May 28, 2021: Bulletin & Updates

Dear Saint Teresa Parishioners,

Thanks for taking the time to go over the announcements. As always, printed bulletins are available in the church at all the exits.

Have a great weekend!


Handy Links:

  1. Summertime Hosting Sign-up (Are You Plugged In)
  2. Eucharistic Adoration Sign-up : New series runs May 24-July 3
  3. Parish Website
  4. THRIVE Website
  5. Parish Facebook Page
  6. Our Lady of Good Counsel Retreat House Schedule


May 30 Bulletin

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St. Paula Outreach Flyer



Corpus Christi Procession begins after the 8am Mass on June 6th.

Come Walk with the Lord!

All parishioners are invited to join us in this annual parish tradition processes the Blessed Sacrament from St. Teresa Church to the Pink Sisters Chapel. We do this to praise and honor Jesus’s Real Presence in the Eucharist. We make this “Little” pilgrimage to thank our Lord for bringing us through the pandemic, to honor him for the protection he has given us, and to ask for continued health and safety.

We hope that our abundant attendance reflects the depth of our gratitude to the Lord for all that He has given us.

Note: First Communicants are encouraged to dress up and join the procession.

All Altar Servers are encouraged to vest and join the procession.

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

Saint Paula Outreach

Saint Paula Outreach is a newly created Christ-centered group for women who have been widowed.

Please see the attachment for details.

Priests on Retreat

Each year, our priests are required to go on a diocesan retreat.

Fr. Hottovy will be gone May 31-June 4.

Fr. Raminedi will be gone June 6-10

Farewell and Welcome Receptions

Altar Society is sponsoring outdoor receptions after weekend Masses:

June 5-6, a Farewell Reception for Fr. Raminedi (except after 8am because of the Corpus Christi Procession).

June 19-20, a Welcome Reception for Fr. Beardslee and Fr. Kipper.

For both receptions: in the case of rain, meet in Kaczmarek Hall.

Charity & Stewardship Appeal

Parish Goal: $82,040

Pledges: $86,430

We exceeded our goal by $4390!

Note: 100% of funds which exceed our goal come back to the parish.

Many thanks to Marybeth & Dave Meiergerd and all of the volunteers who made this year’s appeal a success!

Religious Sister Vocation of the Week

Allyssa is from Las Vegas, NV and is a Postulant with Marian Sisters.

School’s Summer Office Hours are Wednesdays from 9-11:30

Summer Play Group

A Summer Play Group is being organized. It will meet on Tuesday mornings throughout the summer at different parks in Lincoln. To be added to the contact list, please text or call Marilyn at 605-929-5963.

Grand Group: On Friday, June 11th we will meet at 1:00 at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Fr. Hottovy will present slides featuring churches around the world that are dedicated to St. Joseph. What could be more appropriate than to see and learn about these beautiful churches as we  celebrate the year dedicated to this faithful and obedient saint! Join us to enjoy this special event!

RSVP to Agnes Hanigan 402-488-0072 by Tuesday, June 8th.

Totus Tuus 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 ( 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

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.

 Þ Masks will not be required indoors or outdoors.

Þ There are still openings—it’s not too late to sign up.


Thank you to everyone who has helped keep Eucharistic adoration going! Our next session runs from 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. 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).

 Hours of Exposition:

Sundays 1-9

Monday-Friday 9-9

Saturday 9-4

 Open Holy Hours

  • Sundays 2-3 & 3-4
  • Mondays 1-2
  • Tuesdays are full
  • Wednesdays 10-11 & 11-12
  • Thursdays 3-4
  • Fridays 11-12 & 4-5
  • Saturdays are full


Summertime SCRIP Instructions

Scrip is available to order all summer long and is a great way to make your summer dining, driving, and shopping earn rebates for St. Teresa school! Scrip orders can be dropped off at the rectory or by  arrangement with Staci Cunningham. Cards we keep on hand will typically be ready to pick up by the next day.

Don't forget to use Scrip for all of your home and yard projects this summer! Home Depot, Lowe's, Menards, & Ace Hardware are all available to purchase through or in the app, most of them as e-cards that you can have available instantly if you use PrestoPay. Let Staci know if you need help setting up an online account. Your BIG projects can mean BIG money for our school!

Contact Staci Cunningham, Scrip Coordinator at 402.802.8627 or Note: if you do not hear back from Staci within a day, please contact Janel at 402.525.5500. Janel is providing “backup” when Staci is traveling.

From the THRIVE Committee: We are grateful to all who have been sharing their prayers, personal stories, and financial support for THRIVE, our new initiative to help cover the gap between tuition and the actual cost of education at St. Teresa School! Together, we will reach our goal to raise $135,000 for THRIVE Now and $3,000,000 for the Thrive Endowment. Thanks to generous benefactors, $35,000 in matching funds are now available to double your THRIVE investment dollar-for-dollar!

To join in our commitment to keeping a St. Teresa education affordable for every family, give online at or make your check out to St. Teresa with “THRIVE” in the memo line.

Give to Lincoln Day

Many thanks to all who gave to this fundraiser! We raised $19,501.00 toward a new playground for the school. To see results, click HERE.

Altar Servers

We are working toward organizing, scheduling, and retraining our Altar Servers (we could use a coordinator who would be willing to handle the scheduling and communication). Thank you for your patience! There is not currently a schedule but one is in the works. For now, please encourage your sons to serve whichever Mass you attend as a family. As Mass attendance increases, our priests will need more help from our young men.

Please contact the parish office with any questions, suggestions, or concerns:

402-477-3979 |

In-Parish Home for Sale:  1131 S 37th St., 4BR, 2 1/2 Bath w/Updates, Hardwood Floors Throughout, Appliances Remain, Incl Upright Freezer | (502) 905-5232 Jodi



:: REPEAT PARISH ANNOUNCEMENTS (for your convenience) ::


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.


Mass Obligation for Catholics

On May 23, the Sunday and holy day Mass obligation was restored in the Lincoln Diocese. Click HERE to see the full statement.

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.”

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 for more information.


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.



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





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 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, 2021Cathedral 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 .