May 5, 2022: Weekend Update

Dear St. Teresa Parishioners,

The short of it is that there are a few things coming up in May: Mother’s Day (dads take note), a Grand Group tea party, a Christian Mothers brunch, Praise & Worship Holy Hours, CSA, Men’s BB, and Totus Tuus registration.

It’s also time to begin organizing ourselves for Totus Tuus: We’ll need host families for the male teachers and the female teachers, lunches and evening meals for the team during the week, snacks, volunteers, etc. The dates and all of this information is on the blue registration forms which are at the exits (and attached to this e-mail). Parents: this year for Totus Tuus, please pick up a registration form from any of the church exits, or print the form attached to this e-mail. You can turn it into the parish office with your check (or cash) and we will form a registration list that way. There are 90 spots for elementary children.

May God bless you!



Handy Links:

  1. Eucharistic Adoration Sign-up
  2. Parish Website
  3. Parish Facebook Page
  4. Our Lady of Good Counsel Retreat House



May 8 Bulletin

Bulletin Advertisers

Totus Tuus Registration Sheet



A message from our Pastor: A blessed Mother’s Day to all of our mothers! Thank you for bringing us into the world and for the untold sacrifices that you’ve made for your children and families. May you be blessed abundantly in your exalted vocation as the heart of your home.

Our annual tea party will be held on Tuesday, May 17th at KC Hall. This year it will be a brunch served at 11:00. Gentlemen, don’t stay away because we call it a tea party. Yes, we drink out of tea cups, but the food will be delicious and you will enjoy the entertainment!

Please RSVP to Phyllis at 402-488-9177 by Tuesday, May 10th.

 Christian Mothers

Mothers of the parish: you are invited to a Mother's Day Brunch hosted by the Men's Club on Sat, May 14th, following the 8:15 am Mass. Enjoy brunch and fellowship with other beautiful moms. To attend, please RSVP to Emily Pfeiffer 402-770-0359 (text or call) or emailing RSVPs appreciated by Weds, May 11th.

Religious Sister Vocation of the Week

Sr. Mary Confirma is a Professed Sister with the Holy Spirit Adoration Sisters (Pinks). Remember to pray for her and her formation.

Welcome by Baptism:

Rose Lucia Slattery, daughter of Jeff & Marianne

Please Pray

For the repose of the soul of Sharon Smith, longtime parishioner and mother of Lisa Andersen. Sharon’s rosary will be at 9:30am on Friday May 6th. Her funeral Mass will be at 10am Friday, May 6th.

From School:

Dates to Remember:

  • Tue May 10: CSS Food Market in front of school at dismissal-time
  • Thu May 12: New Kindergarten Visit Day: 9-10:30am
  • Fri May 15: May Crowning during Mass and 2:30 rosary
  • Wed May 18: 8th grade last day and    JH choir 7-8 p.m. holy hour in church
  • Mon May 23: Jayhawk Olympics
  • Tue May 24: Last Day of School

From Mrs. Terri Schilmoeller:

A heartfelt THANK YOU goes out to all who donated material and sewing skills to make skirts for our K-4 spring concert. The little girls loved their costumes and it helped to make the performance very special for them. We are grateful!

The Thrift Store made $2945 last weekend, and $3245 the weekend before.

Hours for business:

Fridays 4-8 and Saturdays 9-3

Please donate during business hours.

Dear Volunteer Workers,

 Thank you so much for stopping by with Easter gifts, shoes, movies, and books for our students. They had a great time sorting through the items … We appreciate all the hours you must spend at the thrift shop making purchases affordable .

Your thoughtfulness is appreciated. Our students are so fortunate to have so many folks who are about them and pray for them … May our Blessed Mother wrap you in her mantle of protection, watch over you and all those you love.

Gratefully in Christ,

Sr. Jeanette Rerucha

Principal | Villa Marie Home and School

Men’s Basketball

Men* of high school age and older are invited to join in on half-court Pickup Basketball Sundays at 8pm in the school gym.

*Women are also welcome

Contact Justin Johnson with questions:


Charity & Stewardship Appeal

CSA is an annual appeal of the Diocese. Funds collected support diocesan ministries such as Our Lady of Good Counsel Retreat House, Catholic Social Services, the Tribunal, and the Family Life Office. For a complete list, visit the diocesan website HERE. Our parish’s goal is $80,460. If we meet our goal, we will receive 80% of this as a rebate. All funds in excess of our goal will be returned to us.

Early Bird Sundays: May 1st & 8th

Home Visits: May 15th

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

As of today (May 5th at 11am), our parish has donated $26,220 

Totus Tuus is a summer catechetical youth program.

For Elementary Students:

9am-3pm, Mon-Fri, June 6-10

The day includes catechetical instruction, Mass, songs, games, and recess.

For high school youth, the program runs Sun-Thu, June 5-9, 8pm-10pm.

Totus Tuus combines catechesis and having fun! The youthfulness and energy of the team is contagious. Come out and join us! Registration is available through the parish office. The cost is $25 per student but no more than $75 per family.

To register, pick up a form from one of the church exits or print the form attached to this e-mail. Forms can be filled out and turned in to the parish office.

SCRIP Reminders

Remember to use SCRIP for all of your Spring celebrations:

Gifts and dining out for Mother’s Day!

Graduation gifts and party supplies!

Place special orders ASAP for delivery on time. Looking further ahead, use SCRIP for Summer travel: food, fuel, and even lodging. Did you know several major hotel chains and airlines offer SCRIP rebates? Big ticket items mean big rebates (and big tuition credits with our new plan).

Heads up to online Scrip users: ShopWithScrip is now RaiseRight! Next time you log in, you'll see the shiny new website. All the old options are there, but they look different. Please contact Staci if you have any questions or need help with your order, and be sure to update your saved links.

 Contact Staci with questions: | 402-802-8627




Clergy Assignments | Effective June 20th

  • Fr. Jamie Hottovy is appointed  pastor of Sacred Heart Parish and St. Stephen Parish in Lawrence, and Assumption Parish in Deweese.
  • Fr. Samuel Beardslee is appointed full-time teacher and co-chaplain at Pius X High School. He is released from his present pastoral obligations to St. Teresa  Parish in Lincoln and assigned to be in residence at the same parish.
  • Fr. Nicholas Kipper is appointed pastor of St. Teresa Parish in Lincoln and chaplain to the Sister Servants of the Holy Spirit of Perpetual Adoration (Pink Sisters).

Click HERE for all clergy appointments for the diocese of Lincoln.


Easter Praise & Worship Holy Hour

Preparing Our Hearts for Pentecost

Join us for praise and worship. Intercessory prayer teams will be available.

Choirs will provide beautiful music to  enhance our adoration and reflection.

Meet in church from 7-8pm on

  • Wednesday, May 11th
  • Wednesday May 18th


St. Teresa School’s Open Positions:

  • Educational Consultant

Applicants for this position work with families and faculty/staff to provide for any needs of the students in our school. While we also have a resource teacher, this position oversees our Teammates program, SCIP program, counselors, and works with other needs of our students. Experience in schools and working with families is a high priority for this position, as well as an ability to work with students in a variety of contexts (classroom, lunch, recess, small groups, etc.).

  • Administrative Assistant

Applicants for this position will work with our office staff to provide for the needs of the school. Overseeing official tasks   within the school: enrolling new students, tuition billing, ordering textbooks and supplies, completion of reports, simple accounting, and other administrative tasks that arise. Knowledge of Office software, ability to adapt to technology, and good communication skills are a must.

For more information, contact Sister Mary Cecilia: sr.mary-cecilia@cdolinc | 402-477-3358


St. Teresa Preschool provides an opportunity for 4 and 5 year-old children to grow and develop spiritually, intellectually, physically, socially, and psychologically. Two different sessions are offered: Mon-Fri from 8-11 and Mon-Fri from 12:15-3:15. Preschoolers must be 4 years old by July 31, 2022.Contact the school for more information. Enrollment is open now!

Parish Office | 402-477-3979

General Hours: 9am-4pm Mon-Thu

The parish office is closed on Fridays.

  • Jeanne Kee: Financial Secretary

Mon-Thu, 9-4 |

  • Aubrey Potter: Parish Secretary

Mon-Thu, 9-2 |

Deadline for Bulletin Announcements (send to Aubrey) is Wednesday at Noon.

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.





Pius X Chick-fil-A leadership academy is hosting a Bingo & Chick-fil-A Night   fundraiser on April 28th from 6- 10:30   at Superior Bingo to help Madonna build a pediatric sensory garden. Questions:


Mother-Daughter Program

“Fearfully and Wonderfully Made” for girls age 9-13 and their mothers will be held Sat, June 4, 2022 from 9am-Noon at John XXIII Diocesan Center and virtually. This program is designed to educate girls on growing up and becoming a woman. Pre-registration is required. Cost is $25 per mother-daughter or $35 per  family for in-person, or $10 for virtual.

To register, visit

Questions? Contact Jennifer Davis:

402-261-6375 or

Join a 12-day Pilgrimage to Ireland and Our Lady of Knock June 15-26, 2022 with Fr. Gary Coulter, Fr. Ronald Homes, Fr. Bernard Lorenz and Fr. Matthew Zimmer, daily Mass, and a Catholic guide. Round trip from Omaha: $4,225. More info: or contact Fr. Gary Coulter, / 402-786-2705.

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, go to

 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 go to