Dear Saint Teresa Parishioners,
Happy Easter! (Had to get that greeting in one more time before we move into Ordinary Time.)
Thanks for taking the time to look over the announcements. Remember: commonly used and current hyperlinks are immediately below this message (and are scattered through the e-mail in their own announcements).
Have a great weekend!
- Summertime Hosting Sign-up (Are You Plugged In)
- Eucharistic Adoration Sign-up : New series runs May 24-July 3
- Parish Website
- Parish Facebook Page
- Our Lady of Good Counsel Retreat House Schedule
:: NEW & UPDATED PARISH ANNOUNCEMENTS ::
Altar Servers: On Fri, May 21st from 2-3pm, Tony Schafers will lead a review session for all Altar boys: new and experienced. The session begins in the side sacristy. Boys who attend St. Teresa Elementary will be automatically included in the review session. Boys who do not attend St. Teresa school are encouraged to attend.
St. Teresa School is participating in Give to Lincoln Day on May 25.
This year we are raising funds to improve our playground equipment. The playground structures are dated and in need of replacement in order to continue to provide countless hours of fun for the children of our parish, school, and neighborhood. Please prayerfully consider making a gift. Donations can be made online HERE or dropped off at the St. Teresa School office or any Lincoln West Gate Bank now through May 25. You may also mail a gift to the Lincoln Community Foundation: 215 Centennial Mall S., Ste. 100, Lincoln, NE 68508. Mail must be postmarked by May 18, and checks must be written to “Lincoln Community Foundation” with St. Teresa School specified in the memo line. Thank you for your support!
Congratulations to our parish’s 8th grade and high school graduates:
From St. Teresa Elementary School:
Joseph Andreasen, Eddie Arteaga, Alisyn Behne, Isabella Brigham, Isaac Brox, George Casady, Anderson Clark, Elise Coffey, Carlos De Leon, Kelly Dinh, Ell Erickson, Aldo Horta, Addisen Hraban, Damien Johnson, Grace Knievel, Aleena Koenig, Lydia Koperski, Justin Kottwitz, Avery Metzler, Isaac Minchow, Arianna Nagengast, Jake Nelson, Jonathan Reyes, Jose Torres Robles, Yen Tran, Margaret Vacek, Jerzey Wiechman, and Lucy Willis
From Pius X High School:
Payton Andersen, Thomas Butler, Hallie Carter, Thomas Casady, Anna Coffey, Madeline Davis, Nicole Davis, Jordan Duchesneau, Natalie Duchesneau, Savannah Gomez, Allison Harper, Ashtyn Hraban, William Huggenberger, Gregory Johnson, Madalyn Johnson, Timothy Kiefel, Thea Kohmetscher, Juliana Koperski, David Krueger, Joseph Kuntz, William Lovett, Leah Mach, Rilyn Metzler, Matthew Naumann, Mathilde Pepino, Madeleine Potter, Meghan Quiroz, Maria Rutledge, John Michael Swanson, and Jozlynn Wiechman
Religious Sister Vocation of the Week: Sr. Megan Therese is from Elkhorn, Nebraska and is a Junior Sister with the Marian Sisters.
Charity & Stewardship Appeal
- Our parish goal is 82,040
- Pledges Total $78,100
- We still need to collect $3,940
Thank you for your support!
YEAR OF ST. JOSEPH
These resources are available at the exits of the church:
- Using a Guide-pamphlet, make a St. Joseph Pilgrimage to honor Joseph and his life’s work.
- St. Joseph Holy Cards: these were created for our parish and feature a unique painting which was commissioned by the Marian Sisters in 2015.
Please pray for the repose of the souls of Tom Harre, husband of Marilyn, father of Jan Swanson, and brother of Bernita Hruby, and for Fr. Rudolph Oborny, priest of the Lincoln diocese and uncle of Sharon Svoboda.
Health Restrictions Update
Lancaster County has moved its risk dial to green and has issued new DHMs which took effect at 12:01am Friday.
Beginning this weekend, here’s how it’s going to work at Saint Teresa:
- Masks are not required in the church.
- Most of the church will be available for non-distanced seating. The transepts and a small section at the back will be reserved for distancing.
- Holy Communion will still be distributed in the back of the church for those who prefer to receive in-the-hand.
- Air Scrubbers will continue to operate in the church building (and rectory and convent).
- As always, if you are not well, stay at home.
- Would you prefer to be at Mass with fewer people? Sunday’s Noon Mass has the lightest attendance.
is a vibrant, energetic catechetical summer program for youth. It will be held at St. Teresa June 13-18. Students entering grades 1-8 meet M-F from 9-3 at school. Students entering grades 9-12 meet from 8-10pm Sun-Thu evenings in K. Hall. E-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) to reserve a spot for your child(ren). A list will be made and in late May, registration forms will be sent to the people on that list. Fees may be paid at that time. The cost is $25 per child but no more than $75 per family.
For a successful program, we need:
- A Host family for two women
- A Host family for two men
- Two volunteers for drop-off time
- Two volunteers for pick-up time
- Mountains of Cookies for each day
- Four lunches for the team each weekday
- Supper for the team each weeknight
- High School Helpers
- Water Bottles (disposable)
A sign-up genius will be made. Until then, you are welcome to volunteer for any of these things by e-mailing email@example.com
Because of health restrictions, things will be a little different this year than in the past. The teachers will stay with their host families, but will not eat meals at a different house each day. Rather, suppers will be provided to them at Kaczmarek Hall. There will not be large coolers of water and lemonade. Instead, the children will bring their own water bottles, and disposable water bottles will be available for those who forget.There will not be a parish-potluck.
UPDATE: For Totus Tuus, masks will not be required indoors nor outdoors.
Thank you to everyone who has helped keep Eucharistic adoration going! Our next session will run May 24-July 3. We have a variety of open spots; please consider signing up for one! The link to the online sign-up is HERE (and above with the handy links). If you need help, you may call the parish office.
If you're concerned about signing up because you might be gone periodically and are uncertain about finding a sub, please don't let that stop you! In an effort to make it easier for adorers to find a sub, you will only need to contact one person, who will find a sub for you (though if you prefer to find your own sub, you are welcome to continue doing so).
Your efforts are very important as we join together to “praise, worship and adore the Lord” as the angel of God gave this request at Fatima. This is the time of trial as mentioned by St. John Paul II and Benedict XVI. Our prayers joined together help to mitigate the trials and sufferings that seek to destroy all that is good. Thank you for your faithful efforts. St. Teresa parish is truly blessed.
:: REPEAT PARISH ANNOUNCEMENTS (for your convenience) ::
Mass Obligation for Catholics
On May 23, the Sunday and holy day Mass obligation was restored in the Lincoln Diocese.
From Bishop Conley: “The reason all Catholics have a grave obligation of being physically present for Mass on Sundays and holy days is because the Eucharist is at the heart of what it is to be a Christian. In the Eucharist, Jesus Christ, the Risen Lord is truly present. When the Mass is celebrated, heaven comes to earth and the redemption Jesus attained on the cross comes to us personally. When the scriptures are proclaimed, God Himself speaks to His people.”
In-Parish Home Rental: Cute, fully remodeled duplex at 405 S 46th st. Off street parking, new wood floors throughout, brand new fridge and dishwasher, new tiles, counters, vanity, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, washer/dryer hook up in basement- unfinished basement. Please text Raejo enterprises at 402-417-2825 with a first and last name, email and phone number if interested in viewing.
Augustine Institute | Solemnity of Corpus Christi: Join us for this 2-hour, virtual Bible Conference on the weekend of the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, also known as the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. The Eucharist is the source and summit of the Christian life. But what does the Holy Bible have to say about it? Register to join us on Saturday, June 5, and learn from some of the nation's top Bible scholars: Dr. Brant Pitre, Dr. Tim Gray, and Dr. Mary Healy. Visit www.augustineinstitute.org for more information.
THRIVE NOW... THRIVE FOREVER
The THRIVE Endowment supports long-term tuition relief. As the endowment grows, so too will the annual support for school families in need. For example: a $25,000 endowment investment today could ensure the future of a St. Teresa student each and every year, forever. Alternatively, donors may contribute to The THRIVE NOW Fund, which will assist St. Teresa families in need, dollar for dollar, in the current school year. Your gift of $2,000 could keep one or more students at St. Teresa in the 2021-22 school year. For more info, visit thrive.stlfschool.org or contact one of the THRIVE Committee Members: TJ Casady, Craig Vacek, Emily Moore, Nathan Seger, Doug Koenig, Phil Cunningham, and Mary Lou Buss
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 ::
Memorial Day Mass
You are invited to attend the annual outdoor Memorial Day Mass, celebrated by Bishop James Conley, at Calvary Cemetery on Monday, May 31st at 10am. Rain Location is Cristo Rey Catholic Church: 4221 J Street
- PETER PARISH ANNUAL FUNDRAISER - TASTE & SEE – FRIDAY, JUNE 11TH
Tickets are now on sale for St. Peter Parish’s adults-only fundraiser, Taste & See. Don’t miss this impressive event – outdoor tents, beer garden, music, games, food, drinks, live and silent auction. Visit stpeterslincoln.ticket.qtego.net to purchase your Admission Tickets as well as several additional options, such as tickets to the Moscow Mule Room and Speak Easy Room. Buy your tickets now and invite your friends to do the same! Purchased tickets will be available to pick up at the door of the event.
MASS with Prayers for HEALING. (please note change in location)
Salt and water will be blessed before Mass begins and will be offered to all as you leave. You may bring your own, and other articles to be blessed at that time.
June 13, 2021. Cathedral of the Risen Christ, 35th & Sheridan Blvd., Lincoln, NE. Please join together to pray for healing for yourself, your family, friends, for our Church and our Nation and for an end to the Carona virus.
+Sacrament of Reconciliation, beginning 1:15.
+Chaplet of Divine Mercy at 1:30 pm.
+Praise and Worship 1:40 pm.
+Blessing of salt/water/religious articles
immediately before Mass begins at 2:00 pm.
+Anointing of the Sick after the homily.
+Eucharistic Exposition and Healing Prayer after the Mass.
Future Masses: Sept.19 and December 12, 2021
Sponsored by The St. Benedict Team.
Two great summer events for YOUTH:
Our Diocesan Canoe Trip is open to high school youth and college students. Adults are also invited along as sponsors/drivers. Join us in a couple of lazy days along the Niobrara River, along with fellowship, Mass and a lot of fun! Hurry, because space is limited: July 11-13, 2021 [26 spots remaining] and July 13-15, 2021 [60 spots remaining] are the two options.
The Steubenville Conference is specialized to address the needs of today's Catholic youth. With an exciting lineup of speakers, musicians and presenters, the High School Youth Conferences challenge Catholic youth to stand firm in their faith, to rely upon the awesome power of Jesus Christ as their guide, friend and Savior, and to show them that faith to the world. Expect a high-energy youth conference where thousands of teens are invited to encounter Jesus Christ through dynamic speakers, engaging music, the Sacraments, small group discussions, and fellowship with other teens. Students entering 9th grade through just graduated Seniors are able to attend, but there are only 35 more spots remaining.
To register for either or both of these events, go to https://www.lincolndiocese.org/youth/youth-ministry .