May 3, 2024: Weekend Update

"Only love can enlarge my heart.”


~ 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 – Sixth Sunday of Easter

Bulletin Advertisers Quarter 2

North American Martyrs Chess Club Flyer

St. Patrick’s Trivia Night Flyer


Ascension Thursday: May 9th

The Ascension of our Lord is Thurs, May 9th. It is a Holy Day of Obligation. Masses are Wed, May 8th at 5:30pm and Thurs, May 9th at 6:30am, 8:15am, and 6:30pm. Acolytes & Lectors, please see schedule on the parish website Parish offices are closed on the Ascension.

First Holy Communion

Congratulations to the following students who received their First Holy Communion on April 20th:

Nicholas Allan Bauman, Vincente Roberto Beltran, Maximilian Howard Carson, Renata Castillo-Bolaños, Elliott Dennis Coulter, Sylvia Jane Cunningham, Shela Virginie Ewonjieu Ewane, Maxwell David Hope, Conrad William Jaros, Alice Opal King, Sebastian Anthony Klein, Kyler Reed Knudson, Bentley William Lapp, AnnMarie Jane Miller, Mariella Veronica Moore, Cristian Muñiz Blanco, Isabell Grace Nagengast, Ellie Grace Ottemann, Marielle Anne Pfeiffer, Carmen Isabella Ramirez, Bridget Rosamunde Ruhl, Adeline Louise Sanders, Owen Paul Schilmoeller, Lucia Caeli Schinstock, Darel Kune Shousha, Miriam Ann Elizabeth Suyker, Josefina Christine Tlamka, Natalia Valentina Tobar Garcia, Karely Torres Robles, Emmet Paul Tracy, Daniel Bao Tran, Benjamin Steven Vacek, Jacob Francis Van Gerpen, Reagan Kate Wolff, Edith Marie Wondercheck, Lily Catherine Zimmer, and Eliana Gebremeskel who made her First Holy Communion at an earlier date.


Christian Mothers

Christian Mothers’ annual Mother’s Day Brunch is Sat, May 11 at 9am in Kaczmarek Hall. The Men’s Club graciously hosts this beautiful event every year. If you would like to attend please RSVP by Wed, May 8th to Emily Pfeiffer at 402-770-0359 or

Totus Tuus

Totus Tuus for our Parish will be June 15-21. The High School Program will run the evenings of Sun, June 16-20. The Elementary Program will run daytime on June 17-21. Please be watching the bulletin for sign up details and ways to volunteer your services.

Mother’s Day Roses

Join us in adorning St. Teresa Altars with roses in honor of Mothers you love. Purchase roses for a mother or a mother-figure in your life. Cost: $5 per rose. Due Date Extended to: Wed, May 8th. Acknowledgement cards will be available at the church exits beginning April 28 for you to pick up to include in a card. To order a rose or several roses, click HERE or by dropping a check in the collection basket or the rectory drop slot. Please mark in the memo section, “Mothers Day Roses”.



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: 

Tues 4-5pm, Wed 5-6pm, Sat 9-10am, 3-4pm

Pink Sisters Available Holy Hours

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

Mondays: 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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Eucharistic Holy Hour

Come to the Eucharistic Holy Hour on Mon, May 13th at 7:00pm at St. Teresa Church to adore our Eucharistic Lord. The Junior High Choir will provide beautiful music to enhance our prayer.

St. Teresa School Orchestra Performance

Please join the St. Teresa School Orchestra students for a performance on Tuesday, May 7th at 7pm in the school gym. The concert will feature soloist Sean Flattery! The students will be performing Broadway Showtunes. It is expected to be a fun-filled event with beautiful music!

No School

There will not be school on May 9-10. May 9th a Holy Day of Obligation for the celebration of the Ascension and May 10th is the Bishop’s Day off.

Support St. Teresa’s School at Dairy Queen

Support St. Teresa School while enjoying a Dairy Queen treat at the 3835 South Street Dairy Queen on Tuesday, May 7th from 5-8pm. 15% of all sales will go to the school!!! Purchase with Scrip and compound the earnings!!!


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 6th:  Shredded Pork Sandwich, Carrots, Fruit

Tuesday, May 7thBreaded Beef, Green Beans, Fruit

Wednesday, May 8th: Chicken Patty with Bun, Corn, Fruit

Thursday, May 9th: NO SCHOOL

Friday, May 10th: NO SCHOOL

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St. Teresa Thrift Shop

The Thrift Shop made $2,720  last weekend.

Hours for business:

Fridays 4-8 and Saturdays 9-3

Please donate during business hours.

Charity & Stewardship Appeal

This is the last weekend to pick up your pledge cards in Kaczmarek Hall to make your donation to CSA. Following the Noon Mass, volunteers will be making visits to all homes whose pledge cards have not been signed.

Our Parish Goal for CSA is $67,600. 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.

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.



Dishes Pick Up Dates

Lost, missing, or forgotten dishes are looking for their owners. All dishes will be on display outside the church kitchen in Kaczmarek Hall beginning Sun, April 28th through Sun, May 5th. Any dishes not claimed by May 5th following the Noon Mass, will be taken to the Thrift Shop to find themselves a loving home.

Pink Sisters Vocations Holy Hour

All are welcome to join the Pink Sisters as they pray for vocations at a holy hour on Fri, May 3rd at 7:15pm at the Pink Sisters Chapel. The Marian Sisters will lead the singing.

Catholic Day of Giving

St. Teresa Catholic School and Pius X  High School is taking part in the first ever Nebraska Catholic Day of Giving on May 1st! To donate to St. Teresa’s scan the QR Code. To donate to Pius X, go to

Flower Art: Evening of Floral Design

Please join Renee & Mary Cunningham who will help us create our own personal bouquet on Fri, May 3rd at St. Teresa School Cafeteria at 7pm. Event open to women ages 13 and older. Cost: $25. bring own vase approximately the size of a 1L/32oz Mason jar. RSVP Deadline: Fri, April 26 to Mary Pat at 402-314-1296, or Renee at, 402-610-3153.

 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 ::

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

Villia Maria Special Education Teacher

Villa Maria School is seeking a Special Education Teacher for the 2024-2025 school year. Please call Sr. Jeanette Rerucha at 402-786-3625 or email her at

Women’s Care Center: Bilingual (English & Spanish) Parenting Instructor

Women’s Care Center, the nation’s largest and most successful pro-life pregnancy-resource center has a job opportunity available in Lincoln, Nebraska. We provide free and confidential counseling, support, and education to help pregnant women choose life, have healthier pregnancies, and become better parents. We serve 33,000 women annually at 35 centers in 12 states—and we’re still growing!  We are currently seeking a Bilingual (English and Spanish) Parenting Instructor. Training is provided. This position is part-time. If you have a passion for helping pregnant women choose life, we would love to talk to you.  Please send your resume to Ashley at

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 5th, please pray for Sr. Sr. Maria Christine Loan Tran, Junior Professed of the Sisters of Mary, Queen of Mary.

North American Martyrs Chess Club

If your kids loves to play chess or want to learn, come join NAM’s Chess Club that meets Sundays, 10:30-Noon in the multi-purpose room of the school. Enter thru the Library entrance. Parents need not stay. Ages 6 & up.

Pro-Abortion Ballot Proposal Speaker

Come hear Marian Minor, NCC, speak about the Pro-Abortion Ballot Proposal on Tues, May 14th, 7pm, at St. Peter’s Bishop Vasa Hall. The St. Peter’s Knights of Columbus is hosting a dinner starting at 6;15pm. Please RSVP for the dinner to Mike Davis, 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!

Eucharistic Revival Holy Hours

All are invited to join the Christ the King Sisters at Villa Regina Motherhouse, 4100 SW 56th St, for Eucharistic Revival Holy Hours. Join in adoring Jesus, truly present in the Eucharist, on the following dates: May 12. All holy hours begin at Noon except Divine Mercy Sunday, April 7th which will begin at 3pm.


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: May 2-5, 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 5-12

Sun 5.5

7pm: Private Meeting (CR)

1 -9pm: Eucharistic Exposition

Mon 5.6

11:25-Noon: 6th Grade (KH-E)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Exposition

Tue 5.7

11:25-Noon: 6th Grade (KH-E)

5-8pm: Dairy Queen School Fundraiser

6-8pm Scouts

7pm: School Orchestra Concert (Gym)

7pm: St. Vincent de Paul Meeting (KH)

9-9pm: Eucharistic Exposition

Wed 5.8

May Crowning after 8:15am Mass (CH)

9am: 8th Grade Photos (CH)

11:25-Noon: 6th Grade (KH-E)

2:45pm: Rosary (CH)

3:20pm: Youth Altar Society (KH)

4pm: CCD (Sch)

7:30pm: Men’s Club Rosary (CH)

8pm: Men’s Club Meeting (MR)

9am-5pm: Eucharistic Exposition

Thu 5.9

Ascension: Holy Day of Obligation


7:30pm: Choir Practice (CH)

9am-6pm: Eucharistic Exposition

Fri 5.10

NO SCHOOL: Bishop’s Day Off

9am-9pm: Private Event (KH)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Exposition

Sat 5.11

9am: Legion of Mary (MR)

9am: Christian Mothers Meeting (KH)

Noon-10pm: Private Event (KH)

9am-4pm: Eucharistic Exposition

Sun 5.12

Mother’s Day

7pm: Private Meeting (CR)

1 -9pm: Eucharistic Exposition


Mass Schedule: May 4-12

+ = 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).






+ Ed Wortman




Pro Populo


Anne & Kurt Benner & Family


+ Shawn Schmid

Mon 5.6



+ Mary Ellen Gapp

7am PS

+ John B Love


+ Bill Klabenes




+ Dillon Blake

7am PS

Sr. Regina Therese of the Transfiguration Renewal of Vows


+ Tom & Margaret Tracy




Hein Family

7am PS

Cody Dustin, Birthday


+ Dennis Coulter


Zach Gregg




Priests of St. Teresa Parish

7am PS

David & Alyssa Kincheloe


+ Doug Beals


Pro Populo




+ Patricia Bauernfiend

7am PS

49th Anniversary of the Dedication of the Pink

Sisters’ Chapel


Will & Jackie Varicak





+ Deb Clyne


Christian Mothers


+ Harold Fouts




+ Ann Jackson


+ Cherry Sanders


+ Pro Populo