June 25, 2021: Weekend Report

Dear Saint Teresa Parishioners,

Independence Day is just around the corner!  Our parish will offer another Eucharistic Holy Hour for Our Country this year on Thursday, July 1st at 7pm.  Please save the date on your calendar to come and fill the Church with prayers for our nation. 

Please remember Father Hottovy in your prayers this week as he spends time away on retreat.


  • 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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Getting to know Fr. Beardslee Crossword Puzzle



Eucharistic Holy Hour for Our Country: Join us on Thursday, July 1st at 7pm to pray for our country at this time of social unrest and political turmoil.  We will pray the Patriotic Rosary in which each state is consecrated to Our Lord.  You may attend in person or participate via live-stream.

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. Be sure to patronize the Knights’ Fireworks Stand.

Many volunteers are needed to work the Fireworks Stand.  Email or text Ron Schinkel to volunteer at 402-429-2515 or schinkelr@gmail.com

Getting to know Fr. Beardslee Crossword Puzzle is attached – Answers will be forthcoming next week.


THIS WEEKEND: Encounter Jesus Together  You are invited to join us for cookies and lemonade on the north side (lawn side) of the church after all Masses this weekend.  We are especially asking New Parishioners and those who want to get more involved at St. Teresa's to come.  Simply join us, or if you are interested in helping out (whether a new or seasoned parishioner), sign up here:   https://us04web.zoom.us/j/72741862411?pwd=T3FMaWRFVGJISG80UFo4U2ZoMDVLQT09

THIS WEEKEND: Spiritual Adoption Birthday Party & Shower

All are welcome to join the party at 3:00 Sunday in K-Hall to celebrate new life and our 75 spiritually adopted babies.  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).

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.)

Abortion Tuesday Rosary & Mass:  Join  40+ disciples who witness to the beauty of life each Tuesday 9:30am  to 10:30am.  Join the Rosary outside Planned Parenthood followed by Mass at the Right to Life Center across the street.   Your prayers at the site make a real difference.

Children’s Giving Envelopes:  If you would like your children to participate in giving using their own envelopes, Children’s Giving Envelopes are available at the rectory.  Pick them up anytime M-F 9am to 4pm.


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


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


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

¨ Mondays are full

¨ Tuesdays 3-4

¨ Wednesdays are full

¨ Thu 3-4

¨ Fri 11-12, 4-5 & 6-7

¨ Saturdays are full

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.


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 Mothers on a Mission (MOMs).  Saturday, July 3, 8:30-10:30.  St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 320 N 16th St.  Join other moms to enjoy fellowship, share ideas and listen to inspirational speakers.  Bring a friend!  MOMs meets every 1st Saturday.  For more information email:  lincolnmomsgroup@gmail.com

Growing Your Marriage


Unveiled: Discovering the Great Mystery in Your Marriage Discover how the great mystery of Christ’s love can restore passion, purpose and intimacy in your marriage. Presented by John Paul II Healing Center, July 15-17, at The Newman Center or via Livestream.  For more information and to register www.jpiihealingcenter.org.

Retrouvaille. The Retrouvaille Program is for married couples facing difficult challenges in their relationship.  For more information and to register for the August 13–15 retreat in Nebraska https://www.helpourmarriage.org/





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 .