November 4, 2022: Weekend Update

"Time is but a shadow, a dream; already God sees us in glory and takes joy in our eternal beatitude. How this thought helps my soul! I understand then why He lets us suffer."

~ St. Therese of Lisieux.

Handy Links:

  1. Bazaar Volunteers
  2. Altar Server Schedule
  3. Eucharistic Adoration Sign-up
  4. Parish Website
  5. Online Giving
  6. Cub Scout Pack 128



November 6, 2022 Bulletin

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November Parish Calendar PDF

Parish Bazaar Poster

Knights of Columbus Council #833 Invitation



Parish Bazaar

Sunday, Nov 6th at 5:00 p.m. is the deadline for the Early Bird Bazaar Ticket Sales! Regular raffle ticket sales can continue until approximately 3:00 p.m. the day of the Bazaar. Remember to invite your friends and family to join you for the day!

Silent Auction Bid Book


Bazaar Volunteers

Volunteers are needed for set up, Bingo, and take down of the Bazaar. Please email or sign up via SignUpGenius at HERE.



Please welcome in baptism, Callista Jean Pfeiffer, daughter of Brian and Emily, and Fulton James Wolff, son of Victor and Alaina. Congratulations!


Please pray for the repose of the soul of Mary Shipman who passed on Oct 25th, for Emanuel Varicek, father of Will Varicak who passed on October 25th, and for Steve Kuzma, Senior, Steve Kuzma’s father, who passed away on Nov 1st, the Feast of all Saints.

RCIA: The Paschal Mystery

All are welcome to join the upcoming RCIA class on Monday, November 7th from 7:00-8:30pm in Kaczmarek Hall. Our topic this week will be “The Paschal Mystery”, taught by Fr. Schwenka.

Walk the Little Way

Thank you to all who helped make our Walk the Little Way such a success. Many prayers were offered for those who send in petitions and we received donations of $47,000, $2,000 in excess of our goal. Thank you again for all your support of St. Teresa School!

CSS Food Market

The Catholic Social Services Food Market will be in front of the school on Tuesday, Nov 8th starting at 3:00pm. All are welcome to come and pick up a bag of food!

Grounds Clean-Up Day

Men’s Club would like help with Grounds Clean-Up on Sat, Nov 12th anytime between 9am and Noon. Cub Scouts will rake leaves. Bring gloves and have fun! This is a great way to connect with other parishioners!

Bishop’s Annual Appeal for Vocations

St. Teresa Parish’s goal for this year is $25,060. We currently have pledged $18,796. Balance needed: $6,264.Please give generously to support our diocesan seminarians, especially our own, Jonah Brox and Paul Mach! Pledge cards were mailed last week.

St. Teresa Thrift Shop

The Thrift Shop made $2,603 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

Religious Sisters Vocations of the Week

Pray for young women to discern a vocation to the Sisterhood of our Diocese of Lincoln Motherhouses.



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.

Calling All Acolytes!

Thank you to all who have returned your Acolyte Survey! If you have not already done so, please return your Survey, listing your availability to the rectory office or to Randy & Rosie Polak. If you need another survey, please call the church offices or email

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.

Pink Sisters Holy Hour

All are invited to join the Pinks Sisters for their First Friday Holy Hour for Vocations at their chapel at 1040 S. Cotner Blvd on Friday, Nov 4th beginning at 7:15pm. The Marian Sisters will be leading the singing. Please come and pray for vocations!

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

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. Must comply with necessary background and safety checks. Email resume and references to to apply.


St. Michael Parish is seeking a part-time pianist for some of the Saturday and Sunday Masses. Please call/text Sharon at 253-224-8668 or send resume to

 Villa Maria School is accepting applications for a full or part-time Special Education Teacher for the 2022-23 school year. Please contact Sr. Jeanette at 402-786-3625 or



 ‘Tis the Season Holiday Market

‘Tis the Season Holiday Market, a benefit for Catholic Social Services, Sun, Nov. 6th, 10am-3pm at 332 Centennial Mall S, Lincoln. Featuring local vendors, free photos with Santa, Pius X Show Choir, and more. Adults $2, kids 12 and under free. All admission proceeds to go CSS.

Theology of the Body: A Teaching for our Times

Join Fr. Sean Kilcawley as he unpacks this teaching in light of the challenges posed by the modern world. Classes will be held in Divine Mercy Hall at St. Leo’s Catholic Church, Palmyra, from 7-8:30pm. The first six weeks will run Nov 10th—Dec 15th.  Class will be in person or virtually. To register please go to:


Pro-Life Education Series

The Pro-Life Education series continues Sun, Nov 13, 7pm in St. Patrick School Gym, 6126 Morrill Ave. “The Matter of Life” movie will be shown. Open to the public. Free-will offering. Offering goes to distributors to further promote movie. Sponsor: St. Patrick Knights of Columbus.


Mother/Daughter Program

“Fearfully and Wonderfully Made”, for girls age 9-13 and their mothers will be held Sun, Oct 30 from 2-4pm at Lourdes High School in Nebraska City and virtually. Learn about growing up and becoming a woman. Pre-registration required at Cost: $25 per mother/daughter or $35 per family in person and $10 virtually. Questions: Dotti Easter at 402-297-1211 (cell) or  email


50 Days for 50 States Program

LDCCW is encouraging each Catholic to offer prayers for the upcoming elections.

Week 7 (Oct 31-Nov 7): Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.


40 Days for Life Fall 2022 Campaign

runs from Sept 28-Nov 6. Prayer Vigil location: Planned Parenthood, 5631 S 48th St, daily: 6am-7pm. For more info, contact Turner at 402-202-1614. Learn more, get involved, & sign up for prayer times with

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.

Date Night

Make time for your vocation! The Family Life Office invites you to a date night out on Nov 9th, 6-9pm at UNL Newman Center Rosary Hall with Ashley Montag as the speaker. The topic is “Boundaries for Your Marriage”. Cost: $45 for dinner/drinks/apps for two or come for free to the talk and go out to eat on your own (will also be streamed). For more information or to register go to


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!