November 3, 2023: Weekend Update

“The smallest actions done for His love are those which charm His 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


November 5, 2023 Bulletin

Bulletin Advertisers Quarter 4

St. Teresa Altar Stone Relics Letter



Welcome in baptism Eliza Rosella Valetta Delahunty, daughter of Christopher and Lauren. Congratulations!


The Holy Spirit & the Life of Grace

All are welcome to join in the RCIA class on Mon, Nov 6th from 7-8:30pm in Kaczmarek Hall. Our topic will be “The Holy Spirit and the Life of Grace” taught by Brian Pfeiffer.

Legion of Mary Bazaar Booth

The Legion of Mary will be giving away free, gently-used religious items at the Parish Bazaar. Stop by and take a look at all they have to offer!

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

Grand Group

The Grand Group will have a guest speaker, giving a video presentation about UNL’s Innovation Campus, on Fri, Nov 10th at 1pm (a little earlier than usual) at the Knights of Columbus Hall. All are invited to attend. RSVP Phyllis at 402-488-9177 by Tues, Nov 7th.

St. Teresa Trivia Night

Please mark your calendars for St. Teresa Trivia Night on Sat, Jan 13th at Pius X High School. Registration will be in Dec.

Altar Relics

As Fr. Kipper mentioned in his All Saint’s Day homily, we have recently discovered the names of the martyrs whose relics are in the altar stones placed within the altars at St. Teresa Church: Sts. Honestus, Fulgentius, Speciosus, Amantia. The letter from Bishop Kucera was an email attachment with the bulletin that went out on Thursday.

Thrift Shop Christmas Boutique

The St. Teresa Thrift Shop Christmas Boutique made $4,828 this year. Impressive! Thank you to Ann, Karen, & Kathy for pricing items throughout the year. Thank you to the many volunteers who set up & worked the Boutique. Thank you to the Men’s Club for transporting the totes to the Knights of Columbus Hall & back again. Finally, thank you to our many shoppers! Because Christmas items are donated weekly to the Thrift Shop, volunteers will be needed beginning in January to price new donations & to head up the Boutique for next year. Questions? Contact Renee, 402-610-3153 or Kay, 402-477-5511.

Bishop’s Appeal for Vocations

St. Teresa Parish’s goal for this year is $23,430. We currently have pledged $19,005. Please give generously to support our diocesan seminarians. St. Teresa Parish will be assessed by the Diocese for any amount short of our goal.

 Bedmaking at Retreat Center

Looking for ways to give back? Do you have students needing service hours or just want to instill in them a service-minded attitude? Look no further! Sign up to help make beds at the Waverly Retreat Center on Mon, Nov 20th, 9-10am or 7-8pm. To sign up, go to

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;

Sat 3-4pm

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Confirmation Parent Meeting

For parents who have children being confirmed this year, there will be a parent meeting on Tues, Nov 7th at 7pm at the school. For more information, contact the school at 402-477-3358.

Help for Games at Bazaar

Help is needed to run the games at the Bazaar. If interested, call the school office at 402-477-3358.


Cheer on our St. Teresa Junior High boys basketball teams! See 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.

School Lunches

Monday, November 6th: Meaty Nachos, Refried Beans, Fruit

Tuesday, November 7th: Corn Dogs, Mixed Veggies, Fruit

Wednesday, November 8th: Chicken Patty, Corn, Fruit

Thursday, November 9th: Terriyaki Chicken, Rice, Fruit

Friday, November 10th: Scrambled Eggs, Hashbrown, Muffin, Fruit


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St. Teresa Thrift Shop

The Thrift Shop made $3,139 last weekend.

Hours for business:

Fridays 4-8 and Saturdays 9-3

Please donate during business hours.


Book of the Names 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.

All Souls Remembrances

Those who wish for their departed loved ones to be remembered at Masses during the month of November should write the names on the special envelopes (from envelope packets) which will be kept on the altar during November. Monetary offerings included in the envelopes will be used for Masses for the Faithful Departed.


Altar Society Women’s Event

All women of the parish are invited to a guided tour of Catholic Social Services on Wed, Nov 15th, 7-8pm. Bring a friend and meet at CSS front door. Please bring food items for the CSS Food Pantry. Needed items: Oatmeal, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Sugar, Dried Beans, & Juice.


St. Teresa Parish Bazaar

Please Save the Date for our Annual Parish Bazaar on Sun, Nov 12th! Come enjoy games, great food, & even better company! Raffle tickets are available for pick-up at the back of the church. Early Bird date for raffle tickets is Nov 5th. Tickets can be put in the collection basket or dropped off at the rectory. Please contact John & Rosie Ruhl at if you have any questions or would like to volunteer!

St. Teresa Silent Auction

The Silent Auction is a large part of our annual Parish Bazaar and we need your help to make it a success! All the proceeds go back into the parish & school for various projects & needs. Please reach out with questions or donations by emailing or texting Chloe Hoxmeier at 402-875-0980. Please let us know what you wish to donate by Nov 3rd! The Bazaar is on Sun, Nov 12th. Stop by to check out all the awesome items!

Encounter Night

Come join our parish family in adoring our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament in a community holy hour on November 3rd from 7-8pm. Enjoy adoration, praise & worship music, confessions, and time for silent prayer. May we join together to renew our love of Jesus in the Holy Eucharist and pray that all hearts may come to know and love Him!


24-Hour Adoration

Our parish will enjoy a special 24-hour Adoration from Friday, November 3rd at 9am to Saturday, November 4th at 8:15am. Please consider signing up for an hour of adoration. We especially need coverage throughout the night so Jesus is not left alone in the monstrance. Click HERE to sign up for an hour.

Grounds Clean Up Day

Men’s Club requests men, young & young-at-heart to work on Sat, Nov 4th, 9-Noon, at our annual Fall Grounds Cleanup. Cub scouts will work on leaves while others work in gardens. No prior experience is needed!


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 |



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.



Magnificat Fall Prayer Meal

There is still time! It’s Sat, Nov 4th at 9:30am, Hillcrest Country Club. Speaker: Fr. Brian Kane. Text/call 402-525-6396 by Tues, Oct 31, with your reservation. Mail your $30 check ($20 students) payable to Magnificat, c/o Tina Colgan, 521 N 56th St (68504). Be a friend & bring a friend, & share the Joy of Magnificat! All Catholic women are invited & those not of our Faith as well.

 St. John’s Annual Craft Fair

The St. John’s Annual Craft Fair will be Sat, Nov 18th, 9am-3pm. Get some early Christmas shopping done with unique gift ideas. Lunch is served from 11am-2pm. Menu includes Sloppy Joes, chips, & a soft drink. Desserts will be available. Bring friends, socialize, & shop!

Pro-Life Education Series

St. Patrick’s, Knights of Columbus Pro-Life Education Series continues Sun, Nov 19, 7:30pm with speaker, Tessa Longbons, Charlotte NC Lozier Institute. She will speak on “The Dangers of Chemical Abortion & Our Role in Helping to Stop this Tragic Procedure”. The presentation will be live-streamed. To join the talk, go to & scroll to the Pro-Life section. You will need to download Zoom on your computer. Sponsor: Msgr. David R Hintz Council 13576.

Daughters of St. Paul Retreats

For virtual & in-person discernment retreats for women, go to


Carmelite Day of Recollection

The Lincoln/Omaha Discalced Carmelite Secular Order (OCDS) Community invites all who want to learn more about the Discalced Secular Carmelite Order to a Day of Recollection on Sat, Nov 4, 9am-2:30pm at St. John Vianney, 5801 Oak Hills Drive, Omaha. The day includes: Mass, quiet prayer, confession, talks about St. Therese of Lisieux’s Little Way & Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. An Enrollment in the Brown Scapular will be available for those interested. No cost but please bring own lunch. Registration appreciated. For more info & to register click HERE.

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.

Marian Morning of Meditation

Please join us on Sat, Nov 4th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in downtown Lincoln for a morning of prayer in honor of our Blessed Mother. We will start with coffee & donuts in the church basement at 8:30am, followed by hymns, Adoration, & First Saturday devotions. Brother Julian from the Knights of the Holy Eucharist will share thoughts on the message of Our Lady of Fatima and its relevance for our time. We will finish the morning with the 12:10pm Mass celebration.

Father/Son Campout

Boys grades 3-8 and their dads are invited to a Father/Son Campout at Camp Kateri, McCool Junction, NE, Nov 3-5. Cost: $110/father/son ($25/individual boy). Adventure begins Fri, Nov 3, 6:30pm with Dinner at 6:45pm. Ends Sun, Nov 5, 11:30am following Mass. RSVP Due Oct 30th. Payment & Registration: mail registration & payment. For more info, registration form, & info on what to bring, contact Michael Donlan at or 402-570-5103.


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, visit

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: Nov 12, 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.

Catholic Artist Guild

The Catholic Artist Guild welcomes all artists in the Lincoln Diocese to join us every 3rd Monday of the month in the Bride Room at St. Joseph Church, Lincoln. Meetings begin at 8pm. Dates for the remainder of 2023 are Nov 20th, and possibly Dec 18th. For more information, email

Eucharistic Pilgrimage to Mexico City

All are invited to join the diocesan pilgrimage to Mexico City on Oct 12-17, 2023, Oct 25-30, 2023. Registration is open for the October 12-17th pilgrimage. Cost: $1,700  includes the flight from Omaha, food, lodging, & mission experience with hope of the Poor. To register, click HERE. For more info call 402-473-0631.


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 go to executive; 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: November 5-11

Sun 11.5

1-9pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Mon 11.6

7-8:30pm: RCIA (KH)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Tue  11.7

6-8pm: Scouts (KH)

7pm: Confirmation Parent Mtg (Sch)

6 & 7pm: Basketball Games (Sch Gym)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Wed 11.8

3:05pm: Benediction (CH)

4pm: CCD (Sch)

4:30pm: Leadership Board Mtg (Sch)

7:30pm: Men’s Club Rosary (CH)

8pm: Men’s Club Meeting (MR)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Thu 11.9

2pm: Parade of Saints (Sch)

7:30pm: Choir Practice (CH)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Fri 11.10

1pm: School Dismissal

4-9pm: STAGE (KH)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Sat 11.11

9am: Legion of Mary (MR)

9am: Christian Mothers (KH)

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

9am-4pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Sun 11.12

PARISH BAZAAR (11am-3:30pm)

1-9pm: Eucharistic Adoration


Mass Schedule: November 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 here (7am PS), said at the Chapel, are open to the public. (The Sunday Masses are private).






Pro Populo




+ Deceased Members of the Thompson & Theisen Families


+ Eugene Ryan


Deceased Members of the Schafers & Wahl


Mon 11.6



+ B J Amen

7am PS

Ronald & Nancy Mongeon & Family


Monica Schafers




+ Richard A Aksamit

7am PS

+ Janet Kreifels


+ Germaine Cummins




+ Kenneth Grell

7am PS

Maria Contreras


+ Dennis Coulter




+ Bill Klabenes

7am PS

Clyne Family Grandchildren


+ Marion Dass




Jill Edstrand

7am PS

+ Denise Sears


+ Demuth Family



7am PS

+ Deceased Members of Ladies Auxiliary Board


Christian Mothers


Living & Deceased





Eric & Lisa Haffey &



Orphan Souls in Purgatory


Pro Populo