Dear St. Teresa Parishioners,
In spite of what the bulletin and the calendar said, there ARE Stations of the Cross Friday (the 5th) at 7pm. Sorry for the confusion! Also, the Fish Fry is eat-in and take-out and $12 per person. I think that sets all my ducks in a row (now if the aforementioned ducks would just hold still for a minute in that neatly aligned row, that’d be great).
There are many Lenten activities in which we can take part. I encourage you to look through the announcements for an “extra” thing to do or participate in that suits you. Remember: Magnificats are at the exits.
God bless you!
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:: CURRENT, NEW, & UPDATED PARISH ANNOUNCEMENTS ::
THIS FRIDAY MARCH 5TH: Pink Sisters First Friday Holy Hour
March 4, 2022 at 7:15pm 1040 South Cotner Boulevard
Music will be led by St. Teresa School’s Strings Students (Terri Schilmoeller)
Holy Face Devotion on Wednesdays
In keeping with the spirit of our beloved St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face, for Lent we are offering a holy half hour from 6:30-7 on Wednesday evenings in the church in devotion to our Lord's Holy Face. We will pray the chaplet of the Holy Face, as well as some other prayers focused on this devotion, with the special intention of the defeat of the evil that is spreading across the world. All are encouraged to attend! To learn more about this devotion, visit: https://hisholyface.com
Lenten Series | Fr. Beardslee
Join Fr. Beardslee as he explores the spiritual depths of the Eucharistic prayers used in every Mass. These beautiful prayers are the central focus and high point of the Mass and are packed with meaning. Meetings will be on Lenten Mondays at 7pm. The first meeting is in Kaczmarek Hall. The location(s) for subsequent meetings depends on attendance and will be announced.
Rice Bowl = Catholic Social Services
Money collected during Lent, which used to go to the Rice Bowl, will go to Catholic Social Services again this year. Envelopes are at the exits of the church (for CSS). At the end of Lent, you may turn your collections into the rectory or you may mail them directly to Catholic Social Services.
Seminarian of the Week: Augustine Reimers is the son of Jeff & Patricia Reimers of St. Vincent de Paul in Seward. He is studying Theology 2 at St. Charles Borromeo. Remember to pray for Augustine and for his formation.
Would you like to learn more about the Catholic Faith?
Classes are from 7:30-9pm on Thursdays in Kaczmarek Hall (downstairs in church).
Anyone is welcome to join—for one class or for all classes. If the topic piques your interest, come to that class!
This Week’s Topic: Catholic Social Teaching: Build a Civilization of Love
The basis of the Church’s social teaching is an expression of God’s love for humanity. But how can Catholics apply that teaching to our everyday encounters and challenges?
St. Teresa School Announcements
- Good Shepherd Scholarship: Education has always been at the heart of the mission of the Catholic Church. The Good Shepherd Scholarship exists to support families in making Catholic education possible for their children. The Good Shepherd Scholarship Portal is open until March 31st. Please apply today! www.GoodShepherdScholarship.com
- Did You Know? The school library benefits from your aluminum cans! There are recycling bins inside the fence next to the school bus in the church parking lot. The cans you bring to recycle help to provide books for the kids at school. So far this year, the library has gotten nearly $400 from can recycling. Questions? Contact Susan Pepino: email@example.com.
- Recycled Paper The school is (always) in need of recycled paper. The paper should be clear on one side and free of wrinkles or staples. Thanks for helping us stock up for worksheets and prints!
- Educational Consultant Position: Applicants for this position work with families and faculty/staff to provide for any needs of the students in our school. While we also have a resource teacher, this position oversees our Teammates program, SCIP program, counselors, and works with other needs of our students. Experience in schools and working with families is a high priority for this position, as well as an ability to work with students in a variety of contexts (classroom, lunch, recess, small groups, etc.).
- CSS Food Market Will be at the school Tue, Mar 8 at 3pm. All are welcome to pick up a bag of food for their family.
- School Family Meeting: CLE | Tuesday, March 8th at 7pm: Fr. Hottovy and Sr. Mary Cecilia will be answering questions about Catholic Liberal Education specific to our school and community. Meet in the school gym to participate.
40 Days for Life There has been a great response this season for prayer at Planned Parenthood. Open times for next week, Sunday, March 6th – Saturday, March 12th are Sunday 7am-10am & 5pm and Friday @ 1pm. Many hours still only have one participant and our goal is 2 per hour. Please sign up on-line and let the coordinators know they don’t have to personally fill those hours!www.40daysforlife.com/Lincoln.
The Thrift Store made $2204 last weekend.
March 11-12: $1 bag sale
March 18-19: All remaining items are free
March 25-26: Closed
April 1-2: Open with new merchandise
Hours for business:
Fridays 4-8 and Saturdays 9-3
Please donate during business hours.
:: REPEAT PARISH ANNOUNCEMENTS ::
The Legion of Mary would like to have someone lead the rosary before each of the weekend Masses (Sat 4pm, Sun 8am, 10am, and Noon). If you would like to be a rosary leader for a particular Mass for at least one Sunday per month, please call Ann Suyker at 402-853-3255.
Newly Installed Acolytes
Congratulations to our parish’s newest acolytes who were installed by Bishop Conley on February 19th
- Jakub Andreasen
- Jeff Knievel
- Mike Kreikemeier
- Marion Miner
- Philip Paitz
- Ryan Wesolowski
Thank you for making the time to prepare and for your willingness to serve!
SOUPer Bowl Collection Results
St. Teresa collected $820.30 for Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach! Thank you so much for your generosity, and extra thanks to the Ushers and Volunteers who made the collection happen.
St. Teresa Centennial
In 2026 we will be celebrating 100 years since the time St. Teresa was established!
Please submit to the rectory office any historic pictures or memorabilia that could be included in a hundredth anniversary book.
Soon, we will have important presentations about our plan and vision for the next three years leading up to our centennial. We want this to be a collaborative effort; we invite your suggestions, ideas, and input to the plans that are being proposed—plans that will enable us to be prepared for the next hundred years. Watch for updates!
Head Usher Needed
Our parish needs a head usher to coordinate each Sunday’s Noon Mass. This person would ensure that there are enough ushers to take up the collection, bring up the gifts, and help with seating. Call Will at 402-416-1070.
Parish Office | 402-477-3979
General Hours: 9am-4pm Mon-Fri
- Jeanne Kee: Financial Secretary
Mon-Thu, 9-4 | firstname.lastname@example.org
- Aubrey Potter: Parish Secretary
Mon-Thu, 9-2 | email@example.com
Deadline for Bulletin Announcements (send to Aubrey) is Wednesday at 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 ::
The Emmaus Institute for Biblical Studies will present its spring seminar, “A Biblical Journey Through Holy Week: Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday”, on Saturday, April 9, from 9am-1pm at St. Joseph Church in Lincoln. Refreshments and lunch will be provided. Learn more and register at www.emmausinstitute.net. Space is limited.
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, go to www.campkateri.org.
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 go to www.campkateri.org.
Trumpet Fest, a benefit for Catholic Social Services, Sunday, March 13th at St. Joseph Church, Lincoln, 2 PM-4PM. Free will offering, come enjoy some of the area’s finest trumpeters!
:: REPEAT DIOCESE-wide ANNOUNCEMENTS ::
Holy Land Pilgrimage: It looks like the pilgrimage to the Holy Land on May 9-19, 2022, will be able to travel, as long as we have enough interest in the trip! Because tourism is down, and crowds will be less, this will be a great time to visit the Holy Land! Currently, vaccinated and non-vaccinated individuals are welcome to Israel and Palestine but both persons will be subject to a COVID test before flying and after arrival in Israel. Protocols differ slightly depending on vaccination status. The requirements have been changing every 1-2 months so there's hope they will continue to loosen. Cost is about $4000 per person. See itinerary and details at stmarysdavidcity.org or tektonministries.com. Contact Fr. Jay Buhman (402-367-3579) with ANY questions.