January 20, 2023: Weekend Update

“Indifference and ingratitude are all [Jesus] finds among the world’s disciples; even among His own, He finds so few surrendering themselves without reserve to the tenderness of His infinite love.”

~ 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 22, 2023 Bulletin

Bulletin Advertisers Quarter 1

Emmaus Institute

St. Teresa Trivia Night



Welcome in Baptism

Welcome in baptism Oliver Duane Meyer, son or Reese and Clare. Congratulations!

RCIA: Walk Through the Mass

All are welcome to join the upcoming RCIA class on Mon, Jan 23rd from 7:00-8:30pm in Kaczmarek Hall. Our topic this week will be “Walk Through the Mass”, taught by Fr. Schwenka.

Christmas Tree Removal

Men’s Club is looking for help in removing and packing away the Christmas trees on Sun, Jan, 22nd following the Noon Mass. Any help will be greatly appreciated!


St. Teresa’s Women Reading Together: Winter 2923

The Women’s Events Committee invites all women of the parish to a discussion of the book, In This House of Brede, by Rumer Godden on Sat, March 4 at 9am in Kaczmarek Hall. This title is available for purchase at Gloria Deo, or eBooks can be downloaded from Lincoln City Libraries. Contact Erin Willis at 402-327-7107 or erinRwillis@gmail.com with questions or to RSVP for this event.

One Rose, One Life

One Rose, One Life is an annual fundraising campaign conducted by the Nebraska Knights of Columbus, for the Knights of Columbus Culture of Life Foundation of Nebraska. Over 96% of the funds raised by the Foundation are used to support various pro-life causes, events, and organizations. A portion of these funds were also used to aid in the purchase and installation of 16 Ultrasound machines throughout the State of Nebraska, through the Knights of Columbus Council Ultrasound Initiative. This weekend, a member of our Knights Council will be at the exits passing out prayer cards and accepting your goodwill offerings.

S.T.A.G.E. Student Theater

S.T.A.G.E. Catholic Theater is seeking adult performers for their summer production, Flanagan’s Boys. This is a musical rendition of the story of Fr. Edward J. Flanagan, servant of God, and his mission to form Boys Town. We are looking for interested participants who have some experience in musical performance and a love for the faith. Please contact Lee Hotovy at shotovy@msn.com for additional information. The performance is set for June 2023, the tenth anniversary of its debut.

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 11-Noon; Sat 3-4pm

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Catholic Schools Week

Catholic Schools Week begins with a Mass on Sun, Jan 29th at 10am. Following the Mass, the school will host an open house. All are welcome to come and tour the school, see the classrooms, and visit the newly renovated gym! Don’t forget to visit the cafeteria for coffee and rolls (coffee/juice 50¢; donuts $1) and a chance to purchase some baked goods! Proceeds to benefit the 8th Grade.

Substitute Teachers

Substitute teachers are needed for our Catholic School. If you are ready to sub, please call the school at 402-477-3358 or email Sr.Mary-Cecilia@cdolinc.net. For those not holding an educator certificate, two options are open: 1. Acquiring a local  sub permit (may require 60 college hours & human relations course). 2. If you previously held an educator certificate you may qualify for a state substitute permit. Go to the Nebraska Department of Education  website to fill out the applications. If you need more information, email dave-friesen@cdolinc.net or call 402-473-0613.

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St. Teresa Thrift Shop

The Thrift Shop made $2,709 last weekend


Hours for business:

Fridays 4-and Saturdays 9-3

Please donate during business hours.





St. Teresa Trivia Night

Registrations are being accepted for St. Teresa’s 2023 Trivia Night! See bulletin insert for registration form. Trivia Night will be held at Pius X High School on Sat, Feb 4th. Social hour at 6pm, trivia rounds begin at 7pm. Come early to socialize and decorate your table (optional). Cost: $10/person or $80 for a table (seats 8). New to Trivia Night, registration fee waived. This event is not open to the public; it is for St. Teresa parishioners. Family and friends are welcome to join parishioners’ teams.


Grand Group

Grand Group will meet on Fri, Jan 20th at 1:00 at the Knights of Columbus Hall to hear a presentation about the Holy Eucharist by the Knights of the Holy Eucharist. What could be more appropriate! The Brothers have been our guests twice before & their talks are always interesting & informative. Following the talk, refreshments will be served. Plan to join us for this special event!


S.T.A.G.E. Student Theater

S.T.A.G.E. Student Theater presents Saintspeare, Jan 20, 21, 27, 28 at 7pm and Jan 22, 2pm matinee. The productions will be held on Kaczmarek Hall. A humorous rendition of three Shakespeare’s famous plays set in a Midwinter’s Night Dream. The Bard’s plays are intermixed in a whacky dream causing havoc for the main character, Beth. Using the wisdom of the saints, she sets out to resolve the dilemma, while her counterpart, MacBeth seeks to foil the night. Performed by students, 9-13 years, with a dabbling of music and dance, this production will delight audiences both young and old. Tickets are available online beginning January 1st at stage4kids.com under Tickets. Reserved seating only. Approximate 2-hour show with intermission. Appropriate for ages 5 and up.


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 Monday 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


Pius X Open House

Eighth-grade students and their families are invited to attend the open house at Pius X Catholic High School, 6000 A St, at 7pm, Mon, Feb 6th. Sign-up is not required. There will be a short presentation, tours of the school, a chance to explore some of the many school activities and clubs, and opportunities to ask questions. Learn more about our Catholic High School at PiusX.net/openhouse. You can also share our event on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/715395253311435.

February Date Night

Make time for your vocation! The Family Life Office invites you to a date night out on Tues, Feb 14th, 6-9pm at UNL Newman Center Rosary Hall with Vanessa Neuhaus, a family and marriage therapist, speaking on the topic: “Boundaries and Marriage”. Cost: $45 for dinner/drinks/apps for two or come for free to the talk and go out to eat on your own. The event will be streamed. More information or to register, go to https://lincolndiocese.regfox.com/datenightfeb. Limited free babysitting available!

Knights of Columbus Movie Night

Please join the Crete Knights of Columbus Council 7704 for a free movie night, “Mother Teresa No Greater Love” on Feb 10th at 6:30pm at Sacred Heart Church Hall, 515 E 14th St, Crete. Refreshments provided. This film reveals not just who Mother Teresa was, but how her singular vision to Serve Christ in the poor continue through The Missionaries of Charity today.

2023 Spirit Celebration Dinner

Join your Spirit Catholic Radio Family for a wonderful evening of faith and friendship! Our 2023 Spirit Celebration Dinner will be held Saturday evening, February 4, 2023 at the Mid America Center in Council Bluffs, IA! This year, our special guest speaker, Jeff Cavins, will present on Life of a Disciple – Taking your Faith to the Next Level. Reserve your seat by January 20th for $50. For more details and ticket purchasing, click HERE.

Emmaus Institute for Biblical Studies

The Emmaus Institute for Biblical Studies is accepting registrations for spring in-person and online classes, including the next class in our three-year certificate program covering the entire Bible: The Historical Books (Mondays 2/20-5/1). This Lent, explore the mystery of suffering with Dr. Vern Steiner in his course When God’s People Suffer: A Biblical Perspective on Pain and Evil (Tuesdays 2/21-5/2). Other courses include Behold the King: Encountering Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew (Thursdays 2/23-5/4); and Introduction to Latin Grammar I: C (Wednesdays 2/22-5/3). In-person classes run 6:30-8:30pm at Emmaus in Lincoln except as noted. Online classes can be watched any time. Learn more and register HERE.



Marriage Encounter

Start the new year right! Give the gift of time to each other this year! On the worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend, learn to prioritize the important things. Feb 10-23 in Lincoln. Early registration is highly recommended. For more information visit our website at www.wwme.org.


Mother/Daughter Program

“Fearfully & Wonderfully Made” for girls, 9-13, and their mothers will be held Sat, Jan 28th, 9-Noon at John XXIII Diocesan Center. This program is designed to educate girls on growing up and becoming a woman. Pre-registration required. Cost: $25 per mother/daughter or $35/family in person. Questions contact Bekah at rebekahknobeloch@marquettenfp.com. Go to https://lincolndiocese.regfox.com/motherdaughter to register.

 Nebraska Walk for Life & Gala

In celebration of Roe v Wade, the inaugural Walk for Life Gala, a fundraiser for Nebraska Right to Life, will be held Fri, Jan 27th, the night before the Walk. Join us again on January 28th, 10am at the State Capitol,  for the Nebraska Walk for Life. At 11:30am at the UNL Student Union will be the keynote speech. Guest speaker Dr. john Bruchaliski, speaking at both the Gala and the Walk, will describe how a return to his religious faith brought him from abortionist to a leading light in pro-life medicine. Come and show your support for Life and hear this man’s inspiring story! Tickets for the Gala, at Embassy Suites, $50. Purchase online  nebraskarighttolife.ticketspice.com/2023 or by sending a check to NE Right to Life, (Gala in memo line) to PO Box 80410, Lincoln (68410-0410). Questions NE Right to Life at 402-438-4802.

Baked Goods for Walk for Life

Baked goods, sold to offset the cost of the Walk, will be available to purchase following the Walk for Life at the UNL Student Union. Donations needed and can be dropped off on the north side of the Student Union the morning of the Walk. Volunteers will be curbside from 8-9am to accept donated goods. Call 402-438-4802 for more information.


Called to Silence

God speaks to you in the silence. Are you ready for some quiet time away after the holidays? Steep yourself in the scared space of the Creighton University Retreat Center to be still and open yourself up to the graces of God has for you. You will meet with an Ignatian-trained spiritual director daily to reflect on what’s stirring in your heart. Opportunity for daily Mass and confession. Retreat cost including room and meals is $350. Choose one of the 4 opportunities to attend: Jan 19-22; Feb 23-26; April 13-16; and May 4-7. Register at Creighton.edu/curc.


Shine Like the Stars 2023

Villa Maria School’s annual fundraising dance & auction, “Shine Like the Stars 2023” is Jan 27th at Lancaster Event Center, Lincoln. Purchase general admission tickets, reserve a table, bid on auction items, or make a donation, text vmdance23to 243725 or click HERE.


World Youth Day 2023

The dates for the next World Youth Day in Portugal have been announced, and our diocesan trip is ready to start taking registrations!  Our trip will be from July 24 through August 9, 2023, and includes a side trip to Fatima.  For more information or to register, please click HERE.

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