October 13, 2023: Weekend Update

“Even when alone be cheerful, remembering always that you are in the sight of the angels.”

~ 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
  10. Weed Pulling
  11. BedMaking


October 15, 2023 Bulletin

Bulletin Advertisers Quarter 4

2023 Parish Bazaar Poster

St. Teresa Trunk or Treat Flyer

Father/Son Campout Flyer

Eucharistic Revival Holy Hour


RCIA: The Bible

All are welcome to join in the upcoming RCIA class on Mon, Oct 16th from 7-8:30pm in Kaczmarek Hall. Our topic will be “The Bible”, taught by Fr. Kipper.

Sr. Sylvia Jubilee

All are welcome to celebrate the 25th Jubilee of Sr. Sylvia Onyido’s, Daughters of the Sacred Passion on Sun, Oct 22nd with her renewal of vows at the Noon Mass followed by a potluck Dinner and Jubilee Celebration from 1-4pm in Kaczmarek Hall. Please bring a main dish and a side dish. Dessert will be provided.

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 bazaar.stts@gmail.com if you have any questions or would like to volunteer!

Lector and Acolyte Surveys

You should be or have received the Lector or Acolyte Survey. Please make every effort to complete your survey & return it by Oct 22nd to the parish office (via the video slot, in the collection basket, or in person), mail it to the parish office, or  mail it to your coordinator (address on your survey). Your willingness to serve at the altar is admirable & greatly appreciated, and this survey is our only means to honor your preferences.  If you have not received a survey and should have, please contact the parish office at 402-477-3979 and indicate which survey you need.

Bishop’s Appeal for Vocations

St. Teresa Parish’s goal for this year is $23,430. We currently have pledged $2,140. Please give generously to support our diocesan seminarians, especially our own, Deacon Brox and Paul Mach! Pledge cards were mailed last week.

Christmas Boutique

Come and shop for Christmas decorations at the St. Teresa Thrift Shop’s Christmas Boutique at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Thurs., Oct 26th from 4-8pm, Fri, Oct 27th from 10am-5pm, & Sat, Oct 28th from 9am-Noon with 1/2 off on Sat. Please take any donations to the Thrift Shop during regular business hours. If interested in volunteering to help sell, set up, or tear down, contact Renee Cunningham at 402-610-3153.

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: 

Wed 10-11am;

Fri 10-11am and 11-Noon;

Sat 3-4pm

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Trunk or Treat

All are welcome to bring your children for an evening of Trunk or Treat on Sat, Oct 28th, 6-8pm in the school parking lot. Activities include: Trunk or Treating, Street Dance, Popcorn Bar, & lots of FUN! Cost: $10/family. Trunk volunteers are needed. If interested in hosting a trunk or for more information or for questions, contact Sarah Schinstock at sarah.schinstock@gmail.com or Megan Knievel at meknievel@hotmail.com.

School Lunches

Monday, October 16th: NO SCHOOL!

Tuesday, October 17th: NO SCHOOL!

Wednesday, October 18th: BBQ Pulled Pork, Corn, Fruit

Thursday, October 19th: Chicken Noodle Soup, Crackers, Fruit

Friday, October 20th: Cheese Pizza, Salad, Fruit


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St. Teresa Thrift Shop

The Thrift Shop made $3,331 last weekend.

Hours for business:

Fridays 4-8 and Saturdays 9-3

Please donate during business hours.


Grand Group

We have a 2-part event in October: Part I:  Fri, Oct 20th, 1pm, we will meet in the church parking lot to carpool to CSS where we will tour the newly renovated building. We will hear about the current programs as CSS designated to help those in need and suggestions to help us plan a service project that will make a worthwhile contribution to the good work of CSS. Following the tour, we will go the Harbor Café for refreshments. Please RSVP by Oct 17th. Part II: Tues, Oct 31st, we will meet at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 1pm to assemble our material & deliver them to CSS. We need everyone to pitch in & help in order to make this a success!

Marriage on Mission Oktoberfest

Married & Engaged couples of all ages are invited to an Oktoberfest Date Night on Oct 28, hosted by Marriage on Mission. Enjoy heavy hors d’evours,  beer tasting, & fellowship starting at 7pm in the church courtyard (weather permitting). Please RSVP by Oct 23rd by clicking HERE or scanning the QR code


Altar Society Diaper Drive

The Altar Society, along with the LDCCW, is sponsoring a diaper drive during October. There will be a collection box in the vestibule this weekend. Please drop off your diaper donations in these boxes.



STAGE One-Day Camps: S.T.A.G.E. Student theatre presents a One-Day Camp on Oct 16th, 10am-2pm for students ages 8-12, focusing on an intro to theater, technique, & a short One Act Performance. Cost $38. A camp for students ages 11-14 will focus on the audition monologue, providing specific skills to enhance any young performers audition method, instilling confidence. Cost $18. Class sizes are limited so register early under Upcoming Events on Stage Website below.

STAGE Auditions: Auditions for the S.T.A.G.E. Winter Musical, The Merchant of Tennis, will take place Oct 28-29. A parody of Saintspear’s famous Merchant of Venice, this musical will teach the lesson of Love of Neighbor, incorporating a tennis-theme throughout Venice. What could be better than tennis in Venice?  For ages 9 & up.

Visit www.stage4kids.com for addition information on these Fall events.


Godteens Registration

It’s not too late to register for Godteens. Please scan the QR code or go to click HERE for more info & to register for the upcoming school year. All St. Teresa Parish high school students are welcome!


It’s not too late to register! CCD will begin on Wed, Sept 6th with classes for students in grades 1-8! To register click HERE  or scan the QR code.


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 stlfchurch.org > 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.

Weed Pulling Volunteers

Do you love being outdoors? If so, we have a wonderful opportunity for you to enjoy our Nebraska weather and help our parish! We are looking for volunteers to help pull weeds on our parish grounds. Please see the SignUp Genius link to sign up for a weed-pulling by clicking HERE.


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  levaorationesdeo@yahoo.com 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 | jeanne-kee@cdolinc.net

  • Theresa Kottwitz: Parish Secretary

Mon-Thurs: 9-2 | Theresa.Kottwitz@cdolinc.net



Carmelite Day of Recollection

The Lincoln/Omaha Third Order OCDS Carmelite Community invites all who want to learn more about the Third 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 go to www.ocdsnebraska.com.

Ride for Life

Ride for Life, benefitting the Women’s Care Center will be held Oct 22st, 8am, St. Vincent de Paul, Seward. Registration fee is a monetary gift from parish or sponsor. 8am: Mass; 8:45am: begin decade of Rosary outside (muffin & water available); 9am: Bike Ride (Routes: 55 miles to Bee, Dwight, Ulysses, Seminary, & back to St. Vincent’s) Food & water at Ulysses; 12 miles to Bee & return to St. Vincent’s with snacks & finish). $30: diapers & formula for 1 week, 1 baby; $84: counseling & ultrasound, saving a baby; $250: parenting class & stroller or crib; $1000 support 1 mom & baby every month for 1 year. Registration: RSVP to aaronhd04@aol.com

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 donlanmichaelj@gmail.com 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 shiela.sievert@piusx.net for details!


St. Anthony, Bruno, Duck & Pork Dinner

Come support St. Anthony in Bruno for their Duck & Pork Dinner and Bazaar on Sun, Oct 15, 11am-2pm. Dine-in, Carry-Out & Drive Through available.

Harvest Fest

Join St. Mary, Ashland, at their Harvest Fest on Oct 15, Noon-2:30. Dinner: smoked pork loin. Bake Shoppe available. Adults:$15, kids 6-12:$8, under 5 free.


CSS Volunteer Needed

Catholic Social Services is in need of a volunteer to help with Panera Bread donations. Duties include picking up donated bread from Panera at 61st & O on the 3rd & 4th Thursday of the month. Bread is picked up when Panera closes at 9pm & is brought to CSS at 23 & O & processed. Visit csshope.org/volunteer for more info.


The Pearl of York

The Pearl of York, a play about St. Margaret Clitherow, written by Cathal Gallagher and directed by Patsy Urbanovsky, will be performed at St. Mary’s in Denton on October 12, 13, and 14, at 7pm and on Oct 15 at 2pm. Seating is limited and tickets must be reserved in advance at Frassati.Evenbrite.com.

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 40daysforlife.com/Lincoln.

Men’s Rosary March

Men of all ages, join us for the Men’s Rosary March on Sat, Oct 14th, 11am at UNL Newman Center. Bring Rosaries, flags, banners, holy items, & statues as we pray and march to the State Capitol for speakers & fellowship to follow. We will be praying for the conversion of our nation.

White Mass

Calling all health care professionals! Join us for the White Mass on Sat, Oct 14th 9am at UNL Newman Center, Lincoln. Brunch following. Free will donation. Sponsored by the Catholic Medical Association. If you have any questions, please  contact lnkcma@gmail.com.

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: Oct 15, 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.

Spiritual Warfare in the Family Conference

The Spiritual Warfare in the Family Conference has been rescheduled! Come join us for this one-day event on Sat, Oct 14th, Newman Center, to hear evangelist & best-selling author Kathleen Beckman share strategies on how we can address spiritual warfare & safeguard our families. Seats limited to 250 so register soon at https://lincolndiocese.regfox.com/warfareconference. Questions: contact Mary at 402-314-0479 or mharper55@yahoo.com. Sponsored by the Office of Family Life & Discipleship and St. Benedict Prayer Team.

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 Oct 16th, Nov 20th, and possibly Dec 18th. For more information, email cagoflincoln@gmail.com.

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 travel.com/Lincoln-diocese/; 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: October 15-22

Sun 10.15

1pm: Baptism (CH)

1-9pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Mon 10.16


9am-5pm: STAGE Day Camp (KH)

7-8:30pm: RCIA (KH)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Tue  10.17


6-8pm: Scouts (KH)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Wed 10.18

4pm: CCD Classes (Sch)

7:30pm: Knights of Columbus (KCH)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Thu 10.19

7-9pm: Choir Practice (CH & KH)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Fri 10.20

Health Screening (School)

2pm: School Confessions (CH)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Sat 10.21

7am: Finance Council Meeting (MR)

9am: Legion of Mary (MR)

4-7pm: Sr. Sylvia SetUp (KH)

9am-4pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Sun 10.22

1pm: Sr. Sylvia Jubilee Potluck (KH)

1-9pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Mass Schedule: October 14-22

+ = 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).






+ Deceased Members of Bern/Harre Family




+ Pat Thompson


Terri Rickel


Pro Populo

Mon 10.16



Living & Deceased    Members of the James & Alexia Johnston Family

7am PS

Phyllis Green William


+ Betty Moller




+ James Condon

7am PS

Special Intention of Lee Dustin


+ Quiller Caudill




+ Monte Moser

7am PS

Anne Hauptman


+ Joe Palensky




+ Rite Coleman

7am PS

Special Intentions of Mike & Melissa Czyz


+ Monte Moser




+ Demuth Family

7am PS

George & Barbara Hendricks Wedding Anniversary


+ Gary Butcher



7am PS

Special Intention of Donor


Katie Pecha


+ Steve Sr. & Martha   Kuzma




In Thanksgiving


+ Nancy Russell


Pro Populo