sheridan Blvd, Lincoln, NE 68506.

The Family Life and Discipleship Office is hiring a Coordinator of Youth Evangelization and Discipleship who will assist families by implementing youth and young adult evangelization and discipleship initiatives. The application deadline is Feb. 20th. Please contact Marsha Bartek to apply: 402-904-8052,  Marsha-Bartek@lincolndiocese.org, or at the Catholic Chancery, 3400 Sheridan Blvd, Lincoln, NE 68506.



Sacred Heart Pancake Feed

Sacred Heart Church annual Pancake Feed will be help Sun, Feb 12th at Sacred Heart School gym on 31st & T Streets. Serving: pancakes, strawberries, sausage, scrambled eggs, juice & coffee from 8am-12:30pm. Free will offering. Frozen egg rolls will also be available for purchase: $15/bag of 14. All proceeds go to the Building Fund.

Sidewalk Advocates for Life

We need both sidewalk advocated and prayer partners for our ministry! Join us for our next Sidewalk Advocacy Training on Sat, Feb 11th, 11:45am-6pm. A $15 fee covers the cost of the workbook and training expenses. Please register in advance: Contact Lisa McInerney: lisapal24@aol.com or 402-525-9360.

Mount Michael Information Night

Are you or do you know of any 5th-8th grade boys interested in learning more about Mount Michael Benedictine School? The Admissions Team and many current Mount Michael students will be in Lincoln on Feb. 15th to speak about the opportunities and educations provided at Mount Michael. Mount Michael is a Catholic college preparatory school rooted in Benedictine values. Students at Mount Michael can attend as day students, 5-day residential students of –day residential students. To learn more about this event, please contact Tim Maliszewski at 402-238-1457 or tmaliszewski@mountmichael.org.


February Date Night

Make time for your vocation! The Family Life Office invites you to a date night out on Tues, Feb 14th, 6-9pm at UNL Newman Center Rosary Hall with Vanessa Neuhaus, a family and marriage therapist, speaking on the topic: “Boundaries and Marriage”. Cost: $45 for dinner/drinks/apps for two or come for free to the talk and go out to eat on your own. The event will be streamed. More information or to register, click HERE. Limited free babysitting available!


Marriage Encounter

Start the new year right! Give the gift of time to each other this year! On the worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend, learn to prioritize the important things. Feb 10-23 in Lincoln. Early registration is highly recommended. For more information visit our website at www.wwme.org.

Knights of Columbus Movie Night

Please join the Crete Knights of Columbus Council 7704 for a free movie night, “Mother Teresa No Greater Love” on Feb 10th at 6:30pm at Sacred Heart Church Hall, 515 E 14th St, Crete. Refreshments provided. This film reveals not just who Mother Teresa was, but how her singular vision to Serve Christ in the poor continue through The Missionaries of Charity today.

Emmaus Institute for Biblical Studies

The Emmaus Institute for Biblical Studies is accepting registrations for spring in-person and online classes, including the next class in our three-year certificate program covering the entire Bible: The Historical Books (Mondays 2/20-5/1). This Lent, explore the mystery of suffering with Dr. Vern Steiner in his course When God’s People Suffer: A Biblical Perspective on Pain and Evil (Tuesdays 2/21-5/2). Other courses include Behold the King: Encountering Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew (Thursdays 2/23-5/4); and Introduction to Latin Grammar I: C (Wednesdays 2/22-5/3). In-person classes run 6:30-8:30pm at Emmaus in Lincoln except as noted. Online classes can be watched any time. Learn more and register HERE.

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: Feb 23-26; April 13-16; and May 4-7. Register at Creighton.edu/curc.


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!