February 9, 2024: Weekend Update

“Learn, for the creator’s sake, to overcome thyself in all things; and then thou shalt be able to attain to the knowledge of God.”


~ 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 11, 2024 Bulletin

Bulletin Advertisers Quarter 1

Fat Friday Flyer

Fish Fry Flyer

Decline to Sign Abortion on Demand Petition Flyer

ME Group Matt Simmons

Opportunity Scholarships of Nebraska (front)

Opportunity Scholarships of Nebraska (back)


Lenten Regulations: Ash Wednesday & Fridays of Lent

Ash Wednesday is a day of fasting and abstinence and all the Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence. Fasting means eating only one full meal with two smaller meals, which together do not equal the full meal. No snacking or eating between meals is allowed. Fasting obliges all Catholics between the ages of 18 and 59. Abstinence means eating no meat and no soup or gravy made from meat. Abstinence obliges all Catholics over the age of 14. Sickness, hard manual labor, pregnancy, etc. automatically excuse a person from these obligations. Nevertheless, it should be pointed out that these are serious obligations. In case of doubt or question, the priest who hears a person’s confession should be consulted.

Free Magnificat Lenten Companions

Please feel free to take a Magnificat Lenten Companion as an aid in your spiritual growth during Lent. These are located by all the exits.

Ash Wednesday Mass Times

Mass times for Ash Wednesday, Feb 14th at 6:30am, 8:15am, 4pm, & 6:30pm. Pink Sisters Mass at 7am is open to the public.

RCIA: A Love that Lasts: Discovering Authentic Love

All are welcome to join in the RCIA class on Mon, Feb 12th from 7-8:30pm in Kaczmarek Hall. Our topic will be “Love that Lasts: Discovering Authentic Love” taught by John Kopetzky.

 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.

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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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.

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.

CSS Food Market

The CSS Food Market will be in front of St. Teresa School on Tues, Feb 13th beginning at 3pm. All are welcome to pick out a bag of groceries.

No School

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

School Lunches:

Monday, February 12th: Chicken Nuggets, Soup, Cheese Stick, Crackert, Fruit

Tuesday, February 13th: Chicken Patty, Corn, Bread, Fruit

Wednesday, Feburary 14th: Cheese Pizza, Salad, Fruit

Thursday, February 15th: Tacos, Lettuce, Fruit

Friday, February 16th: NO SCHOOL

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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.





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.

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!

 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



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

Magnificat: Morning Star Chapter

All are invited to begin your Lenten journey with Praise, Worship, Prayer, Adoration, & an Encounter with Our Lord present in the Eucharist on Fri, Feb 16, 6:30-8:30pm at North American Martyrs Church. Please join anytime during this two hours; prayer teams will be available. Questions: text our Magnificat Coordinator, Rhonda Litt at 402-525-6396.

 Emmaus Institute Spring Classes

The Emmaus Institute for Biblical Studies is now accepting registrations for Spring, in-person & online classes. New course offerings include: Ten Chapters All Catholics Should Know Like the Back of Their Hand (Thursdays 2/22-5/2) and Creation to New Creation: The Prophetic Books (Mondays 2/19-4/29). Learn more and register at www.EmausInstitute.net.

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.



 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.

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.



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.

 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.


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.

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 11-18

Sun 2.11

1:30-3:30pm: Private Event (KH)

1-9pm: Eucharistic Exposition

Mon 2.12

2pm: School Confessions (CH)

7-8:30pm: RCIA (KH)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Exposition

Tue 2.13

3pm: Food Market (Sch)

4-8pm: Conferences (Sch)

6-8pm: Scouts (KH)

7pm: Kindergarten Parent Mtg (Sch)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Exposition

Wed 2.14

Ash Wednesday

4pm: CCD Mass & Class (CH & Sch)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Exposition

Thu 2.15

4-8pm: Conferences (Sch)

7:30pm: Choir Practice (CH)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Exposition

Fri 2.16


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

5-6:45 pm: STAGE (KH)

7pm: Stations of the Cross (CH)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Exposition

Sat 2.17

9am: Legion of Mary (MR)

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

9am-4pm: Eucharistic Exposition

Sun 2.18

1pm: Baptism (CH)

1:30pm: Private Reception (KH)

1-9pm: Eucharistic Exposition


Mass Schedule: February 10-18

+ = 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).






Sick & Suffering Members of our Family, Friends & Parishioners




Pro Populo


Ron & Claire Schinkel


Deceased Members of the Schafers & Wahl Families

Mon 2.12



Cheryl Wesolowski

7am PS

+ Rodolfo Abringe


Mike Sindorf




Beverly Jackson

7am PS

+ Janet Kreifels


Schroedl Family




Jackson Family

7am PS

Members enrolled in the Pink Sisters’ Spiritual Union of Perpetual Adoration


Jackson Family


Priests at St. Teresa Parish


Jean Wurtele




Zach Gregg

7am PS

+ Louise Ferraro


+ Doug Beebe




Simon Yallaly

7am PS

Mike Burling Spec Int


Kathleen Bierhaus-Rickets, Birthday



7am PS

Marcus Dustin Spec Int


+ Stephen Kuzma Sr


Stephen Hyde, Birthday




+ Kenneth Grell


Brian & Kelly Callan


Pro Populo