July 14, 2023: Weekend Update

“What peace pours over the soul once it soars above natural feelings”

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

  NOTE: At the bottom of this email is the Mass Intentions and the Weekly Calendar.

 Handy Links:

  1. Parish Website
  2. Online Giving
  3. Eucharistic Adoration Sign-up
  4. Acolyte Schedule: July – December 2023
  5. Altar Server Schedule
  6. Lector Schedule: July –December 2023
  7. Catholic Youth Sports
  8. Cub Scout Pack 128
  9. Retreat Schedule
  10. Weed Pulling


July 16, 2023 Bulletin

Bulletin Advertisers Quarter 3

Men’s Club Car Wash Fundraiser Flyer

Parish Information Sheet




Please welcome in baptism Harrison Paul LeRoy Hein, son of Trevor and Sara. Congratulations!

Missionary Cooperative Program

Each year over 150 missionary dioceses & religious orders request permission to come to our diocese to give an appeal for financial support. This appeal is a major source of funding for these missionaries, & the monies collected in our parish will go directly to that missionary diocese or religious for the poor that they serve. These funds are used to fee, house, & educate the poor & orphans, provide medical care, build churches, schools, clinics, catechetical training centers, dig wells, etc., and educate candidates for the priesthood & religious life and provide many other necessities, Please be generous!

Weed Pulling Volunteers

Do you love being outdoors? If so, we have a wonderful opportunity for you to enjoy our Nebraska weather and help our parish! We are looking for volunteers to help pull weeds on our parish grounds. Please see the SignUp Genius link to sign up for a weed-pulling by clicking HERE.

Altar Boy Appreciation Party

The Knights of Columbus Council #833 would like to thank our Altar boys for their commitment to serving by hosting an Altar Boy Appreciation Party on Sat, July 29th. Following the 4pm Mass, pizza will be served and then the St. Teresa School bus will transport the servers to a Saltdogs game. Please RSVP to JPMcCarville@gmail.com.

Eucharistic Scriptural Study

All are still welcome to join Deacon Ranil Weerackoon’s Scriptural study and discussion centered on the Eucharist, with an examination of the prefigurements of the Eucharist in the Old Testament, its institution by Christ in the New Testament, and its continuation and significance in the Mass and in our lives today. Remaining Class Schedule: Sun, July 16th; Wed, July 19th; Sun, July 23rd; Sun, July 30th.

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 5-6 and 6-7;

Wed, 10-11am;

Fri 11-Noon

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Defend School Choice

Recently, historic school choice legislation (LB753) was signed into law. This law will ensure that families, particularly low-income, have the ability to choose the best education for their children. Unfortunately, opponents are attempting to repeal this import law. If  you are approached to sign a petition to repeal LB753, please “DECLINE TO SIGN” the petition. Let’s “KEEP KIDS FIRST” and protect parental rights in education! For more information, click HERE.

St. Teresa School Registration Still Open

Registration is open for all grades at St. Teresa School. Please contact the school at TAEL-AA@cdolinc.net, 402-477-3358, or  click HERE for the school website.

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St. Teresa Thrift Shop


The Thrift Shop made $2,438  last weekend.


Hours for business:

Fridays 4-8 and Saturdays 9-3

Please donate during business hours.


Diocesan Date Night Event for St. Teresa Group

All engaged and married couples are invited to attend the Diocese Date Night Event at Capitol View Winery on Thurs, July 20th, from 7-9pm with the St. Teresa’s group. Our group will be taking the bus to the event, departing at 6:30pm from the St. Teresa Parking Lot. Please arrive between 6-6:30pm to ride (first come, first served). To register or for more information, click HERE  or scan the QR Code.

Grand Group

On Fri, July 21st at 1:00, the St. Teresa Grand Group will meet at the Knights of Columbus hall for an afternoon of relaxation and fun. Because we needed to reschedule our originally planned program, we are having our afternoon or cards, Board games, and conversation this month. We hope you will join us for a good time!

Altar Society is Looking for You!

Altar Society is in need of a few volunteers to help with our 2023-2024 board positions and circles. If you would like to hear more about how you can help and what positions are available, please contact Lisa Andersen at 402-802-1233. This is a great way to give back to our parish and meet new people!


Are You Plugged In?

Our parish is taking advantage of the warmer months to have family and parish groups host a gathering after the Masses. The intent of these gatherings is to strengthen parish relationships. If interested in helping to host, please go to the SignUp Genius HERE  to sign up to host an after-Mass gathering.

Mass Times App

The Catholic Mass Times app is a worldwide app for finding Catholic churches and Mass times. You can learn more about this app and download it to your smartphone (iPhone or Android) by going to https://catholicmasstimes.app.


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


North American Martyrs is seeking a full or part-time Pre-K-8th grade Vocal Music and/or Art teacher for 2023-2024 school year. Contact Katie-guenther@cdolinc.net & include cover letter, resume & references.

St. Michael’s School has a part-time opening in the Extended Day Care Program, Mondays-Fridays, 3:15-5:30pm. Please contact lise-gregory@cdolinc.net.

St. Michael’s School is seeking a part-time nurse, Mondays, Noon-3:30pm. This is a paid position. Please contact Ashley-rockey@cdolinc.net.

Blessed Sacrament School has an opening in their Extended Care Program. This position involves supervising & interacting with students after school on select weekdays from 3:15-5:45pm at the latest depending on when parents pick up. If interested, please email megan-brown@cdolinc.net.

Sacred Heart Church is looking for a part-time Faith Formation/Evangelization Coordinator. The Coordinator will promote the mission to evangelize & catechize active parishioners & inactive Catholics. They will direct parish RCIA, CCD, adult formation programs and evangelization efforts by overseeing these programs and equipping parish leaders & volunteers to disciple parishioners of all ages to know, love, and serve Jesus Christ as faithful members of his Catholic Church. This role includes program creation, maintenance, improvement, & management as well as on-going discipleship formation. The incumbent will be responsible for building programs that not only share information but also form disciples of Christ and His Church. This position plays an active role in volunteer coordination & parish leadership. If interested, please contact Monsignor Thorburn at sacredheartlincoln@outlook.com.



Connect to Protect Conference: Protecting our Youth from Trafficking

Sat, Aug 5th at Embassy Suites, Lincoln. I’ve Got a Name, a local faith-based non-profit in Lincoln, is hosting a critical conference to increase community awareness & protect Lincoln’s youth against trafficking. Connect to Protect will address: The Reality in Lincoln, Parent Alertness, Social Media’s Influence, The Grooming Process and Ending the Demand. Speakers will include Fr. Sean Kilcawley (Lincoln Diocese Freedom from Pornography Apostolate Director) and many others. Registration is $30 for individuals or $40 for couples and includes lunch. SEATING IS LIMITED. Register at www.ivegotaname.org.




Rediscover Your Marriage: Retrouvaille (retro-vi) simply means “rediscovery”. This program offers the chance to rediscover yourself, your spouse, and a loving relationship in your marriage. For confidential information or to register for the weekend retreat on Aug 11-13th, call 1-800-470-2230 or visit HelpOurMarriage.com.


Eucharistic Pilgrimage to Mexico City

All are invited to join the diocesan pilgrimage to Mexico City on Oct 12-17, 2023, Oct 25-30, 2023. Registration is open for the October 12-17th pilgrimage. Cost: $1,700  includes the flight from Omaha, food, lodging, & mission experience with hope of the Poor. To register, click HERE. For more info call 402-473-0631.

Assumption Dwight Annual Parish Czech Dinner

Join Assumption Parish, Dwight, NE, for their annual Czech Dinner on Sun, July 23rd, 10:30am-2pm at the Parish Hall. Serving: Roast Pork, Dumplings & Sauerkraut, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Corn, Cucumbers, Rolls, Pies, & Kolaches. Buffet-style serving. Also hosting a Parish Cash Raffle, Quilt Raffle, Country Store, Cake Walk, Czech Music, Games & More, all in air-conditioning! Join for Mass with Czech Hymns at 10am.


Women of Hope Retreat

Take time to deepen your relationship with God by attending the Silent Women’s Ignatian Retreat by Sharon Doran: “Women of Hope Who Find God in All Things”. Retreat is Aug 24-27 at Creighton University Retreat Center in Griswold, IA, 1 hour East of Omaha. Cost: $425 for lodging, meals & retreat. Use QR Code to register or go to Creighton.edu/curc


ThunderBOLT Fun Run

Please join us for the 12th Annual ThunderBOLT Fun Run! On Aug 5th at Holmes Lake Park (Shelter 3) for the 1 mile “Fun Run/Walk” or a 5K! This is a family-friendly event for all ages & level of skill! The funds raised will help support the ThunderBOLT Fun Run Endowment which provides a grant each year to a special project of Pius X academic department or school-sponsored club/activity. Register by July 19th. Registration fee: Ages 13 & up: $25; 6-12: $15; 5 & under: free. Prizes awarded & breakfast provided. Details & information to register or volunteer: www.piusx.net or contact Kristin.Heath@piusx.net or call 402-488-0931, ext. 56132

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Fr. Chris Eckrich is leading a trip to the Holy Lands from Feb 22-March 4, 2024. To see the full itinerary go to executive travel.com/Lincoln-diocese/; to request a brochure call 402-435-8888, or for more information, call Barb Wallingford at 402-430-5811.

Diocesan Niobrara Canoe Trip

The Diocesan Niobrara Canoe Trips down the Niobrara River began in 1995 under the direction of Fr. Ronald Homes. The canoe trips are open to high school youth (10th—12th grades) & college students. Adults are invited along as sponsors/drivers. This 3-day outdoor adventure includes daily Mass, confessions, talks, private reflection time, & opportunities to grow in your relationship with Christ. Cost: $100; Chaperon/Driver $50. See lincolndiocese.org/camps/diocesan-canoe-trip for more information, trip dates, & information on registration.


Catholic Art Guild

The Catholic Art Guild welcomes all artists in the Lincoln Diocese to join us every 3rd Monday of the month in the Bride Room at St. Joseph Church. Information: cagoflincoln@gmail.com or call Megan Scdoris at 402-657-8199.

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.


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



Mass Schedule: July 15-23

+ = repose of the soul of

Pro Populo = for the people

The Pink Sisters’ Chapel, 1040 S. Cotner Blvd: open 7am-8pm. The 7am Masses listed here (7am PS), said at the Chapel, are open to the public. (The Sunday Masses are private).






+ Nancy Russell




Pro Populo


+ Steve Sr & Martha Kuzma


+ Jim Condon

Mon 7.17



Ecclesial Carmelite


7am PS

Bishop Bruskewitz, Priestly Ordination Anniversary


+ Pauline Kozisek




+ Demuth Family

7am PS

Eddie Scully, Birthday


In Honor of the Guardian Angel of the Miranda





+ Evelyn Whitlake

7am PS

+ William (Bill) Gibney


+ Dennis Coulter




Ericka Volkmer

7am PS

Clyne Family


George Casady




Bill Kee

7am PS

Souls in Purgatory


Julie Smith



7am PS

Mother Maria Magdalena, Feast Day


+ Nancy Russell


Pro Populo




+ Vonnie M Ingram


+ Robert Kruml


+ Anne Kriege



St. T | Weekly Calendar: July 16-23

Sun 7.16

7pm: Scripture Study (MR)

1-9pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Mon 7.17

9am-3pm: STAGE (KH)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Tue 7.18

9am-3pm: STAGE (KH)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Wed 7.19

9am-3pm: STAGE (KH)

7:30pm: Knights of Columbus  (KCH)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Thu 7.20

9am-3pm: STAGE (KH)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Fri 7.21

9am-3pm: STAGE (KH)

1pm: Grand Group (KCH)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Sat 7.22

9am: Legion of Mary (MR)

9am-4pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Sun 7.23

7pm: Eucharistic Scriptural Study (MR)

1-9pm: Eucharistic Adoration