July 21, 2023: Weekend Update

“What God has given me has always pleased me, even the thing which appear to me less good and less beautiful than those which others had.”

~ 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 23, 2023 Bulletin

Bulletin Advertisers Quarter 3




Please welcome in baptism Oscar John Patrick Chambers, son of Connor and Kate. Congratulations!

Stolen Bikes

We have had a number of bikes stolen from the bike rack in the St. Teresa parking lot. There have also been reports of bikes stolen from homes in the area. Please lock up your bikes!


There are dishes from the church kitchen and from the rectory (those providing meals to the priests) in the vestibule of the church. Anything not claimed by July 31st will be donated.

Missionary Cooperative Program

All the missionary priests who speak in our parishes have great needs for which they give the appeal. Some may ask for additional support, such as sponsoring a seminarian or religious for several months, in addition to their appeal at Mass. Our diocesan regulations do not allow this so that people will be able to support the needs of other missionaries who will give appeals in our parish in the future. There are so many needs to be met from so many different diocese and religious orders, and we must give each different group a fair chance to receive our support each year. Please be generous!

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 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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Popsicles on the Playground

Join us for our last Popsicles on the Playground on Sun, July 30th from 6-7pm! As a fun twist, we’re having a kickball game of parents against the 5th-8th grade students. Don’t want to play? No problem! Come to cheer on the teams & visit with our families. The used uniform closet will also be open during this time. Come pick out some school clothes if needed. Hope to see you there!

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 $2,497  last weekend.


Hours for business:

Fridays 4-8 and Saturdays 9-3

Please donate during business hours.










 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.


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!

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.




You can help your marriage: Do you feel alone? Are you frustrated or angry with your spouse? Do you argue, just stop talking to each other? Does talking about it only make it worse? Retrouvaille helps couples through difficult times in their marriages. For confidential information about or to register for the weekend on Aug 11-13, call 1-800-470-2230 or visit HelpOurMarriage.com.

 Catholic Artist Guild

The Catholic Artist 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, Lincoln. Meetings begin at 8pm. Dates for the remainder of 2023 are Aug 21st, Sept 18th, Oct 16th, Nov 20th, and possibly Dec 18th. For more information, email cagoflincoln@gmail.com or call Megan Scdoris at 402-657-8199.

Attention Art/Craft Vendors!

If you are interested in selling your crafts or personal items at the St. Michael Annual Fall Festival, contact Cindy-Schilmoeller@cdolinc.net. The Festival will be Sun, Sept 24th, Noon-3pm, and will include food, games, Bingo, Mums, music, and raffle. $20 per table/space. You keep the proceeds! Contact the St. Michael parish office with questions: 402-488-1313.

 Day of Prayer:

Intimacy with Our Eucharistic Lord

A Day of Prayer, hosted by Catholic Daughters, will be held on Sat, Aug 12th at Christ the King Parish Center, 654 S 86th St, Omaha. Catholic Daughters invites ALL to join them to explore the Intimacy with our Eucharistic Lord. Listen to speakers, enjoy discussions, & pray in solidarity. Continental Breakfast & Lunch provided. There is a Mass at 8:15am in the church for those wishing to attend prior to the beginning of the Day of Prayer. Mail registration payment of $15 (checks made payable to Nebraska State CDA), attendee name, address & phone number to Janek Macklin, 2nd-Vice State Regent, 2507 Estes Lane, Fremont, NE 68025-3777. Registrations must be received by Aug 1st. For more information, email Marilyn at mlowery122153@gmail.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.


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


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.

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 22-30

+ = 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).






Pro Populo




+ Vonnie M Ingram


+ Robert Kruml


+ Anne Kriege

Mon 7.24



+ Elwood Whitlake

7am PS

Ronald & Nancy Mongeon & Family


+ Ed Wortman




Mary & Lee Volkmer

7am PS

Charles Storm Birthday


+ Kenneth Wieser




+ Eileen Cox

7am PS

Special Intention of Donor


Dominic Siegel




+ Melvin Cox

7am PS

+ Deceased Members of the Ferraro Family


Binh-Lac Pella




Sam & Rhonda Ganz

7am PS

+ Bennett Marayag


Schroedl Family



7am PS

Fr. Caleb Hile Birthday


+ Larry Heaslip


Pro Populo/Shower of Roses




+ Rita Jacobs


Fr. Rayer Birthday


+ Robert Huggenberger


St. T | Weekly Calendar: July 23-30

Sun 7.23

7pm: Scripture Study (MR)

1-9pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Mon 7.24

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Tue 7.25

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Wed 7.26

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Thu 7.27

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Fri 7.28

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Sat 7.29

9am: Legion of Mary (MR)

9am-4pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Sun 7.30

7pm: Eucharistic Scriptural Study (MR)

1-9pm: Eucharistic Adoration