October 20, 2023: Weekend Update

“We have only one task during the night of the present life – to love Jesus.”

~ 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


October 22, 2023 Bulletin

Bulletin Advertisers Quarter 4

2023 Parish Bazaar Poster

Silent Auction Flyer

Jewelry Flyer

Secular Carmelite Day of Recollection Flyer

Marian Morning of Meditation Flyer



Please welcome Oliver Paul Ngo, son of Ken Masters and Hanh Ngo.


RCIA: Who is Jesus?

All are welcome to join in the RCIA class on Mon, Oct 23rd from 7-8:30pm in Kaczmarek Hall. Our topic will be “Who is Jesus?”, taught by Doug Koenig.

 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!

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 littleflowersilentauction@gmail.com 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.


Grand Group

We have a 2-part event in October: Part II: Tues, Oct 31st, we will meet at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 1pm to assemble our material & deliver them to CSS. There will be snacks! We need everyone to help in order to make this a success!

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!

Lector and Acolyte Surveys

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).

Bishop’s Appeal for Vocations

St. Teresa Parish’s goal for this year is $23,430. We currently have pledged $8,805. Please give generously to support our diocesan seminarians, especially our own, Deacon Brox and Paul Mach! Pledge cards were mailed last week.

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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Trunk or Treat

Trunk or Treat has been cancelled due to a lack of trunk volunteers.


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. https://teammates.org.

Volleyball Games

Cheer on our St. Teresa Junior High girls volleyball teams! Two home games will be played on Tues, Oct 24th at 5:45pm & 6:45pm. See https://cysi.org for the full schedule.

School Lunches

Monday, October 23rd: Orange Chicken, Fried Rice, Fruit

Tuesday, October 24th: BBQ Rib with bun, Corn, Fruit

Wednesday, October 25th: Breaded Beef, Green Beans, Bread, Fruit

Thursday, October 26th: Ranch Chicken, Salad, Roll, Fruit

Friday, October 27th: Nachos, Refried Beans, Fruit


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St. Teresa Thrift Shop

The Thrift Shop made $3,057 last weekend.

Hours for business:

Fridays 4-8 and Saturdays 9-3

Please donate during business hours.


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.

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.

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.



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 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.

Sidewalk Advocates

Learn how to be the hands & feet of Christ, offering loving, life-affirming alternatives, thereby eliminating demand & ending abortion. Sidewalk Advocacy Training will be held on Sat, Oct 28th 11:45am-6pm. Register, questions or for more information contact Lisa McCInerney at lisapal24@aol.com or 402-525-9360.

 Magnificat Fall Prayer Meal

The Magnificat Fall Prayer Meal will be on Sat, Nov 4th, 9:30am, at Hillcrest Country Club, 9401 East O St, with guest speaker Fr. Brian Kane, Rector of St. Gregory the Great Seminary. Fr. Kane was raised in Silver Spring, MD, & spent Summer vacations on his grandparents farm in Nebraska. He attended UNL & began to attend daily Mass. Fr. Kane became more in love with Our Lord present in His Most Blessed Sacrament & discerned the Priesthood & ordained in 2000. Hold onto your seats as Fr. Kane gives his Magnificat & where his “YES” to the Holy Spirit has led him. Register: mail $30 ($20 students) check to Magnificat c/o Tina Colgan, 521 N 56th St (68504). Deadline: Oct 28th. Info: Text/Call Rhonda at 402-525-6396.

Mass for Deceased Alumni of Pius X High School

Thurs, Nov 2, Pius X will host an all-school Mass at 9:20am for the Deceased Alumni of Pius X. Families of the deceased are invited to join us. Roses will be provided to bring up at offertory for your loved one. A breakfast & reception to follow. RSVP: 402-488-0931 ext. 56132 or Kristin.Heath@piusx.net. Details or to register online go to https://www.piusx.net/foundatoin/events-2/all-souls-mass/

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.



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!


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.

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.

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 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 22-29

Sun 10.22

1pm: Sr. Sylvia Jubilee Potluck

1-9pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Mon 10.23

2pm: School Confessions (CH)

7-8:30pm: RCIA (KH)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Tue  10.24

5:45pm: Home Volleyball Games (Sch)

6-8pm: Scouts (KH)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Wed 10.25

2:30pm: Living Rosary (CH)

4pm: CCD Classes (Sch)

7:30pm: Choir Practice (CH)

7:30-9pm: Godteens (KH)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Thu 10.26

4-7pm: STAGE Auditions (KH)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Fri 10.27

4-8pm: STAGE Auditions (KH)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Sat 10.28

9am: Legion of Mary (MR)

9-Noon: STAGE Callbacks (KH)

7pm: MoM Oktoberfest (Courtyard)

9am-4pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Sun 10.29

1pm: Baptism (CH)

1:30pm: Private Reception (KH)

3-7pm: STAGE Callbacks (KH)

1-9pm: Eucharistic Adoration


Mass Schedule: October 21-29

+ = 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).






+ Steve Sr. & Martha   Kuzma




In Thanksgiving


+ Nancy Russell


Pro Populo

Mon 10.23



Volkmer Grandchildren

7am PS

+ Nguyen Van Trong


+ Arleen McCrory




+ Kenneth Grell

7am PS

Jim Love, Birthday


+ Kenneth Wieser




Lee & Mary Volkmer

7am PS

+ Nguyen Ngu


+ Dennis Coulter




+ Bernardina Pajar

7am PS

Deceased Members of the Clyne Family


+ Basil Conry




+ Marueen Horan

7am PS

+ Anissa Fayad


+ Connie Baumann



7am PS

Sam & Rhonda Ganz


Julie Contreras Spec Int


Fallen Away Catholics




Pro Populo—Shower of Roses


+ Larry Heaslip


+ Shawn Schmid