February 23, 2024: Weekend Update

“The Gospel is my chief support in prayer, and I find in it all that my poor little soul needs.”


~ 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 25, 2024 Bulletin

Bulletin Advertisers Quarter 1

March 2024 Parish Calendar

Shrouded in Mystery Flyer

Creighton’s Christian Spirituality Program Flyer

Creighton’s Christian Spirituality Retreat Flyer

St. John’s Barn Dance



Please welcome in baptism Peter Ian Paitz, son of Philip and Kathryn.


 RCIA: Catholic Social Teaching: Build a Civilization of Love

All are welcome to join in the RCIA class on Mon, Feb 26th from 7-8:30pm in Kaczmarek Hall. Our topic will be “Catholic Social Teaching: Build a Civilization of Love” taught by Fr. Schwenka.

 Pink Sisters Vocation Holy Hour

All are welcome to join the Pink Sisters for their Holy Hour for vocation on Fri, March 1st, 7:15pm at their chapel, 1040 S Cotner Blvd. The singing will be led by the Cathedral Children’s Choir.

St. Teresa Women’s Event

Ladies, come and join your fellow parishioners for a field trip to the Pink Sisters Adoration Chapel (1040 S Cotner Blvd) on Mon, March 17th, 6:30pm. The evening will include a tour of the entrance, vestibule, and bookstore, an informational presentation in the Aurora meeting room, and, of course, a visit to the Adoration Chapel. Parishioner Joan Tasler looks forward to hosting you!

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

Pink Sisters Available Holy Hours

Pink Sisters are in need of adorers to cover the following holy hours:

Mondays: 2pm, 4pm;

Thursdays: Noon, 2pm;

Fridays: 9:45am, Noon, 2pm;

Saturdays: 6:30pm, 7:30pm;

Sundays: Noon, 1pm, 4pm, 6pm.

Call Tabby at 402-499-6028 with questions or to accept an hour.

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St. Teresa School Enrollment Open

Enrollment (Preschool—8th grade) in St. Teresa School for the 2024-2025 school year is currently open. Please go to www.cdolinc.net/enrollment and follow the instructions provided.

Opportunity Scholarship of NE

This program enables students from lower-income families, students with special needs, students who experience bullying, students from military families, students in foster care, & students who are denied option enrollment by public schools to access scholarships to attend private school. See info@nebraskaopportunity.org for more information. See https://stlfschool.org  for diocesan and parish scholarship opportunities or call the school office at 402-477-3358.

School Lunches:

Monday, February 26th: Chicken Noodle Soup, Cheese Stick, Crackers, Fruit

Tuesday, February 27th: Chicken Patty, Corn, Bread, Fruit

Wednesday, Feburary 28th: Breaded Beef, Potatoes, Gravy, Roll, Fruit

Thursday, February 29th: Chicken Fajita, Rice, Fruit

Friday, March 1st: Mac ‘N Cheese, Roll, Salad, Fruit

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St. Teresa Thrift Shop

The Thrift Shop made $2,892 last weekend.

March 8-9:                Half Price Sale

March 15-16:             Bag Sale

March 22-23             Remaining Merchandise is Free

March 29-30:            Closed

April 5-6:                   Reopens with new Spring/Summer merchandise

Hours for business:

Fridays 4-8 and Saturdays 9-3

Please donate during business hours.

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.



Fish Fry Meals Delivered

If you would like a member of St. Teresa Knights of Columbus to deliver you a Fish Fry meal on Fridays during Lent, please contact Gary Luebbert at 531-739-9283. This is a free service to the older or less mobile members of our parish who might not otherwise be able to travel to the Knights of Columbus Hall for our weekly Fish Frys.

St. Teresa Women’s Event

All women of the parish are invited for coffee, community, and a discussion of The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis, on Sat, Feb 24th at 10am at the home of Erin Willis (1200 Piedmont Rd). There are many great devotional books to help us grow spiritually during Lent, but fiction can also  be a mirror for the soul. 148 pages, The Great Divorce, Lewis’s fictional version of the afterlife, can be a great starting point for self-reflections at the beginning of Lent. We hope you will join us! Questions, contact Mary Pat McBride at 402-314-1296 or marypatmcbride8@gmail.com.

Lenten Series on the Eucharist

In this year of the Eucharist Revival, the priests of St. Teresa Parish will lead a 3-part Lenten Series on the Eucharist. Each session will include a short video from Bishop Robert Barron who offers insights into the mystery of Christ’s presence in our lives and the centrality of the Eucharist. We will study the reality of the Eucharist as a sacred meal, the sacrifice necessary for communion with God, and the real presence of Christ. The Lenten series will be held Feb 25, March 3, and March 10 from 7-8pm in Kaczmarek Hall. You may attend as many or as few of the sessions as you would like.


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

  :: Job Opportunities ::

Cathedral of the Risen Christ: Send resume for all positions to Angela-Miller@cdolinc.net. For the Assistant Principal position, please also include a cover letter and references.

    1. Assistant Principal: Duties include developing a mentoring program, overseeing special education and 504s, evaluation of teaching staff, and collaboration with the leadership team. Candidates must have a Nebraska Administrative certificate or be eligible for a provisional certificate.
    2. Teacher, 7th Grade English (2024-2025 School Year): The ideal candidate will be a strong communicator, a team player, and has a passion for teaching in a Catholic School.
    3. Teacher, 6th Grade (2024-2025 School Year): The Cathedral of the Risen Christ School seeks a dynamic 6th grade teacher who is Christ-centered and thrives in a collaborate environment. The ideal candidate will have a strong instructional background and a love of teaching math.


St. Patrick Catholic Church:

Parish Secretary: St. Patrick Catholic Church is accepting applications for the Parish Secretary position. A successful candidate is a person who is driven by the Catholic faith and willing to fulfill the vision and mission of St. Patrick Church. The parish secretary serves the parish as a hospitable point of contact for the needs of parishioners, parish organizations, and the school. This person must be able to maintain the highest levels of confidentiality, possess strong communication skills, be detail-oriented, good at multi-tasking, willing to learn, and a problem solver. For a complete listing of duties or if wanting to apply, please contact the rectory at 402-466-2752

Pius X Employment Opportunities: For more information on positions or to apply, go to www.PiusX.net/employement.

      1. Maintenance Technician: The ideal candidate will have at least two years’ experience in HVAC, plumbing, electrical, and general preventative and repair work. This position is open now.
      2. Head Girls Golf Coach
      3. Assistant Girls Golf Coach
      4. Head Softball Coach


St. Joseph School Job Opportunities

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

        1. 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.
        2. 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.

Catholic Social Services

Childcare Staff Openings: Catholic Social Services is hiring full-time and part-time childcare teachers for their childcare center. Especially seeking applicants with a degree or childcare experience who want to share their Catholic faith with young children. Visit www.csshope.org/careers for more information or to apply.


Lenten Parish Mission

St. Joseph Parish is sponsoring a Lenten Parish Mission with the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal on Mon, March 4-Thurs, Mar 7th at 7pm at St. Joseph Church. Each night includes exposition, preaching & music by Marie Miller. Mon: Adoration, Tues: Confession, Wed: Healing Procession, Thurs: Closing Mass. Click HERE to hear Marie’s music.

Community Barn Dance

Join us for the St. John’s Community Barn Dance on Sat, March 9th, 6:30-10pm at Creekside Barn (16531 S 38th St, Roca). Dancing starts at 7pm with dance lessons at 6:30 to help improve your “fancy” steps. Cash bar & snacks provided. Tickets: $10/person. Click HERE to purchase tickets. Must be 21 or older to attend.

Pius X High School Summer Camps

The summer camps offered by Pius X are now open for registration! Learn more and sign up at www.PiusX.net/camps. Camps include math, performing arts, and various athletic options for a variety of ages.

Emmaus Institute, Shrouded in Mystery

The Emmaus Institute for Biblical Studies is excited to offer a half-day seminar on the Passion and Resurrection of Jesus & the Shroud of Turin, “Shrouded in Mystery”. The seminar will feature keynote presentation by Shroud expert, Jim Bertrand, and a life-size replica of the Shroud. The event will be held at St. Gregory the Great Seminary on Sat, March 16, 9am. For more information or to register visit www.emmausinstitute.net.

Lenten Pasta Dinner

All are welcome to a Lenten Pasta Dinner on Friday, February 23rd at St. Joseph Parish, following the Stations of the Cross. Dinner will include various meatless sauces, tossed salad, garlic bread, and desserts. Your free-will offering will support the Client Choice Food Market at Catholic Social Services. Event sponsored by the St. Joseph Knights of Columbus and Youth Ministry.

Easter Tuesday Pilgrimage

Join an Easter Tuesday Pilgrimage to Gower, MO, Benedictines of Mary and incorrupt, Sr. Wilhelmina, on Tuesday, April 2nd. (Easter Monday Pilgrimage is full.) Begin at St. Michael Church in Lincoln with 7:00 a.m. Mass and stop at the Cathedral of St. Joseph, MO. Prayers throughout the day. Return by 6:15 p.m. Cost of $70 includes charter bus, snacks, and lunch. Make your reservations early at frcoulter.com/EasterMonday or call Good Counsel Retreat House at 402-786-2705.



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.

Fish Fry Finder

Go to the Spirit Catholic Radio Fish Fry Finder at https://spiritcatholicradio.com/fish/ to find a Fish Fry in your area. Cost, times, and menus are listed.

Sidewalk Advocates Training

Sidewalk Advocates for Life Training will be Sat, March 16th, 10:30am-4:30pm.  See www.sidewalkadvocates.org for more information, location information, and to register.

Catholics at the Capitol

It’s your turn to answer the call to build the kingdom of love, justice, & peace. Join us as we fight for faith, family, & life in law at the 10th annual Catholics at the Capitol on Wed, March 6th. Meet your officials, observe live debate, & learn to advocate for your values. Tickets: $15, includes breakfast, lunch & refreshment. Spots limited. Go to www.necatholic.org to register.

Father/Son Program

“In His Image”, a Father/Son Program for boys (ages 10-14) and their fathers will be held Sat, March 9th, Noon-3pm at John XXIII Diocesan Center and virtually. This program is designed to educate boys on growing up and becoming a man. For more information and to register, go to https://lincolndiocese.regfox.com/01-flo-fatherson-program-march-2024.

40 Days for Life

40 Days for Life will run Feb 14-March 24 during Lent. We prefer to have at least 2 individuals praying on the sidewalk at a time. Those living in or close to Lincoln, we ask that you consider a weekly commitment to pray on the sidewalk. See www.40daysforlife.com/Lincoln for more information.


M-E Group Meeting:

Does Satan Use Food to Derail Us?

Come join us at the M-E Group Meeting on Wed, Feb 28th, 7pm in the Knights of Columbus Hall (6044 South St). Guest Speaker: Matt Simmons will share his experience & discuss food addictions, carrying extra weight, putting food in its proper place, God’s view of our body & its holiness, & compassion for ourselves. For more info, contact Patti 402-730-2374.

2024 Thunderbolt Wrestling Club

Please come try out wrestling club for the next few months; there are discounts available for the remainder of the season. All K-8 boys are encouraged to come try it out. All skill levels are welcome. For more information, please check our website www.ThunderboldWrestling.info or contact Club Manager Marg Bohy, bohyboyzmom@yahoo.com or Club Director Jerry Clinch, Jer@bccine.com

Masses of Healing

All are welcome to attend the 2024 Masses of Healing at John XXIII Diocesan Center (3700 Sheridan Blvd) on the following Sundays: March 3rd, June 23rd, Sept 8th, Dec 8th. Schedule for the day:

     1:15pm: Confessions Begin

     1:30pm: Divine Mercy Chaplet

     1:50pm: Blessing of Articles

     2:00 pm: Healing Mass

Abortion on Demand in NE?

A petition, “Abortion Rights,” is circulating to amend the NE Constitution on the Nov ballot to allow for abortion on demand up to birth. Visit www.savethebabykilltheballot.com for more information, materials, or ideas on how to protect the unborn and stop this amendment.

54 Day Novena for Life

The 54 Day Novena for Life will be from Ash Wednesday-Divine Mercy Sunday. The first 27 days are in petition for conversion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus & protection of life in Nebraska. The final 27 days, which includes the Divine Mercy Novena, is in thanksgiving. Learn more at www.54DayNovenaForLife.com.

 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: 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.

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.

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: Feb 25-Mar 3

Sun 2.25

1-9pm: Eucharistic Exposition

Mon 2.26

ITBS Testing this Week (Sch)

2pm: School Confessions (CH)

7-8:30pm: RCIA (KH)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Exposition

Tue 2.27

6-8pm: Scouts (KH)

7pm: School Family Meeting

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Exposition

Wed 2.28

4pm: CCD Classes (Sch)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Exposition

Thu 2.29

7:30pm: Choir Practice (CH)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Exposition

Fri 3.1

6:30am: PPP Mass (CH)

2:45pm: Stations of the Cross (CH)

5-10pm: STAGE (KH)

7pm: Stations of the Cross (CH)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Exposition

Sat 3.2

9am: Legion of Mary (MR)

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

9am-4pm: Eucharistic Exposition

Sun 3.3

1-9pm: Eucharistic Exposition


Mass Schedule: February 24-March 3

+ = 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).






+ Mark Fouts




Rehtus Family


+ BJ John Aman


Pro Populo

Shower of Roses

Mon 2.26



Mary & Lee Volkmer

7am PS

+ Sharon Samek


+ Martha Kuzma




+ Doug Beebe

7am PS

+ Ruth & Jack Deveny


+ Susan Barrett




Sam & Rhonda Ganz

7am PS

+ Joan Rose Schneider


+ Arleen McCrory




+ Doug Beals

7am PS

Adoration Sisters’



Allen Family,

In Thanksgiving




Fallen Away Catholics

7am PS

+ Pio & Honorata Muyot


Kristin Luebke, Birthday



7am PS

+ Bishop Glennen Flavin


+ JoAnn Wolsleger


+ Paul Ballweg




Pro Populo


Fr. Schwenka, Birthday


+ Shawn Schmid