February 14, 2022: Weekend Update

Dear St. Teresa Parishioners,

Remember: the parish office is now closed on Fridays. Voicemail for the priests and for Jeanne and me is always available. If there is an emergency, call the parish and choose 1 from the menu (the Auto Attendant will prompt you). E-mail is also a great way to get messages to us.

God bless,



P.S. Go Bengals!


Handy Links:

  1. Eucharistic Adoration Sign-up
  2. Catholic Women Reading Together
  3. St. Monica Prayer Sign-up
  4. Parish Website
  5. Parish Facebook Page
  6. Our Lady of Good Counsel Retreat House



Feb 13 Bulletin

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GRAND GROUP: We will meet on Friday, February 18th at 1:00pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall to hear John Huseman tell us about electrical safety. John, who is a member of our parish, worked at Goodyear for many years and is a Master Electrician. In addition, he will share his personal experience as a double amputee. Be sure to join us for this event. It will be so nice to see everyone again! RSVP to Mary Jane Ashman: 402-489-9058

Parish Office Update: St. Teresa Parish Office has changed its hours. We are moving toward serving you Monday-Thursday and closing the office on Fridays. We plan to close on Fridaysand have this change fully implemented by March 4th. Regardless of whether the office is open or closed, voicemail is always available for the priests and staff. There is an emergency option which can be accessed by calling the main office line.

Thank Yous

  • Thank you so much for the donations of toys, diapers, lotion, shampoo, etc. We want to wish you a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year. The Pregnancy Center
  • Thank you, St. Teresa Family, for my birthday cards and messages. I’m so blessed, grateful, and appreciative of you remembering me. God’s blessings, Beverly Jackson
  • Many thanks to the crew of people who worked hard to maintain our beautiful (and high maintenance) Poinsettias during the Christmas Season!
  • Thanks to Men’s Club and all of the people who came to take down the  Christmas Trees and decorations, clean up, and store them away. We are grateful for your hard work!

Did You Know? 

The school library benefits from your aluminum cans!

There are recycling bins inside the fence next to the school bus in the church parking lot. The cans you bring to recycle help to provide books for the kids at school. So far this year, the library has gotten nearly $400 from can recycling. Questions? Contact Susan Pepino:


Valentine’s Day | Attention, Couples!

One of the best St. Valentine’s Day gifts you could give to each other: read together the highly acclaimed book  Be Devoted: Restoring Friendship, Passion, and Communion in Your Marriage by Bob Schuchts.


The Thrift Store made $2217 last weekend.

Hours for business:

Fridays 4-8 and Saturdays 9-3

Please donate during business hours.

Seminarian of the Week: Rev. Mr. Liam O’Shea-Creal is the son of Bob and Mary Creal of St. Teresa Parish. He is studying Theology 4 at Mt. St. Mary Seminary. Remember to pray for Deacon O’Shea-Creal and for his formation.

Would you like to learn more about the Catholic Faith?

Classes are from 7:30-9pm on Thursdays in Kaczmarek Hall (downstairs in church).

Anyone is welcome to join—for one class or for all classes. If the topic piques your interest, come to that class!

This Week’s Topic: A Love That Lasts: Discovering Authentic Love

There now seems to be a free-for-all idea of “love”—personally decided and self-centered—that often leads to heartbreak and unhappiness. Is that what God intends when he is called “Love” by the writers of the New Testament? What does it mean when we talk about love—and God’s calling for us to love him and those around us?


St. Teresa School Announcements

  • Did You Know? The school library benefits from your aluminum cans! There are recycling bins inside the fence next to the school bus in the church parking lot. The cans you bring to recycle help to provide books for the kids at school. So far this year, the library has gotten nearly $400 from can recycling. Questions? Contact Susan Pepino: susan-pepino@cdolinc.net.
  • Kindergarten Note: K.Preview was listed incorrectly on the Feb parish calendar. The information here is correct: Tue, Feb 15th from 7-8 pm at school. Contact the school office for information.
  • Recycled Paper is (always) Needed: The school uses recycled paper to print worksheets and other items. Please donate paper which is clear on one side and without staples or folds. Thank you!
  • Sewing Help Needed: The schoolchildren are preparing for a Mexico-themed music concert this spring.  Several moms are helping Mrs. Schilmoeller sew 65 long circle skirts for the K-4th grade girls to wear.  We are seeking 1) donations of solid color fabric and 2) people willing to do some simple machine sewing; the skirts will be pre-cut and the sewing would be some simple seams and hems for each. If you are able to help with this endeavor, please email terri-schilmoeller@cdolinc.net
  • Good Shepherd Scholarship: Education has always been at the heart of the mission of the Catholic Church. The Good Shepherd Scholarship exists to support families in making Catholic education possible for their children. The Good Shepherd Scholarship Portal is open until March 31st. Please apply today! www.GoodShepherdScholarship.com



Calling All Young Married Couples!

You are cordially invited to a dinner served by the older married couples on Saturday, March 5 at 6 p.m. in the Church basement. This is a great way to meet  other young married couples and build community in your parish. Sign up sheets are available at the church exits.

We look forward to meeting you!

St. Teresa Centennial

In 2026 we will be celebrating 100 years since the time St. Teresa was established!

Please submit to the rectory office any historic pictures or memorabilia that could be included in a hundredth anniversary book.

Soon, we will have important presentations about our plan and vision for the next three years leading up to our centennial. We want this to be a collaborative effort; we invite your suggestions, ideas, and input to the plans that are being proposed—plans that will enable us to be prepared for the next hundred years. Watch for updates!


Head Usher Needed

Our parish needs a head usher to coordinate each  Sunday’s Noon Mass. This person would ensure that there are enough ushers to take up the collection, bring up the gifts, and help with seating. Call Will at 402-416-1070.


Eucharistic Adoration | This Session Runs Jan 2—Mar 1

Parishioners: we had a fantastic response to signing up for Holy Hours; thank you! We had 13 open a couple of weeks ago. We now have only TWO to cover. If you don’t already have an hour, please consider taking one of the “empty” hours so that we can continue with exposition. It is important that when Our Lord is exposed in the Monstrance, he is not left alone. Therefore, we sign up for Holy Hours so that we are sure someone is  always with him. Sign up HERE.

Hours of Eucharistic Exposition

  • Sundays: 1pm-9pm
  • Monday-Friday: 9am-9pm
  • Saturdays: 9am-4pm

Currently Open Holy Hour: Saturdays 3-4


Parish Office | 402-477-3979

General Hours: 9am-4pm Mon-Fri

  • Jeanne Kee: Financial Secretary

Mon-Thu, 9-4 | jeanne-kee@cdolinc.net

  • Aubrey Potter: Parish Secretary

Mon-Thu, 9-1 | aubrey-potter@cdolinc.net

Deadline for Bulletin Announcements (send to Aubrey) is Wednesday at Noon.

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.


Announcing the 2nd Rosary Rally at St Mary's 14th and K Street, Lincoln, Nebraska When: Saturday, February 19th at 11:15am Where: on the corner of 14th & K (outside) Why: in honor of the feast day of Saints Jacinta and Francisco of Fatima, and for our country What: recitation of the Holy Rosary, litany, and hymns Who: EVERYONE! Please join us! !Bienvenidos! Hoang nghênh! St Mary’s Pro-life Committee


Principal Opening at St. Peter Catholic School

St. Peter is currently seeking a principal with leadership expertise who can take a thriving, discipleship-minded community to the next level.  The ideal candidate will possess a high level of professionalism, superior communication and relationship-building skills, a strong instructional presence, an intuitive understanding of utilizing data to inform instruction, and well-developed competencies in problem-solving and critical thinking.   The cultural norms that we will be looking for in this individual is one who exhibits holiness, incorporates beauty, practices evangelization, pursues truth, celebrates life, cultivates unity and is a generous steward of time, talents and treasures.

Please send your resume to Fr. Eric Clark at Fr.Eric-Clark@cdolinc.net by March 11.

Healing Hearts Grief Support Sessions for those who have suffered the loss of a loved one are being offered to assist Catholics in the grief process.  The sessions will be held on six weekly Tuesday evenings beginning March 1, 2022, 7:00-9:00 p.m., at John XXIII Diocesan Center, 37th & Sheridan Blvd. Suggested Donation: $25 (for materials) To register, please call 402-473-0620.




Will you brave the cold and pray for sinners in imitation of St. Jacinta and St. Francisco?

Our Lady of Fatima prescribed prayer and suffering to help poor souls avoid going to hell. Holding a rosary rally is doing both. Join us in a Rosary Rally on February 19 from 3 PM to 4 PM in front of Planned Parenthood. We will be praying for sinners and for the conversion of America in honor of Sts. Jacinta and Francisco. Holy Land Pilgrimage Informational meeting to be held at John XXIII Center, on February 17th, at 7:00 pm. Fr. Jay Buhman will be present to answer any questions you might have. Anyone interested in a pilgrimage to the Holy Land is welcome! 

Catholic Social Services needs volunteers to help prepare houses for Afghan refugees. You would meet at CSS on a weekday at 1pm, load up small household items into your vehicle, drive them to their homes to set up the house and do some light cleaning. It normally takes a couple hours and means so much to their clients. Contact CSS Volunteer Coordinator Desirae Hagenbucher at dhagenbucher@cssisus.org.


Date Night: Looking for an evening out to reconnect with your spouse? Join us on February 15th from 6-9 pm at the UNL Newman Center for this month's date night. Kristin Vankat will be talking about fostering emotional connection with your spouse. Options include dinner or just the talk. Free babysitting provided. More info/register at https://lincolndiocese.regfox.com/datenightfeb


MOTHER/DAUGHTER PROGRAM “Fearfully and Wonderfully Made” for girls age 9-13 and their mothers will be held Saturday, March 5th, 2022 from 9 am to Noon at John XXIII Diocesan Center and virtually.  This program is designed to educate girls on growing up and becoming a woman. Pre-registration is required. Cost is $25 per mother/daughter or $35 per family in person and $10 virtually.  To register, visit https://lincolndiocese.regfox.com/motherdaughter  Questions, please call Jen Davis at 402-261-6375 or email jmdavis17@gmail.com

FATHER/SON PROGRAM “In His Image” for boys age 10-14 and their fathers will be held Saturday, March 5th, 2022 from  1-4 p.m. at John XXIII Diocesan Center and virtually.  This program is designed to educate boys on growing up and becoming a man. Pre-registration is required. Cost is $25 per father/son or $35 per family in person and $10 virtually.  To register, visit https://lincolndiocese.regfox.com/fatherson Questions, please call the NFP Offices 402-473-0630 or email naturalfamilyplanning@cdolinc.net


St. Joseph School in Lincoln is seeking faith-filled individuals for four positions. Two are for full-time Junior High positions in English and Science. Must have a passion for character formation of young people along with the ability to empower students with excellent writing and grammar skills and ignite a sense of wonder at the world of science. Strong leadership and team-building skills are also key qualities desired. Third is a full-time First Grade teaching position starting August 2022. Strong collaboration and experience with diverse learning needs are also key qualities desired. Fourth is a full or part-time Para Professional experienced in working with children. Responsibilities/Duties include: confidentiality; strong communication skills with adults and children; assisting teachers with students individually or in groups; basic computer skills, and a working knowledge of basic office equipment. All positions involve furthering the mission of St. Joseph School by contributing to a positive learning environment. Please contact Kevin Naumann if interested in any of these positions and send a resume and references to kevin-naumann@cdolinc.net.


Marian Sisters | Nursing Help

The Marian Sisters are looking for overnight nurse help (8pm-8am) to help with our older Sisters at the Motherhouse.

Motherhouse phone: 402-786-2750

Looking for a way to boost your spiritual life this Lent and Easter? Take an online or in-person class from the Emmaus Institute for Biblical Studies.  To learn more or to register, visit www.EmmausInstitute.net

Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat

God forgave you but you can't forgive yourself? Attend a confidential Rachel’s Vineyard weekend retreat for post-abortion healing Mar 4-6.

Scholarships are available. Contact helpingrachel@yahoo.com or call Heather 402-671-3749.

Holy Land Pilgrimage: It looks like the pilgrimage to the Holy Land on May 9-19, 2022, will be able to travel, as long as we have enough interest in the trip! Because tourism is down, and crowds will be less, this will be a great time to visit the Holy Land! Currently, vaccinated and non-vaccinated individuals are welcome to Israel and Palestine but both persons will be subject to a COVID test before flying and after arrival in Israel. Protocols differ slightly depending on vaccination status. The requirements have been changing every 1-2 months so there's hope they will continue to loosen. Cost is about $4000 per person. See itinerary and details at stmarysdavidcity.org or tektonministries.com. Contact Fr. Jay Buhman (402-367-3579) with ANY questions.

Creighton Model FertilityCare System  Creighton Model is a women's health science that allows users to learn more about their fertility and in conjunction with NaProTECHNOLOGY treat many reproductive disorders.  Introductory sessions are available in person or online.  For more information or to register, visit, https://lincolndiocese.regfox.com/creighton-introductory-session