In this Sunday’s gospel, the first apostles seek out Jesus and are called to follow him. This changed their lives forever. Each day we are called to follow our Lord anew as disciples and members of His Mystical Body. Trust in the Lord at all times and in all things. He is with us and remains with us.
Peace be with you and your loved ones,
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UPDATED Trivia Night Flyer (phone number correction)
:: NEW & UPDATED PARISH ANNOUNCEMENTS ::
St. Teresa’s Virtual Trivia Night will be Saturday, January 30th. Zoom and Google will make this happen virtually. RSVPs are needed by Jan 15th. Please see the UPDATED insert for all of the details. (Updated to correct a phone number)
Welcome by Baptism: Nathaniel Elias Suyker, son of Andy & Ann. Congratulations!
Seminarian of the Week
Mitchell Schleis is the son of Michael & Maria Schleis of Sacred Heart Parish in Shelby, Neb. He is studying Theology 1 at Mount St. Mary Seminary. Remember to pray for Mitchell and his formation.
New Opportunity to Help Your Parish Many people have received (or will receive) a Covid-19 stimulus payment. If you do not need your payment, now is a great time and opportunity to consider donating all or part of your stimulus payment. Giving to your parish an additional financial gift at the beginning of 2021 is a great way to advance the mission of your parish. Please prayerfully consider this type of gift.
Take time to read The Ultimate Guide to Ordinary Time by Dominick Albana, from The Catholic Telegraph.
:: REPEAT PARISH ANNOUNCEMENTS (for your convenience) ::
Adoration + Exposition
Exposition has resumed! There are a few hours that need to be covered before we can have daily Exposition. You may use the link to the sign-up which is in the parish’s weekly e-mail or you may call the parish office for help signing up. Note: There is interest in overnight adoration with exposition. In order to see how much interest there is in this, we added the night hours to the signup. If you have a regular holy hour during those times, please sign up so we can see how many openings we have. Thank you to all who make this possible!
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 email@example.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.
Undone Book Group Catholic Women Reading Together
Meetings will be Mon, Jan 18th and Mon, Feb 1st at 7pm in the St. Teresa School Cafeteria. All safety guidelines will be followed: masks are required, distanced seating. A Zoom option will be offered for those who request it. Contact Mary Pat McBride at firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to participate! Gloria Deo is offering a 15% discount on the book for participants.
- The large Christmas arrangement in the narthex (vestibule) of the church is a memorial for all those who have died this past year due to COVID. It is also dedicated to all of the faithful medical and healthcare workers of our parish.
- The Christmas decorations in the church will be displayed until Feb. 2nd: the feast of the Presentation of Our Lord. Be sure to take time for prayer in the church, enjoying the peace, tranquility, and beauty of this season.
Kindergarten Preview: Future Kindergarten parents: are you interested in sending your child to Kindergarten at St. Teresa School or want to find out more about our program? You are invited to attend Kindergarten Preview on Tue, Feb 9th, from 5:30-6:30pm in the school cafeteria. For more information or to sign up, call the school office: 402-477-3358. Note: incoming Kindergarteners are to be 5 years old by July 31st. In April, we hope to have a separate event where future kindergarten students can come and spend time at school.
The Nebraska Walk for Life
Sat., Jan 16th at 10am on the North steps of the Nebraska State Capitol. Please see the attached flyer for details.
St. Joseph Pilgrimage
It is the year of Saint Joseph! Your family is encouraged join this pilgrimage with the Holy Family. Pamphlets with details are available at the exits of the church.
Epiphany Home Blessing
Blessed chalk and Prayer Booklets are available at the SW Exit (toward the parking lot) of the church. Take the time to carry on this tradition of blessing our homes in the New Year! For more information, see the article printed in last week’s bulletin.
Joy to the World
How Christ’s coming changed everything (and still does) by Scott Hahn
Copies of this book are available (free) in the vestibule and at the exits of church.
Dispel the darkness by having your candles blessed! The burning of blessed candles discourages disease and demonic presences. If you would like your candles to be blessed, please bring them to the rectory during office hours (9-4, Mon-Fri).
Lost & Found
The Lost & Found cabinet is in the vestibule on the North side (and is labeled). Please check this cabinet for items you may be missing. There are children’s books, toys, and clothing, devotionals and breviaries, rosaries, and many other items. All items will be given to the Thrift Store on January 31st, 2021.
:: NEW DIOCESE-wide ANNOUNCEMENTS ::
Cathedral of the Risen Christ seeks a motivated individual to lead communications and marketing efforts as Communications and Marketing Manager. This part-time position will manage website updates, social media marketing, newsletter management and use graphic design programs to create collateral and marketing materials. The selected candidate must possess a keen attention to detail and superior communication skills. Evening and weekend work is required as job duties demand. Preference will be given to applicants who have received a degree and/or have experience in marketing, business or graphic design. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Jennie Sayker, Director of Stewardship at email@example.com. The final application date is Friday, February 12.
Divorced? Come find comfort, counsel, hope and healing consistent with Catholic Church teachings.
The twelve-week video series & facilitator led Surviving Divorce program begins on February 1st, 2021- 7-9pm, at John XXIII Diocesan Center, 3700 Sheridan Blvd. A suggested donation of $50 covers the cost of the program and includes the Surviving Divorce personal guide and all materials. Classes are kept small and may be registered for by contacting the Family Life Office at 402-473-0620 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Healing Hearts 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 February 16, 2021, 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.
:: REPEAT DIOCESE-wide ANNOUNCEMENTS ::
What does the Word of God teach about how we are to speak to and about others? The Emmaus Institute for Biblical Studies is presenting Redeeming Communication: Christian Speech in a Hostile World, from 9am-12pm on Saturday, January 23, at St. Michael Parish in Lincoln. Refreshments and lunch will be provided. Learn more and register at www.emmausinstitute.net.