March 31, 2023: Weekend Update

“Six days before the Passover, when the Lord came into the city of Jerusalem, the children ran to meet Him; in their hands they carried palm branches and with a loud voice cried out: Hosanna in the highest!”

~ John 12:1, 12-13


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
  10. BedMaking



April 2, 2023 Bulletin

Bulletin Advertisers Quarter 2

April 2023 Calendar with Holy Week Schedule on Back

Scrip Form

Scrip Flyer

CSS – Parish April Food Drive Flyer

Risen Flyer

Risen Tickets




Calendar Correction

The Chrism Mass is scheduled for Mon, April 3, 5pm at the Cathedral. Confirmation, scheduled for Sat, April 15th, begins at 10:30am. These items are incorrect on the calendar insert from last week.


Please pray for the repose of the soul of Basil Conry and for the comfort of his family and friends.

Lenten Regulations: Holy Week

Good Friday is a day of fast and 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 and 59. Abstinence means eating no meat and no soup or gravy made from 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.

Prodigal Prayer Intention Sheets

More intention sheets are available if you want to write intentions for fallen-away family members or friends. Place your intention in the box in the vestibule of the church. Sheets are available at the exits of the church.

Good Friday Divine Mercy Chaplet & Stations of the Cross Choir

A children’s choir will be leading the chanting of the Divine Mercy Chaplet on Good Friday before the Noon Stations. All are welcome. Singers should be in the choir loft at 11:35am. Chaplet will begin at 11:40am. Younger children will be sent down to the main church after the Chaplet. Older singers may stay to lead the Stations singing. Contact Jean Timmerman with questions:

Divine Mercy Holy Hour

The Divine Mercy Holy Hour will be Sun, April 16th, 3:00pm.



STAGE Workshop: STAGE will be offering a One-Day Workshop, “Let’s Face It” on Sat, April 11, 10am-2pm. Students, ages 10-15, can learn about Theatre Make Up and its application. We will create aging effects, animal, and fun character faces. Supplies provided.

STAGE Auditions: April 27-30 for the summer musical, “The Princess & the Mustard Seed”, a fun twist on fairy tale characters who learn the value of faith, the size of a mustard seed. Ages & up. Great roles for teens and those with dance background. Performances: June 23-25 & June 30-July 2.

Register at stage4kids.comfor both events. See SignUp Genius for auditions.

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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First Holy Communion Holy Hour

All are invited to come and praise Our Risen King and invoke His grace upon the sons and daughters receiving First Holy Communion. The holy hour will be Fri, April 21st, 6:30-7:30pm.

Confirmation Vigil Holy Hour

Join us for music, confession, & adoration of our Eucharistic Lord at the Freedom & Glory Confirmation Vigil Holy Hour on Fri, April 14th, 7-8pm in the school gym.

Support St. Teresa School at Runza – April 4th

Save the date of April 4th to eat at Runza, from 10am -8pm, Breakfast, Lunch and dinner!   10% of total sales will be donated to support the school.  Purchasing SCRIP ahead of time and using it on April 4th increases your contributions!


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.

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St. Teresa Thrift Shop


The Thrift Shop was closed last weekend.

Upcoming Sales:

March 31-             Open with new spring &

     April 1                   summer merchandise

Hours for business:

Fridays 4-8 and Saturdays 9-3

Please donate during business hours.





















Easter Lilies

Purchase Easter Lilies in memory of or in honor of your loved ones for $25. Fill out the form in last week’s bulletin and indicate if your loved one is living or deceased. Return the form at the bottom of the flyer in an envelope and return or mail it to the rectory with your donation. Contact the office if you need another form.


Church Cleaning

Join us in preparing the church for Easter. Deep cleaning will be Mon, April 3rd and Tues, April 4th. Click HERE for a list of times, and to sign up to help. This is a great service-hour project!

Lost and Found Items

Items from the lost and found will be in the vestibule of the church on March 25th, March 26th, April 1st, and April 2nd. After April 2nd, all items remaining will be donated to the Thrift Shop.


Bedmaking at the Retreat Center

Please sign up to make beds at the Waverly Retreat House on Mon, April 10th at either 9am or 7pm. Click HERE to sign up.

Tithing Statements

If you are wanting your tithing statement for 2022, please see the vestibule of the church to pick it up. They will be there through April 15th.


Men’s Club Spring Cleaning

Parish grounds cleanup is Sat, April 1st, 9-Noon, weather permitting. Men’s Club needs many ambitious men and boys to prune, clean flower beds, move patio furniture, & spread lots of wood chips. Wear your gloves and smiles.


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.

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.

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

 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.


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 |


St. Louise Gift & Thrift is seeking a strong communicator for the position of Workforce Coordinator. This person will welcome, supervise, & mentor staff & volunteers. This is a full-time position. Visit for more information on the job and how to apply.

Business Manager Position. The Immaculate Heart of Mary Counseling Center seeks a positive, organized, and mission-motivated person for the position of Business Manager. For complete job description and to apply, visit

Employment Opportunity - Assistant Cook - Blessed Sacrament - is looking for an Assistant Cook for the 2023-2024 school year. This position involves helping the head cook prepare the food, serve, and clean-up after lunch. The hours would be from 10am to 2pm. If interested, please send credentials, resume, and references to

Employment Opportunity - Custodian – Blessed Sacrament School - is accepting applications for custodian, either full-time or part-time. For more information, or to send qualifications and employment record, contact or 402-474-4249.


 Healing Hearts Grief Support Sessions

Healing Hearts Grief Support Sessions for those who have suffered the loss of a loved one are being offered to assist Catholics in the grief process. The sessions will be held on 6 weekly Tuesday evenings beginning April 11, 7-9pm, at John XXIII Diocesan Center, 37th & Sheridan Blvd. Suggested donation: $25.00 to help cover the cost of materials. To register, please call 402-473-0620.

Blessing of Easter Food

You are invited to join St. Michael parishioners for the blessing of Easter food baskets at Noon on Holy Saturday, April 8, 2023, at St. Michael Parish, 9019 South 78thStreet, Lincoln. Bring any foods you wish to be blessed for Easter dinner. Call the St. Michael parish office if you have questions: 402-488-1313.

Join us at Risen!

The Cathedral of the Risen Christ would like to invite everyone to Risen 2023, a joyful celebration of our Risen Lord! The event is Friday, April 14th at the Pla Mor Ballroom, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Featuring Angie Kriz and the Polkatoons, DJ Craig Estudillo, Heavy Hors D’Oeuvres, Polka Dance Lessons and MORE. Cost is $60.00 per person. Click HERE for tickets, on sale NOW. The proceeds will help fund various projects on the Cathedral Campus. Questions? Please email



Praise & Worship Night

Join us on Wed, March 29th, 7:30-9pm for an evening of music & adoration at Blessed Sacrament Church. Whether you can stay for a few minutes or the whole time, let’s come together to worship our Lord.


5th Annual Eucharistic Procession

On Tues, April 4th, Bishop Conley will be bringing the Eucharistic Jesus to face down the evils of abortion in front of Planned Parenthood, beginning at 2pm with the Divine Mercy Chaplet. Parking available at Cornerstone Christian Church, 4849 Old Cheney Rd or St. Peter’s church, 45oo Duxhall Dr.

Pro-Life Education Series

Pro-Life Education Series continues, Open to the Public,  Sun, April 2nd, 7pm in St. Patrick’s social hall. Speaker: Marion Minor, JD, Associate Director Pro-Life & Family Policy, NE Catholic Conference. Talk title: “Protecting the Right to Life in Law: the NE Unicameral in 2023 & Beyond”. He will speak on Heartbeat bill & other bills before the NE Legislature. In relation to the Heartbeat Bill, he will also speak on “prenatal human development”

Sacred Heart Potato Bar

Bring the family to Sacred Heart’s Baked Potato Bar on Fri, March 31st, Sacred Heart School Gym, 4:30-7pm. Numerous toppings to choose, choice of desserts, coffee & lemonade. Free will offering. All proceeds go to Sacred Heart Parish Hall Building Fund. Frozen egg rolls will be available for purchase: Regular (meat w/vegetable) $7.50/bag of 5, Vegetarian (tofu w/vegetables $8.50/bag of 5.

Priest Dinner Volunteers

Each year, after the Chrism Mass, a dinner is provided for our good priests. It takes volunteers to set up and clean up for the dinner. Although the dinner is at the Cathedral of the Risen Christ, they hope to draw volunteers from many Lincoln parishes. Volunteers needed for the following shifts: Sat, April 1st, 10-11:3– am to set up in the main hall in Cathedral’s basement; Mon, April 3rd, 6:15-8:30 serve beverages during the dinner, clear tables, etc.; Mon, April 3rd, 9-10:30pm tear down after the event. To sign up to volunteer, click HERE.


Catholics at the Capitol

Our elected officials need to hear our voices! You’re needed for a day of advocacy at the Capitol on Wed, April 12th! Learn from Gov. Pillen, Nebraska Catholic Conference staff, & State Senators about advancing the cause for life, family, religious liberty, and more. Meet your senator and learn how to advocate year round. Tickets are $15, covering the cost of refreshments and lunch. Sign up at

Post-Abortion Healing Retreat

Still feeling unresolved about a prior abortion? Are you the father or grandmother of a child lost to abortion? Come to a confidential caring retreat for healing, forgiveness and re-connection to God, community and your child. Scholarships available. April 28-30, 2023; for information call Heather at 402-671-3749 or email

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, click HERE.

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 click HERE.


Creighton Model FertilityCare System – Creighton Model is a women’s health science that allows users to learn more about their fertility and in conjuction with NaProTECHNOLOGY treat underlying reproductive conditions.  Introductory sessions are available in person or online.  Private instructions is encouraged for all interested in learning more.  For more information or to register, click HERE.


Fish Fry Locations

Looking for a great Fish Fry to head to this Lent? Let Spirit Catholic Radio Help you with your search! Check out the Spirit Catholic Radio Fish Fry Finder to find amazing fish fry's in your area! Click [] HERE for more information!

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 HERERemember that for St. Teresa parishioners, Men’s Club or Altar Society will pay for half of a standard retreat per year!