October 6, 2023: Weekend Update

“I have only to cast a glance in the Gospels and immediately I breathe in the perfumes of Jesus’ life.”

~ 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
  11. BedMaking


October 8, 2023 Bulletin

Bulletin Advertisers Quarter 4

Sr. Sylvia 25th Jubilee Poster

Silent Auction Items Needed Flyer

Bishop’s Appeal for Vocation Flyer (2-sided)




Welcome in Baptism, Eloise Catherine Kirkpatrick, daughter of Robert & Maggie, and Julia Rose Venzor, daughter of Thomas & Makayla. Congratulations!


Please pray for the happy repose of the soul of Marilyn Vontz and the consolation of her family.

RCIA: The Story of Salvation

All are welcome to join in the upcoming RCIA class on Mon, Oct 9th from 7-8:30pm in Kaczmarek Hall. Our topic will be “The Story of Salvation”, taught by Peter & Jean Timmerman.

Eucharistic Miracle Exhibit

Sun, Oct 8th is the last day for the Spirit Catholic Radio’s Eucharistic Miracles of the World Exhibit in Kaczmarek Hall.  This exhibit features 39 beautiful panels that highlight some of the most beautiful Eucharistic Miracles in the world. The panels feature both graphic & written descriptions of the miracles. The exhibit will be torn down at 7pm.

Grand Group

We have a 2-part event in October: Part I:  Fri, Oct 20th, 1pm, we will meet in the church parking lot to carpool to CSS where we will tour the newly renovated building. We will hear about the current programs as CSS designated to help those in need and suggestions to help us plan a service project that will make a worthwhile contribution to the good work of CSS. Following the tour, we will go the Harbor Café for refreshments. Please RSVP by Oct 17th. Part II: Tues, Oct 31st, we will meet at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 1pm to assemble our material & deliver them to CSS. We need everyone to pitch in & help in order to make this a success!

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

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: 

Wed 10-11am;

Fri 10-11am and 11-Noon;

Sat 3-4pm

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CSS Food Market

The CSS Food Market will be in front of school on Tues, Oct 10th starting at 3pm. All are welcome to come & pick up a bag of food!

Scrip Learning Session

Join our Scrip Coordinator, Staci, for a chance to get your Scrip account up & running, & learn some tips to maximize your rebates. These informal meetings will allow plenty of time for assistance & getting your Scrip questions answered. Be sure to have your phone handy If you’d like help familiarizing yourself with the RaiseRight app. To sign up for a session click HERE.

School Lunches

Monday, October 9th: Chicken Patty, Peas, Bread, Fruit

Tuesday, October 10th: Pancake on a Stick, Hashbrown, Fruit

Wednesday, October 11th: Taco Crunch, Refried Beans, Fruit

Thursday, October 12th: Salisbury Steak, Potatoes & Gravy, Roll, Fruit

Friday, October 13th: NO SCHOOL!


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St. Teresa Thrift Shop

The Thrift Shop made $3,007 last weekend.

Hours for business:

Fridays 4-8 and Saturdays 9-3

Please donate during business hours.



Lector and Acolyte Surveys

The Lector and Acolyte Surveys will be mailed out the week of October 1st. Please make every effort to complete your survey and return it, by October 22nd to the parish office (via video slot, in the collect basket, or in person), mail it to the parish office, or mail it to your coordinator (address on the survey). Your willingness to serve at the altar is admirable and greatly appreciated, and this survey is our only means to honor your preferences.


St. Teresa Parish Bazaar

Save the date for the St. Teresa Parish Bazaar on Sun, Nov 12th. Please pick up raffle tickets to sell, located in the vestibule of the church. Watch the bulletin for more details on the Bazaar.

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.


Card Shower

Connie Fouts, a long-time member of St. Teresa Parish, is celebrating her 100th birthday on Oct 14th. Cards & messages are appreciated.



STAGE One-Day Camps: S.T.A.G.E. Student theatre presents a One-Day Camp on Oct 16th, 10am-2pm for students ages 8-12, focusing on an intro to theater, technique, & a short One Act Performance. Cost $38. A camp for students ages 11-14 will focus on the audition monologue, providing specific skills to enhance any young performers audition method, instilling confidence. Cost $18. Class sizes are limited so register early under Upcoming Events on Stage Website below.

STAGE Auditions: 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.


Bed Making

Volunteers are needed to help make beds at the Waverly Retreat Center on Mon, Oct 9th, from 9-10am & 7-8pm. Click HERE to sign up to volunteer. This is a wonderful service opportunity for students needing service hours!

Save the Date: Sr. Sylvia Jubilee

Sr. Sylvia Onyido’s 25th Jubilee Celebration will be held on Sun, Oct 22nd at 1pm. Please watch the bulletin for more information.


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! 

Choir Welcomes New Members

As we begin singing for the year, the 10:00 AM Choir is ready to welcome new members. Practices are Thursdays, 7:30-9pm in the choir loft & at 9:30am Sunday mornings. Along with Sunday Masses, the choir also sings at Christmas Midnight Mass, Confirmation, & Triduum Liturgies. All voice parts are welcome, but we are in special need of tenors and basses.


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



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!


St. Anthony, Bruno, Duck & Pork Dinner

Come support St. Anthony in Bruno for their Duck & Pork Dinner and Bazaar on Sun, Oct 15, 11am-2pm. Dine-in, Carry-Out & Drive Through available.

Harvest Fest

Join St. Mary, Ashland, at their Harvest Fest on Oct 15, Noon-2:30. Dinner: smoked pork loin. Bake Shoppe available. Adults:$15, kids 6-12:$8, under 5 free.



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.


The Pearl of York

The Pearl of York, a play about St. Margaret Clitherow, written by Cathal Gallagher and directed by Patsy Urbanovsky, will be performed at St. Mary’s in Denton on October 12, 13, and 14, at 7pm and on Oct 15 at 2pm. Seating is limited and tickets must be reserved in advance at Frassati.Evenbrite.com.

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.

Men’s Rosary March

Men of all ages, join us for the Men’s Rosary March on Sat, Oct 14th, 11am at UNL Newman Center. Bring Rosaries, flags, banners, holy items, & statues as we pray and march to the State Capitol for speakers & fellowship to follow. We will be praying for the conversion of our nation.

White Mass

Calling all health care professionals! Join us for the White Mass on Sat, Oct 14th 9am at UNL Newman Center, Lincoln. Brunch following. Free will donation. Sponsored by the Catholic Medical Association. If you have any questions, please  contact lnkcma@gmail.com.

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: Oct 15, 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.

Bishops’ Pro-Life Banquet and Conference

The Truth can be hard to find & especially hard to live out. Join the Bishops of Nebraska at the Pro-Life Banquet & Conference on Oct 6th & 7th, as we discover how the Truth is found & lived in a new Dobbs era with Catholic Answers Apologist & keynote speaker, Joe Heschmeyer. You’ll network with leaders from across the state, find opportunities for involvement in the culture of life, & learn how Truth can shape the pro-life movement. Let us lift you up with prayer, arm you with information on breaking pro-life issues, & joyfully celebrate LIFE with you! Free banquet childcare is provided. Visit NECatholic.org or scan the QR code to register & learn more.

Spiritual Warfare in the Family Conference

The Spiritual Warfare in the Family Conference has been rescheduled! Come join us for this one-day event on Sat, Oct 14th, Newman Center, to hear evangelist & best-selling author Kathleen Beckman share strategies on how we can address spiritual warfare & safeguard our families. Seats limited to 250 so register soon at https://lincolndiocese.regfox.com/warfareconference. Questions: contact Mary at 402-314-0479 or mharper55@yahoo.com. Sponsored by the Office of Family Life & Discipleship and St. Benedict Prayer Team.

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 Oct 16th, 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 8-15

Sun 10.8

9am-7pm: Eucharistic Miracles (KH)

1-9pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Mon 10.9

2pm: School Confessions (CH)

7-8:30pm: RCIA (KH)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Tue  10.10

3pm: Food Market (Sch)

4-8pm: School Conferences (Sch)

6-8pm: Scouts (KH)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Wed 10.11

4pm: CCD Classes (Sch)

7:30pm: Men’s Club Rosary (CH)

8pm: Men’s Club Meeting (MR)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Thu 10.12

School: End of First Quarter

4-8pm: School Conferences (Sch)

7-9pm: Choir Practice (CH & KH)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Fri 10.13

No School

2pm: School Confessions (CH)

9am-5pm: CGS (KH & MR)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Sat 10.14

9am: Christian Mothers Meeting (KH)

9am-5pm: CGS (KH & MR)

9am: Legion of Mary (MR)

9am-4pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Sun 10.15

1-9pm: Eucharistic Adoration


Mass Schedule: October 7-15

+ = 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).






Pro Populo




Orphan Souls in Purgatory


+ Joe Hamersky


Respect for Life

Mon 10.9



+ Jarp Gressett

7am PS

Ronald & Nancy Mongeon & Family


+ Kenneth Grell




+ Dr. John J Stransky

7am PS

Weitzel & Davis Families


+ Trey Hollamon




+ Bill Klabenes

7am PS

+ Conrad Ott


Schroedl Family




Patrick Patton

7am PS

Special Intention of Donor


Anne Renner




+ Trey Hollamon

7am PS

Greg & Chris Royal,

Wedding Anniversary


Connie Fouts



7am PS

Souls in Purgatory


Christian Mothers


+ Deceased Members of Bern/Harre Family




+ Pat Thompson


Terri Rickel


Pro Populo