June 18, 2021: Weekend Report

Dear Saint Teresa Parishioners,

Welcome to Summer where the days are wonderfully long, the weather is more temperamental than the McDonald’s shake machine, and the air conditioning in the church is turned down such that a holy hour with the Lord becomes a cool oasis in the middle of a hot day (hint, hint!).

Thanks for taking the time to read through the announcements and “Help Wanted Ads”. Since people tend to have fewer commitments in summertime, we’re hopeful that volunteers will come forward for those roles which are currently vacant. We’re working on an insert for that!

May God bless you and keep you healthy (and cool).


  • Aubrey will be out-of-office until July 1st. Jeanne will be available.
  • Fr. Hottovy will be on retreat from June 22nd-29th. Father Beardslee will be available.


Handy Links:

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


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THIS WEEKEND: Be sure to come to the courtyard after Mass to welcome newly-arrived Fr. Samuel Beardslee and to “officially” welcome Fr. Nicholas Kipper, who arrived mid-pandemic last year (and therefore didn’t get to have a party).

Spiritual Adoption Birthday Party & Shower

Our parish adopted 75 babies and covered them in prayer for nine months. Sunday, June 27th from 3:00-4:30 come join the party in the Courtyard (or K-Hall if it rains or is too hot!) to celebrate. Food and fun will be provided. Gifts will benefit the moms of the Women’s Care Center.  WCC wish list (new items, please): Sea Bands, Preggie Pops, Formula, Diaper Bags, Changing table pad covers, baby toys, Boppys, Pack N’ Plays, and baby clothes (newborn-2T).

Thanks to all of the people who volunteered to help with Totus Tuus: providing team housing, meals, cookies, supervision, and other support. Thanks especially to our high school volunteers who were hands-on and ever-present. The week was a great success; this surely will be a highlight of the children’s summer!

Thank you to the women and men who have been cleaning and painting in the rectory in anticipation of Fr. Raminedi’s departure and Fr. Beardslee’s arrival. Your hard work is much appreciated!

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.


Knights of Columbus Fireworks Stand: The Knights of Columbus will operate a Fireworks Stand in the Hy-Vee parking lot (at 50th & O) on July 3 & 4 from 7am-11pm. Volunteers are needed to work the stand. And customers! Be sure to patronize the Knights’ Fireworks Stand.

 First Friday Holy Hour

On July 2nd, a First Friday Holy Hour will be led by our seminarians at 7:15pm at the Pink Sisters Chapel: 1040 S. Cotner. (Yes; it’s open to the public.)

Welcome By Baptism: Anthony Joseph Armando Venzor, son of Tom & Makayla.

Welcome to our newest parishioner: Teresa Horalek

Religious Sister Vocations of the Week | School Sisters of Christ the King

Sr. Mary Chiara of Gretna is a Novice and Sr. Teresa Marie has made First Vows.

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


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

 Emmaus Institute Presents

The Mother of the Word: A Biblical Study of Mary

As part of a project-in-the-making, the Emmaus Institute will be offering a free one-week course on Mary in Scripture. Participants will sit in on the recording of the class and are invited to engage with questions and reflections. The class will consist of five sessions taught by Joshua Burks. Detailed notes will be provided, along with the option to purchase a Study Guide that accompanies the course suitable for Bible studies and small groups.

Our specific aims for the study will be 1) to examine various Old Testament passages to see how they inform the person and role of Mary; and 2) to examine each reference to Mary presented in the New Testament to see how it draws from what is developed in the Old Testament. These two aims will provide a context for us to explore how familiar Marian dogmas and devotions find their source in the Word of God.


Register at emmausinstitute.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.

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.


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.

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 .