January 6, 2023: Weekend Update

“We saw His star at its rising and have come to do Him homage.”

~ Matthew 2:2


Handy Links:

  1. Parish Website
  2. Online Giving
  3. Eucharistic Adoration Sign-up
  4. Acolyte Schedule – New Schedule now Online (January – June 2023)
  5. Altar Server Schedule
  6. Lector Schedule
  7. Catholic Youth Sports
  8. Cub Scout Pack 128
  9. Bedmaking


January 8, 2023 Bulletin

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St. Teresa Trivia Night

Knights of Columbus Free Throw Poster




Congratulations on the marriage of Emma McDermott, daughter of parishioners John and Cindy, to Seth Miller, son of Bryan and Letha!

Epiphany Home Blessing

Blessed chalk and Epiphany Family Prayer Service and Home Blessing pamphlets are available in the vestibule of the church. Feel free to pick up a piece of chalk and pamphlets. Holy Water is available in the Holy Water font located in the south transept of the church.

RCIA: The Sacraments: Baptism and Confirmation

All are welcome to join the upcoming RCIA class on Mon, Jan 9th from 7:00-8:30pm in Kaczmarek Hall. Our topic this week will be “The Sacraments: Baptism and Confirmation”, taught by Brian Pfeiffer.

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.

Scrip Notes for the New Year!

¨ Runza: $10 cards (16.67% rebate) well stocked for Temperature Tuesdays

¨ The Mill Coffee & Tea: $10 gift cards

¨ Scooters: $25 and $5 cards available

¨ Walgreens: $25 cards back in stock

¨ Granite City: No longer participating

¨ Fee for online orders (attached bank account) increasing from 15¢ to 29¢  per order beginning January 9th.

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!

Knights of Columbus Free Throw Champions

Knights of Columbus Fitzgerald Council 833 are sponsoring their annual Free Throw Contest on Sun, Jan 15th at Blessed Sacrament School Gym. Check-in: 1:30pm; Competition: 2pm. St. Teresa and Blessed Sacrament are combining in order to have greater number of participants. Questions: contact Brad Behne at brad_behne@yahoo.com or by phone at 402-570-8585.


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.

Eucharistic Adoration

As you begin this new year, a wonderful resolution is to spend more time with Jesus! He would love to spend an hour with you in adoration! Our next session runs Jan 2-Feb 21. We are in need of adorers in a variety of time slots, so please consider signing up for an hour.

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:

Tues 6-7pm; Thurs 9-10am;

Fri 11-Noon; Sat 3-4pm

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CSS Food Market

The CSS Food Market will be in front of the school on Tues, Jan 10th starting at 3pm. All are welcome to come and pick up a bag of food!

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 $1,780 last weekend


Hours for business:

Fridays 4-and Saturdays 9-3

Please donate during business hours.






Please consider helping with the January bedmaking at the Retreat House on Mon, Jan 16th. Sign up by clicking HERE.


2023 Calendars

The 2023 Calendars are here! Feel free to pick one up at the exits of the church.


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 (Change of Day) 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


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.

Pro-Life Retreat

Join a half-day Pro-Life retreat by Sr. Deirde Byrnes, religious sister, medical doctor, patriot. “Witnessing to Life no Matter the Cost” at John XXIII Center, Lincoln, on Thurs Jan 19th, 8:30am-2pm. Sponsored by OneHeartOneMind. Space is limited. Venmo $25 to @goodcounselretreat  or email prolifeinitiative@protonmail.com or by Jan 16. Includes lunch.

 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.

National March for Life

All are welcome to attend a pilgrimage to Washington D.C. to celebrate the overturning of Roe v. Wade on Jan 17-21, 2023. The cost is $480 per person. Register at www.lincolndiocese.org/m41.



Date Night

Make time for your vocation! The Family Life Office invites you to a date night out on Jan 10th, 6-9pm at UNL Newman Center Rosary hall with Josh Burkes and Chad Steiner of the Emmaus Institute speaking. The topic is “Praying with Scripture with Your Spouse and Family”. $45 for dinner/drinks/apps for two or come for free to the talk and go out to eat on your own. (Will be streamed.) For more information or to register, go to https://lincolndiocese.regfox.com/datenightjan. Limited free babysitting available!


Pius X Thunderettes


Sugar Rush Dance Camp 2023: The Pius X Thunderettes will be sponsoring a Sugar Rush Dance Camp on Jan 14th from 9am-Noon at Pius X High School for ages.


Dance Clinic: The Pius X Thunderettes will host a Dance Clinic on Jan 14th from 1-4pm at Pius X High School, ages 12-14.

Please email ashtynsara@gmail.com with any questions regarding either event. To register for either event, click HERE.


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.


Emmaus Institute

The Emmaus Institute for Biblical Studies is now accepting registrations for a 5-week course, Opening the Word: Catholics and the Bible. The course will meet in person on Monday evenings, 6:30-8:30 pm beginning Jan 9th and will also be available by video (posted the following day with class notes). Opening the Word is designed to familiarize students with the  Bible generally, preparing them to read, study, pray, love and live the Sacred Scriptures. It is the first of two interterm courses built into our Creation to New Creation program, but everyone is welcome to register for this beneficial course. Learn more & register at www.Emmaus Institute.net.


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!