February 17, 2023: Weekend Update

“If heavenly grace and true charity come in, there shall be no envy or narrowness of heart, nor shall self-love keep its hold. For divine charity overcomes all, and dilates all the powers of the soul.”

~ 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 19, 2023 Bulletin

Bulletin Advertisers Quarter 1

Fish Fry Flyer

Scout Pancake Sunday

Life-Giving Wounds Support Group



RCIA: A Love that Last: Discovering Authentic Love

All are welcome to join the upcoming RCIA class on Mon, Feb 20th from 7:00-8:30pm in Kaczmarek Hall. Our topic this week will be “A Love that Lasts: Discovering Authentic Love”, taught by Ian and Lisa Butler


Scout Sunday Pancake Breakfast

Please join the scouts as they host their annual Scout Sunday Pancake Breakfast on Sun, Feb 26th from 9-11:30am in Kaczmarek Hall. Enjoy delicious pancakes, sausage links, coffee, and juice. Free will donation. Thank you for supporting Troop 28.

Knights of Columbus Fish Fry

Please join the St. Teresa Knights of Columbus Council 833 Fish Fry on the Fridays of Lent beginning on Feb 24th—March 31st from 4:30-7pm, serving Fried Pollock & Baked Cod, Fries, Coleslaw, & Bread. Dine-In or Carry-Out available. Cost: adults $12; Kids under 12 $6; Family $40.

Lenten Study

Fr. Kipper and Fr. Schwenka will lead a study on St. Ignatius of Loyala’s, Discernment of Spirits. The study will be every Sunday of Lent beginning Feb 26th from 7-8pm in Kaczmarek Hall. The study will follow the book, Discernment of Spirits by Fr. Timothy Gallagher. You do not need to read the book to attend the study.  You are welcome to as many of the classes as you like.

Lenten Reflections

Join some of our St. Teresa Parishioners as the discuss some Lenten Reflections on Wednesdays of Lent at 9:30am at the Harbor Coffee House in Piedmont. This is a small group and we have room for up to six. Please call or message Karen at 402-770-8599 for more details and to sign up.

Swing Dance Nights

Swing Dance Nights, instructed by Jeff & Hannah Rutledge, will be held in the school gym from 7-8:30pm Admission is free!

¨ 6th-12th Grade Swing Dance Lessons: March 4, April 15, and May 13

¨ Adult Swing Dance Lessons:  March 25, April 29, and May 27

Contact Hannah for more information at Hannah.rutledge@gmail.com or 402-450-4618.

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: Sat 3-4pm

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There will be no school on Mon & Tues, Feb 20th—21st for Teacher In-Service.

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.

Support St. Teresa School at Gloria Deo

Support St. Teresa School by shopping at Gloria Deo on Tues, March 7th. All sales count so get your First Communion First Reconciliation, Easter, or something for yourself. Compound your benefit to the school by purchasing SCRIP ahead of time and using it to pay for your items!


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 $2,252 last weekend


Hours for business:

Fridays 4-and Saturdays 9-3

Please donate during business hours.





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


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.


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.


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



Fish Fry Locations

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Confirmed for Mission: Confirmation Retreat

This optional retreat is for children to be Confirmed with at least one parent. Sponsors also welcome. The retreat will be held on March 11th at Cathedral Parish from 10am-4pm. Fee is $20 per person (lunch provided). For more details or to register, please visit www.lincolndiocese.org/mission or contact Michele, 402-473-0625  or email michele-chambers@cdolinc.net .

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.



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.


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!