June 11, 2021: Bulletin & Weekend Report

Dear Saint Teresa Parishioners,

Thanks for reading through all the things. There’s always more information in the e-mail than there is in the printed bulletin.

Have a great weekend!


Handy Links:

  1. Totus Tuus Volunteer Sign-up
  2. Summertime Hosting Sign-up (Are You Plugged In)
  3. Eucharistic Adoration Sign-up : New series runs May 24-July 3
  4. Parish Website
  5. THRIVE Website
  6. Parish Facebook Page
  7. Our Lady of Good Counsel Retreat House Schedule


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Thank You

Thank you to the many volunteers who worked so hard to make the Corpus Christi Procession happen! Many thanks to all who joined our procession! What a beautiful expression of our love for the Lord present in the Blessed Sacrament. May God richly bless all who participated.

Totus Tuus

  • will be held THIS WEEK : June 13-18. Students entering grades 1-8 meet M-F from 9-3 at school. Students entering grades 9-12 meet from 8-10pm Sun-Thu evenings in K. Hall.
  • It is not too late to sign up your child; there are still openings. If you want your child to attend, bring him to school (outdoors) on Monday at 9am and talk to one of the team members or to Aubrey.
  • An online sign-up was made for things like cookies and adult helpers. If you need help with the sign-up, please call the parish office.
  • Children should bring their own lunches. There will not be large coolers of water and lemonade. Instead, the children will bring their own water bottles, and disposable water bottles will be available.
  • Masks are not required.

 Notes: the daily Mass schedule has changed  to accommodate Totus Tuus. We will have Masses at 6:30am and 11:30am. There will NOT be an 8:15am Mass this week. Expect Eucharistic Exposition to be interrupted for 11:30am Mass.

Religious Sister Vocations of the Week

School Sisters of Christ the King

Sr. Marie Amata from St. Albans, VT is a Novice, and Sr. John Marion from Kearney has taken first vows.

Eucharistic Adoration

Thank you to everyone who has helped keep Eucharistic adoration going!

  • The current session runs until July 3.
  • Use the online sign-up (from the parish e-mail) 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

¨ Sun 2-3, 3-4, & 5-6

¨ Mondays are full

¨ Tuesdays 3-4

¨ Wednesdays are full

¨ Thu 3-4

¨ Fri 11-12 & 4-5

¨ Saturdays are full

Welcome! The Echtenkamp family has just joined our parish: Tim & Brittany and their children Lily, Zelie, and Max.

Welcome Receptions

Altar Society is sponsoring outdoor receptions after next weekend’s Masses:

June 19-20, a Welcome Reception for Fr. Beardslee and Fr. Kipper.

For all receptions: in the case of rain, meet in Kaczmarek Hall.

Please pray for Sam Duchesneau (son of James & Jody) and his Air Force unit as they are being deployed.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Connie Sirokman, Sister-in-Law of Nancy Russel.

Religious Freedom Week 2021: Solidarity in Freedom

“Solidarity means much more than engaging in sporadic acts of generosity. It means thinking and acting in terms of community”

Religious freedom allows the Church, and all religious communities, to live out their faith in public and to serve

the good of all.

Beginning June 22, the feast of Sts. Thomas More and John Fisher, the USCCB invites Catholics to pray, reflect, and act to promote religious freedom.

  • June 22: Adoption and Foster Care
  • June 23: Catholic Social Service during the Pandemic
  • June 24: The Equality Act
  • June 25: Church Vandalism
  • June 26: Catholics in Nicaragua
  • June 27: Conscience Rights for Healthcare Workers
  • June 28: Christians in Iraq
  • June 29: Free Speech

Visit USCCB.org for details.


:: REPEAT PARISH ANNOUNCEMENTS (for your convenience) ::


St. Teresa Elementary Announcements: Summer Office Hours are Wednesdays 9-11:30

Job Opening at our School: Resource Paraprofessional for grades 5-8. The position is approximately 30 hours per week.

If interested, please contact Sr. Mary Cecilia at 402-477-3358 or sr.mary-cecilia@cdolinc.net

Do You Like to Paint?

There are several small projects that could use volunteer help this summer. The hours and days are flexible. Please contact the office if you are able to help.

Help Wanted Coming soon: an insert detailing the opportunities for participation in our parish (read: volunteer work)

Examples: Altar Server Coordinator, RCIA Coordinator, Ushers, Thrift Store, Rectory Office Volunteers, and Musicians.


Women’s ENDOW Study

Attention, Ladies of the parish!  An Endow (Educating on the Nature and Dignity of Women) study group is forming at the parish. We will study JPII’s Apostolic Letter on the Rosary, Rosarium Virginia Mariae using ENDOW’s study guide.

The study is 8 weeks long and will meet in the cry room at the back of church on Thursday evenings 7-9pm, beginning on June 10th.

Interested women should contact Lisa Butler: lisaannbutler@gmail.com or call/text 402.617.6113


Altar Servers

We are working toward organizing, scheduling, and retraining our Altar Servers. Thank you for your patience! There is not currently a schedule but one is in the works.

For now, please encourage your sons to serve whichever Mass you attend as a family.

As Mass attendance increases, our priests will need more help from our young men.

Please contact the parish office with any questions:402-477-3979 or aubrey-potter@cdolinc.net

Note: we could use a volunteer to help organize servers and create a schedule. Call the parish office if you are interested.

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 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.

In-Parish Homes for Sale:

  • 1131 S 37th St., 4BR, 2 1/2 Bath w/Updates, Hardwood Floors Throughout, Appliances Remain, Incl Upright Freezer (502) 905-5232 Jodi
  • 826 S 36th St. Call Emily at 402-340-3050


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.



From The Emmaus Institute comes a one-week (free!) course: The Mother of the Word: A Biblical study of Mary. It runs from June 21-June 25 from 9am-11am. Click HERE for details.


S.T.A.G.E. Student Theatre presents:  It's Elementary, My Dear..., to be performed at the Pius Learning and Performing Arts Center, 6000 A street June 24-27.

This humorous musical mystery, performed by students 10-18 years, has several detectives on the hunt for Sheerluck Holmes who has gone missing inside Whyth Inn. Using feathery clues, the sleuths unravel the mystery while interviewing suspects who parody the famous Clueboard characters.  Several musical numbers, dance, and a clever plot twist will keep the audience guessing, whodunnit!  Following Luke 17:21, "The kingdom of God is within you", It's Elementary, My Dear... illustrates that our search for peace and communion with God is possible when we look "Whyth Inn".  Performances are June 24, 25, 26 at 7pm, and June 27 at 2pm.

The performance, with intermission, is approximately 2 hours in length and family friendly (due to special effects, recommended ages 5 and up). Concessions will be sold to support S.T.A.G.E.

You may reserve prime online tickets at stage4kids.com, or purchase at the door.  Prime seating tickets are $8 students/$10 Adults.  General Back Section tickets are available at the door for $6 per seat.

For additional information, contact Lee Hotovy at 402/486-0462.




A pro-life mission to support women in crisis and unborn babies. Catholic athlete Steve Sousek will be completing 5 Ironman Triathlons in 5 days across Nebraska June 27 to July 1 to raise money for St. Gianna Women's Homes and the Women's Care Center of Lincoln.  Donate and learn more at runborn.org.

Two great summer events for YOUTH:

Our Diocesan Canoe Trip is open to high school youth and college students. Adults are also invited along as sponsors/drivers.  Join us in a couple of lazy days along the Niobrara River, along with fellowship, Mass and a lot of fun!  Hurry, because space is limited:  July 11-13, 2021 [26 spots remaining] and July 13-15, 2021 [60 spots remaining] are the two options.

The Steubenville Conference is specialized to address the needs of today's Catholic youth. With an exciting lineup of speakers, musicians and presenters, the High School Youth Conferences challenge Catholic youth to stand firm in their faith, to rely upon the awesome power of Jesus Christ as their guide, friend and Savior, and to show them that faith to the world.  Expect a high-energy youth conference where thousands of teens are invited to encounter Jesus Christ through dynamic speakers, engaging music, the Sacraments, small group discussions, and fellowship with other teens.  Students entering 9th grade through just graduated Seniors are able to attend, but there are only 35 more spots remaining.

To register for either or both of these events, go to https://www.lincolndiocese.org/youth/youth-ministry .