October 22, 2021: Weekend Report

Dear Saint Teresa Parishioners,

TGIF—Thank goodness it’s Friday! Autumn is fully here; who can believe it’s almost November? After an extended absence due to intolerably warm weather, chili & cinnamon rolls are back on the menu. And it’s almost time to begin using our indoor fireplaces again!

First Up & Last Call: Walk the Little Way is October 28th, so this is the last time the appeal will be in the parish e-mail or bulletin—please see below. The school has made it ridiculously easy to donate; please do so if you are able. Second, World Mission Month: please see the announcement below for details. Third, remember that the Parish Bazaar is coming up on November 14th—plan appropriately, and spread the word!

Lastly, all of us are encouraged to attend any (or all) of the RCIA classes that are offered. This is one of the few times you can legitimately be a Cafeteria Catholic—you get to pick and choose! The upcoming topic will be listed in the bulletin each week. If you want to learn more about it, show up for that class on Thursday. (7:30pm in the Marian Room, which is downstairs in the rectory.)

God bless you!


Handy Links:

  1. Acolyte Sign-up
  2. Eucharistic Adoration Sign-up
  3. Parish Website



October 24 Bulletin

Bulletin Advertisers


LAST CALL: 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!
  • View and share WTLW promotional videos HERE (School Song) HERE (Feast Day Video) and HERE (KA Class).

WORLD MISSION MONTH (Check last week’s attachment/green flyer for details)

St. Teresa Parish Missionary Cooperative Projects for 2021

  • Mission Sisters Create Jobs in Rural Nigeria: The people in this community have suffered as a result of COVID and need to be fed and helped back toward self-sufficiency.
  • Construction of Church in Jhumra Parish, Pakistan: There is a great need to build a church to replace their currently-collapsing structure. Poverty prevents them from funding it themselves.
  • Southern Indian Flood Relief: Floods have taken lives and devastated this community. We can contribute toward its relief.


How to donate:

  1. Visit www.missio.org  OR
  2. Donate to today’s second collection  OR
  3. Put a check or cash into an envelope marked, “Mission Coop” and put it into any collection or into the dropbox at the rectory.

Thrift Store

  • The Thrift Store made $3203 last weekend.
  • Tune in to 10/11 on Oct 28 at 4pm. Taryn Vanderford will be interviewing two of our volunteers about the upcoming Christmas Boutique.
  • Hours for business: Fridays 4-8 and Saturdays 9-3
  • Please donate during business hours.
  • Christmas Boutique: 9-5 each day, October 29 & 30 at Knights of
  • Columbus Hall: 6044 South Street.

Saint Teresa Elementary School Announcements 

¨ Confirmation Parents’ Meeting is Tuesday Oct 26th at 7pm in Kaczmarek Hall. Anyone who has a child in 5th grade (or an older child who needs to be confirmed), please attend this mandatory parent-meeting.

¨ No School Monday November 1st.

¨ The school is always in need of clean, flat, recycled paper for printing one-sided worksheets. This helps save on the cost of printing.

Would you like to learn more about the Catholic Faith?

RCIA classes have begun. Classes are from 7:30-9pm on Thursdays in the Marian Room. Anyone is welcome to join—for one class or for all classes. If the topic piques your interest, come to that class! Don’t worry: there aren’t quizzes, tests, or grades.

This Week’s Topic: The Story of Salvation.

Creation, Fall, and Redemption

Our modern world has lost its story. We don’t know from where we came. We don’t know why we’re here. And we don’t know where we’re going. But God has a plan for each of our lives—a plan that  reveals the true meaning of our existence and leads to eternal happiness.

Seminarian of the Week: Scott Schieuer is the son of Kevin & Heidi Schieuer of St. Joseph Parish in Lincoln. He is studying Theology 1 at St. Charles Borromeo in Philadelphia. Remember to pray for Scott and for his formation.

Bishop’s Appeal for Vocations: The Bishop’s Appeal for Vocations has begun! Our parish’s goal is $25,840. We have collected 18,671.70 so far. Please give generously to support our diocesan seminarians!



  • A well-spoken cleanly-dressed young man has been making the rounds in the neighborhood, in various Lincoln churches, and in our own church. There are several desperate situations he’s describing in order to solicit funds from well-meaning people. Do not give money to this man. You may refer him to CSS or to the rectory.
  • They’re at it again! If your mobile number and/or e-mail is listed anywhere on our website or in the bulletin, you can expect to receive fraudulent messages from someone claiming to be Fr. Hottovy who is asking for gift cards. Don’t fall for it. Mark it as spam, block the sender, or ignore it.

The Thrift Store made $3082 last weekend.

  • Money made at the Thrift Shop benefits the church, school, and convent. Recently, the Thrift Shop donated $2500 toward the updating of the rectory kitchen.
  • Hours for business: Fridays 4-8 and Saturdays 9-3 | Please donate during business hours.
  • Christmas Boutique: 9-5 each day, October 29 & 30 at Knights of Columbus Hall: 6044 South Street.

Listen, Learn, Engage, Support

For this child I have prayed | St. Teresa Women’s Event Committee is sponsoring an event whose speaker is Sara Kroner, RN, the director of the Women Care Center of Lincoln. Mark your calendars for November 4th at 7pm. Please see the insert for complete details.

Parish Bazaar

Sunday, November 14, 2021

  • Remember that our parish bazaar is in two weeks! If you are in need of additional raffle tickets, you may pick them up from the church exits. We are also in need of volunteers on both Saturday and Sunday of the bazaar weekend to help with setup and tear down. Watch for information on signing up.
  • Raffle Tickets: please help support our parish bazaar by selling three books per family. Each family who sells tickets contributes to the success of the bazaar. And if you’re selling to non-parishioners—co-workers, other family, and friends —it’s another form of advertising beyond our boundaries. Raffle Ticket Stubs & payments can be turned in to the rectory (or into the rectory’s dropslot).

Thanks for your help and support!

LDCCW October Diaper Drive: please bring diapers to the vestibule. Sizes 5-6 are most needed. Thank you for your generosity!


Parish Pilgrimage: Marian Shrines | March 7, 2022; 12 days | Led by Fr. Jamie Hottovy

Come with us on our Marian Shrines pilgrimage, where Tekton Ministries has been leading pilgrimages for more than 20 years.  Your faith becomes more tangible in your daily life as you travel to the places where the Virgin Mary has appeared to guide her children, increase their faith, and bring them closer to her Son, Jesus. These special places of apparitions have grown the faith of thousands over the centuries.

Brochures are at the exits of the church.  The weblink is HERE.

CCD began on Sept 15th. It’s not too late to enroll. Please contact the parish office to register. aubrey-potter@cdolinc.net 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.

Faith Sharing for Intellectually Disabled Adults has begun. Every-other-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 cstratman306@gmail.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  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.






The Biblical Portrayal of St. Joseph Patron of the Universal Church

Will be presented by the Emmaus Institute on Saturday, October 23, 2021 from 9am-1pm at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church. Lunch will be catered by Harbor Coffeehouse. Register by October 21 at www.emmausinstitute.net


DATE NIGHT Make time for your vocation! The Family Life Office invites you to a date night out on October 26th, 6-9 pm at UNL Newman Center Rosary Hall with Fr. Sean Kilcawley. $45 for dinner/drinks/apps for two, $15 for drinks/apps, or come for free to the talk and go out to eat on your own (will also be streamed). More info/registration at https://lincolndiocese.regfox.com/octoberdatenight

October 23-24, 2021, Fest Quest - Blessed Sacrament Parish, Lincoln, NE. - Fall is finally here, and Fest Quest is only 2 weeks away! Our online auction opens for bids at 8 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 18th at www.bidpal.net/blessedsacramentfestquest. The adult event (must be 21+ to attend) will take place Saturday, Oct. 23rd from 6-9 p.m. with a meal, cash bar, & exclusive live auction items. Fun for the whole family begins on Sunday, Oct. 24th from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. with a parish meal, games, cake walk/sweet shop & online auction. The online auction will close at 2 p.m. with the lottery drawing to follow. Bid winners will be able to pick up their auction prizes following the lottery drawing. Questions? Contact Janice Malone - bscfestquest@gmail.com or 402-936-2643.

St Mary’s in Ashland is hosting their 2nd annual Harvest Fest!  Sunday, October 24, serving from 11-2:30.  Harvest Fest will feature a dinner of smoked pork loin with delicious sides & homemade desserts. ($12 adults; kids (6-12) $8; kids under 5 free) and drive thru or carry out ($12 per meal). There will also be a Country Market with handmade items & delectable baked goods, jams, jellies & other items.  An on-line silent auction is being conducted (biddingowl.com/StMarysCatholicChurch) that will close on October 27th

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 .


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



November 19, 2021, Trivia Night - returns to Blessed Sacrament on Fri., Nov. 19th. We will follow all mask mandates in place at that time. In addition, we will limit the number of tables sold to 20, with 8 players per table. Tables are $160. Get your reservation now by contacting  holly-kruger@cdolinc.net.


MOTHER/DAUGHTER PROGRAM “Fearfully and Wonderfully Made” for girls age 9-13 and their mothers will be held Sunday, November 21st, 2021 from 1:00-4:00 pm at John XXIII Diocesan Center and virtually.  This program is designed to educate girls on growing up and becoming a woman. Pre-registration is required. Cost is $25 per mother/daughter or $35 per family in person and $10 virtually.  To register, visit https://lincolndiocese.regfox.com/motherdaughter  Questions, please call Jen Davis at 402-261-6375 or email jmdavis17@gmail.com


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