November 18, 2022: Weekend Update

"Yes, I’m like a tired and harassed traveler, who reaches the end of his journey and falls over. Yes, but I’ll be falling into God’s arms!”

                                           ~ St. Therese of Lisieux.


Handy Links:

  1. Bedmaking
  2. Bishop's Appeal for Vocations
  3. Catholic Youth Sports
  4. Altar Server Schedule
  5. Eucharistic Adoration Sign-up
  6. Parish Website
  7. Online Giving
  8. Cub Scout Pack 128


November 20, 2022 Bulletin

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Book of the Dead

November is the month of All Souls. All are welcome to write the names of your departed loved ones in the parish Book of the Names of the Dead found on the podium next to the baptismal font.

RCIA: Why Do I Need the Church

All are welcome to join the upcoming RCIA class on Monday, November 21st  from 7:00-8:30pm in Kaczmarek Hall. Our topic this week will be “Why Do I Need the Church”, taught by Brian Pfeiffer.


St. Teresa Raffle Winners:

1st Prize         Bernita Hruby

2nd Prize:      Mary Lynne Rankin

3rd Prize:       Jillian Rutledge

4th Prize:       Sam Nickolite

5th Prize:       Mary Huggenberger

Early Bird Winners:

1st Prize:        Mary Luebbert

2nd Prize:      Campbell Mandery

3rd Prize:       Cathy Aguilar


SCRIP for the Holidays!

Consider giving gift cards to your friends, family, teachers, coworkers, and clients, and receive the bonus of knowing you’re helping reduce tuition! Due to slow shipping times, the deadline to special order cards with guaranteed delivery in time for Christmas is Sun, Dec 11th. Please plan ahead! Items on hand (groceries, local restaurants, and more) can be ordered through Dec 21st, while supplies last! Contact Staci Cunningham with questions (


Looking for an Advent Project? Please consider helping to make beds at the Waverly Retreat House on December 5th. See the SignUp Genius for times and sign up HERE

Knights of Columbus 2022 Christmas Party

The Fitzgerald Council Knights of Columbus invited you and a guest to our 2022 Christmas Party on Sat, Dec 10th at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 6044 South Street. Social hour begins at 6:00pm. Dinner will be served at 7:00pm. Menu: Prime Rib, Baked Potatoe, Green Beans, Caesar Salad, Rolls, and Dessert. Cost: $30 per couple or $15 per single

Bring a $10 gift for a White Elephant Exchange. Please RSVP by Dec 6th to, 402-853-0691 or to, 402-429-2515.


Bishop’s Annual Appeal for Vocations

St. Teresa Parish’s goal for this year is $25,060. As of Nov 14th, we have  pledged $21,631. Balance needed: $3,429. Last day for pledges to be counted towards our goal is Nov 28th. Pledges may be made online HERE. Please give generously to support our diocesan seminarians, especially our own, Jonah Brox and Paul Mach!

New Gym & Last Home Boys Basketball Game

Come see the new gym, enjoy some concessions, and cheer on the last home boys basketball (7th-8th grades) games at St. Teresa School gym on Mon, Nov 28th, 6-8pm. For full sports schedules, see

Substitute Teachers

St. Teresa school is in need of substitute teachers. Contact Sr. Mary Cecilia at for more information.

Scam Alert

Please disregard any texts that appear to be from Fr. Kipper asking for money. Many of our parishioners have received these scam texts.


St. Teresa Thrift Shop

The Thrift Shop made $2,505 last weekend

Hours for business:

Fridays 4-8 and Saturdays 9-3

Please donate during business hours.

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:

Thurs 4-5pm; Sat 3-4pm



St. Teresa Trivia Night Returns!

Mark your calendars for the return of St. Teresa’s Trivia Night on Sat, Feb 4, 2023, at Pius X. More information forthcoming.

St. Teresa Grand Group

Our Friday, Nov 18th event will be perfect for a chilly day! We’ll start with lunch at noon with homemade soup, after which we will enjoy a travelogue taking us to Italy, France, South America & the Great Wall of China. Come and enjoy! Please RSVP to Phyllis at 402-488-9177 or email by Mon, Nov 14th.

Free Organ

The Pink Sisters have an organ they no longer need and are hoping to find a new home for it. Dan Wesolowski is willing to help move it. If you are interested, please call the parish office at 402-477-3979. The organ is free.



Abortion Tuesday Rosary & Mass

Every Tuesday 9:30—10:30am

5632 S. 48th Street, Lincoln

Pray for an end to abortion with many other fellow Catholics every Tuesday.  Rosary @ 9:30am  outside Planned Parenthood followed by Mass at 10am across the street 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 |

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.

Job Opportunities

The Diocese of Lincoln is accepting applications for the position of Donor Relations Specialist. Strong Customer Service & Communication skills a must. Experience with Microsoft Office, especially Excel formulas and Word mail merging is desired. Applications can be obtained by contacting Marsha Bartek at, 402-488-0921, or through the Chancery Office, 3400 Sheridan Blvd, Lincoln, Nebraska 68506.

St. Joseph School is seeking a faith-filled, dynamic teacher for a full-time Jr High Math position starting Jan 2023. Must have a passion for character formation of young people & the ability to empower students of all abilities with excellent math reasoning skills. Strong leadership and team-building skills also desired. Please send resume and references to


Pius X High School is accepting applications for a full-time paraprofessional for 2nd semester. This individual will observe classes & assist with individual & small-group instruction coordinated by our ABLE staff. If interested, apply online at


St. Joseph School is seeking a part-time  staff for our Beyond the Bell Enrichment Program, offered after school from 3:20-5:30pm. Previous experience in childcare appreciated but not required. Email resume and references to to apply.

The Catholic Center  in Waverly is hiring a Maintenance Manager (Technician). Questions call 402-786-2715 or email for inquiries and resumes.


Schoenstatt Advent Family Day!

All are welcome to attend the Schoenstatt Advent Family Day will be held on Sat, Dec 3rd from 9am-Noon at the Cor Mariae Center (340 State Highway 103, Crete, NE). Mass: 9am; Continental Breakfast: 9:45am; Family Advent Activities: 10:30am-Noon. There is no charge for this event. RSVP is not required but appreciated for planning purposes to

Child-Friendly Advent Holy Hour

Let the little children come: even the noisy ones! Join us for a family-friendly holy hour at John XXIII Diocesan Center (3700 Sheridan Blvd) from 3:30-4:30 pm on Sun, Dec 11th. Confessions will be available, a short reflection on Advent for the families, some music, some silence(ish), and hot cocoa to follow! No registration required.


Trout in the Classroom

Mrs. Stewart, Jr. High Science Teacher at St. Joseph, Lincoln, will be providing an exciting learning opportunity for her classes where students will learn about the complete life cycle of trout from eggs to fingerlings to release into a stream. A partial grant is covering the project’s supplies, but St. Joseph’s is in need of a 40-50 gallon aquarium for use from January-May. If you have one they can borrow, please contact Sara Stewart at Thank you for your consideration!


Mass & Prayers for Healing

Mass & Prayers for Healing will be held on Dec 4th at John XXIII Diocesan Center. Confession: 1:15, Divine Mercy Chaplet: 1:30, Praise & Worship, 1:40, Blessing of salt water/religious articles, 2:00 with Mass immediately following. Anointing of the sick after the homily with Eucharistic Exposition & Healing to follow.

St. Peter’s Craft Fair

St. Peter’s Craft Fair, Nov 19th from 9am-2pm at St. Peter Parish, 4500 Duxhall Dr. Enjoy the beauty of Fall with the sights and smells of the season. Our variety of crafters and vendors will provide an experience that has something for everyone! Concessions will be served.


Magnificat Prayer Meal

Magnificat’s Fall Prayer Meal, with Speaker Sarah Williams, Director of the Women’s Care Center will be Sat, Nov 19th at 9:30am at Hillcrest Country Club, 9401 East O St. Bishop Conley will be giving the Invocation and Sarah’s introduction. To make a reservation: Text or call 402-525-6396 by Tues, Nov 15th and mail your $25 check (students: $15) payable to Magnificat to Tina Colgan 521 N 56th St, Lincoln (68504). All Catholic women are invited!


Grief and the Holidays”

Join Sandy Danek, founder of Healing Hearts Grief Ministry, on Dec 1, 7pm at the Harbor Coffeehouse, Piedmont Shoppes. Sandy will explore “Grief & the Holidays from a Catholic perspective. Open to anyone who has experienced a loss of a loved one, is suffering from infertility or miscarriage, or for those who want to know how to better support a loved one experiencing grief. For information or to register go to This event will be livestreamed and is free.

Eucharistic Revival Choral Production

Singers from around the diocese, directed by Amy Flamminio and joined with a string quartet, a brass quintet, and the Cathedral organ, will be performing Give Glory to God at the Cathedral on Nov 20, 7:30pm. The concert will be performed in conjunctions with the Diocesan Eucharistic Revival and in celebration of Bishop Conley’s 10th anniversary as Bishop of Lincoln. Some of the music to be performed will be: Gloria by Antonio Vivaldi, Cry Out With Joy by Kevin Hanrahan, Ave Verum Corpus by William Byrd, and Gloucester Service: Magnificat by Herbert Howells. Come and enjoy this beautiful music, participate in our diocese’s Eucharistic Revival, and help celebrate our Bishop’s tenth Anniversary!


World Youth Day 2023

The dates for the next World Youth Day in Portugal have been announced, and our diocesan trip is ready to start taking registrations!  Our trip will be from July 24 through August 9, 2023, and includes a side trip to Fatima.  For more information or to register, please visit

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 HERE. Remember that for St. Teresa parishioners, Men’s Club or Altar Society will pay for half of a standard retreat per year!