May 17, 2024: Weekend Update

"The expression of Our Lady’s face was ineffably sweet, tender, and compassionate: but what touched me to the very depths of my soul was her gracious smile. Then, all my pain vanished.”


~ 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


Bulletin – Pentecost Sunday

Bulletin Advertisers Quarter 2

Dawson Scramble Flyer

Family Fun Day Flyer


Totus Tuus Registration Now Open!

Totus Tuus for our Parish will be June 16-21. The High School Program will run the evenings of Sun, June 16– Thurs, June 20. The Elementary Program will run daytime Mon-Fri, June 17-21. We are in need of volunteers for: Supervision at Morning Break 10am and Lunch & Recess 12:10pm; Nut-Free Cookies each day; Sack Lunches for Totus Tuus Team; Sack Dinners for Team; Families to Host the Men & Women Team Members; Provide 1 large bag of ice to Kaczmarek Hall each day. Click HERE to register and for volunteer opportunities.

 Outdoor Movie Night

Marriage on Mission and the School Family Association is  sponsoring an Outdoor Movie Night on Thurs, May 23rd in the school parking lot. All parishioners and their families are invited to join us at 7pm for social time and play time for kids with the movie, Migration, starting at dusk. Please bring a lawn chair and snacks for your family.

Thank You!

There were 232 roses purchased for the Mother’s Day Altars at St. Teresa’s. Thank you for your generous support. It is greatly appreciated!

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: 

Wed 5-6pm & 6-7pm;

Sat 9-10am, 3-4pm

Pink Sisters Available Holy Hours

Pink Sisters are in need of adorers to cover the following holy hours:

Mondays: 1pm, 4pm;

Tuesdays: Noon

Fridays: 9:45am, Noon, 2pm;

Saturdays: 2pm, 6:30pm;

Sundays: Noon, 4pm, 6pm.

Call Tabby at 402-499-6028 with questions or to accept an hour.

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St. Teresa School Enrichment Award

St. Teresa School offers an Enrichment Award to graduating 8th graders who plan to attend Pius X High School. This award gives students some tuition assistance. If you are interested in donating to this Award Fund, please contact Sr. Mary Michael at 402-477-3358 or

St. Teresa School Enrollment Open

Enrollment (Preschool—8th grade) in St. Teresa School for the 2024-2025 school year is currently open. Please go to and follow the instructions provided.

Opportunity Scholarship of NE

This program enables students from lower-income families, students with special needs, students who experience bullying, students from military families, students in foster care, & students who are denied option enrollment by public schools to access scholarships to attend private school. See for more information. See  for diocesan and parish scholarship opportunities or call the school office at 402-477-3358.

School Lunches:

Monday, May 20th:  Cook’s Choice

Tuesday, May 21stCook’s Choice

Wednesday, May 22nd: Cook’s Choice

Thursday, May 23rd: Hot Dot, Chips, Fruit

Friday, May 24th: Enjoy Your Summer!!!!!

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St. Teresa Thrift Shop

The Thrift Shop made $2,594  last weekend.

Hours for business:

Fridays 4-8 and Saturdays 9-3

Please donate during business hours.


 Online Giving

Looking to simplify your tithe to St. Teresa?  Simply text “Give” to  402-925-9925, use the QR code, or click the black heart in the upper right corner of our website: to securely set up a recurring gift within minutes.

Mass Intentions Donations Now Available Through Online Giving

It is now available to make a donation for a Mass Intention through our Online Giving.  Scan the QR Code and select the “Mass Intention” Fund. Please choose the “one-time payment” option only. Then please email and let her know you’d like to schedule a Mass. Please indicate if the person is living or deceased and  specify if you have any preferred dates of Mass Times. Also let her know if you made a donation online.




Grand Group

This Friday, May 17th, we will meet at the Pink Sisters Convent at 1:00 p.m. to hear a wonderful presentation by Joan Tasler about the Pink Sisters and their convent. Please RSVP by Wed, May 15th to help the refreshment committee know how much to provide.


Thrift Shop To Have New Home

We are pleased to announce that our Thrift Shop has found a new home! LPS bought our building & are now wanting to use the whole building. They have been wonderful landlords over the past few years. We will be moving to the lower level of 366 N 48th St, with a larger & nicer space. This new space provided plenty of parking, storage, & two large bathrooms! We will continue at our current location through most of the summer. In August, we will have our usual half-price sale & bag sales before closing in mid-August. Our goal is to be open at the new location after Labor day on Fri, Sept 6th. We will still be the most affordable Thrift Store in town, but in a better place for our customers & our wonderful volunteers!

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

All are invited to attend the retreat-like adult formation at St. Peter Parish for CGS, July 14-19, 2024. The course focuses on the most essential aspects of liturgy & scripture for young children & how adults can learn to listen to God with them. Suited for those looking to invest in personal formation & those with a heart for working with the young. If interested in more info, please contact Beth Ruhl at mruhl87@ For any who choose to volunteer with the program at St. Teresa for the 2024-2025 school year, tuition & book fees will be reimbursed.

St. Veronica Ministry

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


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 Tuesday 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 |

  :: Job Opportunities ::


Our Lady of Good Counsel

Our Lady of Good Counsel Retreat House in Waverly is Hiring! Do you know someone interested in serving the Church, passionate about Retreat Ministry, and drawing more souls to encounter Jesus Christ? We are hiring a full-time Marketing and Ministry Coordinator (or 2 part-time position: Marketing or Ministry Coordinator). Send all resumes and inquiries to


St. Patrick Church: Pianist Wanted

Do you like playing the piano? Do you enjoy playing for others? Do you want to share your talents in church? If you’ve answered yes to one or more of these questions, please contact Fr. Schweiger at 402-466-2752 or We have a position open for a well-established four-part choir.


Blessed Sacrament is seeking seeking a skilled Director of Music Ministry to coordinate music for all liturgical celebrations of the parish, serve as organist, pianist, and/or cantor, and direct both the Adult Choir and our parish Children’s Choir. The ideal candidate has at least 1-2 years of experience in a similar role or in directing choral music and has a familiarity with Catholic music. This role is part-time and pay is commensurate with experience. The parish is located at 1720 Lake Street, Lincoln, 68502. Start date is June 9th or earlier with some training beforehand. Please send a cover letter and resume to with MUSIC DIRECTOR in the subject line.


St. Joseph School: is seeking a qualified and energetic Beyond the Bell Director for their after-school enrichment program, for the 2024-2025 school year. Responsibilities include daily supervision, planning, and implementation of enrichment activities for students from 3-5:30pm; hiring, supervision, and professional development of staff; and compliance with all HHS regulations. The director must be at least 19 years of age, of good moral character, and must meet one of the following requirements: associated or bachelor’s degree in either early childhood education, education of child/youth development or equivalent experience, and certification within these areas. Qualities needed include: love for and experience with supervision of children, strong organizational and communication skills, and a commitment to further th emission of St. Joseph School. Start date: August 2024. To apply, please send resume and references to

Cathedral of the Risen Christ: Send resume for all positions to For the Assistant Principal position, please also include a cover letter and references.

    1. Assistant Principal: Duties include developing a mentoring program, overseeing special education and 504s, evaluation of teaching staff, and collaboration with the leadership team. Candidates must have a Nebraska Administrative certificate or be eligible for a provisional certificate.
    2. Teacher, 7th Grade English (2024-2025 School Year): The ideal candidate will be a strong communicator, a team player, and has a passion for teaching in a Catholic School.




Religious Sisters Vocations

Pray for young women to discern a vocation to the Sisterhood of our Diocese of Lincoln Motherhouse. Week of May 19th, please pray for Sr. Maria Joseph Hang Bui, Jr. Professed of the Sisters of Mary, Queen of Mercy. Home Parish: Immaculate Heart of Mary.

 Family Fun Day

The Knights of Columbus Council 1723 & the Willow Center is sponsoring a Family Fun Day at the Indian Creek Mall, 2205 N 6th St, Beatrice. The event will be held in the parking lot behind the mall. Enjoy Pulled Pork Sandwich Meal, Bounce House, & Guest Speaker, Karen Bowling, NE Family Alliance Executive Director. Free-will offering to fund a new Ultrasound for Willow Center.

National Eucharistic Revival

Thinking about attending the historic National Eucharistic Congress from July 17-21? There are limited spots available on the Diocesan Pilgrimage, which can include transportation, hotel, and ticket to the congress. Click HERE for more information or to register.

Vocation Pilgrimage Weekend with Daughters of St. Paul

Join the Daughters of St. Paul for a Vocational Discernment Retreat for single Catholic women ages 18-30 on July 5-7 in St. Louis. Discover the Eucharistic spirituality & media mission of the Daughters of St. Paul, & participate in the Eucharistic Revival pilgrimage as it passes through our city. To register, click HERE. Questions? Contact Sr. Amanda Marie at

Upcoming Diocesan Pilgrimages

Below are some opportunities for Diocesan Pilgrimages:

Eucharistic Pilgrimages to Mexico City (several dates): Click HERE

Witness the Lives of the Saints with Fr. Hile: Click HERE

Italy Pilgrimage with Fr. Danek: Click HERE

Journey of Faith Tours, Frs. Eckrich & Salisbury: Click HERE



 Christian Spirituality Program

Eight-Day Silent Ignatian Retreats are being held at Creighton University on May 17-26 and May 28-June 6. These retreats include individual spiritual direction. Cost: $850 with $200 deposit to reserve a spot. Contact Liz Stevinson at 402-280-2501 or for more information or to reserve a spot.

Catholic Daughters of America

The Catholic Daughters of America, Court St. Charles #472 will hold its May meeting on May 21st at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 6:30pm. This is an imp0rtant meeting! Tom Venzor, NE Catholic Conference, will speak on the Abortion Initiative set for the November ballot and the Protect Women & Children Initiative to keep our state abortion limited.

GED Tutoring at Villa Maria

Villa Maria School is offering GED Tutoring 2 days/week from June 10th-July 31st, from 9am-3:30pm. Days  hours are flexible. For more information, please contact Sr. Jeanette at


Salt Dogs Faith & Family Nights

Join us at Haymarket Park for the Salt Dogs Faith & Family Nights! We have a variety of entertainment beginning 2 hours prior to games including, In-Stadium Chapel with the Players, Catch in the Outfield, Player Autographs, & Live Church Band on the Concourse. Bake Sales & Merchandise Booths on the Concourse will remain until the end of the game. Upcoming dates: May 19, 1pm, June 23, 1:05pm, July 14, 1:05pm, Aug 28, 7:05pm.


Camp Kateri Tekakwitha 2024 Sky Camp Counselors Needed!

Camp Kateri is seeking camp counselors (students currently in grades 9-12). Our program staff and high school counselors are the foundation of our camps. Counselor will lead campers through activities, faith conversations, & reflections. Your role is to make camp a safe & adventurous place for kids to play outdoors & grow closer to God. All volunteers will earn 48-72 school service hours & receive a camp T-shirt. Applications are found at

Diocese of Lincoln 2024 Summer Camps Open for Enrollment

Sky Camp: current grades 4-6; Tekakwitha Games: Current grades 7-8; Family Camp: 7 families with 2 adults; Catholic Adventure Camp: Current grades 3-4. Registration and camp information found at Scholarships are available!


Pius X High School Summer Camps

The summer camps offered by Pius X are now open for registration! Learn more and sign up at Camps include math, performing arts, and various athletic options for a variety of ages.

Marian Mantle

Come join us and Mary, Our Sorrowful Mother, in praying for our prodigal children to return to the faith. We are the Marian Mantle Silent Strength Prayer Group. We bring our prodigals to Our Lady of Sorrow and ask Her to lead them home. We pray for Her mantle to cover them with Her protection and care while they are gone. We pray as a group and let the Holy Spirit and Our Blessed Lady handle the rest. We meet the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at 4pm in Rectors Hall of the Cathedral of the Risen Christ. Questions or concerns, contact Kathy Neugebauer at 402-423-3810 or


Hearts Restored: Post-Abortion Healing Ministry

Find hope & healing with Hearts Restored. This post-abortion ministry will accompany you on your unique healing journey, offering mentorship, individual counseling, group settings, retreats, spiritual support, & more. Call Hearts Restored hotline at 402-783-HOPE (4673) or email the confidential, secure inbox at Learn more at

Masses of Healing

All are welcome to attend the 2024 Masses of Healing at John XXIII Diocesan Center (3700 Sheridan Blvd) on the following Sundays: June 23rd, Sept 8th, Dec 8th. Schedule for the day:

     1:15pm: Confessions Begin

     1:30pm: Divine Mercy Chaplet

     1:50pm: Blessing of Articles

     2:00 pm: Healing Mass

Marian Camp 2024

Camper & Counselor registrations open Jan 20th. Camp sessions: June 23-26 and June 28-July 1. Cost: $200 for 1st camper; $150 for 2nd camper. Camp is for girls entering 6th-9th grades. Camp located at Camp Kateri Tekakwitha, McCool Junction. Financial Aid available Dec 11-Jan 8. See or scan the QR Code for more info or to register as a camper or counselor.

Catholic Artist Guild Schedule

All Catholic Artist Guild meetings are held in Resurrection Hall, St. Joseph Parish, Lincoln, from 9am-Noon. All meetings include prayer & fellowship. All are welcome to come and check us out! The schedule is as follows: July 20th: Art Techniques: Come visit stations & learn from other artists about their specific techniques in a variety of media.


Silent Directed Retreats

Creighton University Retreat Center is offering 3-day silent directed retreats. 2024 dates: July 14-17. Cost: $375. Click HERE to register.

Planned Parenthood Rosary & Mass

Every Tuesday 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, across the street.

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!


St. T | Weekly Calendar: May 19-26

Sun 5.19

Pentecost Sunday

1-10pm: Graduation Set Up (KH)

7pm: Private Meeting (CR)

1-9pm: Eucharistic Exposition

Mon 5.20

7pm: 8th Grade Graduation (CH)

8pm: Graduation Reception (KH)

9am-6pm: Eucharistic Exposition

Tue 5.21

10:30-Noon: Grade 6 Perform (KH-E)

6-8pm Scouts

7-8pm: St. Vincent de Paul Mtg (KH)

9-9pm: Eucharistic Exposition

Wed 5.22

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Exposition

Thu 5.23

Last Day of School

5-6:30pm: Brox 1st Mass Practice (CH)

9am-4pm: Eucharistic Exposition

Fri 5.24

9am-9pm: Brox Reception Set Up (KH)

4-5:30pm: Brox 1st Mass Practice (CH)

7pm: Diaconate Ordination (Cathedral)

9am-4pm: Eucharistic Exposition

Sat 5.25

9am: Legion of Mary (MR)

11am: Priesthood Ordination


5:30pm: Brox 1st Mass Practice (CH)

9am-5pm: Eucharistic Exposition

Sun 5.26

2:30pm: Brox First Mass (CH)

4pm: Brox Reception (KH)

7pm: Private Meeting (CR)

No Eucharistic Exposition


Mass Schedule: May 18-26

+ = repose of the soul of

Pro Populo = for the people

The Pink Sisters’ Chapel, 1040 S. Cotner Blvd: open 7am-8pm. The 7am Masses listed (7am PS), said at the Chapel, are open to the public. (The Sunday Masses are private).






Nita Johnson




Pro Populo


+ Ronnie, +Patricia, +Randy, +Ryan Emmons


+ Lewis, + Rose, & +Patrick Schafers

Mon 5.20



+ Mary Jarecke

7am PS

In Thanksgiving for Good Vocations


+Tom & +Margaret Tracy




+ Arleen McCrory

7am PS

Pink Sisters’ Anniversary of Vows


+ Sumiko Resetarits




+ Demuth Family

7am PS

+Tom & +Margaret Tracy


Maura Johnson




+Marge & + Gene


7am PS

Living & Deceased

Members Enrolled in the Spiritual Union of

Perpetual Adoration


St. Teresa School





+ Jimmy Scodoris

7am PS

+ Matthew


+ Virginia Ellis




+ Trong Nguyen


+ Doug Beals


Mary & Lee Volkmer




Pro Populo

Shower of Roses


Living & Deceased

Members of the Einung & Arrigo Families


+ Vernon Danahy