October 27, 2023: Weekend Update

“I do not concern myself about what God might be asking of others. Whatever God asks of me always makes me happy.”

~ 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


October 29, 2023 Bulletin

Bulletin Advertisers Quarter 4

November 2023 Calendar

Tessa Longbons PLES 2023

2023 Parish Bazaar Poster

Silent Auction Flyer

Jewelry Flyer

Secular Carmelite Day of Recollection Flyer


All Saints Day Holy Day of Obligation

All Saints Day is Wed, Nov 1st, and is a Holy Day of Obligation. All Catholics are bound to attend Mass on Holy Days of Obligation. Mass times are as follows: Tues, Oct 31st: 5:30pm, Wed, Nov 1st: 6:30am, 8:15am, & 6:30pm. Mass will be celebrated privately for the Pink Sisters, and the chapel will open at 8am on the Holy Day.

Book of the Names of the Dead

November is the month of All Souls. All are welcome to write the names of your departed loved ones in the parish, Book of the Names of the Dead, found on the podium next to the baptismal font.

All Souls Remembrances

Those who wish for their departed loved ones to be remembered at Masses during the month of November should write the names on the special envelopes (from envelope packets) which will be kept on the altar during November. Monetary offerings included in the envelopes will be used for Masses for the Faithful Departed.

Trick or Treat

Those wishing to trick or treat at the rectory or convent are invited to come on Tues, Oct 31st from 6:30-8pm.

RCIA: The Paschal Mystery

All are welcome to join in the RCIA class on Mon, Nov 6th from 7-8:30pm in Kaczmarek Hall. Our topic will be “The Paschal Mystery” taught by Fr. Schwenka.

Altar Society Women’s Event

All women of the parish are invited to a guided tour of Catholic Social Services on Wed, Nov 15th, 7-8pm. Bring a friend and meet at CSS front door. Please bring food items for the CSS Food Pantry. Needed items: Oatmeal, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Sugar, Dried Beans, & Juice.

Bishop’s Appeal for Vocations

St. Teresa Parish’s goal for this year is $23,430. We currently have pledged $14,345. Please give generously to support our diocesan seminarians. St. Teresa Parish will be assessed by the Diocese for any amount short of our goal.


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! See https://cysi.org for the full schedule.

School Lunches

Monday, October 30th: Chicken Nuggets, Mixed Veggies, Fruit

Tuesday, October 31st: Spooky Jo’s, Corny Chips, Frightful Fruit

Wednesday, November 1st: NO SCHOOL

Thursday, November 2nd: Hamburger with Bun, French Fries, Fruit

Friday, November 3rd: Italian Dunkers, Green Beans, Fruit

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St. Teresa Thrift Shop

The Thrift Shop made $3,600 last weekend.

Hours for business:

Fridays 4-8 and Saturdays 9-3

Please donate during business hours.


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!

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!



I t’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.


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



Magnificat Fall Prayer Meal

There is still time! It’s Sat, Nov 4th at 9:30am, Hillcrest Country Club. Speaker: Fr. Brian Kane. Text/call 402-525-6396 by Tues, Oct 31, with your reservation. Mail your $30 check ($20 students) payable to Magnificat, c/o Tina Colgan, 521 N 56th St (68504). Be a friend & bring a friend, & share the Joy of Magnificat! All Catholic women are invited & those not of our Faith as well.

 St. John’s Annual Craft Fair

The St. John’s Annual Craft Fair will be Sat, Nov 18th, 9am-3pm. Get some early Christmas shopping done with unique gift ideas. Lunch is served from 11am-2pm. Menu includes Sloppy Joes, chips, & a soft drink. Desserts will be available. Bring friends, socialize, & shop!

 Pro-Life Education Series

St. Patrick’s, Knights of Columbus Pro-Life Education Series continues Sun, Nov 19, 7:30pm with speaker, Tessa Longbons, Charlotte NC Lozier Institute. She will speak on “The Dangers of Chemical Abortion & Our Role in Helping to Stop this Tragic Procedure”. The presentation will be live-streamed. To join the talk, go to stpatricklincoln.com& scroll to the Pro-Life section. You will need to download Zoom on your computer. Sponsor: Msgr. David R Hintz Council 13576.

Daughters of St. Paul Retreats

For virtual & in-person discernment retreats for women, go to www.connect.pauline.org/vocation-events/.



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.

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.

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!

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: Oct 29-Nov 5

Sun 10.29

1pm: Baptism (CH)

1:30pm: Private Event (KH)

3-7pm: STAGE Callbacks (KH)

1-9pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Mon 10.30

7-8:30pm: RCIA (KH)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Tue  10.31

All Saints Day Vigil

6-8pm: Scouts (KH)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Wed 11.1

All Saints Day

No School/CCD

7-11am: Little Flowers (KH)

7:30pm: Altar Society Meeting (KH)

7:30-9pm: Godteens (KH)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Thu 11.2

7pm: PPP Rosary (CH)

7:30pm: Choir Practice (CH)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Fri 11.3

6:30am: PPP Mass (CH)

4-9pm: STAGE (KH)

7-8pm: Holy Hour: music/confessions

24-Hour Eucharistic Adoration

Sat 11.4

8:45am: First Saturday Devotions (CH)

9am: Legion of Mary (MR)

9:15am: Pius X Bible Study (CR)

9-Noon: Grounds Clean-Up

9am-4pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Sun 11.5

1-9pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Mass Schedule: October 28-November 5

+ = 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).






Fallen Away Catholics




Pro Populo—Shower of Roses


+ Larry Heaslip


+ Shawn Schmid

Mon 10.30



+ Gerald Svoboda

7am PS

Father Roger


+ Matt Fouts




In Thanksgiving

7am PS

Maria Contreras


+ Ralph Waybright


Pro Populo




Terri Rickel

7am PS

Adoration Sisters’



Jackson Family


Altar Society Members




+ Monte Moser

7am PS

Faithful Departed


In Thanksgiving & for the Souls in Purgatory




Fallen Away Catholics

7am PS

Special Intention of Donor


+ Monte Moser



7am PS

Magnificat Group


Rhonda Ganz


Pro Populo




+ Deceased Members of the Thompson & Theisen Families


+ Eugene Ryan


Deceased Members of the Schafers & Wahl