Dear Saint Teresa Parishioners,
Please take time to look through the new announcements. The old announcements—as always—are included for your convenience.
God bless you!
- Spring Cleaning Sign-Up
- Eucharistic Adoration Sign-up
- Parish Website
- Parish Facebook Page
- Our Lady of Good Counsel Retreat House Schedule
Attachments:March 28th Bulletin
:: NEW & UPDATED PARISH ANNOUNCEMENTS ::
CHANGE IN SEATING AT MASS: Over the past few months, we have seen a gradual but steady increase in our weekend Mass attendance. In order to accommodate greater numbers of people, we will open up all pews in the front half of the church (not including the side chapels). In the back half of the church, people will continue to be seated in every-other-pew. Thank you for your cooperation and patience as we work to reduce restrictions.
In anticipation of Easter, we are deep cleaning of the church. There will be a variety of jobs to complete such as dusting, vacuuming, shining, and mopping. Adults, teens, and children able to work alongside their parents would be appreciated. Use the sign-up genius link sent in the parish e-mails. Dates and times are Mon, Mar 29th from 9-11:30am and 6:30-8:30pm and Tue Mar 30 from 9-11:30am and 6:30-8:30pm.
LOST & FOUND: during the deep cleaning (mentioned above), the Lost & Found cabinet will be emptied. Take a minute to check the cabinet in the vestibule for things you may be missing.
Please join us for a very special event: our annual tea party! This year it will be a brunch served at 11:00 on Friday, April 16th, at the Knights of Columbus Hall. RSVP to Phyllis at 402-488-9177 by Monday, April 12th. Come and enjoy good food and time spent with good friends.
Join us for a new 4-week parish study led by Fr. Hottovy on Lectio: The Case for Jesus. ßThat’s a hyperlink
Do you follow Jesus ‘on the way’?Can we trust the Gospels? Do we really know who wrote them? Do the Gospels communicate truth – or fabricated fables? Who is Jesus? Who did Jesus claim to be? Join Dr. Brant Pitre as he draws evidence from both early Christian and non-Christian writings attesting to the authenticity, authorship, and dating of the Gospels, and as he gives an in-depth look at the Gospel accounts of Jesus’s Crucifixion, Resurrection, and the proclamation of Christ’s divinity.Dr. Pitre’s powerful presentation will strengthen your faith so that you can not only stand firm and profess that Jesus truly is “the Christ, the Son of the living God,” but also confidently respond to any skeptics you encounter.
The first class will be on Tuesday, April 13th at 7 pm in the church. It will also be live-streamed. Please watch the first two sessions before our first class and write down and questions or insights you have from these. If you need help getting into Formed.org for these sessions, please contact the office for help.
Wednesday March 31st is the last day of Eucharistic Adoration with exposition. The next session will run April 5th through May 23rd. If you wish to keep your holy hour, you don’t need to do anything. If you need to cancel or switch to an different open-slot, please do that by march 30th. If you need help to do that, you are welcome to contact the parish office.
The Parish Office will be closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday.
Regular Office Hours are 9-4, M-F
Men’s Club Golf League
St. Teresa Men's Club is sponsoring a Golf League for all men of the parish. We play at Holmes Golf Course on Monday evenings. Please contact Dale Theisen (402-430-0973) for more information or a Registration Form. Deadline is April 8th.
Summer-themed Catholic Math Booklets:
Visit goldenrodpublishing.com for information on Catholic Summer Math Booklets that include 10 summer-themed activities designed to do just once a week. In addition to the 10 themes, the Thumb-ertime Flashcard page motivates daily flashcard use. Check out the website to view the themes, activities, and concepts. Fight summer brain-drain, but let summer be summer.
Catholic Social Services of Southern Nebraska
Paul has Stage IV lung cancer. He heard through his hospice nurse that Catholic Social Services might have a different bed for him that he would be more comfortable in. Paul called us, wheezing heavily with each breath, "my hospice nurse told me that maybe you might have a bed for me that someone didn't want any more." During our brief conversation, Paul mentioned that the bed did not have to be anything special because he did not know how long he would use it. Paul wanted one of our good beds to be used for someone else, like a little kid, who could use the bed for a long time. Paul needs a little comfort as his time draws near. Thanks to our donors, CSS was able to provide him with a comfortable bed.
Thrift Shop: “We opened with new spring merchandise last weekend and had a line wrapped around the building waiting to get in on Friday evening. Our weekend total was a record setting $5239! Thanks to those of you who support your parish thrift shop through donations, by volunteering with us, or by shopping with us. If you are not familiar with us, check us out!”
Hours for business and donations:
Fridays 4-8 and Saturdays 9-3
Please donate only during business hours.
Seminarian of the Week
Joseph Allen is the son of Frederick & Sheryl Allen from St. Mary Parish, Nebraska City. He is studying Theology 3 at St. Charles Borromeo. Remember to pray for Joseph and for his formation.
:: REPEAT PARISH ANNOUNCEMENTS (for your convenience) ::
Ushers are greatly needed! Ushers have an important role in our parish. They stand watch during Mass to provide security. They are the concierges of our parish, welcoming all of us, making visitors comfortable, and helping to find what is needed. The more visible things they do are helping to seat people—especially important now in a time of social distancing—and helping with collection, offertory, and streamlining our exit at the end of Mass. We need more Ushers! Many of our dedicated men have retired. To volunteer, please contact Will Varicak at 402-416-1070.
Let your voice he heard on this important issue! As you’ve likely seen in the news, the Nebraska Department of Education released a draft of Health Standards that includes material that promotes a false understanding of God’s design for marriage and human sexuality. The standards also raise concerns about respect for the role of parents as the primary educator. Stay informed by joining the Nebraska Catholic Conference Network at www.necatholic.org
Please see the attachment for details and visit THIS WEBSITE (Nebraska Catholic Conference)
Prime Matters | There Will Be Light | Click HERE to link to this online article. “Most Rev. James D. Conley, Bishop of Lincoln, joined Dr. James Link, a Catholic clinical psychologist based in Bismarck, North Dakota, via Zoom on January 30, 2021, to discuss the relationship between Catholic spirituality and psychology. In December 2019, Bishop Conley requested time away in order to seek assistance in dealing with anxiety and depression, an experience he shares with Dr. Link in order to encourage others to seek help when struggling with mental illness.”
MARCH 31, 2021 is the deadline to apply for the Good Shepherd Scholarship (through FACTS management).
Even families who are only eligible for the Family Tuition Cap Scholarship need to apply, and it is necessary to apply each year. www.goodshepherdscholarship.com
Envelopes for donations to Catholic Social Services are at the exits. These replace the past-tradition of Rice Bowls for Lenten Almsgiving.
It is time to (informally) reintroduce Altar Servers to our Masses. We have not yet drawn up a schedule nor have we trained last year’s boys and we don’t yet have plans for training this year’s boys. But if you have boys or young men who are altar servers, please encourage them to volunteer at whichever Mass you attend. We will keep you posted on this. 🙂
Lenten Confession Times
- Times for Confessions have been adjusted. More times are available so that everyone has the opportunity to make a good confession during Lent.
- Confessions are still being heard in the sacristies rather than in the small transept-confessionals. The priest has his back to the entry for the privacy of the penitent, who may choose face-to-face confession if s/he prefers.
- Confessions will be heard at these times:
- Before all 6:30am and 8:15am Masses and before Saturday’s 8:15am Mass.
- Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 7pm, Fr. Raminedi will hear confessions in the back confessional.
- Saturday afternoons from 3-3:50 and again after Mass from 5-5:30
- Mon-Tue-Wed of Holy Week (Mar 29-30-31)
6am-6:20am and 7:45am-8:05am and 9-9:30am (this 9-9:30 time wasn’t listed before but I promise you it’s accurate)
- Holy Thursday: after 7pm Mass
- Good Friday: after Noon-Stations of the Cross and after the 7pm Service
- Holy Saturday: 11am-Noon
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 ::
Catholic Women’s Golf League
Looking to join a fun, social women’s golf league on Wednesday’s evenings. Shot Gun staring at 5:00 p.m at NuMark Golf Course. Beginning May 5th– August 11th. With two fun social events! Teams of 2-4 players are encouraged. Subs are welcome. Please contact Linda Storz at 402-432-7381 or via email at email@example.com by April 13th if you are interested in joining a team!
‘Come Alive’ Seminar Coming to Cathedral of the Risen Christ
This seven week seminar will provide profound encounters with the Holy Spirit. The seminar will take place on Monday evenings from April 12 through May 24, from 6:30-8:30PM. Each night will consist of praise and worship, talks from guest speakers, small group discussions, and intercessory prayer. Registration for Come Alive, and more information regarding the seminar, can be found online at www.cathedraloftherisenchrist.org or by visiting the Cathedral parish office. The seven week seminar will cost $50.
Join us on APRIL 11TH from 2:30-4:00pm at St. Peter Church, 4500 Duxhall Drive for a Eucharistic Holy Hour with homilist Fr. Clark. Come pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet, venerate the Divine Mercy Image, Confession will be available and Benediction. “Do not be absorbed in your misery – you are still too weak to speak of it – but, rather, gaze on My heart filled with Goodness, and be imbued with My Sentiments.” (Diary of St Faustina, 1486)
:: REPEAT DIOCESE-wide ANNOUNCEMENTS ::
The Marian Sisters invite you to their annual Holy Week Retreat. The retreat will provide an opportunity for single young women (19-32 yrs. of age) to enter more deeply into the Passion and Death of our Lord. The silent retreat will be held at Good Counsel Retreat House in Waverly, NE, on April 1-3, 2021. The cost is $30 for students and $40 for non-students. For more information or to register, please visit their website at www.mariansisters.org or contact Sr. Amy Marie at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone (402)786-2750.