June 30, 2023: Weekend Update

“Our Lord does not come down from Heaven every day to lie in a golden ciborium. He comes to find another heaven which is infinitely dearer to Him – the heaven of our souls.”

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



NOTE: At the bottom of this email is the Mass Intentions and the Weekly Calendar.


Handy Links:

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


July 2, 2023 Bulletin

Bulletin Advertisers Quarter 3





Please pray for the repose of the soul of Denise Szatko and for the comfort and consolation of her family.

 Holy Hour for Vocations

The Pink Sisters’ invites you to a Holy Hour for Vocations on Fri, July 7th at 7:15pm in the Pink Sisters’ Chapel, 1040 S Cotner Blvd. Please help pray for good vocations for our Diocese, our Seminary, and for us.

No Eucharistic Exposition

The Eucharist will not be exposed for adoration from Sat, July 1st—Tues, July 4th. All are still welcome to adore our Lord in the Tabernacle on these days. Exposition will resume on Wed, July 5th.

Eucharistic Scriptural Study

All are still welcome to join Deacon Ranil Weerackoon’s 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. Please Note: July 2nd’s class will meet in the rectory Marian Room.

Bedmaking at the Retreat Center

All are welcome to help make beds at the Waverly Retreat House on July 10th from 9-11am or 7-8:30pm. To sign up for a shift, click HERE. Senior service hours are available.

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;

Wed 11-Noon

Fri 11-Noon;

Sat 3-4pm

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Defend School Choice

Recently, historic school choice legislation (LB753) was signed into law. This law will ensure that families, particularly low-income, have the ability to choose the best education for their children. Unfortunately, opponents are attempting to repeal this import law. If  you are approached to sign a petition to repeal LB753, please “DECLINE TO SIGN” the petition. Let’s “KEEP KIDS FIRST” and protect parental rights in education! For more information, visit  www.KeepKidsFirstNebraska.com.

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  click HERE for the school website.

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St. Teresa Thrift Shop


The Thrift Shop made $2,576  last weekend.


Hours for business:

Fridays 4-8 and Saturdays 9-3

Please donate during business hours.


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

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, click HERE.  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.




Women of Hope Retreat

Take time to deepen your relationship with God by attending the Silent Women’s Ignatian Retreat by Sharon Doran: “Women of Hope Who Find God in All Things”. Retreat is Aug 24-27 at Creighton University Retreat Center in Griswold, IA, 1 hour East of Omaha. Cost: $425 for lodging, meals & retreat. Use QR Code to register or go to Creighton.edu/curc


Magnificat Summer Prayer Meal

The Magnificat Summer Prayer Meal: Sat, July 15, 9:30 a.m. at Hillcrest Country Club, 9401 East O St, Lincoln, with guest speaker Michele Chambers. Your hearts will be moved by the Holy Spirit as Michele shares her Faith journey, especially the 37 years of prayer that culminated in her husband, Brian, coming into the Catholic Church this last Easter Vigil. (Michele beat St. Monica by several years!) She is well-known in the Lincoln Diocese through the Youth Ministry & Religious Education Offices & teaching the Creighton Model Methos of Natural Family Planning. Come to hear Michele’s powerful testimony or patience, perseverance & prayer in God’s Love! Register by mailing your $30 check (students $15) payable to Magnificat c/o Tina Colgan, 521 N 56th St, Lincoln, NE 68504. Deadline is July 8. For more information, text or call Rhonda Litt at 402-525-6396.



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.


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!



Mass Schedule: July 1-9

+ = 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 here (7am PS), said at the Chapel, are open to the public. (The Sunday Masses are private).






Will Huggenberger B-Day




+ Deceased Members of the Thompson & Theisen



Pro Populo


+ Deceased Members of the  Schafers & Wahl Families

Mon 7.3



+ Tim Vasa

7am PS

Living & Deceased Members of the Claussen & Kroppe Families


+ Sandra Nabity




+ Dr. Hubert Schneider

7am PS

For our Country


Int Altar Society Members




+ Bernard & Alice Brugman

7am PS

Terri Love, Birthday


+ Eugene Ryan




+ Dr. John J Stransky

7am PS

Spec Int of Peter Bryant


+ Dr. John J Stransky




Fallen Away Catholics

7am PS

Souls in Purgatory


+ Demuth Family



7am PS

Lawrence Storm, Birthday


+ Eugene Ryan


+ Angela Dreher




Seth & Karen Vontz


Orphan Souls in Purgatory


Pro Populo


St. T | Weekly Calendar: July 2-9

Sun 7.2

2 & 6:30pm: STAGE Performance

7pm: Eucharistic Scriptural Study (MR)

No Eucharistic Adoration

Mon 7.3

9am-10pm: STAGE Strike Set (KH)

No Eucharistic Adoration

Tue 7.4

9am-10pm: STAGE Strike Set (KH)

No Eucharistic Adoration

Wed 7.5

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Thu 7.6

7pm: PPP Rosary

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Fri 7.7

6:30am: PPP Mass

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Sat 7.8

9am: Legion of Mary (MR)

8:15am: Christian Mother’s Mass (CH)

9am: Christian Mother’s Meeting (KH)

9am-4pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Sun 7.9

7pm: Eucharistic Scriptural Study (KH)

1-9pm: Eucharistic Adoration