June 24, 2022: Weekend Update

Dear St. Teresa parishioners,

It is with great joy that I begin my appointment as pastor of St. Teresa. I have already been graciously welcomed into the parish two years ago when I was assigned as a priest in residence. St. Teresa is a wonderful parish family with deep faith, devotion, and charity. I look forward to working with all of you as we strive to grow closer to Jesus and in our love for one another through the help of God’s grace.

Sincerely in Christ,

Father Kipper


Handy Links:

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



June 26 Bulletin

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Fr. Christian Schwenka

We welcome Father Christian Schwenka to St. Teresa Parish.  Fr. Schwenka has been appointed parochial vicar at St. Teresa and a teacher at Pius X High School. Fr. Schwenka was ordained a priest May 28, 2022.  He attended St. Gregory the Great Seminary in Seward and Mt. St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, MD. He will introduce himself and preach all the Masses June 25-26.


Fr. Beardslee’s Changing Role

Father Samuel Beardslee will hand over his duties as parochial vicar to Fr. Schwenka, but he will remain at St. Teresa parish as a priest in residence. Fr. Beardslee has been appointed a full-time teacher and co-chaplain at Pius X High School.

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!

Pink Sister Holy Hour for Vocations – July 1st

Friday, July 1st—7:15pm

1040 South Cotner Blvd

 The Holy Spirit Adoration Sisters invite you to join them at their chapel for a Holy Hour for vocations.  Singing will be provided by the Seminarians.

Open positions at St. Teresa School

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.

Educational Consultant

Applicants for this position work with families and faculty/staff to provide for any needs of the students in our school. While we also have a resource teacher, this position oversees our Teammates program, SCIP program, counselors, and works with other needs of our students. Experience in schools and working with families is a high priority for this position, as well as an ability to work with students in a variety of contexts (classroom, lunch, recess, small groups, etc.)

Administrative Assistant

Applicants for this position will work with our office staff to provide for the needs of the school. Overseeing official tasks within the school – enrolling new students, tuition billing, ordering textbooks and supplies, completion of reports, simple accounting, and other administrative tasks that arise. Knowledge of Office software, ability to adapt to technology, and good communication skills are a must.



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.

Religious Sister

Vocation of the Week

Sr. Mary Elizabeth of the Trinity is a Novice with the Sisters of the Carmel of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph in Valparaiso. Remember to pray for Sister and for her formation.

Eucharistic Adoration (Sign up HERE)

This Session began May 31 and goes through August 15.

Thank you to all who answered to call to fill summertime adoration hours. We need 3 more times filled. Please commit to a weekly hour over this summer 

 Open Holy Hours:

  • Wednesdays 11am-Noon; 2-3pm
  • Saturdays 3-4pm

Abortion Tuesday Rosary & Mass

Every Tuesday 9:30—10:30am

5632 S. 48th Street, Lincoln

Pray for an end to abortion with many other fellow Catholics every Tuesday.  Rosary @ 9:30am  outside Planned Parenthood followed by Mass at 10am across the street at the Right to Life Center



 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.


  • 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 23rd  are $85,660.


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.



Lincoln MOMs

Saturday, July 2nd—8:30-10:30

Newman Center—320 N 16th St

Lincoln Mothers on a Mission (MOMs) is designed to serve Catholic mothers within a community that understands the many roles of a mother’s life.  All mothers in Lincoln are invited to meet every first Saturday of the month for inspiring speakers, group discussions and socializing.  Childcare provided with online sign-up (see facebook).

Marian Mantle Silent Strength Prayer Group

Tuesday, June 28th 4-5pm

Cathedral of the Risen Christ-

Rectors hall

Join others in praying for the return of children to the faith.

Kathy Neugebauer 402-423-3810, kneugeba@gmail.com



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 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.

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!

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!