February 2, 2024: Weekend Update

“You want my heart – it’s here! I utterly cede my desires to You!”

~ 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


February 4, 2024 Bulletin
Bulletin Advertisers Quarter 1
Fat Friday Flyer
Scout Pancake Breakfast Poster
Fish Fry Flyer
St. Paula Outreach 2-page Flyer
Knights of Columbus Free Throw Competition Picture



Please welcome in Baptism Ainara Catalina Nutter, daughter of Brock and Ane.



Please pray for the happy repose of the soul of Anthony Bermudez and for the consolation of his family.

RCIA: Moral Vision: Virtue, Grace & Happiness

All are welcome to join in the RCIA class on Mon, Feb 5th from 7-8:30pm in Kaczmarek Hall. Our topic will be “Moral Vision: Virtue, Grace, & Happiness” taught by John Rutledge.


The red poinsettias located at the transepts of the church (side altars) are available for the taking after this weekend’s Masses.


The Knights Annual Fish Fry dinners will begin on Feb 16th at the Knight’s Hall, 6044 South St. Look for more information to come!

Membership: If you would like to become a member of the Knights of Columbus, contact Ron Schinkel, Grand Knight, at 402-429-2515.

Free Throw Competition

St. Teresa Fitzgerald Council 833 had the annual Knights of Columbus Free Throw Competition on Wed, Jan 24th with 28 participants. Event organizer, Brad Behne, and Grand Knight, Ron Schinkel, observed that having the event immediately after school allowed for a large turnout of participants, teachers, students, & parents to attend. The event was a success thanks to the generous volunteers of these Knights: Clarence Waldman, Mike Szatko, John Lenich, Dan Metzler, Trenton Behne, Milt Bayer, Rich Wahl, Dan Wesolowski, Ralph Hammack, Barry Butler, Troy Cisneros, Jeff Knievel, & Todd Minchow.

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 9-10am & 3-4pm

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Catholic Schools Week Schedule

The following is a short summary of the activities during Catholic Schools Week:

Thursday: Uniform Day, Adoration, SFA Snack for students, Staff Lunch, Adoration in classroom

Friday: Candle Mass, Jeans & Hoodie Day, MCA Collection, Comedian/Magician, Early Dismissal.

St. Teresa School Kindergarten Parent Information Meeting

Please consider a Catholic Education for your child. It is a wonderful opportunity for them to learn about our Faith within an educational setting. Please come & inquire about our Kindergarten program and/or register your child on Tues, Feb 13th, 7pm at St. Teresa School (616 S 36th St, Lincoln). Contact the school office at 402-477-3358 if you plan to attend so we can have a packet ready for you. If registering your child, please bring your child’s original birth certificate with the raised seal, baptismal certificate with raised seal, and immunization history.

No School

There will be no school on Fri, Feb 16th & Mon, Feb 19th.

School Lunches:

Monday, February 5th: Chili, Cinnamon Roll, Celery, Fruit

Tuesday, February 6th: Breaded Beef, Cheese Potatoes, Roll, Fruit

Wednesday, Feburary 7th: Chicken Fajita, Rice, Fruit

Thursday, February 8th: Hamburger with Bun, French Fries, Fruit

Friday, February 9th: Veggie Egg Roll, Fried Rice, Cheese Stick, Broccoli, Fruit

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 2023 Giving Statements

Your 2023 annual giving statements will be in the narthex beginning Thurs, Jan 25th. Please pick up your statement at your earliest convenience.

Mass Intentions Donations Now Available Through Online Giving

It is now available to make a donation for a Mass Intention through our Online Giving.  Scan the QR Code and select the “Mass Intention” Fund. Please choose the “one-time payment” option only. Then please email Theresa-Kottwitz@cdolinc.net and let her know you’d like to schedule a Mass. Please indicate if the person is living or deceased and  specify if you have any preferred dates of Mass Times. Also let her know if you made a donation online.




Grand Group

Due to the weather, the Grand Group postponed our Jan 19th event. This has been rescheduled to Fri, Feb 9th at the Knights Hall. Come join us for Nancy’s delicious soup and travelogue! RSVP Phyllis by Feb 6th at 402-488-9177.

Pink Sisters’ Vocation Holy Hour

All are welcome to join the Pink sisters as they pray for vocations at their Holy Hour on Fri, Feb 2nd at 7:15pm a the Pink Sisters’ Chapel, 1040 S Cotner Blvd. The singing will be led by the Catholic Singers’ Guild.


Fat Friday Party

All men of the parish are invited to a free, casual night of good food, “non-competitive” games, perhaps some surprises, some adult beverages, & great fellowship, on Feb 9th from 6-10pm in the school gym. This annual event we call Fat Friday is a celebration prior to Lent to meet new friends, add names to unknown faces, & reward the volunteers who get things done for our parish. New parishioners are especially welcome. Mark your calendars and set your alarm!

Volunteers to Remove Decorations

The Men’s Club will be taking down the Christmas trees and other decorations on Sun, Feb 4th at 1pm. All are welcome & needed to lend a hand!

Men’s Club Meeting Date Change

Because Ash Wednesday falls on the 2nd Wed of the month in February, the Men’s Club will instead meet on Wed, Feb 7th beginning with a Rosary at 7:30pm in the Church and the meeting at 8pm in the Rectory Marian Room.


Scout Sunday Pancake Breakfast

Join the Scouts for their delicious breakfast of pancakes, eggs, sausage, coffee & juice, on Sun, Feb 4th from 9-11:30am in Kaczmarek Hall. Free will donation. Proceeds will help Troop 28 purchase a new scout trailer.

 Learn More About our Pink Sisters!

Attention all diocesan, parish & school groups: are you looking for an interesting & uplifting activity for your group in 2024? Consider learning more about the Pink Sisters! The Sisters invite you to come to their community meeting room to hear a short 30-45 min presentation on the order followed by a visit in their beautiful chapel. If more convenient, the presentation will come to you. The presentation can be geared toward different ages, and the length of time can be adjusted to fit any group’s needs. This is the 50th anniversary year of the Pink Sisters’ community to Lincoln, and is a great year to spread the word about this wonderful gem, located in the center of Lincoln. For more information, contact Joan Tasler, Pink Sisters P.R. Chair at 402-310-9682 or JFTasler@gmail.com

St. Veronica Ministry

If you are experiencing or have experienced a miscarriage, we want to offer you our support, prayers, & love as a parish family. Please fill out the Google Form on stlfchurch.org > Compassionate Service > Family & Social Ministries > Veronica Ministry. Please complete as much or as little information as you would like and we will be in touch. You may also call the parish offices at 402-477-3979. Please note that we are unable to offer medical advice. All medical questions should be referred to your physician.


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 Tuesday 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



Red Mass

The annual “Red Mass” to pray for all in the legal profession is Tues, Feb 13th at 7am, St. Mary, Lincoln. A breakfast will follow Mass with a talk given by Joe Heschmeyer, Catholic Answers apologist. All are invited to this free event sponsored by the Catholic Lawyers Guild.

St. Joseph School Job Opportunities

For all positions listed below, please send resume, references from educational supervisors, teaching philosophy, and wy you would like to work in a Catholic school to kevin-naumann@cdolinc.net


Special Education Resource Teacher: Effective immediately, St. Joseph Catholic School is seeking a faith-filled, dynamic Special Education Resource Teacher for the 2023-2024 school year. Candidates must have a current Nebraska Teaching Certificate with appropriate endorsements. Responsibilities include maximizing the learning experience of 6th- 8th grad students with needs in academics, interpersonal skills, behaviors, and/or activities of daily living. Strong skills in communication, collaboration, and relationship-building are essential, and the position involved furthering the mission of St. Joseph Catholic School by contributing to a positive Catholic learning environment. State date: January 2024. Salary based on educational background and experience.

Preschool Teacher

St. Joseph Catholic School, Lincoln, is seeking a faith-filled, dynamic teacher for a full-time Preschool teaching position starting August 2024. Early education experience and commitment to development of the whole child is essential. Strong collaboration and experience with diverse learning needs are also key qualities desired. The position involves furthering the mission of St. Joseph Catholic School by contributing to a positive learning environment. Salary based on educational background and experience.

Spanish Teacher

Effective immediately, St. Joseph Catholic School, Lincoln, NE, is seeking a faith-filled, dynamic Spanish teacher for the 2023-2024 school year. Full or part-time available. Must have a solid working knowledge of Spanish (fluency preferred) and age-appropriate means of promoting language development for all grades PreK-8. Strong skills in communication, collaboration, and relationship-building are essential. The position involves furthering the mission of St. Joseph Catholic School by contributing to a positive Catholic learning environment. Start date September 2023. Salary based on educations background and experience.




  Free Emmaus Institute Class

Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to deepen your knowledge of the Eucharist & open your heart to the love that Jesus gives us in the sacrament of sacraments. To celebrate the National Eucharistic Revival, the Emmaus Institute is offering free registration ($100 value) for a 5-week course on the Eucharist taught by Chad Steiner. Course runs Wednesday evenings, starting Feb 21st. Register online at EmmausInstitute.net or scan the QR Code.

Unbound Ministry Video Series

Unbound Ministry in the Diocese of Lincoln is hosting a Video Series to introduce Unbound to all seeking greater freedom in Christ. The 8-week series will be held at North American Martyrs parish hall starting 6:30pm on Thurs, Feb 1st. More info at lincolndiocese.org/unbound or email asullivan121919@gmail.com.

Hearts Restored: Post-Abortion Healing Ministry

Find hope & healing with Hearts Restored. This post-abortion ministry will accompany you on your unique healing journey, offering mentorship, individual counseling, group settings, retreats, spiritual support, & more. Call Hearts Restored hotline at 402-783-HOPE (4673) or email the confidential, secure inbox at FindPeace@HeartsRestoredNebraska.org. Learn more at HeartsRestoredNebraska.org.

Pius X Open House

Pius X Open House for new students is Monday, February 5th at 7pm in Flavin Gym. The various Pius X Clubs, Activities, & Athletics will also be showcased. Come see what it means to be a part of the Pius X family!

Mother/Daughter Program: Fearfully & Wonderfully Made

“Fearfully & Wonderfully Made”, for girls 9-13 & their mothers, will be held Sun, Feb 4th, 1:30-4:30pm at St. Patrick’s Church. This program is designed to educate girls on becoming a woman. Pre-registration required. Cost: In person $30/mother & daughter or $40/family, $10 virtual. To register: https://lincolndiocese.regfox.com/motherdaughter. Questions: contact Marilyn Klein at Marilyn-Klein@cdolinc.net.



Retrouvaille is a marriage program dedicated to helping couples grow closer & develop stronger bonds. It takes a conscious effort to learn about your spouse & grow closer. It is not automatic.  More info for Feb 16-18 Retrouvaille Weekend, click HERE.

Surviving Divorce: Men & Women

The Surviving Divorce program was created to bring hope & healing to divorced & separated Catholics. This 12-week program will be leader-facilitated, featuring 30-min video segments that cover topics of shock, denial, anger, grief, guilt, forgiveness, money, kids, annulment, and more. The next session begins Feb 6th, held at John XXIII Diocesan Center, Lincoln, from 7-8:30pm. Register by contacting the Family Life & Discipleship Office at 402-473-0620.

 Young Adult Women’s Retreat

“Back to the Garden: Healing the Feminine Heart with Jesus, the Bridegroom” is a Young Adult Women’s Retreat on April 19-21 at the Waverly Retreat Center, with Fr. Cole Kennett & Sarina Stokes. Click HERE to register.

Eucharistic Revival Holy Hours

All are invited to join the Christ the King Sisters at Villa Regina Motherhouse, 4100 SW 56th St, for Eucharistic Revival Holy Hours. Join the sisters in adoring Jesus, truly present in the Eucharist, on the following dates: Feb 4, Apr 7, and May 12. All holy hours begin at Noon except Divine Mercy Sunday, April 7th which will begin at 3pm.


Marian Camp 2024

Camper & Counselor registrations open Jan 20th. Camp sessions: June 23-26 and June 28-July 1. Cost: $200 for 1st camper; $150 for 2nd camper. Camp is for girls entering 6th-9th grades. Camp located at Camp Kateri Tekakwitha, McCool Junction. Financial Aid available Dec 11-Jan 8. See mariansisters.org/marian-camp.html or scan the QR Code for more info or to register as a camper or counselor.

Catholic Artist Guild Schedule

All Catholic Artist Guild meetings are held in Resurrection Hall, St. Joseph Parish, Lincoln, from 9am-Noon. All meetings include prayer & fellowship. All are welcome to come and check us out! The schedule is as follows: April 13th: Artist Show & Tell: Come, bring your art, & share it with other artists in the guild, while learning about their skills & trades. July 20th: Art Techniques: Come visit stations & learn from other artists about their specific techniques in a variety of media.


LDCCW Convention

A warm thank you & many prayers & blessings upon each of you for the work you do in your parishes. All ladies are welcome to attend the LDCCW Convention at John XXIII Center on Fri evening, April 26 & Sat, April 27 from 9am-3pm. For more information or to volunteer to help, contact Caroline Helget, Deanery President, chelget@gmail.com, 402-202-0406.


Shine Like the Stars: Villa Marie Dance & Auction

Join us for dancing & a whole lot of fun & good food on Feb 9th, 6-10pm at Sandhills Global Event Center, for the Villa Marie Annual Dance & Auction Fundraiser. Dress in an outfit from your favorite era: medieval princess, a 70’s go-go dancer, 80’s Rockstar, a prancing poodle skirt & leather jacket couple, or just going for the “I just left the office in 2023” look! Tickets are on sale as well as our 60th anniversary merchandise. Pre-orders available for pick up at the dance. For tickets/merchandise, click HERE or scan the QR Code.

Silent Directed Retreats

Creighton University Retreat Center is offering 3-day silent directed retreats. 2024 dates: Mar 21-24, May 2-5, July 14-17. Cost: $375. Click HERE to register.

Confirmation Retreat

Confirmed for Mission for confirmands & at least 1 parent (Sponsors welcome) on Mar 23rd at Cathedral of the Risen Christ, 10am-4pm. $20/person (lunch provided). Details or to register visit www.lincolndiocese.org/mission or contact Michele-chambers@cdolinc.net or call 402-473-0631.

Marriage Encounter Experience

Learn the tools needed to keep you marriage strong by attending a Marriage Encounter on Feb 9-11 in Lincoln. “Finding a oneness of heart we all desire.” Advance registration required. Contact Gary & Brenda Granger at 303-604-6202

Pius X Passport to Adventure Club

Pius X Passport to Adventure Club is organizing a WWII Experience of Europe June 3-17th. We will be in Normandy during the 80th Anniversary of D-Day! Itinerary includes: France (Normandy, Mont St. Michel, Pilgrimage to Lisieux); Bastogne, Belgium (Battle of the Bulge); Amsterdam (Anne Frank House); Germany (Cologne, Berlin, Potsdam, Dresden); Czechia (Prague); Poland (Krakow, Auschwitz, Zakopane). Contact shiela.sievert@piusx.net for details!

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Fr. Chris Eckrich is leading a trip to the Holy Lands from Feb 22-March 4, 2024. To see the full itinerary click HERE; to request a brochure call 402-435-8888, or for more information, call Barb Wallingford at 402-430-5811.

Planned Parenthood Rosary & Mass

Every Tuesday 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, across the street.

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 HERERemember that for St. Teresa parishioners, Men’s Club or Altar Society will pay for half of a standard retreat per year!


St. T | Weekly Calendar: February 4-11

Sun 2.4

Blessing of Throats after all Masses

9-11:30am: Scout Pancake Breakfast

1pm: Remove Christmas Decorations

3-7pm: STAGE (KH)

7:30pm: Private Event (KH)

1-9pm: Eucharistic Exposition

Mon 2.5

7pm: Pius X New Student Open House

7-8:30pm: RCIA (KH)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Exposition

Tue 2.6

6-8pm: Scouts (KH)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Exposition

Wed 2.7

4pm: CCD (Sch)

3:30-4:30 Youth Altar Society (KH-W)

4:30pm: Leadership Board Mtg (Sch)

7pm: Altar Society Rosary (CH)

7:30pm: Altar Society Meeting (KH)

7:30pm: Men’s Club Rosary (CH)

8pm: Men’s Club Meeting (MR)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Exposition

Thu 2.8

7:30pm: Choir Practice (CH)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Exposition

Fri 2.9

4-9 pm: STAGE (KH)

6-10pm: Men’s Club Fat Friday (Sch)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Exposition

Sat 2.10

8:15am: Christian Mothers Mass (CH)

9am: Christian Mothers (KH)

9am: Legion of Mary (MR)

9:15am: Pius X Bible Study (CR)

9am-4pm: Eucharistic Exposition

Sun 2.11

1-9pm: Eucharistic Exposition


Mass Schedule: February 3-11

+ = repose of the soul of

Pro Populo = for the people

The Pink Sisters’ Chapel, 1040 S. Cotner Blvd: open 7am-8pm. The 7am Masses listed (7am PS), said at the Chapel, are open to the public. (The Sunday Masses are private).






Ron Rehtus




+ Basil Conry


Pro Populo


+ Shawn Schmid

Mon 2.5



Eric Haffey

7am PS

+ John Kreifels


+ Kenneth Grell




+ Joseph Fitzgerald

7am PS

+ Armando Muyot


+ Rose and + Jerome Weisser




Altar Society Members

7am PS

+ Joann Weaver


+ Demuth Family




Bob Bierhaus, Birthday

7am PS

Cecilia Bryant, Spec Int


Lillian Johnson




+ Bill Klabenes

7am PS

John R Love, Birthday


Connie Beckman



7am PS

Jack Dustin Spec Int


Christian Mothers


Sick & Suffering Members of our Family, Friends & Parishioners




Pro Populo


Ron & Claire Schinkel


Deceased Members of the Schafers & Wahl Families