June 17, 2022: Weekend Update

Dear St. Teresa Parishioners,

The Corpus Christi Procession is this Sunday following the 8am Mass. Please see the red announcement below for details. There were two inserts for last week’s printed bulletin; I’ve attached them to this week’s e-mail. If you haven’t yet had a beer with Bishop Conley—or if you have and are hoping to repeat the experience—I heard there’s an opportunity coming up.

Stay cool next week!

May God bless you,



Handy Links:

  1. Altar Server Schedule (look for the red button)
  2. Elementary School Enrollment
  3. Eucharistic Adoration Sign-up
  4. Parish Website



June 19 Bulletin

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Improvements Flyer





Corpus Christi Procession

  • June 19, following the 8AM Mass.  
  • This is a special neighborhood procession to honor this Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. All parishioners are invited to join us in this annual parish tradition which processes the Blessed Sacrament from St. Teresa Church to the Pink Sisters Chapel. We do this to praise and honor Jesus’s Real Presence in the Eucharist.
  • First Communicants and those newly Confirmedare invited to wear their sacramental attire to join this beautiful celebration (we recommend comfortable or walking shoes). Children should sit with parents during Mass and join the Procession following. Children may walk with their family on the route or choose to follow the Honor Guard near the front of the Procession. Rose petals will be available for your child to shower along the way. You are also encouraged to bring your own flower petals from home.
  • All Junior High and High School young ladiesof the parish are invited to participate in the Honor Guard for the Corpus Christi Procession.  Please meet in the church basement at 7:30am before Mass to prepare.  You will sit in the front pews during Mass and walk together  during the procession.
  • All Altar Serversare invited to vest for Mass and join the Procession.
  • We will process from St. Teresa Church to the Pink Sisters’ Convent in Piedmont (1040 South Cotner Blvd). There will be neighborhood altars along the route. A bus will be available to transport     families back to St. Teresa Church at the end of the Procession.
  • It is recommended all participants wear comfortable walking shoes and bring water. With stops and transportation back to the church, plan for a few hours. 
  • If your child will participate, please RSVP to Nikki Shasserre by texting or calling (402) 770-9241 or nikkishasserre@yahoo.com


Summer Youth Group

Summer High School Youth Ministry Join Deacon Louden Redinger & Scotty Sullivan for a night of fun and community as you’ll have a chance to dive deeper into a relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church. It will be a blast so don’t miss out! High School Night will be every Weds from 7:30-9pm (began June 15). With questions, contact Deacon Redinger by e-mail: louden2014@gmail.com.

 Meet at the basketball hoops on the school playground. If there is still construction equipment on the playground Wednesday, meet on the North Lawn near the 10 Commandments.

Refreshments are provided.

Bishops & Brews

Join Bishop Conley, the Nebraska Catholic Conference, and Sen. Suzanne Geist for an evening social hour and panel discussion in celebration of Religious  Liberty Week. The festivities will take place on Monday, June 20th, from 7-9 PM at HopCat located in the Haymarket (601 P St.). Cash bar will be available.

See this weekend’s insert for details! (this is only in the printed bulletin)

STAGE Theatre presents

"A Geek Tragedy" a musical comedy performed by students 10 and up. Shows are June 23-26 right here at St. Teresa's K-Hall. Plan on attending this fun show set in Ancient Greece, where three students seek the Golden Lease and end up discovering the five proofs of the existence of one true God.  Don't miss this fun summer show, complete with mythological creatures and a Trojan Horse! Tickets and information available online at www.stage4kids.com.

Religious Sister

Vocation of the Week

Sr. Maria Angeles of the Holy Face is a Jr. Professed Novice, and Sr. Philomena of Our Lady of Sorrows is a Novice, with the Sisters of the Carmel of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph in Valparaiso. Remember to pray for these sisters and for their formation.

Eucharistic Adoration (Sign up HERE)

This Session began May 31 and goes through August 15.

 We need Adorers! Summertime is a difficult time to find people to come regularly to be with the Lord. Consider committing to  a weekly hour over the summer.

 Open Holy Hours:

  • Tuesdays 6-7pm
  • Wednesdays 11am-Noon
  • Thursdays 7-8pm
  • Fridays 10-11am, Noon-1pm, 2-3pm
  • Saturdays 3-4pm



Totus Tuus 2022 | Thank You!

Totus Tuus was a successful week of fun and catechism for our children! Thank you to all those who contributed, especially those who hosted the Team, provided their afternoon and evening meals, to those who provided snacks,  water, and lemonade, and those who volunteered their time. Having Totus Tuus for our children during the summer is truly a parish effort, and we are grateful to all of you!


  • Knights of Columbus #833 is having their 2022 Awards Event Sat, June 18th. All Knights, wives, and children are invited. There is no charge. Social Activities and games start at 4:3opm. The Mexican Dinner Buffet will start at 6pm, followed by awards and then fireworks. This will be held at our KC Hall: 6044 South Street. See you there!
  • Brother Knights, if you have not received an e-mail from the Knights lately, either your e-mail address has changed or your e-mails are going to your junk (ignore) box. With all the activities we do, like the upcoming awards banquet and our fireworks stand, we need to be able to keep you informed. If you have not received an e-mail in the month of June, we need you to do two things:
  1. Send current e-mails to kofc833@gmail.com
  2. Add the above e-mail address to your contacts or to your “safe senders” list.

Charity & Stewardship Appeal

CSA is an annual appeal of the Diocese. Funds collected support diocesan ministries such as Our Lady of Good Counsel Retreat House, Catholic Social Services, the Tribunal, and the Family Life Office. For a complete list, visit the diocesan website HERE. Our parish’s goal is $80,460. If we meet our goal, we will receive 80% of this as a rebate. All funds in excess of our goal will be returned to us.

Donations as of June 16th are $85,120.


School Construction Update: Tuckpointing began this past week. After asbestos floor tiles were removed, tile adhesive was sanded down to the original concrete floor. Painting of the gym has begun!

Nebraska First Congressional District Special Election: June 28th

Be sure to go out and vote on June 28th. We, the members of the First Congressional District in Nebraska, are voting for our new Congressional Representative, to replace the seat vacated by Jeff Fortenberry. Every vote counts!

Custodial Position

St. Teresa Church and School is seeking a Custodian. This includes general cleaning—keeping the facilities clean and orderly—and upkeep of the parish, school, and grounds. We are willing to hire someone for a summer-only term. To apply, contact the Parish Office.

The Altar Server schedule is now available on our parish website.

Home Page > Compassionate Service > Liturgical Ministries > Altar Servers

SCRIP Reminders

Remember to use SCRIP for all of your Spring celebrations:

Gifts and dining out for Mother’s Day!

Graduation gifts and party supplies!

Place special orders ASAP for delivery on time. Looking further ahead, use SCRIP for Summer travel: food, fuel, and even lodging. Did you know several major hotel chains and airlines offer SCRIP rebates? Big ticket items mean big rebates (and big tuition credits with our new plan).

Heads up to online Scrip users: ShopWithScrip is now RaiseRight! Next time you log in, you'll see the shiny new website. All the old options are there, but they look different. Please contact Staci if you have any questions or need help with your order, and be sure to update your saved links.

 Contact Staci with questions: staci.cunningham@gmail.com | 402-802-8627


Parish Office | 402-477-3979

General Hours: 9am-4pm Mon-Thu

The parish office is closed on Fridays.

  • Jeanne Kee: Financial Secretary

Mon-Thu, 9-4 | jeanne-kee@cdolinc.net

  • Aubrey Potter: Parish Secretary

Mon-Thu, 9-2 | aubrey-potter@cdolinc.net

Deadline for Bulletin Announcements (send to Aubrey) is Wednesday at 10am.

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.



Life and Dignity for All

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: Walking with Moms in Need
  • June 23: Church Vandalism
  • June 24: Adoption and Foster Care
  • June 25: Taxpayer Funding for Abortion
  • June 26: Religious Freedom in China
  • June 27: Pregnancy Resource Centers
  • June 28: Health Care Workers
  • June 29: Free Speech

Visit www.usccb.org for details



Emmaus Institute Summer Book Club: Go HERE for details.

Bishops & Brews. Join Bishop Conley, the Nebraska Catholic Conference, and Sen. Suzanne Geist for an evening social hour and panel discussion in celebration of Religious Liberty Week. The festivities will take place on Monday, June 20th, from 7-9 PM at Cathedral of the Risen Christ in Lincoln. Cash bar will be available.

Hunger does not take a summer vacation!  Please consider helping Catholic Social Services Food Market and Meal Services stock their food pantry. To see the list of most needed items or to make a monetary donation, visit csshope.org. Thank you for helping CSS feed the hungry this summer!

S.T.A.G.E. to Present “A Geek Tragedy”

S.T.A.G.E. Student Theatre announces its latest production, “A Geek Tragedy,” to be held at St. Teresa Church (Kaczmarek Hall), 735 S. 36th Street.  Performances are at 7 p.m. on June 23, 24, 25 and at 2 p.m. on June 26. Set in ancient Greece, the musical comedy follows Socracees and her three students, Playdoh, Alexandra, and Bruce, to an understanding of a One True God based on the writings of Aquinas. Their journey of discovery, including mythological creatures and a Trojan Horse, has the geeks unraveling mysteries of faith while trying to save their mentor from certain peril. A Geek Tragedy is written and directed by Lee Hotovy, with a cast of students ranging 10-18 years from across Lincoln. S.T.A.G.E. theatre has created an intimate and unique staging for this show, with dynamic costumes, set pieces, and a lively cast. Audiences will enjoy this unique venue as well as the performance. Tickets are $10 and available through our online ticket service or at the door (limited seats). To purchase and reserve your seating, visit  www.stage4kids.com under Tickets. Recommended for ages 4 and up. "A Geek Tragedy" is an approximate 2-hour show with intermission and concessions.

Treasures of the Church Relics Exposition Tour

Spirit Catholic Radio Network presents Treasures of the Church which is free and open to the public.

Cathedral of the Risen Christ: Tuesday June 21 at 6:30pm

More than 150 sacred relics will be on display, some believed to be as old as 2,000 years. Among the treasures are relics of Pope St. John Paul II, St. Therese of Lisieux, St. Francis of     Assisi, St. Anthony of Padua, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Padre Pio and St. Faustina. In addition, there will be one of the    largest remaining pieces of the True Cross in the world, as well as a piece of a veil believed to have belonged to Our  Lady. Presented by Fr. Carlos Martins of the Companions of the Cross. Attendees are encouraged to bring their articles of devotion (such as rosaries, holy cards, etc.) and pictures of ill friends and family members which may be touched to the reliquaries as a means of intercessory prayer. The ministry has had reports of healing among a number of visitors to the exposition. Full tour details, such as location and start times, can be found at spiritcatholicradio.com

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 HERE.

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