January 19, 2024: Weekend Update

“I felt it was far more valuable to speak to God than to speak about Him.”

~ 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


January 21, 2024 Bulletin

Bulletin Advertisers Quarter 1

Kindergarten Parent Information Meeting Flyer

Nurses Service Project 2024 Flyer

Mexico Eucharistic Pilgrimage Flyer



Please welcome in Baptism Nora Jean Steffen, daughter of Bennett and Brooke. Congratulations!

RCIA: The Sacraments: Penance and Anointing of the Sick

All are welcome to join in the RCIA class on Mon, Jan 22nd from 7-8:30pm in Kaczmarek Hall. Our topic will be “Sacraments: Penance & Anointing of the Sick” taught by Fr. Kipper.

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.


THANK YOU to all of the St. Teresa’s Knights of Columbus members that have braved the bitter cold and extraordinary amounts of snow to help shovel driveways & sidewalks of our elderly & homebound parishioners! These “Snow Knights” are Clarence Waldman, Tom Hoffman, Jeff Knievel, Brian Callan, Mike Szatko, Ron Schinkel, Jon Sullivan, Andy Cunningham, & Jake Allen.

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.

 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

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: 

Fri 3-4pm

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.

CSS Food Market

The CSS Food Market will be in front of St. Teresa School on Tues, Jan. 23rd beginning at 3pm. This is a change in the original schedule. All are welcome to pick out a bag of groceries.

Library Book Fair

Come and visit our school library during Catholic Schools Week Open House on Sun, Jan 28th and take advantage of some good prices on books. The Book Fair will run from Jan 25th-30th. For a preview of available books, visit I55 Book Fairs at https://i55bookfairs.com/collections.

Catholic Schools Week

Catholic Schools Week begins on Sun, Jan 28th with the 10am Mass, along with the school children singing in the choir. All students, grades 5-8, are welcome to come and sing. Please arrive no earlier than 9:45 a.m. in the choir loft. Stop over at the school following Mass and enjoy a bake sale, visit classrooms, shop at the book fair, and view the science fair projects.

School Lunches:

Monday, January 22nd: Baked Ham, Cheese Potatoes, Roll, Fruit

Tuesday, January 23rd: Corn Dogs, Baked Beans, Fruit

Wednesday, January 24th: Teriyaki Chicken, Rice, Fruit

Thursday, January 25th: Orange Chicken, Rice, Fruit

Friday, January 26th: Nachos, Refried Beans, Fruit




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.

 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. Then please email Thereas-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.

Catholic Schools Week Holy Hour

Kick off Catholic Schools Week with an hour of praise & adoration with families from across the city. The annual “Light of the Night Holy Hour” for Catholic Schools will take place Mon, Jan. 29th, 7-8pm at the Cathedral of the Risen Christ. The Eucharistic Holy Hour will include a talk by Bishop Conley, praise & worship music by St. Michael Youth Choir, & Confessions. Let’s join together to lift up our dedicated faculty & staff, families & children to the heart of our Eucharistic King.

S.T.A.G.E. Productions

S.T.A.G.E. will be presenting 2 musical productions: Jonah & the Big Sale (ages 8-11) and The Merchant of Tennis (ages 9-16), in Kaczmarek Hall. Jonah & the Big Sale, based on the classic Bible story, is set in modern times with Ninevay’s Department store & a Whale of a Sale! Performances: Jan 19-20 at 6pm & Jan 21 at 2pm. Tickets $7. The Merchant of Tennis, a musical parody of Shakespeare’s famous work, The Merchant of Venice, follows a tennis theme throughout, teaching the lesson of Love. Performances: Jan 19-20 at 8pm; Jan 21 at 4pm; Jan 26-27 at 7pm; Jan 28 at 2pm (a 2-hour show with intermission). Tickets: $8/$10. Both performances offer reserved seating. To purchase reserved-seating tickets, go to stage4kids.com under TICKETS. Limited walk-in seating will be available.

Grand Group

Plan to join us for our soup lunch & travelogue at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Fri, Jan. 19th at Noon. You won’t want to miss out on Nancy’s delicious soup & all that goes with it! Our travelogue, “Scenic Wonders,” features a variety of interesting & exotic places around the world. Please RSVP to Phyllis at 402-488-9177 by Mon, Jan 15th so the committee will know how much food will be needed.

Marriage on Mission Date Night

Marriage on Mission invites all married or engaged couples to a date night event on Sun, Jan 21, 7-8:30pm. Fr. Kipper will speak about the domestic church followed by refreshments & fellowship. On-site babysitting is provided. To utilize babysitting, sign up through the QR Code or  the link: https://forms.gle/xTr138VSVwNTx4Pb9.


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



 Sunday of the Word of God Video Series

In 2019, Pope Francis established the Sunday of the Word of God to be celebrated each year on the 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time. The Holy Father stated, “Devoting a specific Sunday of the liturgical year to the Word of God can enable the Church to experience anew how the Risen Lord opens up for us the treasury of His word & enables us to proclaim its unfathomable riches before the world.” On Jan 21st, the USCCB will offer a “Sunday Seminar Series.” These 4 videos, available in English & Spanish, will feature a presentation followed by discussion & reflection questions. The topics & presenters are: The Eucharist in Scripture, Synodality and the Bible, The Psalms & Prayer, & The Gospel & Letters of John. The videos will be made available at https://catholic.bible/Sunday-of-the-word-of-god.

NE Catholic Medical Assoc. Meeting

All healthcare practitioners are welcome to join the Catholic Medical Association Meeting following the Walk for Life on Jan 27th at the Lincoln Community Foundation small conference room (5th floor), 215 Centennial Mall South. Lunch will be provided. For lunch count, please RSVP CMA at lnkcma@gmail.com.

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.


Love and Life Programs: Program I: I+You=We

Inspire your marriage with the Love and Life Program: I+You=We on Jan 20th from 7:30am-9pm & Jan 21 from 8am-4pm at Bishop Neumann High School, Wahoo. Weekend includes lectures, workshops, individual couple dialogue leading you through 6 simple steps to real joy in your marriage. Cost: $250/couple; $300 after Jan 5th. Register: Click HERE or call Bob & Carmen Sullivan at 402-469-5149.

Nebraska Walk for Life

Join the Nebraska Walk for Life Gala on Fri. Jan 26th, 6pm at the Cornhusker Marriott Hotel with Melissa Ohden, speaker. The Walk will be Sat, Jan. 27th, 10am at the State Capitol then UNL Student Union. Scan QR Code for more information & Gala Tickets. If donating baked goods, drop off in front of the Student Union between 8-9am.


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: Jan 21-28

Sun 1.21

1pm: Baptism (CH)

12-8pm: STAGE (KH)

2 & 4pm: STAGE Performances (KH)

7-8:30pm: MoM Date Night (Sch)

1-9pm: Eucharistic Exposition

Mon 1.22

2pm: School Confessions (CH)

7-8:30pm: RCIA (KH)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Exposition

Tue 1.23

6-8pm: Scouts (Off Campus)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Exposition

Wed 1.24

4-8pm:: STAGE (KH)

4pm: CCD (Sch)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Exposition

Thu 1.25

7:30pm: Choir Practice (CH)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Exposition

Fri 1.26

4-10 pm: STAGE (KH)

5:30pm: Wedding Rehearsal (CH)

7pm: STAGE Performances (KH)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Exposition

Sat 1.27

9am: Legion of Mary (MR)

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

1pm: Wedding (CH)

4-10: STAGE (KH)

7pm: STAGE Performances (KH)

9am-4pm: Eucharistic Exposition

Sun 1.28

10am: Catholic Schools Week Mass

11am-Noon: School Open House

1pm: Baptism (CH)

12-10pm: STAGE (KH)

2: STAGE Performances (KH)

1-9pm: Eucharistic Exposition


Mass Schedule: January 20-28

+ = 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).






+ Gary Butcher




Pro Populo


Hannah Schinkel & Grant Beckman


+ Lewis, Rose, & Patrick Schafers

Mon 1.22



+ Virginia Ellis

7am PS

+ Sr. Mary Ines


Cleo Genereau, Birthday




+ Virginia Ellis

7am PS

+ Denise Sears


Mitch Gregg




Mary & Lee Volkmer

7am PS

+ Bernice Ruyle


+Basil Conry




Elizabeth Volkmer

7am PS

+ Louise Ferraro


+ Margaret Tracy




+ Arleen McCrory

7am PS

Molly Elizabeth Love, B-day


+ Troy Aksamit



7am PS

+ Sharon Samek


Living & Deceased

Members of the Einung &

Arrigo Families


+ Mark Fouts




Jackson Family


Pro Populo/Shower of



Sam & Rhonda Ganz