Dear Saint Teresa Parishioners,
As always, thanks for taking time to review the announcements—at least the new ones! There are changes and events and news to be reviewed for our own parish this week, and quite a bit has been added to the diocese-wide section. Hope that summer is going well for you. There’s no way that parents would be keeping track, so here’s the official count: 31 days until the first day of school (August 16th). Enjoy those kiddos while they’re home!
May God bless you and keep you healthy and cool.
- Summertime Hosting Sign-up (Are You Plugged In)
- Eucharistic Adoration Sign-up : This series runs through Aug 14
- Parish Website
- THRIVE Website
- Parish Facebook Page
:: NEW & UPDATED PARISH ANNOUNCEMENTS ::
Mass Schedule Change: Mon-Thu July 26, 27, 28, & 29, there will NOT be an 8:15am Mass at St. Teresa. 8:15am Mass will resume on Friday the 30th.
Welcome by Baptism: Lucy Rose Allen, daughter of Jake & Maggie. Congratulations!
Altar Servers’ Outing With Fr. Beardslee
- July 31st, 2021
- There is no cost for this event. It is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.
- 4pm: Vigil Mass
- 5pm: Pizza in Kaczmarek Hall
- 7pm: Attend Saltdogs Game
- Altar Servers are invited to attend one or all events. Dads are welcome to attend (and are needed as chaperones).
- RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bazaar Returns! The Parish Bazaar is planned for Sunday, November 14, 2021. Thanks to the couples who said “yes” to being this year’s Chairs: John & Rosie Ruhl and Jay & Nicole Linton. Be watching for announcements and thinking of ways you can participate in, and ensure the success of, our parish’s traditional fundraiser.
The Knights of Columbus thank all of the volunteers and patrons who made this a record-breaking year for the fireworks stand!
Michaelangelo’s Sistine Chapel Exhibition is coming to Omaha; it starts October 1st! Tickets are $19 per Adult and are on sale now—available online. The location will be announced soon. The visit takes 60-90 minutes and is open to all ages.
SCAM ALERT: Phishing is not a new thing, but we’ve seen a recent uptick in the efforts of scammers. If your mobile number is listed on the parish website or in the bulletin, you can expect scam text messages. If your e-mail is listed on the website or in the bulletin, you can expect to receive scam e-mails. The messages will come from someone claiming to be Fr. Hottovy and asking for a favor—usually gift cards. You may simply ignore the messages or you can block the phone number or mark the e-mail as “phishing”. There is little else that can be done.
If you currently have a Notary Public Commission in the state of Nebraska, please contact the parish office so that we can compile a (private) list of those parishioners. Your help would be needed only 1-4 times per year—very rarely. Thank you!
Religious Sisters Vocations of the Week
Sisters of the Carmel of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph
Sr. Carmen Teresa of Jesus and Sr. Maravillas of Jesus
Reminder: when you use Kaczmarek Hall, remember to turn off all of the lights at the end of your event!
Hours for business:
Fridays 4-8 and Saturdays 9-3
Please donate only during business hours.
Last weekend we made $2459.
To volunteer, contact
Pro-Abortion Appropriations Bill
From the USCCB’s Action Center:
This week, the House Committee on Appropriations will mark up the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS) appropriations bill, which currently excludes the 46-year-old Hyde Amendment and other longstanding, bipartisan provisions including the Weldon Amendment. Eliminating these provisions would force taxpayers to pay for elective abortions and force health care providers and professionals to perform and refer for abortion against their deeply-held beliefs, as well as force employers and insurers to cover and pay for abortion.
Congress needs to hear from you: tell Congress to keep the Hyde Amendment and other Hyde-related policies, and the Weldon Amendment in the appropriations bills, and to oppose any bill that expands taxpayer funding of abortion.
Contact Our Representatives:
Senator Deb Fischer
Senator Ben Sasse
Rep. Jeff Fortenberry
For more information, please visit the USCCB’s website HERE.
:: REPEAT PARISH ANNOUNCEMENTS (Next week, I’m going to empty this section.) ::
Pink Sisters | 1040 S. Cotner Blvd
Good news! The Pink Sisters Chapel—with perpetual Eucharistic Adoration—is open to the public every day from 7am until 8pm. The 7am Mass is also open to the public.
(Updated) Eucharistic Adoration
- Use the online sign-up or call Ron Zimmer for help.
- Need a sub? You are welcome to find your own or you may call Ron and he will find one for you.
- Ron: 402-310-9342
- Hours of Exposition are
Sun 1-9, Mon-Fri 9-9, and Sat 9-4
Open Holy Hours
¨ Sundays 2-3
¨ Mondays 1-2
¨ Tuesdays 3-4, 4-5
¨ Wednesdays 9-10
¨ Thursdays 3-4
¨ Fridays 11-12, 2-3, & 6-7
¨ Saturdays are full
How does one spend a Holy Hour?
There are many ways to spend one’s Holy Hour. Prayer—talking to The Father and listening to Him—is time well spent. Many divide their Holy Hour into distinct sections. Here are a few ways:
- The first 20 minutes could be spent in prayer for one’s self, the second for people we know personally, and the third for the world.
- First 10 minutes: calm one’s self and enter into prayer. Next 10 minutes of adoration. Then 10-20 minutes of contrition followed by 20-30 minutes of meditation or contemplation. Lastly, 10 minutes of thanksgiving.
Other Ideas for “sections” are:
- Begin with “Come, Holy Spirit!” Remember that the Lord has sent us this helper for our prayer.
- Lectio Divina: pray the scriptures. An hour—or even part of an hour—is quite a bit of time to read, absorb, and meditate.
- Stations of the Cross: walk them, pray with them, meditate with them.
- Chaplet of Divine Mercy or Rosary
YEAR OF ST. JOSEPH INDULGENCES
What is a plenary indulgence? (Click HERE for EWTN’s answer)
Catechism of the Catholic Church (n. 1471): "An indulgence is a remission before God of the temporal punishment due to sins whose guilt has already been forgiven, which the faithful Christian who is duly disposed gains under certain prescribed conditions through the action of the Church which, as the minister of redemption, dispenses and applies with authority the treasury of the satisfactions of Christ and the saints".
How do I obtain an indulgence?
Indulgences have gotten a bad rap over the last several centuries. Contrary to what rumors say, they cannot be bought or sold but can only be earned. Then the indulgence may be applied to a soul in purgatory or to one’s self (but not to another living person). You may earn one plenary indulgence per day.
These instructions have been simplified. You are encouraged to read more about this. All of the normal conditions apply (confession, communion, detachment from sin).
This is summarized from the National Catholic Register article, “What the Year of St. Joseph Means, and How to Gain the Indulgences” by J. Pronechen, Dec 10, 2020 (Click HERE for that really well-written article)
- Meditate for 30 minutes on the Our Father or be a part of a spiritual retreat that includes a meditation on St. Joseph.
- Carry out a corporal or spiritual work of mercy.
- Pray the rosary in families and between engaged couples.
- Daily entrust your activities to the protection of St. Joseph and ask his intercession for those seeking work.
- Recite the Litany of Saint Joseph for the Church persecuted
- Recite any legitimately approved prayer or act of piety in honor of St. Joseph
Gift Bearer Instructions
If you’d like to take up gifts at a Mass, pick up the Gift Bearer sign from the gifts table in the back and take it with you to your seat. When you come back for the gifts, bring the sign with you and leave it at the table. If no one picks up the sign before Mass begins, the ushers will ask a person or family.
WANTED: People who love to paint (walls)
If this describes you, please contact the rectory office. There are several summer painting projects that require the help of volunteers.
Olive Wood Rosaries from the Holy Land are available for purchase in the parish office. A $10 donation is requested per rosary; all proceeds go to Christians in the Holy Land.
Classical Education & Curriculum
Want to learn more about Catholic Liberal Education?
The book Renewing Catholic Schools: How to Regain a Catholic Vision in a Secular Age is available (at no cost) at the school and rectory. (School Hours: Wednesdays from 9-12; Rectory Hours: Mon-Fri from 9-4). For even more information, visit the Institute for Catholic Liberal Education’s website: catholicliberaleducation.org and to view the school-family/parish-family meeting, visit the school’s webpage HERE.
Summer Play Group
A Summer Play Group is being organized. It will meet on Tuesday mornings throughout the summer at different parks in Lincoln. To be added to the contact list, please text or call Marilyn at 605-929-5963.
Summertime SCRIP Instructions
Scrip is available to order all summer long and is a great way to make your summer dining, driving, and shopping earn rebates for St. Teresa school! Scrip orders can be dropped off at the rectory or by arrangement with Staci Cunningham. Cards we keep on hand will typically be ready to pick up by the next day.
Don't forget to use Scrip for all of your home and yard projects this summer! Home Depot, Lowe's, Menards, & Ace Hardware are all available to purchase through shopwithscrip.com or in the app, most of them as e-cards that you can have available instantly if you use PrestoPay. Let Staci know if you need help setting up an online account. Your BIG projects can mean BIG money for our school!
Contact Staci Cunningham, Scrip Coordinator at 402.802.8627 or email@example.com. Note: if you do not hear back from Staci within a day, please contact Janel at 402.525.5500. Janel is providing “backup” when Staci is traveling.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 ::
In-Person Only Date Night - Thursday, July 22, 2021 (Capitol View Winery)
To conclude our 3 part series with the Emmaus Institute, we will be going to Capitol View Winery (2361 Wittstruck Rd, Roca, NE) on July 22, 2021 for a date night from 7-9 (talk at 7:30).
For more information or questions, call 402-473-0620 or email email@example.com.
Fresh Fire! Come join us for an evening of adoration, praise, worship, teaching and intercessory prayer on Thursday, July 22nd, from 7-9pm at the John XXIII Chapel. Opportunity for time with prayer teams will be available. Come, Holy Spirit, come and fill us with the fire of your love.
Mass will be celebrated at St. Luke Czech Shrine in Loma on Sunday, July 25, at 2:00 p.m. Music will be provided by the Ostry Family Singers.
Villa Marie Home and School for Exceptional Children is taking applications for an “After School Helper.” Must be a high school graduate willing to work with and supervise special needs children ages 8 - 18. Hours are from 3:15 – 8:15 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, with a possibility of more hours available.
For more information, please call the school at 402-786-3625 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Lincoln Christus Foundation is hosting a Golf Tournament benefit for the ministries of Regnum Christi. Sponsors and golfers are invited to support Missions, Leadership Camp, and other Catholic Apostolates like the Knights of the Holy Eucharist and Good Counsel Retreat House. Register now for the Golf Scramble on Fri. Sept 17, 10am at Crooked Creek Golf Course in Lincoln: $125 per player/$500 per team includes lunch, prizes and more: thechristusfoundation.org/events. Free mulligans for teams that register by Aug. 16.
August 7, 2021 at Holmes Lake Park is the place to be for your choice of a 1 mile “Fun Run/Walk” or a 5K! This is a fun family friendly event for all ages and level of skill! The funds raised from this event will help support the ThunderBOLT Fun Run Endowment, which will provides grants each year to a special project of a Pius X academic department or school sponsored club or activity. This is a great way to help support Lincoln’s only Catholic High School and have a little fun. Register by July 21st to be guaranteed an awesome t-shirt which is included in the price of registration! 13 and older - $25, 6-12 - $15 and kids 5 and under are free (no t-shirt included). July 19th the price goes up by $5 per registration and no guarantee of a t-shirt. Prizes will be awarded as well as a grab and go goodie bag. More details and information on how to register can be found at: https://www.piusx.net/alumni/thunderbolt-fun-run/ or contact Kristin Heath at Kristin.email@example.com or 402-488-0931 ext. 56132 for more information, or to volunteer the day of the event!
Calvary Cemetery’s Golf Tournament this year will honor First Responders, (LPD, LFR, NSP, SHERIFFS, CORRECTIONS, and UNL CAMPUS POLICE) and will be held on Monday, August 16th at Firethorn Golf Club. Registration and a Chick-fil-A Sponsored Lunch starts at 11:00am. Golf begins @ 1:00pm. For more information or if you would like to help support Lincoln’s finest by participating in the tournament or by other opportunities for non-golfers, please see “Calvary Events” on our website www.calvarycatholic.com or call Kathi at 402-476-8787.
Catholic Social Services of Southern Nebraska seeks a compassionate, dynamic, and inspirational leader to serve as Vice President of Programs. This person will lead our social services operation that assists, accompanies, and affects social change and the betterment of individuals, families, and the common good. Job descriptions and instructions for application are available at www.csshope.org.
The Legion of Mary is celebrating 100 years in 2021. The celebration will take place on the anniversary date, Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at John XXIII Center, in Lincoln. It will begin with Tessera prayers and Rosary at 5:30PM, followed by Mass, light refreshments, speakers, and socializing. Mark your calendars! Please join us for this joyous occasion! All are Welcome!
St. Patrick Parish, Lincoln, invites you to consider applying for a new part time parish Religious Education Coordinator position. The main job responsibilities of this person will be to
- Coordinate the parish CCD program, develop curriculum and support the CCD teachers,
- Coordinate the high school GodTeens program, develop curriculum and support the Godteens teaching couples and
- Work with our current small faith groups and seek to cultivate additional small faith group opportunities.
This person will optimally have a background and familiarity with catholic theology, teaching pedagogy, curricular development, small group faith facilitation, team building and a focus on evangelization and the mission of supporting the proclamation of the Gospel. To apply for the position or to seek further details regarding this new part time position, please contact Fr. Troy Schweiger at 402-466-2752.