October 6, 2022: Weekend Update

Jesus does not demand great actions from us, but simply surrender and gratitude.

~ St. Thérèse of Lisieux

Handy Links:

  1. Altar Server Schedule (look for the red button)
  2. Elementary School Enrollment
  3. Eucharistic Adoration Sign-up
  4. Parish Website
  5. Online Giving
  6. Cub Scout Pack 128
  7. Bedmaking SignUp
  8. Women's Event



October 9, 2022 Bulletin

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Walk the Little Way Fundraiser



Coffee & Rolls

Altar Society will be serving coffee and rolls in the courtyard after the 8am and 10am Masses on Sunday, Oct 9.

Grand Group

Please join us on Fri, Oct 21st playing mini-golf at Sun Valley Lanes. Cost: $7.95 per person. Meet in the church parking lot at 12:30 on the 21st to carpool. Don’t miss out on an afternoon of fun!

Parish Bazaar

Our Parish Bazaar will be held Sun, Nov 13th. Be watching for your opportunity to pick up raffle tickets to sell or purchase and the chance to bid on some of our many items on the Silent Auction. Please drop off any Silent Auction donations at the rectory. Continue to watch for further details. Questions: email bazaar.stts@gmail.com. Don’t forget to mark your calendar for Nov 13th for an afternoon of community and fun!!!

Pink Sisters’ Holy Hour

Please join the Pink Sisters for a Holy Hour on Friday, October 7th at 7:15pm at the Pink Sisters’ Chapel, 1040 Cotner Blvd. Singing led by The Cathedral Choir.

Walk the Little Way

St. Teresa School annual fundraiser, Walk the Little Way is inviting friends and benefactors of our school to help offset operating costs for our 260 students and to fund special projects. Project 1: Updated carpet/paint, bookcases & cubbies, installing sinks 7 drinking fountains. Project 2: green space in front & back of school. 100% of donations go directly to the school. In Thanksgiving, we pray for the intentions of all our generous donors during the school-wide Rosary Walk on Oct 21st. Online giving: https://givebutter.com/WTLW22.  WTLW 2021 was a success and we were able to obtain new playground equipment. Thank you for all your support over the years!

CSS Food Market Day

The CSS Food Market will be set up outside the school on Thurs, Oct 13th beginning at 3 pm. All are welcome to come and pick up a bag of food!

We Help

The collection for the We Help Fund through Sept totaled $5,816.  A special thank you to the Thrift Shop for their large donation to help grow our fund. Thank you to all who contributed to help replenish this fund!

Thrift Shop

The Thrift Shop made $2,874 last weekend

Hours for business:

Fridays 4-8 and Saturdays 9-3

Please donate during business hours.

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:

Thurs 4-5pm; and Fri 2-3pm

Religious Sisters Vocations of the Week

Pray for young women to discern a vocation to the Sisterhood of our Diocese of Lincoln Motherhouses.


















Job Opportunities


The Chancery Offices have an opening for a Property Maintenance Supervisor. Previous maintenance experience required. Contact Marsha Bartek at 402-904-8052 or marsha-bartek@lincolndiocese.org


The Chancery has a job opening for a part-time housekeeping position.  This is a 15-20 hours/week position responsible for light housekeeping and assisting with daily meal preparation for the retired priests at Bonacum House. To apply, please send cover letter & resume to Marsha Bartek at marsha-bartek@lincolndiocese.ort or mail to 3400 Sheridan Blvd, Lincoln, NE 68506.

St. Michael Parish is seeking a part-time pianist for some of the Saturday and Sunday Masses. Please call/text Sharon at 253-224-8668 or send resume to Sharon-long@cdolinc.net.

 Villa Maria School is accepting applications for a full or part-time Special Education Teacher for the 2022-23 school year. Please contact Sr. Jeanette at 402-786-3625 or sr.jeanette-rerucha@cdolinc.net.

Blessed Sacrament needs a part-time musician for an organist/pianist/guitarist for their children’s weekday 8:15 am Mass. Contact Fr. Morin at fr.mike-morin@bsc.church.



Bedmaking at Retreat Center

We are in need of some volunteers to help make beds at Our Lady of Good Counsel Retreat House on Fri, Oct 21. Please sign up HERE


Christian Mothers Brunch

For the first time since 2019, the Confraternity of Christian Mothers will be inducting new members & hosting the New Member Brunch. On Sat, Oct 8th, following the 8:15am Mass, mothers who wish to join may be inducted in a prayerful ceremony in the sanctuary and then treated to brunch in Kaczmarek Hall. If you would like to join the Confraternity or come celebrate with our new members, please email your RSVP to Emily at emilyjopfeiffer@gmail.com.


It’s not too late to sign up for RCIA. Classes are Mondays from 7-8:30 PM in Kaczmarek Hall. It will continue most Mondays throughout the year, leading up to the Easter Vigil. RCIA involves the study of the Catholic faith and is the normal means for non-Catholics to discern entrance into the Catholic Church. RCIA is open to any adult, non-Catholic or Catholic, who wants to learn more about the Catholic faith. Please consider asking someone who might want to learn about the Catholic faith to attend RCIA along with you. To sign up, contact the rectory  at 402-477-3979. Questions: contact Fr. Kipper at the rectory or email fr.nicholas-kipper@lincolndiocese.org.


Altar Society Diaper Drive

October Diaper Drive: Please place diaper donations in the collection box in the vestibule of the church. Monetary donations should be taken to the rectory or dropped off in the rectory slot. Greatest need for diaper sizes: 5 & 6. Thank you!


S.T.A.G.E Auditions

Auditions for the S.T.A.G.E. production, Saintspears, will be held Oct 21-23. Saintspeare is a humorous intertwining of Shakespeare’s famous plays. This play provides a fun way to learn Shakesperean theater, while providing a saintly message about true love. Performances set for Jan 19-22. Visit stage4kids.com for more information and to sign up for an audition slot.

S.T.A.G.E Camp: Studio ABC

S.T.A.G.E. Student Theater presents “Studio ABC” on Oct 10th, 9:30am-2:30pm in Kaczmarek Hall. This is a One-Day Theater Camp for students ages 9 and up. Students will help create & perform comedy sketches with a positive message. Campers will write dialogue, develop the set, & work with props. Minimal costuming. Come explore! Register: stage4kids.com under Upcoming Events/see registration button. Cost: $38. Bring own lunch. Questions: contact Lee Hotovy at shotovy@msn.com



Godteens will begin with a big kick-off gathering at Woods Park on Wednesday, September 14 14th. GodTeen Leaders:

Seniors: John and Rosie Ruhl

Juniors: Jake and Ellie Andreasen

Sophomores: Victor and Alaina Wolff

Freshmen: Jake and Maggie Allen

Questions, contact your GodTeen leader or call the Parish Office at 402-477-3979. Please complete GodTeen Registration forms and payment and give to your GodTeen Leader or drop off at the rectory.


St. Teresa Spiritwear Store

St. Teresa School Spiritwear store is now open. Please go to: https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/nebraska/lincoln/st.-teresa-jayhawks-apparel. Use Code: GEAR to receive 20% off $60.00 or more until Oct 10, 2022.

 Abortion Tuesday Rosary & Mass

Every Tuesday 9:30—10:30am

5632 S. 48th Street, Lincoln

Pray for an end to abortion with many other fellow Catholics every Tuesday.  Rosary @ 9:30am  outside Planned Parenthood followed by Mass at 10am across the street 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

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.



Pro-Life Education Series

Roe v. Wade Overturned: Explaining the Dobbs Decision and New Legal Battles in Protecting the Unborn will be held on Sun, Oct 9, 7pm at St. Patrick’s Finigan Hall (6126 Morrill Ave). Speaker: Michael McHale, Legal Counsel, Thomas More Society. Michael will discuss some of the pro-life cases & state laws the Thomas More Society have been working on in its aftermath and how Justice Scalia’s legal legacy was visible throughout the Dobbs opinion & critical to the overturning of Roe. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council 13576.

Emmaus Institute

The Emmaus Institute for Biblical Studies will present its fall seminar, “Encountering the Eucharist from Genesis to Revelation” on Sat, Oct 22, 9am-1pm at St. Patrick Church in Lincoln. Refreshments and lunch will be provided. Go to www.emmausinstitute.net to learn more and to register. Space  is limited.

Date Night

Make time for your vocation! The Family Life Office invites you to a date night out on Oct. 18th, 6-9pm at UNL Newman Center Rosary Hall with Mitch Klein as the speaker. The topic is “Unity Within Marriage”. Cost: $45 for dinner/drinks/apps for two or come for free to the talk and go out to eat on your own (will also be streamed). For more information or to register go to https://lincolndiocese.regfox.com/datenightoct.

50 Days for 50 States Program

LDCCW is encouraging each Catholic to offer prayers for the upcoming elections.

Week 3 (Oct2-9): Iowa, Kansas Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts

Week 4 (Oct10-16): Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada

Week 5 (Oct 17-24): New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio

Week 6 (Oct 24-30): Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee

 Please be watching for future weeks.


Navigating the Change

Please join Michele Chambers, a Certified FertilityCare Practitioner, who has taught the Creighton Model FertilityCare System for over 20 years, as she talks about what one can expect throughout the menopause process, from both a fertility and general health perspective. Tues, Oct11th, 7pm at John XIII Diocesan Center, 3700 Sheridan Blvd or virtually. Free event. For information or to register: https://lincolndiocese.regfox.com/menopause.


40 Days for Life Fall 2022 Campaign

runs from Sept 28-Nov 6. Prayer Vigil location: Planned Parenthood, 5631 S 48th St, daily: 6am-7pm. For more info, contact Turner at 402-202-1614. Learn more, get involved, & sign up for prayer times with 40daysforlife.com/Lincoln.


Marquette Model of Natural Family Planning

Brings 21st century technology to NFP for added objectivity & confidence. Group & private sessions available. A self-paced online course option lets you learn on your own schedule. For more details, check out faminineGeniusMinsitries.com


Programs for Those Affected by Divorce or Separation

Children of Divorced/Separated Parents: Life-Giving Wounds, a Catholic apostolate dedicated to supporting adults from broken homes, is running an online retreat from Sept 29-Nov 10. Cost: Adults: $185 early-bird, $225 after Sept 18, College students/consecrated: $95 early-bird $125 after Sept 18. For more information or to register:


Divorced: A twelve-week video series & facilitator-led Surviving Divorce program begins Oct 3, 7-8:30 pm, at John XXIII Diocesan Center. Suggested donation of $50 covers the cost of the programs and includes the Surviving Divorce personal guide and materials. Classes kept small. To register: contact Family Life Office at 402-473-0620 or familylifeoffice@cdolinc.net

World Youth Day 2023

The dates for the next World Youth Day in Portugal have been announced, and our diocesan trip is ready to start taking registrations!  Our trip will be from July 24 through August 9, 2023, and includes a side trip to Fatima.  For more information or to register, please visit https://www.lincolndiocese.org/pilgrimages/world-youth-day

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 HERE. Remember that for St. Teresa parishioners, Men’s Club or Altar Society will pay for half of a standard retreat per year!