June 7, 2024: Weekend Update

"Charity took possession of my soul and filled me with the spirit of self-forgetfulness, and from that time I was always happy.’”


~ 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


Bulletin – Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Bulletin Advertisers Quarter 2

Garden Tour Flyer

National Eucharistic Pilgrimage at Cathedral Flyer


 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 or via email to Rosie.Polak62@gmail.com.

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.

Grand Group

Our June event is a visit to the Prairie Creek Inn Bed & Breakfast. We will meet in the church parking lot on Fri, June 21st at 12:30pm to carpool to the Inn. Since they need to know how many will be attending, please call Karen Hall, 402-499-6300, to RSVP by Wed, June 19th.

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: 

Tues 5-6pm;

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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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

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.

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St. Teresa Thrift Shop

The Thrift Shop made $3,287  last 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.





Please welcome Fr. Mitchell Schleis to our parish as our new assistant. He will be moving here on Mon, June 18th. Please also welcome Deacon Isaac Wahlmeier who will be serving our parish this summer.

ProLife Talk on Ballot Initiative

All are invited to a special parish presentation by the Nebraska Catholic Conference on combating the pro-abortion ballot initiative. Learn why this initiative threatens women and babies in Nebraska and how we can defend life together. Invite friends and family to come with you on Sun, June 9th from 6-8:30pm in Kaczmarek Hall. The evening will with social time at 6:15pm followed by a panel discussion and Q & A. Mark your calendars and spread the word!


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 and let him know. We need more subs during the summer.

Pink Sisters Vocation Holy Hour

All are welcome to join the Pink Sisters as they pray for vocations at their Vocation Holy Hour on Fri, June 7th at 7:15pm in the Pink Sisters’ Chapel. The Seminarians will lead the singing.

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!


Totus Tuus Registration Now Open!

Totus Tuus for our Parish will be June 16-21. The High School Program will run the evenings of Sun, June 16– Thurs, June 20. The Elementary Program will run daytime Mon-Fri, June 17-21. We are in need of volunteers for: Supervision at Morning Break 10am and Lunch & Recess 12:10pm; Nut-Free Cookies each day; Sack Lunches for Totus Tuus Team; Sack Dinners for Team; Families to Host the Men & Women Team Members; Provide 1 large bag of ice to Kaczmarek Hall each day. Click HERE to register and for volunteer opportunities.

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 ::

Our Lady of Good Counsel

Our Lady of Good Counsel Retreat House in Waverly is Hiring! Do you know someone interested in serving the Church, passionate about Retreat Ministry, and drawing more souls to encounter Jesus Christ? We are hiring a full-time Marketing and Ministry Coordinator (or 2 part-time position: Marketing or Ministry Coordinator). Send all resumes and inquiries to director@olgcretreat.org.


St. Patrick Church: Pianist Wanted

Do you like playing the piano? Do you enjoy playing for others? Do you want to share your talents in church? If you’ve answered yes to one or more of these questions, please contact Fr. Schweiger at 402-466-2752 or fr.troy-schweiger@cdolinc.net. We have a position open for a well-established four-part choir.


Blessed Sacrament is seeking seeking a skilled Director of Music Ministry to coordinate music for all liturgical celebrations of the parish, serve as organist, pianist, and/or cantor, and direct both the Adult Choir and our parish Children’s Choir. The ideal candidate has at least 1-2 years of experience in a similar role or in directing choral music and has a familiarity with Catholic music. This role is part-time and pay is commensurate with experience. The parish is located at 1720 Lake Street, Lincoln, 68502. Start date is June 9th or earlier with some training beforehand. Please send a cover letter and resume to fr.mike-morin@bsc.church with MUSIC DIRECTOR in the subject line.


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.




Join in the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage at the Cathedral

This summer’s National Eucharistic Pilgrimage, consisting of four routes, including an overnight stop at the Cathedral of the Risen Christ on June 20-21st. All are invited to join in this historic event with Adoration, Mass, & Procession.  Thurs, June 20, 7:30-9pm, come for our community adoration with Scripture, reflection, music, & confessions. Overnight adoration will be held in the main church with the traveling monstrance, and culminates with Mass at 8:30am with Bishop Conley, followed by a Eucharistic Procession to Blessed John XXIII Diocesan Center. We especially invite students who just made their First Communion to wear their dresses and suits to participate in the Eucharistic Procession on Friday morning.

Religious Sisters Vocations

Pray for young women discerning a vocation to the Sisterhood of our Diocese of Lincoln Motherhouse. Week of June 9th, please pray for Sr. Mary Emmanuelle, Professed of the Holy Spirit Adoration Sisters (Pink Sisters).

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.



Fr. Jamie Hottovy Celebrating 25 Years of Priesthood

Fr. Jamie Hottovy will be celebrating 25 years of priesthood on Sun, June 23rd with a Mass of Thanksgiving at 1:00 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Seward. Following the Mass will be a reception. All are invited!

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.

Father & Son Holy Hour for Vocations

The Men’s Regnum Christi will be sponsoring a Father & Son Holy Hour for Vocations on Thurs, June 13, at 5:30pm, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 3128 S St. A Knight of the Holy Eucharist will deliver a reflection during the Holy Hour. Food, Drinks (provided by the Knights), & Fellowship will follow the Holy Hour in the School Basement. RSVP to Wayne Ringer at 402-430-6972 or qringer@yahoo.com.

Emmaus Institute Summer Book Clubs

Join The Emmaus Institute faculty this summer in shaping our hearts and minds together by reading the University of Mary’s new book, The Religion of the Day. Click HERE to visit our website and  to register for one of the sections. No cost to join except for the purchase of the book. Section I: Led by Chad Steiner, Thursdays 8-9pm at Telegraph Mill. Section II: Led by Joshua Burks, Fridays 7-8pm at Scooters (84th & Van Dorn).


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 Gold Course at www.woodlandhillsgolfcourse.com. Click on “Buy Online”, Click  on “2024 Events”, select Dawson Scramble.

 National Eucharistic Revival

Thinking about attending the historic National Eucharistic Congress from July 17-21? There are limited spots available on the Diocesan Pilgrimage, which can include transportation, hotel, and ticket to the congress. Click HERE for more information or to register.

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


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: May 19, 1pm, June 23, 1:05pm, July 14, 1:05pm, Aug 28, 7:05pm.


Marian Mantle

Come join us and Mary, Our Sorrowful Mother, in praying for our prodigal children to return to the faith. We are the Marian Mantle Silent Strength Prayer Group. We bring our prodigals to Our Lady of Sorrow and ask Her to lead them home. We pray for Her mantle to cover them with Her protection and care while they are gone. We pray as a group and let the Holy Spirit and Our Blessed Lady handle the rest. We meet the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at 4pm in Coat Room in the lower level of the Cathedral of the Risen Christ. Questions or concerns, contact Kathy Neugebauer at 402-423-3810 or kneguba@gmail.com.


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.

Masses of Healing

All are welcome to attend the 2024 Masses of Healing at John XXIII Diocesan Center (3700 Sheridan Blvd) on the following Sundays: June 23rd, Sept 8th, Dec 8th. Schedule for the day:

     1:15pm: Confessions Begin

     1:30pm: Divine Mercy Chaplet

     1:50pm: Blessing of Articles

     2:00 pm: Healing Mass

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.


Silent Directed Retreats

Creighton University Retreat Center is offering 3-day silent directed retreats. 2024 dates: July 14-17. Cost: $375. Click HERE to register.

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.

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!


St. T | Weekly Calendar: June 9-16

Sun 6.9

6-8:30pm: Pro-Life Talk & Social (KH)

7pm: Private Meeting (CR)

1-9pm: Eucharistic Exposition

Mon 6.10

3-9pm: STAGE (KH)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Exposition

Tue 6.11

3-9pm STAGE (KH)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Exposition

Wed 6.12

7:30pm: Men’s Club Rosary (CH)

8pm: Men’s Club Meeting (MR)

3-9pm: STAGE (KH)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Exposition

Thu 6.13

3-9pm: STAGE (KH)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Exposition

Fri 6.14

3-9pm: STAGE (KH)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Exposition

Sat 6.15

Ballot Initiative Signing

9am: Legion of Mary (MR)

9am-Noon: STAGE (KH)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Exposition

Sun 6.16

Ballot Initiative Signing

6:30pm: Totus Tuus High School (KH)

7pm: Private Meeting (CR)

1-9pm: Eucharistic Exposition


Mass Schedule: June 8-16

+ = 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).






+ Leo & Clementine Haffey




Will Kee


Pro Populo


+ Vernon Danahy

Mon 6.10


+ Mary Lukow

7am PS

+ Nguyen Ngo


Zach Gregg




Living & Deceased

Members of the Johnston

& Volkmer Families

7am PS

+ Tom & +Margaret Tracy


Metilda Burton, Birthday




+ Joseph Husak

7am PS

Emily Grace Love, B-day


Dave Pape, Birthday




Gary Genereux, Birthday

7am PS

Kurt Clyne, Birthday


+ Demuth Family




Gabe Edstrand

7am PS

+ Tom O’Hare


+ Don Wurtele



7am PS

Dr. Judy Hopkins-Clothier, Birthday


Valerie Perkins, Birthday


+ Paul Ballweg




+ Harold Jackson


Terri Rickel


Pro Populo