Dear Saint Teresa Parishioners,
We are all encouraged to attend Sunday’s Parish Picnic. Location is a little different this year: we’ll be on the school playground/parking lot (though we plan to return to our “block party” style in coming years). Men’s Club will provide hot dogs and hamburgers. Bring table settings for your family and a dessert or salad to share. Children are encouraged to dress as saints for the Saints Parade at 5pm. We’ll wind down and introduce new parishioners at 6pm. This is a great way to get to know one another and flex our “social muscles” after over a year of social distancing.
We have three funerals this week: many thanks to all of the people who help with the luncheons, those who volunteer to Lector and Serve, those who provide music, and everyone who steps up to honor our beloved deceased members. It takes a lot of people saying “yes” to make funerals a smooth, peaceful experience for our families. Ladies: please pay attention; see whether your help might still be needed with luncheons (your Altar Society Circle Leader would have contacted you).
Lastly: GO HUSKERS! 😉
May God bless you richly and keep you healthy.
:: CURRENT, NEW, & UPDATED PARISH ANNOUNCEMENTS ::
PARISH PICNIC: October 3, 2021 @SCHOOL PARKING LOT: 4pm-6pm
Note: the location of the picnic this year is in the school parking lot. In case of rain, we will move into the school gym.
There will be music, a saints parade, and a potluck meal with meat and beverages provided. Bring your family’s table settings and a desert or salad to share. We are hopeful that there will be several people who are able to stay a little late and help clean up and put away tables and chairs.
Christian Mothers Mass & Meeting
Our speaker for the Confraternity of Christian Mothers this month is Stella Sinclair, a long time parishioner and mother of five. This Sat, Oct 9th, join us for the 8:15 am Mass and prayers, and then, in the Marian Room at the rectory, hear Stella share about herself and the role of the Legion of Mary in her life. The Legion of Mary celebrated their 100th year anniversary this last month!
Refreshments will be provided.
Please Pray for the repose of the souls of longtime parishioner Jean Weygint, for Pamela Birch, longtime parishioner and sister of Sherri Cunningham & Monica Milana, mother of Rebecca Birch & Veronica Cordry, and grandmother of Aubrey Birch, and for former parishioner Cindy Sivula.
If you’re making a visit at church and someone asks you for money, direct that person to the rectory.
Saint Teresa Elementary School Announcements
616 S 36th St | 402-477-3358
¨ Living Rosary: 2:30pm at church on Thursday, October 7th.
¨ No School Oct 8th, 11th, or 12th.
¨ Parent-Teacher Conferences are October 5th and 7th from 4-8pm
¨ The school is always in need of clean, flat, recycled paper for printing one-sided worksheets. This helps save on the cost of printing.
¨ We are accepting volunteers this year in the school. If you are interested in being a school volunteer, please call the school at 402-477-3358 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Seminarian of the Week: Reverend Mr. Tony Schukei is the son of Clint & Sheila Schukei. He was a member of Saint Teresa Parish. Rev. Mr. Schukei is studying Theology 4 at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. Remember to pray for him and for his formation.
Walk the Little Way is St. Teresa School's annual fundraiser in which we ask our broader community (friends, relatives, neighbors) to support our school. This year, our goal is to raise $45,000 by October 28th. The fundraiser will support repairs and replacements to our playground surface and equipment. Anything above will go to the THRIVE tuition assistance funds.
Donations are accepted until October 28, and on that day the students will celebrate by wearing their matching T-shirts and participating in a school-wide Rosary Walk through the neighborhood, praying for our donors' intentions.
Donations may be made in cash, check, or at: https://givebutter.com/WTLW21
Help us spread the word!
- Our Annual parish bazaar is Sunday November 14th. In the next few weeks there will be raffle tickets available for pick up to take home to both purchase and sell. Please mark your calendar for Nov 14th for an afternoon of community and fun!
- We will again have the silent auction as part of the bazaar. If you would like to donate an item, please drop it off at the church rectory. Volunteers are needed to help call business for the silent auction. To volunteer, e-mail: email@example.com
:: REPEAT PARISH ANNOUNCEMENTS ::
Eucharistic Adoration Update: we are in great need of people who are available to sub during the hours of 9-5, M-F. Those times are difficult to fill, and we don’t want to “wear out” our existing subs. Please consider whether you can sign up to sub periodically during any of those times.
We need Freshmen Godteens Leaders
Frequency: Once per week during the school year: Weds 7:30-9pm
A leader-couple takes a class as freshmen and continues with them through the end of their senior year, teaching them about the Faith. They open their home to once-per-week meetings for high school students during the school year.
Parish Financial Update
This is information that was included in the quarterly mailing you recently received:
We have collected $38,273 less than we need to stick to budget (read: to make our income match our expenses).
Please see the chart in the printed bulletin and in your quarterly mailing; it helps illustrate our parish’s finances over the past four years. Thank you for your ongoing generosity!
The Bishop’s Appeal for Vocations has begun! Our parish’s goal is $25,840. Please give generously to support our diocesan seminarians and especially our own four men: Liam O’Shea-Creal, Tony Schukei, Jonah Brox, and Paul Mach. Look for your pledge card in the mail, which was sent last week.
CCD began on Sept 15th. It’s not too late to enroll. Please contact the parish office to register. firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-477-3979
Classes are at school on Wednesdays from 4:00PM-5:15pm.
40 Days for Life | New Hours! Join your fellow parishioners in prayer outside of Planned Parenthood Thursdays from 6am-1pm, Sept 22 - Oct 31. Help save lives and souls: sign up for an hour. Weekly commitments are very helpful! Sign up online at www.40daysforlife.com/Lincoln or on the board in the back of church.
Life Chain 2021
Plan to attend the annual Life Chain Sun, Oct 3 from 2:30-3:30pm we—together with other churches and parish communities—will line O Street from 33rd to 35th (south side of O Street) to pray and peacefully protest Abortion.
Faith Sharing for Intellectually Disabled Adults has begun. Monday 7pm Meetings will be held at St. Teresa School. Please call Shannon Kohmetscher if interested in joining: 402-430-0681
UPDATED: Eucharistic Adoration
- Spend an hour with the Lord!
- The link to the online sign-up is HERE. Even though sessions begin and end, the sign-up site/link stays the same. If you sign up for a session and want to continue the Holy Hour, simply leave your name on the sign-up. If you sign up for a session but are unable to commit to the next session, you may remove your name from the sign-up (if you need help changing your sign-up, e-mail Carrie Stratman at email@example.com or call the parish office)
- Ron Zimmer (402-310-9342) is happy to assist those needing help signing up or finding a sub.
- Hours of Exposition are Sun 1-9, Mon-Fri 9-9, and Sat 9-4
- Open Holy Hours:
Monday 12-1, 1-2 & Wednesdays 11-12. All other days are full!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
:: NEW DIOCESE-wide ANNOUNCEMENTS ::
Cathedral PCCW Trivia Night
Join us the for a night of Music Trivia! PCCW is hosting a Music Trivia Night fundraiser in the Cathedral School Gym on Friday, October 15 from 7pm-10pm. Check-in begins at 6:15pm. Form a team of 8-10 people or pay at the door and join a table when you arrive! Cost is $10 per person. To register in advance, email email@example.com or call 402-890-1391. All proceeds go towards the purchase of altar linens, candles, bread, and wine.
St. Joseph School, Lincoln, Lunchroom Staff
St. Joseph School in Lincoln is seeking two people to help with our lunch program. One position is for Salad Bar Prep, and the hours are from 7:00 am-2:00 pm. The other position is entering student lunches on a computer from 10:00 am-2:00 pm. Both positions will help with end-of-day clean-up. Must be able to lift 25 lbs. Please contact Mai Linebaugh at 402-875-0510 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Kevin Naumann at 402-489-0341 or email@example.com.
Fall Festival at St. Joseph, Lincoln
The 2nd Annual Fall Festival at St. Joseph Church in Lincoln is coming up on Sunday, October 10 from 8:30 am-2:00 pm! We’ll have lots of fun games both inside and outside, including BINGO and a Dunk Tank! Knights of Columbus will be serving breakfast from 8:30-11:00 am and lunch from 12:00-2:00 pm for free-will donations. We hope to see you all there!
“St. Joseph: Not Your Average Joe”
As part of the Year of St. Joseph, St. Joseph Parish in Lincoln will be hosting a presentation called “St. Joseph: Not Your Average Joe” by Sharon Doran. Sharon is the founding teaching director of Seeking Truth Catholic Bible Study based out of the Archdiocese of Omaha. Join us at St. Joseph Church, 1940 S. 77th St., Lincoln, on Wednesday, October 13 at 7:00 pm to learn more about this dearly-loved Saint, a man for all times and all seasons, and a spiritual father for all. Everyone is welcome and there is no cost to attend.
:: REPEAT DIOCESE-wide ANNOUNCEMENTS ::
MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND
IN HASTINGS Nov. 5--7
'Finding a renewed couple-communication
and heartfelt love between us'.
Call right away to secure a place!
Contact couple Pat & Janelle Benson
Pat 308-940-0670 Janelle 308-940-1105
St. Michael’s Church in Lincoln is sponsoring the Men on Fire Conference on Saturday, October 30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Presented by Bart Schuchts of Churchonfire.live, this conference will help men to live the life that God intended for them. “Become who God meant you to be, and you will set the world on fire!” St. Catherine of Sienna. Cost is $50. For more information or to register, go to www.osvhub.com/stmichaellincoln/forms/men-on-fire-conference .
Creighton Model FertilityCare System Creighton Model is a women's health science that allows users to learn more about their fertility and in conjunction with NaProTECHNOLOGY treat many reproductive disorders. Introductory sessions are available in person or online. For more information or to register, visit, https://lincolndiocese.regfox.com/creighton-introductory-session
Divorced? Come find comfort, counsel, hope and healing consistent with Catholic Church teachings.
The twelve-week video series & facilitator led Surviving Divorce program begins on October 4th, 2021- 7-9pm, at John XXIII Diocesan Center, 3700 Sheridan Blvd. A suggested donation of $50 covers the cost of the program and includes the Surviving Divorce personal guide and all materials. Classes are kept small and may be registered for by contacting the Family Life Office at 402-473-0620 or firstname.lastname@example.org