January 22: Bulletin & Announcements

“O sing a new song to the Lord; sing to the Lord, all the earth.  In his presence are majesty and splendor, strength and honor in his holy place.”

+ Psalm 96 [Entrance Antiphon, Third Sunday in Ordinary Time]

Dear Parishioners,

This weekend’s Entrance Antiphon commands us to “sing a new song to the Lord”.  How we all need this encouragement.  We are to enter into this song at all times, whether we are doing well or struggling.  As members of Christ’s body we are to sing and give praise to Lord in every circumstance and which gives us the proper perspective in all of life’s ups and downs.

May Christ’s peace reign in your hearts,

Fr. Hottovy


Handy Links:

  1. Eucharistic Adoration Sign-up
  2. Parish Website
  3. Parish Facebook Page
  4. Our Lady of Good Counsel Retreat House Schedule

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Note: we are in the process of preparing and mailing Contribution Statements (2020 donation records for tax purposes). You can expect to receive them no later than January 30th.


During this Year of  St. Joseph, you’re invited to a parish book study on St. Joseph. The book Consecration to St. Joseph is highly recommended, in order to  learn more about this incredible saint! We will meet in the church, following  safety guidelines. There will be a zoom option for those interested. Meetings will be on Tuesdays at 7pm for five weeks, beginning on February 16th. Gloria Deo is offering a 12% discount to St. Teresa parishioners who want to participate. Books are selling fast, so get your copy as soon as possible! Please join us!

Trivia Night 2021 is CANCELLED

Because there were not enough teams registered for Trivia Night 2021, it has been cancelled. Thanks to those who   expressed interest!

Saint Blaise Blessing of Throats will be offered after all weekend Masses January 30-31.

SOUPer Bowl of Caring: The weekend of Super Bowl LV (Feb 6-7), Godteens will be at the exits of the church after Masses to collect donations which will be given to the Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach. MTK has  remained open even during the pandemic and was able to provide over 75,000 meals to people in need in 2020. Consider a donation to help this great cause!

Grand Group: In the last year, due to COVID, we were only able to enjoy four of our planned activities. Hopefully, by the end of February we will all have had our COVID vaccinations and we’ll be able to get together safely once again. Counting on that to be the case, our planning meeting is scheduled for Tue Mar 2nd at 1pm in K.C. Hall. Since we have seven events left over from last year we only have four new events to plan. Have a safe February, get vaccinated, and we’ll count on your help to make some great plans on Tuesday March 2nd.

Ballet Camp for Children K-2: Rose Kotopka, St. Teresa School alumna, is considering teaching ballet and creative movement to   K-2nd grade students.

If interested, please contact her at rkotopka@gmail.com before Jan. 24th. Classes will be on Saturdays in Kaczmarek Hall from 12:30-1:15 for Kindergarten and 1st grade and 1:15-2 for 2nd grade. Cost will be $50 for 6 consecutive weeks, beginning on January 30th. Week 6 will take place Sunday, March 7 from 1:30-3. Masks and social distancing will be in effect.

Thank you to Men’s Club for covering the cost of a critical, extensive plumbing repair in the rectory this past week.

Catholic Schools Week | Faith. Excellence. Service.

St. Teresa School will be celebrating Catholic Schools Week Jan 31-Feb 6.  In-school activities will include a Eucharistic procession and creatively  modified versions of the traditional Religion Quiz Bowl and the 8th Grade vs. Teachers Volleyball Game. Activities new to 2021 are mini golf in the gym and school-wide bingo called over the intercom. Although we are unable to host visitors for an open house this year, we are grateful for your support for Catholic education and ask for your continued prayers.

The Bible In a Year

With Fr. Mike Schmitz featuring Jeff Cavins

In The Bible in a Year podcast, Fr. Mike Schmitz walks you through the entire  Bible in 365 episodes, providing commentary, reflection, and prayer along the way. Unlike any other Bible podcast, Ascension’s Bible in a Year podcast follows a reading plan inspired by The Great Adventure Bible Timeline, a ground-breaking approach to understanding  salvation history developed by renowned Catholic Bible scholar Jeff Cavins. For each period in the timeline, Jeff will join Fr. Mike for a special episode that will help you understand the context of each reading.With this podcast, you won’t just read the Bible in a year … you’ll finally understand how all the pieces of the Bible fit together to tell an amazing story that continues in your life today! More information is available at media.ascensionpress.com. To listen, subscribe (free!) using your podcast app.

Seminarian of the Week: Jonah Brox is the son of Tim and Melissa Brox from Saint Teresa Parish. He is studying Theology 1 at St. Charles Borromeo. Remember to pray for Jonah and for his formation.

Welcome Newcomers

  • Mary Millard
  • Micah & Kaylee Braunsroth and family
  • Marianna Price and family
  • Paul & Theresa Vidmar and family
  • Edward & Sarah Jaros and family
  • Cody & Nicole Liss and family

Please Pray for the repose of the soul of Gail Morin, stepmother of Peter Morin.

:: 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  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. 

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.

 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.



Marian Sisters are seeking a home health care giver. CNA background preferred. Full day, half day, weekend and overnight hours available. For more info, Contact Mother Ann Marie: 402-786-2750 | sr.annmariezierke@cdolinc.net

Employment Opportunity - Lunchroom Supervisor - Blessed Sacrament School is now accepting applications for Food Service Supervisor. Responsibilities include oversight and preparation of the lunch program, supervision of food service staff, menu planning, purchasing, and compliance monitoring of all state and federal nutrition requirements. Applicants must be able to meet NDE job requirements and pass a criminal background check. Inquiries can be directed to Fr. Mike Morin at 402-937-5785. Please send credentials and a letter of application to: Lunch Supervisor Applications, Blessed Sacrament School, 1720 Lake St., Lincoln, NE  68502.



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 jsayker@crchrist-parish.org. 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 familylifeoffice@cdolinc.net

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.

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.