January 27, 2023: Weekend Update

“Jesus may hide Himself, but we know He is there.”

~ St. Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face

Due to the number of attachments, we will be sending another email or two that will include the attachments. My apologies to those of you who are receiving this multiple times.


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 29, 2023 Bulletin

Bulletin Advertisers Quarter 1

Financial Statement and Parish Statistics 2021-2022

Frequently Asked Questions

February Parish Calendar

Catholic Schools Week Schedule



Christmas Tree Removal

Thank you to everyone who helped with removing and packing away Christmas trees and decorations last Sunday. The great showing of parishioners made the task quick and light. God bless you!

~ Father Kipper

Annual Giving Statements

Annual Giving Statements will be available for pick up in the vestibule of the church on Fri, Jan 27th at Noon through Sun evening, Jan 29th and again on Fri, Feb 3rd at Noon through Sun evening, Feb 26th.  Statements may also be picked up at the rectory Monday-Thursday from 9am-4pm.

Lost Items

All dishes, bowls, serving items, etc. that have been left in Kaczmarek Hall and at the Rectory will be in the vestibule of the church beginning Friday, Jan 27th through Sunday, Feb 3rd. Any items left following the Noon Mass on Feb 3rd will be taken to the Thrift Shop.

Women’s Bunco Night

Women’s Bunco Night will be held on Thurs, Feb 9th at 7pm in Kaczmarek Hall. Please join us for this fun Galentine’s event being held to celebrate friendship and support St. Gianna’s Women’s Home. Your $5 entry fee will be split in half to provide prize winnings for our evening and to support the women and children Gianna’s serves. No RSVP or experience necessary. Please bring a snack to share if you would like and your own beverage. Call or text Melissa Brox at 402-770-4913 with any questions.

RCIA: Sacraments: Penance & Anointing of the Sick

All are welcome to join the upcoming RCIA class on Mon, Jan 30th from 7:00-8:30pm in Kaczmarek Hall. Our topic this week will be “Sacraments: Penance & Anointing of the Sick”, taught by Phil Paitz and Fr. Schwenka.


Pink Sisters’ Holy Hour for Vocations

Please join the Pink Sisters for their holy hour for vocations on Fri, Feb 3, 7:15pm at the Pink Sisters’ Chapel, 1040 S Cotner Blvd. The singing will be led by the Blessed Sacrament Musicians.

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

School Open House

Please join us for our school open house following the 10am Mass on Sun, Jan 29th. Visit the gym for the Science Fair, see the classrooms, and stop in the cafeteria for coffee/juice, rolls, baked goods on sale as a fundraiser for the 8th grade class.

Holy Hour with Bishop Conley

In Honor of Catholic Schools Week, please join Bishop Conley for a Holy Hour at the Cathedral of the Risen Christ on Mon, Jan 30th at 7pm to pray for our Catholic Schools. Everyone is welcome to attend!

Informational Meeting for Parents of Upcoming Kindergartens

Please consider a Catholic Education for your child. It is a wonderful opportunity for them to learn about our Faith within an educational setting. Inquire about our Kindergarten program and/or register your child on Wed, Feb 15th, 7pm at St. Teresa School. RSVP School office, 402-477-3358 if you are planning on attending. If registering, please bring: raised seal of your child’s original birth certificate  & baptismal certificate & your child’s immunizations records.

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St. Teresa Thrift Shop

The Thrift Shop made $2,633last weekend


Hours for business:

Fridays 4-and Saturdays 9-3

Please donate during business hours.





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.


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.


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



Sidewalk Advocates for Life

We need both sidewalk advocated and prayer partners for our ministry! Join us for our next Sidewalk Advocacy Training on Sat, Feb 11th, 11:45am-6pm. A $15 fee covers the cost of the workbook and training expenses. Please register in advance: Contact Lisa McInerney: lisapal24@aol.com or 402-525-9360.

Job Opportunity

The Family Life and Discipleship Office is hiring a Coordinator of Youth Evangelization and Discipleship who will assist families by implementing youth and young adult evangelization and discipleship initiatives. The application deadline is Feb. 20th. Please contact Marsha Bartek to apply: 402-904-8052,  Marsha-Bartek@lincolndiocese.org, or at the Catholic Chancery, 3400 Sheridan Blvd, Lincoln, NE 68506.

Mount Michael Information Night

Are you or do you know of any 5th-8th grade boys interested in learning more about Mount Michael Benedictine School? The Admissions Team and many current Mount Michael students will be in Lincoln on Feb. 15th to speak about the opportunities and educations provided at Mount Michael. Mount Michael is a Catholic college preparatory school rooted in Benedictine values. Students at Mount Michael can attend as day students, 5-day residential students of –day residential students. To learn more about this event, please contact Tim Maliszewski at 402-238-1457 or tmaliszewski@mountmichael.org.



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!


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.

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.

 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: 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!