June 28, 2024: Weekend Update

“Jesus, how tenderly and gently you lead my soul!”

~ 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
  5. Acolyte Schedule: July 2024 – January 1, 2025
  6. Altar Server Schedule: June 3 – September 29, 2024
  7. Lector Schedule: January – June 2024
  8. Lector Schedule: July 2024 – January 1, 2025
  9. Catholic Youth Sports
  10. Cub Scout Pack 128
  11. Retreat Schedule
  12. Garden Tour
  13. Diocesan Canoe Trip - Register by June 28th
  14. Steubenville Conferences


Bulletin – Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Bulletin Advertisers Quarter 3

Knights of Columbus Firework Stand Flyer

July 2024 Parish Calendar


Missionary Appeal

Each year over 150 missionary dioceses & religious orders request permission to come to our diocese to give an appeal for financial support. Missionaries are sent throughout the diocese to speak about the needs of their dioceses and seek funding for those needs. These funds are used to feed, house, and educate the poor and orphans, provide medical care, build churches, schools, clinics, catechetical training centers, dig wells, etc., and educate candidates for the priesthood & religious life & provide many other necessities. Fr. Joel Ricafranca, a priest from the Congregation of Rogationists will be preaching Masses at St. Teresa on July 13-14. Please be generous!

July Marriage on Mission Event

All engaged and married couples are invited to attend the Diocese Date Night Event at Capitol View Winery on Thurs, July 25th from 7-9pm. The St. Teresa’s Marriage on Mission group will be taking the bus to the event. The bus will depart at 6:30pm from the parking lot. Please arrive between 6-6:30pm to ride (first come first served). To register for the event and for more information click HERE scan the QR code.

Knights of Columbus Firework Tent

The Knights of Columbus Council 833 (St. Teresa Parish) is hiring cashiers for their fireworks tent, located in the Hy-Vee Parking lot on 50th and O Streets, on July 3rd & 4th. The cashier positions pay $14 per hour. If interested and for shift details, call Rosie at 402-429-8465.

Memorial Mass for Children Lost Through Miscarriage or Infant Loss

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 on July 12th at 6:30 pm for Mass with a light reception to follow. Extended family and friends are also very welcome.


Four-Part Series on the Psalms with Deacon Wahlmeier

Pope Benedict XVI referred to the Psalms as the "Book of Prayer". Indeed, the Church has recognized this throughout the centuries, as the Psalms are always present in both the Eucharistic liturgies and the Liturgy of the Hours. Come and explore how God the Father teaches us to pray through the Sacred Text.  Dates and locations: Sundays at 7pm. June 30 Marian Room; July 7th and 14th TBD.

Ultimate Frisbee Nights

St. Teresa’s Youth Ministry will be hosting Ultimate Frisbee Nights at Woods Park on Mondays this summer, from 7-8:30pm. Come for faith, fellowship, and Frisbee. Incoming freshmen and above are welcome!

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: 

Wed 5-6pm;

Thurs 7-8pm;

Fri 10-11am;

Sat 9-10am, 3-4pm

Pink Sisters Available Holy Hours

Pink Sisters are in need of adorers to cover the following holy hours:

Mondays: 4pm;

Thursdays: 4pm;

Fridays: 9:45am, Noon, 2pm;

Saturdays: 2pm, 6:30pm; 7:30pm

Sundays: Noon, 4pm, 6pm.

Call Tabby at 402-499-6028 with questions or to accept an hour.

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Popsicles on the Playground

Please join the St. Teresa School Family Association for Popsicles on the Playground this summer! In addition to frozen treats & playground games, each event will have an opportunity to help you prepare for the school year. Dates:

  • Sunday, June 30, 6:30-7:30pm: Get Uniforms! The uniform closet will be open for shopping and donations.
  • Sunday, August 4, 6:30-7:30pm: School Supply Swap! Printed supply lists will be available. Bring surplus supplies to share and find items that you need from your school supply list.

We hope to see you on the St. Teresa School Playground for these fun, family events!

School Office Hours This Summer

St. Teresa School will be open on Wednesdays from 9am-Noon. This is a good time to stop in with paperwork, questions, or assistance. The school office will be closed on Wed, July 3rd in observance of the Fourth of July.

St. Teresa School Enrollment Open

Enrollment (Preschool—8th grade) in St. Teresa School for the 2024-2025 school year is currently open. Please go to www.cdolinc.net/enrollment and follow the instructions provided.

Opportunity Scholarship of NE – Available until October 31st

This program enables students from lower-income families, students with special needs, students who experience bullying, students from military families, students in foster care, & students who are denied option enrollment by public schools to access scholarships to attend private school. See info@nebraskaopportunity.org for more information. See https://stlfschool.org  for diocesan and parish scholarship opportunities or call the school office at 402-477-3358.  Claim your tax credit before October 31, 2024.

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St. Teresa Thrift Shop

The thrift shop made $2,466 this past weekend.


Hours for business:

Fridays 4-8 and Saturdays 9-3

Please donate during business hours.

Online Giving

Looking to simplify your tithe to St. Teresa?  Simply text “Give” to  402-925-9925, use the QR code, or click the black heart in the upper right corner of our website: www.stlfchurch.org to securely set up a recurring gift within minutes.

Mass Intentions Donations Now Available Through Online Giving

It is now available to make a donation for a Mass Intention through our Online Giving.  Scan the QR Code and select the “Mass Intention” Fund. Please choose the “one-time payment” option only. Then please email Theresa-Kottwitz@cdolinc.net and let her know you’d like to schedule a Mass. Please indicate if the person is living or deceased and  specify if you have any preferred dates of Mass Times. Also let her know if you made a donation online.




Summer Garden Tour

St. Teresa Altar Society invites all women of the parish to a Summer Garden Tour on Sat, June 29th from 9:30am-Noon at St. Teresa Parish Rectory Garden. The tour will take us to highlighted gardens via the school bus. The tour ends at Rosie Polak’s home for brownies & homemade ice cream! Please RSVP by scanning the QR Code, click this link Garden Tour  or via email to Rosie.Polak62@gmail.com.

Eucharistic Adoration Opportunities

With busy vacation schedules and kids out of school, we have more open slots for adoration. Please consider signing up for an hour this summer! Students can earn service hours for taking an hour, too! Or, if you have a student who would be willing to be a sub, please reach out to Ron Zimmer, 402-310-9342, and let him know. We need more subs during the summer.


Weed-Pulling Volunteers

Our parish is in need of individuals to help pull weeds to keep our grounds looking beautiful. We have broken up the grounds into smaller sections to enable more people to participate. Click HERE to select the area you would like to keep free of weeds. Most sign-ups from last year have been removed. If you want to continue, please go in and sign up again. Thank you!

Summer Boys Choir

This Summer Boys Choir Alumnus Seth Winter and Seminarian Peter Foley will be directing a Boys Choir for the young men of St. Teresa’s Parish and surrounding areas. The choir will meet on Fridays from 9-10am and is for young men ages 6-18 years old. We will practice for the first few weeks and then sing a few Sunday masses or sundry occasions later in the summer. Come learn to sing, learn to pray through song and enjoy a good time with good men and good brothers. Practices begin on June 7th but you are welcome to join late. Sign up forms are located on the shelf in the vestibule of the church. Bring it to your first practice.

St. Veronica Ministry

If you are experiencing or have experienced a miscarriage, we want to offer you our support, prayers, & love as a parish family. Please fill out the Google Form on stlfchurch.org > Compassionate Service > Family & Social Ministries > Veronica Ministry. Please complete as much or as little information as you would like and we will be in touch. You may also call the parish offices at 402-477-3979. Please note that we are unable to offer medical advice. All medical questions should be referred to your physician.


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 Tuesday 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

  :: Job Opportunities ::

Fraternity Cook

The Nebraska Pi Chapter of Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity’s Housing Corporation, adjacent to St. Thomas Aquinas Church – Newman Center, is seeking to fill the position of Cook. We are looking for the right candidate to join our team. Ideal candidate has a high school diploma, three to five years of kitchen management and group meal preparation experience. If you would like to become part of a faith-centered organization, anchored in the heart of the community, please send your resume to patti-montgomery@huskercatholic.com. Full job description available upon request.


Our Lady of Good Counsel – new listing

Our Lady of Good Counsel Retreat House in Waverly is hiring a full time Office Coordinator and Bookkeeper. Are you organized, detailed and have accounting experience? See goodcounselretreat.org/blog or send all resumes and inquiries to director@olgcretreat.org.

Administrative Assistant, Catholic Diocese of Lincoln

The Chancery of the Catholic Diocese of Lincoln has an immediate opening for an Administrative Assistant.  This position provides clerical support to the Chancery’s Administrative staff.  Applicants must be proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel, attention to detail, and have strong organizational and communication skills.  The hours can be variable, PT or FT. To apply or for more information, please contact Marsha Bartek at 402-904-8052 or marsha-bartek@lincolnd, 3400 Sheridan Blvd., Lincoln, NE 68506. For more information, go to www.lincolndiocese.org and look for this listing under “Employment Openings.”

Fulltime Bilingual D.R.E. Wanted - Omaha

The family of parishes including Holy Name and St. Philip Neri-Blessed Sacrament in Omaha, NE is looking for a fulltime Bilingual Director of Religious Education & Sacramental Preparation. The job features generous compensation and benefits in a faith-filled environment. Previous experience and/or certification in Religious Education and catechesis is recommended. For more information about the position, visit careers.archomaha.org/. Resumés should be sent to the pastor, Fr. Cook, at djcook@archomaha.org.

St. Joseph School – Beyond the Bell Director

St. Joseph School is seeking a qualified and energetic Beyond the Bell Director for their after-school enrichment program, for the 2024-2025 school year. Responsibilities include daily supervision, planning, and implementation of enrichment activities for students from 3-5:30pm; hiring, supervision, and professional development of staff; and compliance with all HHS regulations. The director must be at least 19 years of age, of good moral character, and must meet one of the following requirements: associated or bachelor’s degree in either early childhood education, education of child/youth development or equivalent experience, and certification within these areas. Qualities needed include: love for and experience with supervision of children, strong organizational and communication skills, and a commitment to further th emission of St. Joseph School. Start date: August 2024. To apply, please send resume and references to kevin-naumann@cdolinc.net.





Religious Sisters Vocations

Week of June 30th, please pray for young women to discern a vocation to the Sisterhood at the Franciscan Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother in Nebraska City, NE



Diocesan Niobrara Canoe Trip – Registration deadline June 28, 2024

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: $110; Chaperon/Driver $60. See https://www.lincolndiocese.org/camps/diocesan-canoe-trip  for more information, trip dates, & information on registration.

Steubenville Youth Conferences

Catholic conferences to bring high-schoolers into a life-changing encounter with Jesus Christ.  These are 3-day conferences for Catholic teens,  8th grade and above, featuring national speakers, adoration, Mass, confession, small group time & 1200 Catholic teens.  This year’s theme is Illuminate drawing on the deep richness of John 1:5 “the Light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it.”  For dates, locations and price please visit this link Steubenville Conferences

Our Lady of Good Counsel Retreats 

Our Lady of Good Counsel's NEW retreat schedule is out now! Take a dive deeper into your faith this summer by joining us on a retreat. Upcoming retreat are: 4-Day, 8-Day Ignatian Directed Retreat July 2-10, 2024 (Fr. Barak); July 2-6, 2024 (Fr. Barak); July 6-10 with Fr. Barak or Matt Simmons  . Read more and register at goodcounselretreat.org, email office@olgcretreat.org or call 402-786-2705.Remember that for St. Teresa parishioners, Men’s Club or Altar Society will pay for half of a standard retreat per year!

The Way Retreat

The Way is a healing retreat for survivors of abuse.  It is a three-day guided meditation and prayer experience for those whose abuse by another has profoundly affected their heart, mind, body & soul.  Men’s retreat is August 16-18, 2024.  RSVP by July 31st.   Women’s retreat is August 23-25, 2024.  RSVP by July 31st.  To register contact Mary Beth Hanus @ 402-827-3798 or mbhanus@archomaha.org.  More information can be found at this link The Way.


Pink Sisters First Friday Holy Hour

Please join us to pray for good vocations for our Diocese. July 5, 2024 at 7:15 pm at the Pink Sisters’ Chapel 1040 South Cotner Blvd.  Singing will be led by the Seminarians.

13th Annual ThunderBOLT Fun Run!

August 3, 2024 at Holmes Lake Park is the place to be for the Pius X“Fun Run/Walk!”  This is a fun family friendly event for all ages and level of skill!  The funds raised from this event will help support the ThunderBOLT Fun Run Endowment. Register by July 19th to be guaranteed an awesome short or long sleeve t-shirt! For more details, registration or to volunteer go to: piusx.net/alumni/thund or contact Kristin.heath@piusx.ne or 402-488-0931 ext. 56132.

STAGE: Something Super!

Something Super!, an original musical by STAGE will be performed by students ages 9-17. This production will be presented at The City Impact Building/Theater, 1035 N 33rd St, Lincoln. Something Super! is a retro show that brings to life superheros & super villains as they sabotage the city with an over-abundance of ordinary problems. With no superheros coming to the rescue, Mediocre Man & Guinea Pig Girl come to save the day. This fun & exciting musical will delight audiences as it delivers the message: Even the ordinary guy on the street can do super things with God’s awesome grace. Performances: 7pm on June 21, 22, 28 & 29; 2pm on June 23 & 30. TICKETS at www.stage4kids.com. General admission tickets can be purchased at the door. Ticket cost: $12 adults; $8 students (ages 4-18); lap-sitting children (3 & under) free.


Dawson Golf Scramble

Register for the Dawson Scramble: a fundraiser to support Villa Marie Home & School, providing funding for their students’ education. The Scramble will be held on Wed, June 26th, 9am at Woodland Hills Golf Course in Eagle. Various registration costs: Foresome: $600; Tee or Hole Sponsorship: $100; Gold Sponsorship: $750; Ultimate Sponsorship: $2500. Questions? Contact Jenny Chase at 402-874-0577. Registration is through Woodland Hills Golf Course at www.woodlandhillsgolfcourse.com. Click on “Buy Online”, Click  on “2024 Events”, select Dawson Scramble.

Vocation Pilgrimage Weekend with Daughters of St. Paul

Join the Daughters of St. Paul for a Vocational Discernment Retreat for single Catholic women ages 18-30 on July 5-7 in St. Louis. Discover the Eucharistic spirituality & media mission of the Daughters of St. Paul, & participate in the Eucharistic Revival pilgrimage as it passes through our city. To register, click HERE. Questions? Contact Sr. Amanda Marie at stlouisvocations@paulinemedia.com.

Upcoming Diocesan Pilgrimages

Below are some opportunities for Diocesan Pilgrimages:

Eucharistic Pilgrimages to Mexico City (several dates): Click HERE

Witness the Lives of the Saints with Fr. Hile: Click HERE

Italy Pilgrimage with Fr. Danek: Click HERE

Journey of Faith Tours, Frs. Eckrich & Salisbury: Click HERE

Marriage Encounter

Learn how to bring the peace of Christ into your relationship by taking part in a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Experience on Sept 27-29 at North American Martyrs, Lincoln. For questions, contact Brenda & Gary Granger at 402-370-5839 or visit www.wwme.org.


Salt Dogs Faith & Family Nights

Join us at Haymarket Park for the Salt Dogs Faith & Family Nights! We have a variety of entertainment beginning 2 hours prior to games including, In-Stadium Chapel with the Players, Catch in the Outfield, Player Autographs, & Live Church Band on the Concourse. Bake Sales & Merchandise Booths on the Concourse will remain until the end of the game. Upcoming dates: July 14, 1:05pm, Aug 28, 7:05pm.


Hearts Restored: Post-Abortion Healing Ministry

Find hope & healing with Hearts Restored. This post-abortion ministry will accompany you on your unique healing journey, offering mentorship, individual counseling, group settings, retreats, spiritual support, & more. Call Hearts Restored hotline at 402-783-HOPE (4673) or email the confidential, secure inbox at FindPeace@HeartsRestoredNebraska.org. Learn more at HeartsRestoredNebraska.org.

Catholic Artist Guild Schedule

All Catholic Artist Guild meetings are held in Resurrection Hall, St. Joseph Parish, Lincoln, from 9am-Noon. All meetings include prayer & fellowship. All are welcome to come and check us out! The schedule is as follows: July 20th: Art Techniques: Come visit stations & learn from other artists about their specific techniques in a variety of media.

Planned Parenthood Rosary & Mass

Every Tuesday 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, across the street.


St. T | Weekly Calendar: June 30-July 7

Sun 6.30

1pm: Baptism (CH)

1:30pm Baptism Reception (KH)

7pm Psalms w/Deacon Wahlmeier (MR)

7pm: Private Meeting (CR)

1-9pm: Eucharistic Exposition

Mon 7.1

5-8pm: STAGE (KH)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Exposition

Tue 7.2

7-8pm: St. Vincent de Paul Mtg (KH)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Exposition

Wed 7.3

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Exposition

Thu 7.4

Independence Day

Parish Office Closed

No Eucharistic Exposition

Fri 7.5

6:30am: PPP Mass (CH)

Wedding Rehearsal (CH)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Exposition

Sat 7.6

First Saturday Devotions

9am: Legion of Mary (MR)

1:30pm: Wedding

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Exposition

Sun 7.7

7pm: Psalms Class

7pm: Private Meeting (CR)

1-9pm: Eucharistic Exposition


Mass Schedule: June 29-July 7

+ = repose of the soul of

Pro Populo = for the people

The Pink Sisters’ Chapel, 1040 S. Cotner Blvd: open 7am-8pm. The 7am Masses listed (7am PS), said at the Chapel, are open to the public. (The Sunday Masses are private).






Mike Hyde, Birthday




Pro Populo/Showr of Roses


+ Joe Hamersky


+ Dillon Blake

Mon 7.1


Allen Massa

7am PS

Thanksgiving for all God’s Blessings


Fr. Beardslee, Birthday




Will & Jackie Varicak Family

7am PS

Tommy Keene, Birthday


+ Loren & + Jerry Weisser, + Delores Carey




Altar Society Members

7am PS

+ Deb Clyne


+ Dennis Coulter




No Mass

7am PS

For our Country


Poor Souls in Purgatory




Fallen Away Catholics

7am PS

Terri Love, Birthday


+ Bernard & Alice Brugman



7am PS

Magnificat Group


Tayvon Genereux, B-Day


+ Tom & + Margaret Tracy




Pro Populo


+ Mike & Katy Varicak


+ Doug Beals