November 22, 2023: Weekend Update

“I pray like children who do not know how to read; I say very simply to God what I wish to say, without composing beautiful sentences, and He always understands me.”

~ 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


November 26, 2023 Bulletin

Bulletin Advertisers Quarter 4

December 2023 Parish Calendar

Emmaus Institute 2024 Winter Course Flyer



Please welcome in Baptism Sophie Marie Vasa, daughter of Alex and Megan.


RCIA: The Last Things

All are welcome to join in the RCIA class on Mon, Nov 27th from 7-8:30pm in Kaczmarek Hall. Our topic will be “The Last Things” taught by Mary Lou Buss.

Matt Talbot Volunteers Needed

The St. Teresa’s Matt Talbot Team is seeking volunteers to help prepare & serve dinner on the third Wednesday of each month from 5:30-7pm. For more information, contact Rosie at 402-429-8465.

Pink Sisters Vocations Holy Hour

Join the Pink Sisters in praying for vocations on Fri, Dec 1st, 7:15pm, at their Chapel, 1040 S Cotner Blvd. The singing will be led by the St. Teresa’s Men’s Choir.

Advent Specials on FORMED

FORMED is offering some interesting programming for Advent: Rooted: Rediscover the Jesse Tree This Advent and Drawing Closer to God: A Catholic Art Show for Kids are but two examples. Our Parish Code for FORMED is J4V3RY.

St. Teresa Trivia Night

St. Teresa Trivia Night will be on Sat, Jan 13th at Pius X High School Commons. Come at 6pm for social hour and to set up your table. Trivia begins at 7pm.  To register your team or as an individual, click HERE  or scan the QR Code. Registration deadline: January 5th. Tables will be assigned in registration submission order. Questions on Trivia Night contact Steve at

Bishop’s Appeal for Vocations

St. Teresa Parish reached our goal of $23,430. Thank you to all who made this possible and gave generously! Your generosity is greatly appreciated!

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 10-11am;

Fri 10-11am, 11-Noon, & 3-4pm

Sat 9-10am & 3-4pm

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St. Teresa Vocal Concert

All are welcome to attend the St. Teresa Vocal Concert presented by the 5th-8th graders. Ancient Christmas Music will be Dec 14th, at 7pm in the Church. Prelude by String students at 6:40pm.


Winter Band Concert

All are welcome to listen to the 5th Grade & Junior High bands at their concert on Tues, Dec 5th, 7pm, at the Pius X High School LPAC. Preludes begin at 6:45pm.

Early Dismissal & No School

There will be a 1pm school dismissal on Thurs, Dec 7th for a Staff Meeting. There will be no school on Fri, Dec 8th in celebration of the Immaculate Conception.


Cheer on our St. Teresa Junior High boys basketball teams! Click HERE for the full schedule.


Are you looking for a way to give back to your community? Would you be interested in mentoring a young person in a school setting? If you think you would be interested in mentoring one-on-one at St. Teresa Catholic School, please contact Chris Jacobsen at 402-477-3358. Click HERE for more information.

School Lunches

Monday, November 27th: Orange Chicken, Rice, Veggies, Fruit

Tuesday, November 28th: Chicken Noodle Soup, Crackers, Fruit

Wednesday, November 29th: Breaded Beef, Green Beans, Roll, Fruit

Thursday, November 30th: Hamburger/Bun, French Fries, Fruit

Friday, December 1st: Mac-N-Cheese, Salad, Roll, Fruit


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St. Teresa Thrift Shop

The Thrift Shop made $3,226 last weekend.

Hours for business:

Fridays 4-8 and Saturdays 9-3

Please donate during business hours.


Family Holy Hour

Marriage on Mission is hosting a Family Holy Hour on Sun, Dec 3rd form 3-4pm. Bring the whole family for adorations, confessions, and some adoration activities for children. This will be followed by hot chocolate!

Free Snow Scooping

St. Teresa’s Knights of Columbus is offering to scoop driveways & sidewalks for the elderly and homebound members of our parish. If interested in this free service, contact Ron Schinkel, 402-429-2515 or email at

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 Monday 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 |



 Advent Shelter Seeking

Join us at Cor Mariae Schoenstatt Shrine for Advent Shelter Seeking on Sat, Dec 2nd with 9am Mass & 10am Fellowship Meal & Activities. 340 State Highway 103, Crete. Questions?

Advent with Spirit Catholic Radio

This year, Spirit Catholic Radio will focus on a theme for every week of Advent: Hope, Joyful Expectation, Prayer, & Peace. Follow us on social media, subscribe to our e-newsletter, The Halo, & visit as we share with you ideas for bringing these themes to life in your own special way with your family, coworkers, or community. Tune in on weekday mornings, 7-9am, during our Spirit Mornings Show to hear inspirational guests discuss what Advent can mean in our lives. Tune in Sundays for special Advent programming from EWTN. For more information, go to https://spiritcatholic

Silent Directed Retreats

Creighton University Retreat Center is offering 3-day silent directed retreats. 2024 dates: Jan18-21, Mar 21-24, May 2-5, July 14-17. Cost: $375. Click HERE to register.

Vatican II Series

Bishop James D Conley presents Sacrosanctum Concilium (Constitution on Sacred Liturgy) in collaboration with the Office of Religious Education, Emmaus Institute for Biblical Studies, & Newman Institute for Catholic Thought & Culture, on Fri, Dec 8th, 6:30pm at John XXIII Center. Reception to follow. Mass for the Immaculate Conception will be offered by Bishop Emeritus Fabian Bruskewitz at 5:30. To register, click HERE.  Tickets: $10.

Emmaus Institute Series

The Emmaus Institute for Biblical Studies is accepting registrations for a five-week course, Hearing the Word: Understanding the Bible, offered in person on Monday or Tuesday evenings, 6:30-8:30pm beginning Jan 8th, and available online (typically posted the following day with class notes). Taught by Emmaus president, Dr. Vern Steiner, Hearing the Word is a practical course designed to equip students with the tools to read the Bible with understanding. Learn more & register click HERE.

Confirmation Retreat

Confirmed for Mission for confirmands & at least 1 parent (Sponsors welcome) on Mar 23rd at Cathedral of the Risen Christ, 10am-4pm. $20/person (lunch provided). Details or to register visit or contact or call 402-473-0631.

Grief and the Holidays

Healing Hearts Grief Ministry is hosting  Grief & the Holidays with talk by Sandy Danek on grief & the holidays, what it looks like, ways of finding healing & comfort, & ways to support others who may be grieving the loss of a loved one. The event will be a the Harbor Coffeehouse on Mon, Dec 4th, 7pm. To help have an accurate estimate on attendance for food & for those attending virtually, please click HERE.  The event will be live-streamed.

Marriage Encounter Experience

Learn the tools needed to keep you marriage strong by attending a Marriage Encounter on Feb 9-11 in Lincoln. “Finding a oneness of heart we all desire.” Advance registration required. Contact Gary & Brenda Granger at 303-604-6202



Pius X High School Job Opportunity

Pius X High School has an immediate opening for a full-time para-professional. This individual will observe classes & assist with individual & small group instruction coordinated by our ABLE staff. If interested, apply online at

Advent Vespers & Carols

St. Gregory the Great Seminary invites you to Advent Vespers and Carols. Solemn evening Prayer of the 1st Sunday of Advent with Bishop James D Conley, Presider, on Sun, Dec 3rd, at 7pm. The Seminary is located on Highway 15, 3 miles North of I-80 or 2 miles South of Seward.


Mass & Prayers for Healing

Please join together to pray for healing for yourself, your family & friends, our church, our nation, & for peace in the world on Sun, Dec 10th at John XXIII Diocesan Center (37th & Sheridan) Schedule:

1:15pm: Confessions Begin

1:30pm: Chaplet of Divine Mercy

1:40pm: Praise & Worship

1:55pm: Blessing of salt/water/religious articles

2:00pm: Mass

3pm: Anointing of the Sick

Eucharistic Exposition & Healing



St. Joseph School Job Opportunities

Beyond the Bell Staff: For more information, contact Carrie Finson or Elayna Uhing at email or call 402-489-0341. You may email resume & references to apply.

Special Ed Resource Teacher: Send resume & references from educational supervisors to or email for more information.

Pius X Dance Team Kiddie Camp

The Pius X Thunderettes are hosting a fun-filled dance camp for grades PreK-5th! The kids will learn one dance in their age group and one dance as one big group. There will be games and snacks! If you sign up by Dec 20th, your kiddo(s) will receive a t-shirt too! This year’s camp is Jan 6, 2024. Camp begin at 9am & the kiddos will perform their routines for parents at Noon. They will also have the opportunity to perform at a Pius X Varsity Boys Basketball game! Pease click HERE to find the sign up & for more information.

Pius X Passport to Adventure Club

Pius X Passport to Adventure Club is organizing a WWII Experience of Europe June 3-17th. We will be in Normandy during the 80th Anniversary of D-Day! Itinerary includes: France (Normandy, Mont St. Michel, Pilgrimage to Lisieux); Bastogne, Belgium (Battle of the Bulge); Amsterdam (Anne Frank House); Germany (Cologne, berline, Potsdam, Dresden); Czechia (Prague); Poland (Krakow, Auschwitz, Zakopane). Contact for details!

40 Days for Life

40 Days for Life Fall Campaign: Sept 27-Nov 5 at Planned Parenthood, 5631 S 48th St. Vigil hours: 7am-7pm. To learn more, get involved, & sign up for prayer times, click HERE.

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 the sisters in adoring Jesus, truly present in the Most Blessed Sacrament on the following dates: Jan 7, Feb 4, Apr 7, and May 12. All holy hours begin at Noon except Divine Mercy Sunday, April 7th which will begin at 3pm.

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Fr. Chris Eckrich is leading a trip to the Holy Lands from Feb 22-March 4, 2024. To see the full itinerary click HERE; to request a brochure call 402-435-8888, or for more information, call Barb Wallingford at 402-430-5811.

Planned Parenthood Rosary & Mass

Every Monday 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.

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: Nov 26-Dec 3

Sun 11.26

1pm: Baptisms (CH)

1:30pm: Baptism (CH)

No Eucharistic Exposition

Mon 11.27

7-8:30pm: RCIA (KH)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Exposition

Tue  11.28

6-8pm: Scouts (KH)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Exposition

Wed 11.29

4-5:15pm: CCD with Confessions

4-8pm: STAGE (KH)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Exposition

Thu 11.30

Set Up Staff Christmas Dinner (KH)

7:30pm: Choir Practice

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Exposition

Fri 12.1

6:30am: PPP Mass (CH)

7pm: Staff Christmas Dinner (KH)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Exposition

Sat 12.2

8:45am: First Saturday Devotions (CH)

9am: Legion of Mary (MR)

9:15am: Pius X Bible Study (CR)

9am-4pm: Eucharistic Exposition

Sun 12.3

1pm: Baptism (CH)

1:30-3:30: Baptism Reception (KH)

3-4pm: MoM Holy Hour (CH)

4-6pm: MoM Reception (KH)

1-9pm: Eucharistic Exposition


Mass Schedule: November 25-December 3

+ = 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 here (7am PS), said at the Chapel, are open to the public. (The Sunday Masses are private).






Mary & Lee Volkmer




+ Pat Thompson


+ Denise Szatko


Pro Populo & Shower of Roses

Mon 11.27



+ Monte Moser

7am PS

Sidney Anne Hauptman, Birthday


+ Noah Wendt




+ Nancy Russell

7am PS

Sister Mary Cecilia


Bill & Jeanne Kee




+ Gilbert Mousel

7am PS

Special Intention of Donor


+ Larry Heaslip




Matt Estrand

7am PS

Special Intention of Donor


+ Adeline Palensky




Fallen Away Catholics

7am PS

Spec Int of Joseph Dustin


+ Monte Moser



7am PS

Magnificat Group


+ Clayton Lukow


+ Deceased Members of Condon & Fowler Families




Pro Populo


+ Charles O’Grady


+ Lewis, Rose, and Patrick Schafers