July 23, 2021: Bulletin & Announcements

Dear Saint Teresa Parishioners,

This coming week, there will NOT be 8:15 Mass on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday. All three of our priests are out of town on those days. The overlap is unfortunate but was unavoidable. Fr. Nicholas Baker and Msgr. Paul Witt will say the 6:30am Masses. Should you urgently need a priest during this time, please call the office and I (Aubrey) will help you find one.

Note: While he is at the Catholic Liberal Education Conference, Fr. Hottovy will say private Masses for those intentions which were scheduled for the 8:15s this week: +Mary Gapp, +Mike Vandewalle, +Cathy Yates, and Int. of Sam & Mary Cunningham.

Remember that the nice cool church is a great place to escape the coming heatwave. Bonus: Jesus is there in the Eucharist!

May God bless you and keep you healthy and cool.


Handy Links:

  1. Summertime Hosting Sign-up (Are You Plugged In)
  2. Eucharistic Adoration Sign-up : This series runs through Aug 14
  3. Parish Website
  4. THRIVE Website
  5. Parish Facebook Page


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Acolyte Sign-Up: All Saint Teresa Acolytes need to sign up for duties covering the dates from August 1, 2021 through January 1, 2022. Please sign up for as many slots as you are comfortable with during these times, keeping in mind that we do need full coverage one way or another. We need everyone’s assistance in filling these spots 100%.

How to sign up:

  • Use the online sign-up HERE
  • Call Randy Polak: 402-429-8465 or 402-476-3961


Acolytes and Altar Server Parents: we need help reminding our young men to hang up their vestments after Mass. Acolytes, please remind the boys. Parents: when your son has served Mass and has rejoined you, would you please ask him whether he remembered to hang up his cassock and surplice?

Secretary/Mom-of-Servers note: Many thanks to Elizabeth F for cleaning up the side sacristy and for agreeing to wash and maintain the cassocks and surplices!


Welcome by Baptism: Leo Kirk Sanders, son of Timothy & Olivia. Congratulations!

Christian Mothers Mass & Meeting

Christian Mothers meetings are starting up again! This organization is made up of mothers who enjoy fellowship, explore their spiritual lives, and support one   another in prayer. The upcoming meeting is planned for Saturday, August 14th beginning with 8:15am Mass. Details will be announced soon. Emily Pfeiffer: 402-770-0359

Calling all Pitch Players!

St. Teresa will be organizing a parish adult pitch league this school year. More information and sign up opportunity is coming soon. So find a partner, brush up on those card playing skills, and get ready to get to know your fellow St. T parish family a bit better!

Natural Family Planning (NFP)

The Church gives us the gift of natural family planning (NFP) as a way of honoring both the unitive and procreative components of the martial embrace and as a tool for those trying to avoid or achieve pregnancy. NFP carries both challenges and blessings and can be a source of great unity for marriages. It is also helpful for women wanting to learn more about their health and fertility for medical reasons, as well as those couples experiencing infertility. If you are interested in learning more about NFP or want to start using NFP as a single woman or as a couple, you can visit


If you would like more information about the various methods of NFP offered in our diocese or have a question about which method might be the best fit for you, you can contact



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 aubrey-potter@cdolinc.net.

St. Teresa Elementary School 402-477-3358

There are still openings for St. Teresa Preschool! Call the school office with questions or to register.

There are three sessions:

  • Mon-Wed-Fri 8am-11:30am
  • Tue-Thu 8am-11:30am
  • M-F afternoons 1pm-3:15*

*includes Catechesis of the Good Shepherd on Friday afternoons.


Catholic Liberal Education

Fr. Hottovy, Sr. Mary Cecilia, and some  of our teachers will be attending the National Catholic Liberal Education Conference—Lincoln’s Bishop Conley is a presenter—which is being held in St. Paul, Minnesota from July 26-29.

Remember to learn more about Catholic Liberal Education (also referred to as Classical Curriculum or Classical Education) by picking up the book Renewing Catholic Schools (free) from the rectory or the school and visiting the Institute for Catholic Liberal Education’s website:


Recycled Paper

The school is always in need of clean, flat, recycled paper for printing one-sided worksheets. This helps save on the cost of printing. Thanks for your help!

Religious Sisters

Vocations of the Week

Sisters of the Carmel of  Jesus, Mary, and Joseph

Sr. Gemma of St. Mary Magdalene and Sr. Mary Elizabeth of the Trinity

Updated: Pro-Abortion Appropriations Bill

From the USCCB Action Center:

The House Committee on Appropriations voted to push through four of the most extreme pro-abortion bills EVER. These bills take away the pro-life policies that:

  • protect taxpayers from having to pay for elective abortions, both here and overseas
  • protect health care providers from being forced to perform abortions or refer for abortions against their beliefs
  • protect employers and insurance companies from being forced to pay for abortion.

The full House is expected to begin voting on these bills during the week of July 26.

It’s time to make Congressional office phones ring off the hook!

Without the Hyde Amendment and Hyde-related policies, billions of taxpayer      dollars could be used to pay for abortion in the United States and throughout the world.

Eliminating the Weldon Amendment would force medical professionals, employers, and insurance companies to perform, pay for, or otherwise participate in an abortion against their beliefs.

Call your representative today! Don’t let our government make you pay for, or participate in, the taking of innocent human life.

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.

Our Representatives are:

Rep. Jeff Fortenberry

Sen. Deb Fischer

Sen. Ben Sasse



Perks Near the Adoration Station:

  • There is a book in which you may write your prayer requests and intentions. The priests and fellow adorers will join you in prayer.
  • You may use the pink slips to submit intentions for the monthly Shower of Roses Mass.
  • Many books and resources are in the cabinet which are for all to use.

Updated: Eucharistic Adoration

Come spend an hour with the Lord!

The link to the online sign-up is HERE. Ron Zimmer (402-310-9342) is happy to assist those needing help signing up or finding a sub.

Hours of Exposition are

Sun 1-9, Mon-Fri 9-9, and Sat 9-4


Open Holy Hours

¨ Sundays 3-4

¨ Mondays 1-2

¨ Tuesdays 3-4, 4-5

¨ Wednesdays are full

¨ Thursdays 3-4

¨ Fridays 11-12, 2-3, & 6-7

¨ Saturdays are full




 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.

Notary Public

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!


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.

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.


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 staci.cunningham@gmail.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  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.



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 sr.jeanette-rerucha@cdolinc.net

Please join Bishop Conley, U.S. Representative Jeff Fortenberry, Catholic Social Services Executive Director Katie Patrick and BetterLife CEO Dan Shinnick for a  Food Drive/Walk to End Hunger at the Pius X Track/Football Stadium on Sunday, August 8th from 5-8pm by BetterLife.  There will be a food collection drive thru to drop off donated food and monetary donations.  You can also walk around the track to raise awareness for the poor and hungry.  Refreshments will be provided for those who walk and volunteer.  Bring the whole family as there will be activities for kids as well.  All food and monetary donations will go directly to the Catholic Social Services St. Francis Food Pantry.  If you have questions, please contact Mike Hosek at 402-570-9294 or if you would like to donate online, please visit https://betterlifewalktoendhunger.dojiggy.io/lodge426/campaign/




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.

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.heath@piusx.net 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

  1. Coordinate the parish CCD program, develop curriculum and support the CCD teachers,
  2. Coordinate the high school GodTeens program, develop curriculum and support the Godteens teaching couples and
  3. 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.