May 11, 2023: Weekend Update

“My whole strength lies in prayer and sacrifice, these are my invincible arms; they can move hearts far better than words, I know it by experience.”

~ 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



May 14, 2023 Bulletin

Bulletin Advertisers Quarter 2

Are You Plugged In? Flyer

Totus Tuus Information & Link to Registration




 Ascension: May 18th

The Ascension of our Lord is Thursday, May 18th. It is a Holy Day of Obligation. Masses are Wed, May 17th at 5:30pm and Thurs, May 18th at 6:30am, 8:15am, and 6:30pm. Acolytes and Lectors, please see schedule on the parish website under Compassionate Service.

Parish Office Closed

The Parish Office will be closed on Thurs, May 18th in observance of the Ascension of our Lord.


Please welcome in baptism William Rowan Joseph Miner, son of Marion & Mary Kate Miner; James Denis Arens, son of Jack & Claire Arens; and Dawson Louise Turvey, daughter of Robert & Carly Turvey. Congratulations!

Thank You!

Thank you to all who were involved in the Thrift Shop 40th Anniversary Celebration. We had such a nice time and sharing it with so many friends was special. May God bless all of you,

            The Thrift Shop Angels

Totus Tuus

Totus Tuus is scheduled for the week of June 11-16. Elementary school: Mon, June 12—Fri, June 16, 9am-3pm. High School: Sun, June 11—Thurs, June 15th, 6:30-8:30pm. This is a change from previous years. Dinners will be served to high school students attending Totus Tuus. For this reason it is important for you to register your high school students so we can prepare enough food. Register for Grades 1-8 and High School students (grades in 2023-2024 school year) by clicking HERE or scan the QR code on the flyer insert. See flyer for more details.

Are You Plugged In?

Our parish is taking advantage of the warmer months to have family and parish groups host a gathering after the Masses. The intent of these gatherings is to strengthen parish relationships. If interested in helping to host, please go to the SignUp Genius HERE  to sign up to host an after-Mass gathering.

St. Veronica Ministry: A Ministry for Those Who have Experienced Miscarriage

If you are experiencing or have experienced a miscarriage, we want to offer you our support, prayers, and love as a parish family. Please fill out the Google Form on our parish website at Go to Compassionate Service > Family & Social Ministries > St. Veronica Ministry. Please complete as much or as little information as you would like and we will be in touch. If you prefer, you may call the parish office at 402-477-3979. Please note that we are unable to offer medical advice and all medical questions should be referred to your physician.

CSS Thanks St. Teresa Parishioners

CSS is deeply grateful for the sacrificial donations CSS during Lent. A total of $1,552 was donated to CSS from St. Teresa Parish during the 40 weeks of Lent. Thank you for helping CSS to serve the poor and marginalized!

Corpus Christi Procession

Save the date for the Corpus Christi Procession, Sun, June 11th following the 8AM Mass. This is a special neighborhood procession to honor this Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. All are invited to join us in this annual parish tradition where we process from St. Teresa Church to the Pink Sisters’ Chapel. First Communicants and newly Confirmed are invited to wear their sacramental attire. All Junior High & High School young ladies of the parish are invited to process in the Honor Guard. Altar Servers are invited to vest. More details to follow. Questions, contact Nikki Shasserre 402-770-9241.

 Confraternity of Christian Mothers

The Confraternity of Christian Mother’s invites all moms to the Mother’s Day weekend brunch on Sat, May 12th following the 8:15am Mass and prayers. This event, hosted by the Men’s Club, will be held in the school cafeteria. If you would like to attend, please RSVP by Wed, May 10th by calling/texting 402-770-0359 or by emailing

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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Lincoln Catholic Schools Day of Giving

Catholic schools in Lincoln are teaming up for the first Lincoln Catholic Schools Giving Day on May 16th! Learn how you can help students & teacher at our grade schools and Lincoln’s only Catholic high school at Click on each school’s page to learn about exciting projects that will be made possible by our community’s generosity during this special day for our city’s Catholic schools. Give now through the secure website, or by check to the school(s) of your choice. Thank you for supporting Catholic education in Lincoln!

Teaching Assistant (Para) Needed

St. Teresa School is seeking an individual to fill a part-time (about 20 hours/week) Teaching Assistant position, 9am-2 or 3pm for 2-3 days per week and an average of a day or two of subbing/week when school is in session. More details, email Sr.

St. Teresa Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten

Enrollment is open to all students turning 4 by July 31, 2023 for Pre-Kindergarten classes and students turning 5 by July 31, 2023 for Kindergarten. Available sessions for Pre-Kindergarten: 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 made $2,971  last weekend.


Hours for business:

Fridays 4-8 and Saturdays 9-3

Please donate during business hours.





















Charity & Stewardship Appeal 2023

Total Pledges to Date:                     $69,957

Goal:                                                   $72,430

Paid Pledges ( included in

                        Total Pledges):         $17,542

Pledges Due to Diocese:                  $14,490


Charity & Stewardship Appeal

Please prayerfully consider giving to CSA, an annual diocesan appeal to support many ministries including Our Lady of Good Counsel Retreat House, Catholic Social Services, The Tribunal, Family Life Office, and others.

Our parish goal for CSA is $72,430. We will receive 80% of this as a rebate. All funds in excess of our goal will be returned to us. Thank you for your generosity.

Pledge Cards:

Please sign your pledge card after Mass on May 13th & 14th.

Home Visits: May 14th

Volunteers are needed to help with home visits. Call Dave: 402-450-2996


Grand Group

Please join us on Tues, May 16th for our annual tea party. It’s a special occasion that you won’t want to miss! This year it will be a brunch served at 11am at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Barb Biffle Bennett (B³) will be our entertainer again this year! RSVP to Phyllis at 402-488-9177 by Tues, May 9th. Don’t miss this special event!

Mass Times App

The Catholic Mass Times app is a worldwide app for finding Catholic churches and Mass times. You can learn more about this app and download it to your smartphone (iphone or Android) by going to


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.

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: May 13

¨ Adult Swing Dance Lessons:  May 27

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

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. Teresa School is seeking an individual to fill a part-time (about 20 hours/week) Teaching Assistant (Para) position, 9am-2 or 3pm for 2-3 days per week and an average of a day or two of subbing/week when school is in session. More details, email Sr.


Catholic Social Services seeks a person who has a passion for working with and caring for young children to fill the position of Childcare Provider for the children of the CSS staff in Lincoln. This person will be responsible for creating and maintaining a Christ-centered childcare program. Visit

Cathedral of the Risen Christ is looking for an assistant principal for the 2023-2024 school year. Provisional certificate welcome. Resume & cover letter may be sent to



Catholic Daughters of the Americas

Catholic Daughters of the Americas is hosting a meeting on Tues, May 16th at 6pm at the Knights of Columbus hall, 6044 South Street. Guest speaker will be a Sister from the Order of Saint George.



Eucharistic Encounter

Deepen your faith in the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist by attending the Eucharistic Encounter on Tues, June 20th, 5-10pm at the Cathedral of the Risen Christ. Hear from Bishop James Conley and keynote speaker Fr. Malchy Napier, CFR. Go to for more information. Questions: reach out to or call 855-571-0200 during business hours.

Eucharistic Events 5-10pm: Veneration of Relics, Vatican International Exhibition Eucharistic Miracles of the World Video of Blessed Carlo Acutis, Representative from local Apostolates/Ministries.

Liturgical Program in Church, 6:45-9pm: Opening remarks by local bishops & Eucharistic Speaker Fr. Malachy Napier, CFR, Adoration Sacred Music, Eucharistic Processions, Dynamic Teaching, Confessions available.

All events are free. Registration is not needed. Refreshments will be available.

 Sidewalk Advocacy Training

Learn how to be the hands & feet of Christ, offering loving, life-affirming alternatives to all present at Planned Parenthood of Lincoln, thereby eliminating the demand and ending abortion in Lincoln. Sidewalk Advocacy Training will be held on Sat, June 17th 11:45am-6pm. Please bring $15 training fee to cover the cost of the workbook and other SAFL-Lincoln expenses. Snacks & drinks provided. Please register in advance by contacting Lisa McInerney at or 402-525-9360. Specific location determined upon registration.

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.

Rosary Rally

A Rosary Rally at St. Mary’s, 14th & K, will be Sat, May 13th, starting at 10am! We had so many positive responses to the Marian Morning of Meditation that we are combining it with our Rosary Rally in honor of Our Lady of Fatima. We will be offering a Rosary for the USA at 10am in front of the school’s Mary Statue. WE will process from there to circle the capitol building, stopping at various points to offer special prayers for our country. We will return to the church for Exposition of the Holy Eucharist followed by the 12:10pm Mass.

Priestly Ordination of Rev. Mr. Louden Redinger

With praise and gratitude to Almighty God, The Diocese of Lincoln announces and invites you to attend the priestly ordination of Rev. Mr. Louden Redinger on Sat, May 27th at 11am, at the Cathedral of the Risen Christ followed by a light reception in Cathedral Rectors Hall. Rev. Mr. Louden Redinger will celebrate his First Holy Mass of Thanksgiving on Sun, May 28th, 5pm, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 715 Creighton Ave, Hastings. Dinner following in Theisen hall. Please RSVP for dinner only to Kellen Redinger at

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 conjunction 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.


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!