Dear St. Teresa Parishioners,
This weekend, remember to attend the Walk for Life on Saturday. Then Sunday is the kickoff for Catholic Schools Week. Next weekend is packed with activity too: Scouts Pancake Feed, parishioner meetings, Christmas Clean-up, and other things. Take the time to look through the announcements—there is a lot to share this weekend.
- Eucharistic Adoration Sign-up
- St. Monica Prayer Sign-up
- Parish Website
- Parish Facebook Page
- Our Lady of Good Counsel Retreat House
:: CURRENT, NEW, & UPDATED PARISH ANNOUNCEMENTS ::
Catholic Schools Week 2022
Sun, Jan 30-Fri Feb 4
All are welcome to join St. Teresa School for the opening of Catholic Schools Week Sun Jan 30. After 10:00 Mass, come over to school for an open house, featuring the science fair in the gym and a bake sale in the cafeteria.
- Thanks to Super Saver for their donation of donuts for our bake sale!
- Thank you for your ongoing support of our beloved parish school!
- A detailed plan for our school’s celebration of Catholic Schools week is on the back of the parish calendar as a bulletin insert this week.
St Teresa 100
In 2026, we will be celebrating 100 years since the time St. Teresa was established as a parish. Next weekend on Feb 5 & 6, following the Masses in K Hall, we will have an important presentation about our plan and vision for the next three years leading up to our centennial. We invite every parishioner to come to one of these presentations. We want this to be a collaborative effort as we invite your suggestions, ideas, and input to the plans that are being proposed, so that we are properly prepared for the next 100 years.
Scout Sunday Pancake Breakfast
Boy Scout Troop 28 will be serving a pancake breakfast on Sun, Feb 6 from 9am-11:30am in Kaczmarek Hall.
Menu: pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage links, coffee, and juice.
Adults: $5 | Children: $3 | Families: $20
SOUPerbowl of Caring
On the weekend of America’s most celebrated football game (Feb 5-6), helpers will be at the exits of the church after Masses, collecting donations which will be given to the Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach. Thank you for your generosity!
Calling all Young Married Couples of St. Teresa Parish! The sign up is inserted in today's bulletin for our Young Married Couples dinner. Sign up soon so your hosts can start planning the event. We look forward to meeting you soon!
All Hands on Deck! Men’s Club will take down Christmas decorations on Sun Feb 6 at 1pm. Please plan to come help.
The Thrift Store made $2421 last weekend.
Hours for business:
Fridays 4-8 and Saturdays 9-3
Please donate during business hours.
Seminarian of the Week: Rev. Mr. Dominic Winter is the son of James & Cheryl Winter of St. Joseph Parish in Lincoln. He is studying Theology 4 at St. Charles Borromeo and is looking toward ordination in the spring. Remember to pray for Deacon Winter and for his formation.
Would you like to learn more about the Catholic Faith?
Classes are from 7:30-9pm on Thursdays in Kaczmarek Hall (downstairs in church).
Anyone is welcome to join—for one class or for all classes. If the topic piques your interest, come to that class!
This Week’s Topic: This Week’s Topic:
Matrimony & Holy Orders
More than merely a contract between two people in love, marriage was created by God as part of his plan for humanity. How we fit within that plan may depend on our view of the Sacrament of Matrimony and its profound meaning for the world.
St. Teresa School Announcements
- Kindergarten Preview will be on Tuesday, February 15th from 7-8 p.m. at St. Teresa School. Contact the school office for more information.
- Recycled Paper is Needed: The school uses recycled paper to print worksheets and other items. Please donate paper which is clear on one side and without staples or folds. Thank you!
- Sewing Help Needed: The schoolchildren are preparing for a Mexico-themed music concert this spring. Several moms are helping Mrs. Schilmoeller sew 65 long circle skirts for the K-4th grade girls to wear. We are seeking 1) donations of solid color fabric and 2) people willing to do some simple machine sewing; the skirts will be pre-cut and the sewing would be some simple seams and hems for each. If you are able to help with this endeavor, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Good Shepherd Scholarship: Education has always been at the heart of the mission of the Catholic Church. The Good Shepherd Scholarship exists to support families in making Catholic education possible for their children. The Good Shepherd Scholarship Portal is open until March 31st. Please apply today! www.GoodShepherdScholarship.com
Pius X High School is THE Catholic high school in Lincoln. Thanks to your support and that of parishes in and near Lincoln, our tuition is about 40% of the actual cost, and less than half the national average. Pius X High School will host an open house at 7pm Mon, Feb 7 for 8th grade students, new upperclassmen, and their parents & guardians. Learn more about Pius X at PiusX.net/explore.
:: REPEAT PARISH ANNOUNCEMENTS ::
Head Usher Needed
Our parish needs a head usher to coordinate each Sunday’s Noon Mass. This person would ensure that there are enough ushers to take up the collection, bring up the gifts, and help with seating. Call Will at 402-416-1070.
Bake Sale for the Walk for Life
The proceeds help cover the costs of the Walk itself and other activities of Nebraska Right to Life.
Donations and workers are needed for the Walk for Life Bake Sale.
Baked goods can be brought to K.Hall by 9pm Fri Jan 28th OR volunteers will be available curbside to collect baked goods from 8-9am in front of the Student Union the morning of the walk, or call 402-438-4802 to make arrangements. An online sign-up is HERE.
Eucharistic Adoration | This Session Runs Jan 2—Mar 1
Parishioners: we had a fantastic response to signing up for Holy Hours; thank you! We had 13 open a couple of weeks ago. We now have only TWO to cover. If you don’t already have an hour, please consider taking one of the “empty” hours so that we can continue with exposition. It is important that when Our Lord is exposed in the Monstrance, he is not left alone. Therefore, we sign up for Holy Hours so that we are sure someone is always with him. Sign up HERE.
Hours of Eucharistic Exposition
- Sundays: 1pm-9pm
- Monday-Friday: 9am-9pm
- Saturdays: 9am-4pm
Currently Open Holy Hours:
Fridays 5-6 and Saturdays 3-4
Parish Office | 402-477-3979
General Hours: 9am-4pm Mon-Fri
- Jeanne Kee: Financial Secretary
Mon-Thu, 9-4 | email@example.com
- Aubrey Potter: Parish Secretary
Mon-Fri, 9-1 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for Bulletin Announcements (send to Aubrey) is Wednesday at Noon.
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.
:: NEW DIOCESE-wide ANNOUNCEMENTS ::
Marian Sisters | Nursing Help
The Marian Sisters are looking for overnight nurse help (8pm-8am) to help with our older Sisters at the Motherhouse.
Motherhouse phone: 402-786-2750
Looking for a way to boost your spiritual life this Lent and Easter? Take an online or in-person class from the Emmaus Institute for Biblical Studies. To learn more or to register, visit www.EmmausInstitute.net
:: REPEAT DIOCESE-wide ANNOUNCEMENTS ::
St. Gregory the Great Seminary Seeks Teachers
St. Gregory the Great Seminary (SGGS), a fully accredited college located in Seward, is seeking to hire two part-time, adjunct (non-tenure) faculty members. One will teach Spanish; the other will teach Biology. By the witness of their personal and professional lives, all SGGS faculty and staff members must assent to our mission: to form Catholic men as disciples of Jesus Christ and assist their discernment of a priestly vocation to serve God and His Church. For details, contact Fr. Brian Kane or Fr. Matthew Rolling at SGGS: 402-643-4052
Ladies, you're invited to our WINTER MAGNIFICAT PRAYER MEAL—Saturday February 5, 9:30 a.m. at Hillcrest Country Club, 9401 East O Street, Lincoln, with guest speaker Father Allan Phan. Father Phan was ordained a Diocesan Priest in 2018 after an amazing Holy Spirit lead journey as he was not raised in a Christian family. Father’s heart is moved by how far Love (God) is willing to go for him and he desires to help others encounter Love to receive the same peace he has. He loves to "rest in the Presence of the Lord" and hear His Lord call him "little flock", which causes all anxieties in his heart to melt away! His favorite scripture is Luke 12:32 "Do not be afraid little flock, for it is Your Father's good pleasure to give you the Kingdom". Come hear Father Phan’s inspiring testimony, and invite other women to join us in Christianship fellowship. Register by mailing your $25 check payable to Magnificat c/o Tina Colgan, 521 N 56 ST, Lincoln, NE 68504. (students $15) Deadline is January 29. For more information text Rhonda Litt at 402.525.6396 or call and leave a message 402.489.3819.
Faith, Hope and Love . . . Are these present in your marriage. Have you given up hope that they can be?
In 1 Corinthians 13:13 Jesus tells us the greatest of these is Love. Living in a marriage that is missing love can be difficult. If you have given up hope that your marriage can and will get better, ask your spouse to consider attending a Retrouvaille program. Retrouvaille is an international Christian-based ministry that offers a three-stage program to help couples improve their marriages. First, a weekend program is attended, followed by post-weekend meetings. Finally, an on-going monthly small group of couples gathers for support and growth. If improving your marriage is important to you, reach out today. For more information about a Retrouvaille Weekend program. February 11-13 2022 to register call 1-800-470-2230 0r www.helpourmarriage.org, www.retrouvaille.org last day to sign up January 30th 2022
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 7, 2022- 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
Day-Long Retreat for Moms of Young People
February 12th, 2022, the Retreat for Moms of Young People will be happening at the Good Counsel Retreat house. Fr. Ben Holdren and Bekah Knobeloch will be giving a series of talks for moms of younger children. This is a day-long retreat; babies are welcome. Go to the diocesan website or see the parish e-mail for sign-up link.
Spirit Catholic Radio’s Celebration Dinner
Sat, Feb 12: Spirit Catholic Radio invites you to our 17th annual Spirit Celebration Dinner, where we will enjoy a meal together and honor keynote speaker and Spirit Award Recipient, Steve Ray. Steve has hosted many pilgrimages for Spirit Catholic Radio and is a frequent guest on Spirit Mornings and EWTN Radio. Social hour begins at 6pm with the dinner and program beginning at 7 p.m. Only $50 per seat. Please make your reservation by Feb 5th at spiritcatholicradio.com/dinner
Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat
God forgave you but you can't forgive yourself? Attend a confidential Rachel’s Vineyard weekend retreat for post-abortion healing Mar 4-6.
Scholarships are available. Contact email@example.com or call Heather 402-671-3749.
Holy Land Pilgrimage: It looks like the pilgrimage to the Holy Land on May 9-19, 2022, will be able to travel, as long as we have enough interest in the trip! Because tourism is down, and crowds will be less, this will be a great time to visit the Holy Land! Currently, vaccinated and non-vaccinated individuals are welcome to Israel and Palestine but both persons will be subject to a COVID test before flying and after arrival in Israel. Protocols differ slightly depending on vaccination status. The requirements have been changing every 1-2 months so there's hope they will continue to loosen. Cost is about $4000 per person. See itinerary and details at stmarysdavidcity.org or tektonministries.com. Contact Fr. Jay Buhman (402-367-3579) with ANY questions.
Creighton Model FertilityCare System Creighton Model is a women's health science that allows users to learn more about their fertility and in conjunction with NaProTECHNOLOGY treat many reproductive disorders. Introductory sessions are available in person or online. For more information or to register, visit, https://lincolndiocese.regfox.com/creighton-introductory-session