June 23, 2023: Weekend Update

“Jesus bore with me patiently, for He does not unfold everything at once to the soul. He gives His light little by little.”

~ St. Therese of the child Jesus and the Holy Face


Handy Links:

  1. Parish Website
  2. Online Giving
  3. Eucharistic Adoration Sign-up
  4. Acolyte Schedule: January – June 2023
  5. Acolyte Schedule: July – December 2023
  6. Altar Server Schedule
  7. Lector Schedule: January – June 2023
  8. Lector Schedule: July –December 2023
  9. Catholic Youth Sports
  10. Cub Scout Pack 128
  11. Retreat Schedule



June 25, 2023 Bulletin

Bulletin Advertisers Quarter 2

St. Vincent de Paul Flyer

Knights of Columbus Flyer

July 2023 Parish Calendar

Parish Information Sheet





Please welcome in baptism, Jameson Dean Liss, son of Cody and Nicole. Congratulations!



Please pray for the repose of the soul of William (Bill) Klabenes and for the comfort and consolation of his family.

Altar Society is Looking for You!

Altar Society is in need of a few volunteers to help with our 2023-2024 board positions and circles. If you would like to hear more about how you can help and what positions are available, please contact Lisa Andersen at 402-802-1233. This is a great way to give back to our parish and meet new people!

Knights of Columbus Needs You!

Knights of Columbus #833 is hiring cashiers for the fireworks stand (located at Hy-Vee: 50th & O) on July 3rd & 4th from 11am-10pm. Cashiers must be 14 years of age and willing to work a minimum of 4 hours. The pay is $12.00 per hour. No experience necessary. Please call Rosie at 402-429-8465 to sign up.

St. Veronica Ministry Memorial Mass

On the Feast Day of both St. Veronica and St. Zelie Martin, we would like to invite any families who have experienced miscarriage or infant loss to a special Mass in memorial of your children. Whether your loss was recent or was many years ago, we would love to have you join us on July 12th at 6:30pm for Mass with a light reception to follow. Extended family and friends are also very welcome to attend.

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: 

Mon 5-6pm;

Tues 6-7;

Fri 11-Noon;

Sat 3-4pm

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 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  see the school website at https://stlfschool.org.

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St. Teresa Thrift Shop


The Thrift Shop made $2,743  last weekend.


Hours for business:

Fridays 4-8 and Saturdays 9-3

Please donate during business hours.






















Eucharistic Scriptural Study

Beginning June 18th, Deacon Ranil Weerackoon will be leading a 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. This group will meet this summer on Sundays at 7:00 p.m. in Kaczmarek Hall. All age groups are invited.

Eucharistic Adoration

With the summer upon us, there are quite   a few open slots for adoration. Please consider signing up to spend an hour with Jesus! To sign up for an hour, go to https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805054ca4a92ca46-eucharistic1#/. We are also considering adding one overnight exposition a week. If you currently do a holy hour overnight, or if you’re interested in doing one, please email Carrie at cstratman306@gmail.com & express which night(s) work best for you. We need commitments for every hour in order to offer this, but the blessings for our parish would be immense!


S.T.A.G.E.: The Princess and The Mustard Seed

Student Theatre announces The Princess and the Mustard Seed, to be held at St. Teresa, Kaczmarek Hall. Performances: 7pm on June 22, 23, 24 & 2pm on June 25 & July 2. This is a musical comedy about Goldilocks, sent on a mission to find the princess who is “just right” to move the mountain of mattresses, who comes to understand what it means to have faith the size of a mustard seed. S.T.A.G.E Tickets: $9 Students & $11 Adults. To reserve seating, visit www.stage4kids.comunder Tickets. Limited walk-in tickets available at door. This 2-hr show with intermission is recommended for ages 4 & up. Concessions will be sold to support S.T.A.G.E.

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.


Prodigal Prayer Intention Sheets

More intention sheets are available if you want to write intentions for fallen-away family members or friends. Place your intention in the box in the vestibule of the church. Sheets are available at the exits of the church.


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


Diocese of Lincoln has an opening for a Social Media Coordinator to produce & coordinate video, audio, still photography & written content for our communication platforms. Proficiency with videography & video editing, effective writing skills, & knowledge of social media & web analytical tools are important. See full job description at lincolndiocese.org/diocese/employment. If interested, send cover letter, resume, diocesan application, & samples of your work to Marsha-Bartek@lincolndiocese.org.

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.




ThunderBOLT Fun Run

Please join us for the 12th Annual ThunderBOLT Fun Run! On Aug 5th at Holmes Lake Park (Shelter 3) for the 1 mile “Fun Run/Walk” or a 5K! This is a family-friendly event for all ages & level of skill! The funds raised will help support the ThunderBOLT Fun Run Endowment which provides a grant each year to a special project of Pius X academic department or school-sponsored club/activity. Register by July 19th. Registration fee: Ages 13 & up: $25; 6-12: $15; 5 & under: free. Prizes awarded & breakfast provided. Details & information to register or volunteer: www.piusx.net or contact Kristin.Heath@piusx.net or call 402-488-0931, ext. 56132

Carmelite Pilgrimage

Our Blessed Mother and the Carmelite Sisters invite you to an evening pilgrimage to their Chapel, Carmel of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, at 9300 West Agnew Road in Valparaiso. Participate in their annual Solemn Preached Novena, conducted by Rev. Msgr. Timothy Thorburn, from July 8th-15th. Holy Sacrifice of the Mass each evening is at 7pm. Sunday the Mass will be at 9am. On July 16th, the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, a Solemn Pontifical Mass will be offered by His Excellency Bishop James Conley at 9am. Please come an join us!

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.

Diocesan Niobrara Canoe Trip

The Diocesan Niobrara Canoe Trips down the Niobrara River began in 1995 under the direction of Fr. Ronald Homes. The canoe trips are open to high school youth (10th—12th grades) & college students. Adults are invited along as sponsors/drivers. This 3-day outdoor adventure includes daily Mass, confessions, talks, private reflection time, & opportunities to grow in your relationship with Christ. Cost: $100; Chaperon/Driver $50. See lincolndiocese.org/camps/diocesan-canoe-trip for more information, trip dates, & information on registration.



Volunteer Needed for CSS St. Louise Gift & Thrift

Catholic Social Services of Southern Nebraska is seeking volunteers for St. Louise Gift & Thrift and their new Online Sales Program. These positions are part of their sustainability initiative so that they can continue to care for the poor and those in need, while simultaneously being good stewards of God’s creation. If you are interested or would like more information about available volunteer opportunities, please visit csshope.org/volunteer.

St. John’s Car Show

Join us for cool cars, music, and food from Taco Loco on Sat, June 24th from 10am—2pm, at St. John’s Parish, Lincoln, for the St. John’s Car Show. The first 50 children will receive a goodie bag from the Knights of Columbus. The event is free. The cost to register a vehicle is $10.00.

Nebraska Right to Life Pro-Life Event: Life Fest

Come celebrate the 1st Anniversary of the reversal of Roe v. Wade by attending “Life Fest” on Sat, June 24th, 11am to 2pm in Antelope Park (by the bandshell). This event, sponsored by Nebraska Right to Life, is family fun that features a live Christian band, carnival games with prizes, and food available to purchase from food trucks. All other activities are free. Volunteers are needed. To volunteer, go to https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4AA8A92AABF8C70-june, call 402-438-4802, or email nebraskartl@gmail.com.

UNL Focus

The UNL Women’s FOCUS Missionary Team is looking for a rental, or property for sale in the parish that would include at least 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Please call Brendon Pond at 402-853-2973, please.

Catholic Art Guild

The Catholic Art 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. Information: cagoflincoln@gmail.com or call Megan Scdoris at 402-657-8199.

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.

Camp Kateri: Summer Camp Registration

Registration is now open for SKY Camp (current grades 4-8th), Catholic Adventure Camp (grades 3rd-5th) and the Tekakwitha Games (grades 4-8th).  For more information, or to register for camp, click HERE.

Camp Kateri: Summer Camp Counselor Volunteers Needed

Camp Kateri is now accepting applications for volunteer high school counselors (grades 9-12th) for SKY, Catholic Adventure Camp and the Tekakwitha Games.  For more information, or to download an application, please click HERE.


Creighton Model FertilityCare System – Creighton Model is a women’s health science that allows users to learn more about their fertility and in conjunction with NaProTECHNOLOGY treat underlying reproductive conditions.  Introductory sessions are available in person or online.  Private instructions is encouraged for all interested in learning more.  For more information or to register, click HERE.


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!