Dear St. Teresa Parishioners,
Welcome to Third Winter (according to the 12 Seasons of the Midwest). I thought the snow was rather pretty, especially since it didn’t hamper our ability to walk or drive safely. My younger children—okay, all of the children—were very disappointed that we received only a dusting rather than the 482 inches required to have an official Snow Day, but they stoically put on their uniforms, ate breakfast, and went to school.
There are a few things happening Friday and Saturday (April 1-2). I’ve left those announcements first, in case you’d like to participate in one of those activities. There is a handful of new announcements, including a new plan that ties SCRIP to tuition (please see the attached pdf). Holy Week is coming! I added the sacrament & liturgy schedule for Triduum into the purple Lent section of this e-mail.
There’s a Strategic Planning insert in the printed bulletin that you might be interested in, but the e-file is much too large (megabytes galore) to attach to an e-mail. You can pick one up at church beginning Saturday evening. It will be added to the website as soon as possible.
May God bless you!
- Church Cleaning Sign-up
- Eucharistic Adoration Sign-up
- Parish Website
- Parish Facebook Page
- Our Lady of Good Counsel Retreat House
:: Happening Friday & Saturday, April 1 & 2 ::
Holy Hour Friday, April 1, 2022 at 7:15 pm will be held at the Pink Sisters' Chapel, 1040 South Cotner Blvd. Singing will be led by the Immaculate Heart of Mary Youth Choir (Thien Chu). Please help us pray for good vocations for our Diocese, our Seminary, and for us.
Men’s Club will be working on groundskeeping Saturday April 2 from 9-Noon. We will give the campus a once-over and tidy everything up in preparation for spring!
Peace Beyond All Understanding: Morning of Recollection: April 2nd
Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 2nd. The Women’s Events Committee is hosting a one-time Morning of Recollection from 10am til Noon followed by a potluck salad luncheon (bring your favorite salad to share).
A peace that guards your heart
How can that be? That can’t mean for our time, in this culture.
Have you turned on the news lately? How is that even possible?
It’s not just possible; it’s promised.
Join us for a morning of talks and prayer, led by the women of the parish. Whether you want to go deeper, begin again, or learn how to pray, this gathering is for all women, no matter age or stage in life. Register one of two ways:
- Use THIS LINK to get to the sign-up genius
- Call Mary Pat McBride at 402-314-1296
Prodigal Prayer Partners
Many of us have been praying for our loved ones: friends, relatives, or even our own children who are no longer practicing the Faith. Our prayers become more powerful when prayed with others.
For these intentions:
- On the first Thursday of every month (April 7th), a rosary is offered before the Blessed Sacrament in the church at 7pm.
- On the first Friday of every month (April 1st), the 6:30am Mass is offered for Fallen Away Catholics.
:: CURRENT, NEW, & UPDATED PARISH ANNOUNCEMENTS ::
In anticipation of Easter, we are doing a 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. Sign up HERE. Morning and evening shifts are available on two different days:
- Mon, April 11: 9-11:30am & 6:30-8:30pm
- Tue April 12: 9-11:30am & 6:30-8:30pm
Thank You: We would like to thank all those who brought us meals while my husband and I were recovering. It was very much appreciated and so helpful. What a blessing it was to have all of you show such kindness. You will all be in our prayers and we are thankful to be a part of such a great church family.
-The Whyman Family
You may purchase an Easter lily to adorn the altar during the Easter Season in memory of or in honor of a loved one. Easter Vigil Mass will be offered for the intentions of the Easter Lily Donors. You may use the form which was distributed last week or you may simply write a note with your intentions and the number of lilies, and include $25 for each lily. This can be put into the collection or the drop slot at the rectory.
Welcome by Baptism: Emma Rose Ottemann, daughter of Kurt & Leslie
St. Teresa School Announcements
- 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!
- Enrollment for St. Teresa School is now open!
- Choose Returning Student Enrollment if you have children here at our school already. Choose Pre-Enrollment Form if you have students who are new to our school.
:: ALL THINGS LENT ::
St. Teresa Parish only. For more Lenten opportunities, scroll down to Diocese-Wide-stuff.
Almsgiving: 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.
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. Meetings are in the school cafeteria. NOTE: There will NOT be a meeting on April 11th, as that is the date of the Chrism Mass (which Fr. B will attend).
40 Days for Life: There has been a great response this season for prayer at Planned Parenthood. Many hours still only have one participant and our goal is 2 per hour. Please sign up online: www.40daysforlife.com/Lincoln.
Knights of Columbus Council 833: Fish Frys
- KC Hall: 6044 South Street | Dine In & Carry Out
- 4:30-7pm every FRYday of Lent (except Good Friday)
- Menu: Pollock, Fries or Baked Potato, Coleslaw, and Bread
End of Lent + Triduum
- Confessions through April 13
Mon-Fri 6:00-6:20 and 7:45-8:05 (before daily Masses)
Saturdays 3-4pm and 5-5:30pm
April 11, 12, 13: 9-9:30am
- Confessions during Triduum
April 14: after the 7pm Mass
April 15: after Noon-Stations and after the 7pm Liturgy
April 16: 11am-Noon
- Masses for Triduum & Easter
Thursday: 7pm (only)
Friday: 7pm Liturgy
Saturday: 8:30pm Easter Vigil
Sunday: 8am, 10am, and Noon
- Stations of the Cross
Fridays at 2:40pm and 7pm
Good Friday at Noon (only)
- Eucharistic Adoration continues as normal through Wednesday evening. There will be no exposition during Triduum nor on Easter Sunday.
- Tenebrae: 8:15am on Good Friday and Holy Saturday.
:: REPEAT PARISH ANNOUNCEMENTS ::
St. Teresa Men’s Club is sponsoring a Golf League for all men of the parish. We play at Holmes Golf Course on Mon evenings. For more info or a registration form, contact Dale Theisen at 402-430-0973. The deadline to register is April 1st.
Rev. Mr. (Deacon) Liam O’Shea-Creal will be ordained to the priesthood on May 28, 2022. He will celebrate his first Mass at St. Teresa Parish at Noon on May 29th. Further details will be announced in the coming months.
Parish Office | 402-477-3979
General Hours: 9am-4pm Mon-Fri
- 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 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 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 ::
We need your voice to advocate for life! The Nebraska Legislature will soon debate the most historic pro-life bill in its history: LB933. Visit Nebraska Catholic.org to learn how you can help LB933 become law.
If you are newly post college, a young professional, or a young parent looking for an opportunity to dive deeper into your understanding of the Lord's plan and forming a relationship with him, the Frassati group is inviting you to join them for their Lenten Retreat: "Blessed are those who Suffer". It will be hosted at St Patrick's Church in Lincoln from 9:30am - 3pm on April 9th, 2022. Breakfast and lunch are provided. The retreat offers reflective talks by the Fr. Conor Sullivan, interlaced with time for personal prayer, adoration, and confessions. For more information about the retreat or our group, please visit frassatilincoln.com
Bring the Family to our Baked Potato Bar!!
Friday, April 8th at Sacred Heart School gym, 31st & T Street, 4:30-7:00 pm.
Numerous toppings to choose from. Choice of desserts and coffee or lemonade.
Free will offering. Proceeds to Sacred Heart Parish Hall Building Fund.
:: REPEAT DIOCESE-wide ANNOUNCEMENTS ::
UNL Newman Center: High School Night
Ever wondered what Catholic community would look like in college? Join us on April 20th from 6-8pm for a night of tours from UNL students, involvement information, yard games, and free food. 320 N 16thStreet, Lincoln.
Join us at RISEN!
Cathedral of the Risen Christ would like you to join us at RISEN on Friday, April 22 beginning at 6:30pm at the Pla Mor Ballroom. The evening will include: ballroom dancing lessons, LIVE MUSIC by The Bobby Layne Orchestra and The Reflections Big Band, and a heavy hor d'oeuvres buffet and cocktails. To purchase tickets go to www.risencathedral.eventbrite.com or stop by the Cathedral parish office.
Cathedral of the Risen Christ is seeking a full-time Facilities & Grounds Manager. Will be responsible for inspecting, maintaining, repairing & renovating parish and school buildings and grounds. Send cover letter, resume and references to firstname.lastname@example.org
Cathedral School has the following open teaching positions available: full time Technology Teacher, full time PE Teacher, and full time Paraeducator. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and references to email@example.com.
Pro-Life Education Series | Sponsored by KC Council 13576
Each day, family friends, and others move away from Christian beliefs. Some believe science deals with facts while faith is just emotions and feelings based primarily in fear. This isn’t true but especially young people fall for it. Influences of parents and grandparents may still govern young adults’ behavior in ways consistent with the Gospel even as these adults don’t view Christianity as relevant to their lives. Join us for a one-hour presentation and discussion by Bob Sullivan April 3rd at 7pm at St. Patrick, Lincoln.
You are invited to celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday at St. Peter Catholic Church, 4500 Duxhall Drive, Lincoln, NE beginning at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday April 24. Pray the Mercy Chaplet, venerate the Divine Mercy Image, Benediction. Confessions will be available. Keynote homilist is Father Tony Bedient. All are welcome.
St. Patrick and Blessed Sacrament Catholic Schools in Lincoln are seeking a K-8 elementary music teacher for the 2022-23 school year. This full-time music position is shared between the two Lincoln Schools. Applicants must have or be able to obtain a current Nebraska teaching certificate. To apply, please send an email with resume and references to both Kristine-Placek@cdolinc.net and Jennifer-Tran@cdolinc.net.
Catholic Women’s golf league
- Calling all experienced & Beginner golfers! Join us for golf & fun every Wednesday this summer.
- Teams of 2-6 forming now (2 players from each team play each week)
- Variation of play each week between regular golf (play your own ball) and scramble golf.
- Shot gun start at 5:15 pm. Season starts May 4th and ends August 10th . There will be a mid-season & end of season fun golf/social event.
- You can form your own team, or we can place you on a new team.
- This league is formed behind fellowship, core values and surrounding yourself with amazing (and fun!) women.
- We are hosting a Meet & Greet social at Stacy Gutschenritter’s house on April 12th. Please reach out to us if you would like to attend!
- Please sign up before April 18th
- If interested, or if you have any questions, contact:
- Rochelle Essay 402-429-9956 firstname.lastname@example.org -orStacy Gutschenritter 402-617-7745 email@example.com
Save the Dates:
April 12 - 4th Annual Eucharistic Procession at Planned Parenthood from 2 pm to 3 pm.
April 15 - Stations of the Cross in front of Planned Parenthood from noon to 1 pm.
Join a 12-day Pilgrimage to Ireland and Our Lady of Knock June 15-26, 2022 with Fr. Gary Coulter, Fr. Ronald Homes, Fr. Bernard Lorenz and Fr. Matthew Zimmer, daily Mass, and a Catholic guide. Round trip from Omaha: $4,225. More info: www.frcoulter.com/ireland or contact Fr. Gary Coulter, firstname.lastname@example.org / 402-786-2705.
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.