Dear St. Teresa Parishioners,
Summertime is upon us—just 12 days til it’s official! The parish is abuzz with activity: Totus Tuus, weddings, funerals, baptisms, construction, and activities. What stands out to me this week is the need for Eucharistic Adorers. We have eight slots (holy hours) open. Consider committing to an hour this summer; the commitment could end August 15th. The church is always nice and cool during the summer, and a holy hour is such a peaceful way to spend time with the Lord. I encourage you to do it! Sign up HERE. Let me know if you have questions. I’ve had a holy hour for several years now; It’s been a huge blessing.
Remember that this weekend—the 11th and 12th—there will be farewell receptions for Father Hottovy after each Mass, in the courtyard. If we’re blessed with rain, we’ll squeeze into Kaczmarek Hall. It’ll be great. Next Sunday, June 19th is the Corpus Christi Procession after 8am Mass. Father Hottovy will lead it. We need lots of participation to make this happen. Be sure to review the announcements; I only gave you “the short of it” up here.
May God bless you!
- Altar Server Schedule (look for the red button)
- Elementary School Enrollment
- Eucharistic Adoration Sign-up
- Parish Website
:: CURRENT, NEW, & UPDATED PARISH ANNOUNCEMENTS ::
Grand Group: Plan to join us for a special event!
We will meet in the church parking lot on Fri, June 17 at 3pm to carpool to Deer Springs Winery, located just East of Lincoln. Afterward, we will enjoy supper together at the Olive Garden. Reservations are needed! Call or e-mail Phyllis by Mon, June 13: email@example.com or 402-488-9177
Note the change from The Venue TO Olive Garden!
Eucharistic Adoration (Sign up HERE)
This Session began May 31 and goes through August 15.
We need Adorers! Summertime is a difficult time to find people to come regularly to be with the Lord. Consider committing to a weekly hour over the summer.
Open Holy Hours:
- Tuesdays 4-5pm and 6-7pm
- Wednesdays 11am-Noon
- Thursdays 7-8pm
- Fridays 10-11am, Noon-1pm, 2-3pm
- Saturdays 3-4pm
Totus Tuus 2022 | Thank You!
Totus Tuus was a successful week of fun and catechism for our children! Thank you to all those who contributed, especially those who hosted the Team, provided their afternoon and evening meals, to those who provided snacks, water, and lemonade, and those who volunteered their time. Having Totus Tuus for our children during the summer is truly a parish effort, and we are grateful to all of you!
School Construction Update: Tuckpointing began this past week. After asbestos floor tiles were removed, tile adhesive was sanded down to the original concrete floor. Painting of the gym has begun!
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!
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.
Welcome by Baptism: Oliver Matthew Buhrman, son of Matthew & Meg (Tasler) Buhrman. Congratulations!
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS #833
- Knights of Columbus #833 is having their 2022 Awards Event Sat, June 18th. All Knights, wives, and children are invited. There is no charge. Social Activities and games start at 4:3opm. The Mexican Dinner Buffet will start at 6pm, followed by awards and then fireworks. This will be held at our KC Hall: 6044 South Street. See you there!
- 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:
- Send current e-mails to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Add the above e-mail address to your contacts or to your “safe senders” list.
The Thrift Shop made $2460 last weekend. Additionally, the Thrift Shop was able to donate $20,000 to the school on Give to Lincoln Day! Thank you to all of the hardworking volunteers who make this possible!
Hours for business:
Fridays 4-8 and Saturdays 9-3
Please donate during business hours.
Religious Sister Vocation of the Week
Sr. Therese Marie of the Child Jesus is a Jr. Professed Novice with the Sisters of the Carmel of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph in Valparaiso. Remember to pray for Sister and for her formation.
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 6th are $82715.
Corpus Christi Procession
- June 19, following the 8AM Mass.
- This is a special neighborhood procession to honor this Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. All parishioners are invited to join us in this annual parish tradition which processes the Blessed Sacrament from St. Teresa Church to the Pink Sisters Chapel. We do this to praise and honor Jesus’s Real Presence in the Eucharist.
- First Communicants and those newly Confirmedare invited to wear their sacramental attire to join this beautiful celebration (we recommend comfortable or walking shoes). Children should sit with parents during Mass and join the Procession following. Children may walk with their family on the route or choose to follow the Honor Guard near the front of the Procession. Rose petals will be available for your child to shower along the way. You are also encouraged to bring your own flower petals from home.
- All Junior High and High School young ladiesof the parish are invited to participate in the Honor Guard for the Corpus Christi Procession. Please meet in the church basement at 7:30am before Mass to prepare. You will sit in the front pews during Mass and walk together during the procession.
- All Altar Serversare invited to vest for Mass and join the Procession.
- We will process from St. Teresa Church to the Pink Sisters’ Convent in Piedmont (1040 South Cotner Blvd). There will be neighborhood altars along the route. A bus will be available to transport families back to St. Teresa Church at the end of the Procession.
- It is recommended all participants wear comfortable walking shoes and bring water. With stops and transportation back to the church, plan for a few hours.
- If your child will participate, please RSVP to Nikki Shasserre by texting or calling (402) 770-9241 or email@example.com
:: REPEAT PARISH ANNOUNCEMENTS ::
A Message from Father Liam O’Shea-Creal
To the St. Teresa Parish Family:
Thank you for joining my family and me in celebrating “my” Priestly Ordination and First Mass of Thanksgiving. It is easy to type the word “my” because of our English language, but really there is no way to express how it is that the celebration of this sacrament is for ALL the Christian faithful. The mystery of Jesus’ High Priesthood is so personal, something I was able to experience one week ago, yet deeply communal in that “The Priest is not his own” as the Venerable Fulton Sheen would say. God’s personal generosity in calling and consecrating young men to the Order of the Presbyterate may look like a singular event for one person, but his purpose in doing so is so that all his children will be reborn in Baptism, nurtured in the Eucharist, reconciled through absolution, and strengthened for the journey from life on earth to everlasting life. Thank you for being with us and thank you for praying for me these last seven years. In praying that I might be open to the grace of this vocation, you pray for yourself that you and your loved ones might be provided for. Our Father in Heaven is watching out and listening to our pleas. I am humbled to participate in his providential care for all his children and I beg that you will continue to pray for my classmates and me, that we may persevere in prayer and service to God and his Holy Church.
May God reward you for your generosity, and may he bless the sacrifices you have made on our behalf.
Father Liam O’Shea-Creal
A Son of St. Teresa Parish.
The Altar Server schedule is now available on our parish website.
Home Page > Compassionate Service > Liturgical Ministries > Altar Servers
Altar Servers who are scheduled for 8:15am Masses this week are excused Mon-Fri (because there isn’t an 8:15 M-F) but should plan to serve Saturday’s 8:15am Mass.
- Newly Ordained Father Christian Schwenka (pronounced “Shween-key”) is from Heartwell, Nebraska. He has been assigned as the Parochial Vicar at St. Teresa Parish, beginning June 20th.
- Please welcome Deacon Louden Redinger, a Hastings native who has been assigned to St. Teresa for the summer, beginning June 6th. Deacon Redinger will begin Theology 4 at St. Charles Borromeo in August.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org | 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 | email@example.com
- Aubrey Potter: Parish Secretary
Mon-Thu, 9-2 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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.
:: NEW DIOCESE-wide ANNOUNCEMENTS ::
Treasures of the Church Relics Exposition Tour
Spirit Catholic Radio Network presents Treasures of the Church which is free and open to the public.
Cathedral of the Risen Christ: Tuesday June 21 at 6:30pm
More than 150 sacred relics will be on display, some believed to be as old as 2,000 years. Among the treasures are relics of Pope St. John Paul II, St. Therese of Lisieux, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Anthony of Padua, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Padre Pio and St. Faustina. In addition, there will be one of the largest remaining pieces of the True Cross in the world, as well as a piece of a veil believed to have belonged to Our Lady. Presented by Fr. Carlos Martins of the Companions of the Cross. Attendees are encouraged to bring their articles of devotion (such as rosaries, holy cards, etc.) and pictures of ill friends and family members which may be touched to the reliquaries as a means of intercessory prayer. The ministry has had reports of healing among a number of visitors to the exposition. Full tour details, such as location and start times, can be found at spiritcatholicradio.com
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!
:: REPEAT DIOCESE-wide ANNOUNCEMENTS ::
Emmaus Institute Summer Book Club: Go HERE for details.
Bishops & Brews. Join Bishop Conley, the Nebraska Catholic Conference, and Sen. Suzanne Geist for an evening social hour and panel discussion in celebration of Religious Liberty Week. The festivities will take place on Monday, June 20th, from 7-9 PM at Cathedral of the Risen Christ in Lincoln. Cash bar will be available.
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!
S.T.A.G.E. to Present “A Geek Tragedy”
S.T.A.G.E. Student Theatre announces its latest production, “A Geek Tragedy,” to be held at St. Teresa Church (Kaczmarek Hall), 735 S. 36th Street. Performances are at 7 p.m. on June 23, 24, 25 and at 2 p.m. on June 26. Set in ancient Greece, the musical comedy follows Socracees and her three students, Playdoh, Alexandra, and Bruce, to an understanding of a One True God based on the writings of Aquinas. Their journey of discovery, including mythological creatures and a Trojan Horse, has the geeks unraveling mysteries of faith while trying to save their mentor from certain peril. A Geek Tragedy is written and directed by Lee Hotovy, with a cast of students ranging 10-18 years from across Lincoln. S.T.A.G.E. theatre has created an intimate and unique staging for this show, with dynamic costumes, set pieces, and a lively cast. Audiences will enjoy this unique venue as well as the performance. Tickets are $10 and available through our online ticket service or at the door (limited seats). To purchase and reserve your seating, visit www.stage4kids.com under Tickets. Recommended for ages 4 and up. "A Geek Tragedy" is an approximate 2-hour show with intermission and concessions.