March 3, 2023: Weekend Update

“I wish to find an elevator which would raise me to Jesus, for I am too small to climb the rough stairway of perfection. … The elevator which must raise me to heaven is your arms, O Jesus!”

~ 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. Altar Server Schedule
  6. Lector Schedule
  7. Catholic Youth Sports
  8. Cub Scout Pack 128
  9. Retreat Schedule


March 5, 2023 Bulletin

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Welcome in Baptism

Please welcome in baptism Bennett Russell Hain, son of Alex and Sarah, and Tiago Moses Morales, son of Antonio and Samantha. Congratulations!

Lenten Almsgiving

The St. Teresa Parish Lenten Almsgiving during March and on Holy Thursday will support Catholic Social Services. Giving envelopes for this donation can be found at all the church exits.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul

At each Mass the weekend of March 11-12, interested parishioners will be invited to become members of a new St. Teresa Conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Inspired by the commands of Jesus in the Gospel, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a Catholic lay organization that leads people of the faith to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to the needy & suffering in their local community. In the tradition of its founder, Blessed Frederic Ozanam, and patron, St. Vincent de Paul, Vincentians witness God’s love by embracing works of charity and justice.


RCIA: Natural Family Planning

All are welcome to join the upcoming RCIA class on Mon, March 6th from 7:00-8:30pm in Kaczmarek Hall. Our topic this week will be “Natural Family Planning”, taught by Michelle Chambers.

Christian Mothers

The Confraternity of Christian Mothers is excited to have Amanda Kurtenbach as our guest speaker on Sat, March 11. Amanda has a passion for helping moms find peace & joy in our role as mothers. Join as you are free. Mass: 8:15am followed by prayers. Meeting 9-10am in Kaczmarek Hall. Refreshments served.

Men’s Club Golf League

The 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 at 402-430-0973 for more information or Registration Form. Deadline to register is April 1st.

Grand Group

It’s March & time to make our plans for the year ahead! Our planning meeting will be at the Knights of Columbus Hall Tues, March 14th, 1pm. Please make your best effort to attend and bring all your good ideas for exciting events. The more planners, the greater variety of events from which to choose.

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: Fri 10-11am & Sat 3-4pm

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Music Recital

All are welcome to attend a music recital featuring St. Teresa Students on Sun, March 5th, 1:30pm, in Kaczmarek Hall. No admission fee but there will be an opportunity to make a freewill offering. All proceeds will go to benefit St. Teresa School Music Program.

Support St. Teresa School at Gloria Deo

Support St. Teresa School by shopping at Gloria Deo on Tues, March 7th. All sales count so get your First Communion First Reconciliation, Easter, or something for yourself. Compound your benefit to the school by purchasing SCRIP ahead of time and using it to pay for your items!


St. Teresa Pre-Kindergarten

Enrollment is open to all students turning 4 by July 31, 2023 for Pre-Kindergarten classes. Available sessions: Mon-Fri: 8-11am & 12:15-3:15pm. Tours available by appointment. Contact the school office at 402-477-3358 or for more information or to register.

Girls Basketball

Girls basketball is on its third week of games. Please visit HERE to see when the St. Teresa’s teams play. Come cheer them on and enjoy concessions at our home games!

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St. Teresa Thrift Shop

The Thrift Shop made $2,338 last weekend

Upcoming Sales:

March 10-11              $1 bag sale

March 17-18              Anything remaining: free

March 24-25             Closed

March 31-April 1      Open with new spring & summer merchandise

Hours for business:

Fridays 4-and Saturdays 9-3

Please donate during business hours.





Lenten Regulations for the Diocese of Lincoln 2023

Ash Wednesday & Good Friday are days of abstinence. All Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence. Fasting means eating only one full meal with two smaller meals, which together do not equal the full meal. No snacking or eating between meals is allowed. Fasting obliges all Catholics between the ages of 18-59. Abstinence means eating no meat, and no soup or gravy made form meat. Abstinence obliges all Catholics over the age of 14. Sickness, hard manual labor, pregnancy, etc. automatically excuse a person from these obligations. Nevertheless, it should be pointed out that these are serious obligations. In cases of doubt or question, the priest who hears a person’s confession should be consulted.

Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross will be prayed every Friday of Lent.

¨ 2:50pm: On School Days only

¨ 7pm: Every Friday, beginning March 3rd. Time change on Good Friday.

¨ Noon: Good Friday only

Holy Hour for Vocations

Pink Sisters will have a Holy Hour for Vocations on Fri, March 3, at 7:15pm at the Pink Sisters’ Chapel, 1040 S Cotner Blvd. The singing will be led by the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Youth Choir.


Lenten Study

Fr. Kipper and Fr. Schwenka will lead a study on St. Ignatius of Loyala’s, Discernment of Spirits. The study will be every Sunday of Lent beginning Feb 26th from 7-8pm in Kaczmarek Hall. The study will follow the book, Discernment of Spirits by Fr. Timothy Gallagher. You do not need to read the book to attend the study.  You are welcome to as many of the classes as you like.


Swing Dance Nights

Swing Dance Nights, instructed by Jeff & Hannah Rutledge, will be held in the school gym from 7-8:30pm Admission is free!

¨ 6th-12th Grade Swing Dance Lessons: March 4, April 15, and May 13

¨ Adult Swing Dance Lessons:  March 25, April 29, and May 27

Contact Hannah for more information at or 402-450-4618.


Knights of Columbus Fish Fry

Please join the St. Teresa Knights of Columbus Council 833 Fish Fry on the Fridays of Lent beginning on Feb 24th—March 31st from 4:30-7pm, serving Fried Pollock & Baked Cod, Fries, Coleslaw, & Bread. Dine-In or Carry-Out available. Cost: adults $12; Kids under 12 $6; Family $40.


St. Teresa’s Women Reading Together: Winter 2923

The Women’s Events Committee invites all women of the parish to a discussion of the book, In This House of Brede, by Rumer Godden on Sat, March 4 at 9am in Kaczmarek Hall. This title is available for purchase at Gloria Deo, or eBooks can be downloaded from Lincoln City Libraries. Contact Erin Willis at 402-327-7107 or with questions or to RSVP for this event.

Men’s Basketball

The St. Teresa’s Men’s Basketball group gathers on most Sunday evenings at 8:00 p.m. in the St. Teresa gym to play basketball. It is open to all men of the parish! For additional details or information, reach out to John Ruhl at 402-266-1887 or


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 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 |

  • Theresa Kottwitz: Parish Secretary

Mon-Thurs: 9-2 |


 Magnificat Winter Prayer Meal

There is still time to register for Magnificat’s Winter Prayer Meal & Speaker, Marian Sr. Gabriel Perry, on Sat, March 11, 9:30am at Hillcrest Country Club, 9401 East O St. Text or call & leave message to 402-525-6396 by Tues, March 7th with your reservation. Mail $30 (students $20) check payable to Magnificat, c/o Tina Colgan, 521 N 56th St, Lincoln, 68504. All women, Catholic or non-Catholic are invited!

Pro-Life Legislative Day

Nebraska Right to Life is hosting a Pro-Life Legislative Day on Mon, March 13th at the Cornhusker Hotel. Check-in: 8:30am with the program beginning at 9. Breakfast will be provided. The Nebraska State Legislature is expected to begin debate on the Nebraska Heartbeat Act in the near future. Hear from the senators sponsoring pro-life bills & how a bill becomes a law, followed by a shuttle transporting participants to the Capitol Rotunda to lobby senators. This historic legislature could provide protection for 85% of those babies being aborted in Nebraska. Let you r pro-life voice be heard! Registration is appreciated but not required. Contact NRL at 402-438-4802 or



Fish Fry Locations

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St. Patrick’s Festival

St. Patrick’s Catholic Church will hold their St. Patrick’s Festival on Sat, March 18th from 11am-4pm in St. Patrick’s Gym, 6126 Morrill Ave. There will be food, beer garden, bingo, raffle, kid’s zone, and Irish music. Cost: $10 Adult & $5 Child. Raffle drawing at 4:30pm.


Celebration of Hope Banquet

Join Catholic Social Services for their Celebration of Hope banquet on Sat, March 11th at Embassy Suites. The program will include entertainment, special guests, and the presentation of the Heart of Christ award to Shirley Lang. Reservations can be made by clicking HERE by March 6th.


Life-Giving Wounds Lenten Online Support Group 2023

Life-Giving Wounds, a Catholic apostolate dedicated to the spiritual healing of adult children of divorce or separation, will host a 7-week online support group this Lent. Taking place over 7 evenings, March 2-April 12, the support group will include presentations and guided small group discussions on topics relevant to adult children of divorce, including setting goals for healing, overcoming shame, dealing with financial anxiety, and more. Cost: $199; college students/consecrated $119. Scholarships available! More info and to register click HERE


Mass with Prayers for Healing

Please join together to pray for healing for yourself, your family & friends, our Church, Nation & World, on Sun, March 19th at John XXIII Diocesan Center.

1:15pm: Confession Available

1:30pm: Chaplet of Divine Mercy

1:40pm: Praise & Worship

1:55: blessing of salt/water/religious articles

2pm: Mass with Anointing of the sick after the homily

Following Mass, Eucharistic Exposition and Healing Prayers.


Confirmed for Mission: Confirmation Retreat

This optional retreat is for children to be Confirmed with at least one parent. Sponsors also welcome. The retreat will be held on March 11th at Cathedral Parish from 10am-4pm. Fee is $20 per person (lunch provided). For more details or to register, please click HERE  or contact Michele, 402-473-0625  or email .


Holy is His Name

Scott Hahn, through the St. Paul Center, will be offering a free course, “Holy is His Name”, this Lent. For more info or to register, click HERE.

Called to Silence

God speaks to you in the silence. Are you ready for some quiet time away after the holidays? Steep yourself in the scared space of the Creighton University Retreat Center to be still and open yourself up to the graces of God has for you. You will meet with an Ignatian-trained spiritual director daily to reflect on what’s stirring in your heart. Opportunity for daily Mass and confession. Retreat cost including room and meals is $350. Choose one of the 4 opportunities to attend: April 13-16; and May 4-7. Register 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 HERE. Remember that for St. Teresa parishioners, Men’s Club or Altar Society will pay for half of a standard retreat per year!