September 1, 2023: Weekend Update

“I found the secret of suffering in peace – I don’t say joy. To suffer in peace, it is enough to will all that Jesus wills.”

~ 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


September 3, 2023 Bulletin

Bulletin Advertisers Quarter 3

CK Sisters Outdoor Workday

Immaculate Conception Bazaar Flyer

Sidewalk Advocacy Training

Fatima Movie Flyer

Paul Zucarelli Talk Flyer




Please welcome in baptism Emerson Dean Ferguson, son of Tyler and Stephanie. Congratulations!


Please pray for the happy repose of the soul of Virginia Ellis and for the peace and consolation for her family.

Mosers Thank You

We were overwhelmed with all the prayers, memorials, and he Altar Society women who provided food and worked serving and cleaning up.  Monte always enjoyed food and friends. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!

Matthew, Melinda, Mark & Judy

Parish Offices Closed

St. Teresa Parish offices will be closed on Mon, Sept. 4th in observance of Labor Day.

Out of the Office

Fr. Kipper will be out of the office from Sept. 5-14th.

Eucharistic Adoration

The Eucharist will not be exposed from Sat, Sept 2nd – Mon, Sept 4th due to Labor Day weekend. The Eucharist will be exposed again starting on Tues, Sept 5th.

Cub Scouts Fishing Outing

The Cub Scout fishing outing scheduled for Wed, Sept 6th has been canceled due to expected high temperatures.

Pitch Subs Needed

The signup for St. Teresa’s Pitch League ended September 1st. If you missed the signup and would still like to play, consider being a sub. Email or text Joan Tasler at or 402-310-9682 with your email address & phone number and tell her you want to join the sub list!

Grand Group

On Fri, Sept 15th, at Noon, the Grand Group will meet at the Knights of Columbus hall for our annual potluck salad luncheon and faith-based movie. This year’s movie: “A Man for all Seasons”, about Sir Thomas More and King Henry the 8th. Please join us for this special event!

Altar Society

All women of the parish are invited to the Altar Society meeting on Wed, Sept 6th. We will begin with the Rosary at 6pm in the Church followed by a potluck dinner and meeting in Kaczmarek Hall at 6:30pm. Please bring your favorite food and meet other women of the parish!

Godteens Kick-Off

    Godteens Kick-Off event will be Wed, Sept 13th, 6:30-8pm. We will have pizza, games, & time to meet your Godteens group! Please scan the QR code or go to for more info & to register for the upcoming school year. All St. Teresa Parish high school students are welcome!

To pay online go to or scan 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: 

Tues 4-5pm; Wed 9-10am, 10-11am, Noon-1pm, & 5-6pm;

Fri 10-11am and 11-Noon; Sat 3-4pm

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School Lunches

Monday, September 4th: NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, September 5th: Pulled Pork/Bun, Corn, Fruit

Wednesday, September 6th: Orange Chicken, Peas/Carrots, Fruit

Thursday, September 7th: Salisbury Steak, Potatoes/Gravy, Roll, Fruit

Friday, September 8th: Italian Dunkers, Salad, Fruit


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St. Teresa Thrift Shop

The Thrift Shop had “everything free” last weekend.

End of Summer Sale:

Sept 1-2:         CLOSED

Sept 8-9:        Open with new merchandise

Hours for business:

Fridays 4-8 and Saturdays 9-3

Please donate during business hours.



Pink Sisters Vocations Holy Hour

Please join the Pink Sisters for their Holy Hour for Vocations on Fri, Sept 1st at 7;15pm at the Pink Sisters’ Chapel, 1040 S Cotner Blvd. The singing will be led by the Knights of the Holy Eucharist Brothers.


RCIA will begin on Mon, Sept 25th in Kaczmarek Hall from 7-8:30pm. It will continue most Mondays throughout the year, leading up to the Easter Vigil on March 30th. 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 learns 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. If you have any questions, contact Fr. Kipper at the rectory or email him at


Family Tailgate

All are invited to a Family Tailgate on Sat, Sept 16th, 11am-1pm at St. Teresa’s. This evented is hosted by Marriage on Mission. Enjoy a hotdog lunch, yard games, and activities for kids to kickoff the Husker football season. Follow the link to register for the event and for more information:


Men’s Club Golf Tournament

St. Teresa’s Men’s Club is sponsoring a golf tournament. The four-man scramble will be held at Highlands Gold Course on Sun, Sept 17th. Please contact Dale Theisen at 402-430-0973 for more information or for a registration form.

Woodworkers of the Parish

Would you please consider building a simple stable for our nativity set? At Christmas time, a group of  St. Teresa parishioners give age-appropriate nativity sets to children living at St. Gianna’s (domestic violence shelter) Homes. These sets often don’t include a stable; by adding that, we hope to make the sets a more complete image of Our Lord’s humble birth. If you would like to find out more about the project, please contact Lori at



CCD will begin on Wed, Aug 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 > 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.


Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Registration for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) for the 2023-2024 year will open on the parish website on August 6th. This 90 minute, once-a-week program is for children ages 3-9. Children attending St. Teresa School, grades PreK-2nd, will attend during school hours. For more information, please see the parish website at Volunteers are needed for the sessions for the school children. Please contact Beth Ruhl at


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 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 |

  • Theresa Kottwitz: Parish Secretary

Mon-Thurs: 9-2 |


St. Teresa School is seeking a part-time custodian to clean the Kindergarten and Gym area in the school, approximately 10-15 hours/week, evening hours. This is a great position for High School or College students looking for a part-time job. If interested, contact the school office at or 402-477-3979.


Cathedral Before/After School Care Program is looking for a part-time Assistant Teacher for the afternoons. Please send a resume and cover letter to Nasako Weires-Madsen at


Pius X High School is accepting applications for the following positions: Maintenance Technician, Counseling Center Administrative Assistant, & Student Support Specialist.  If interested, apply online at

Diocesan Chancery Office has an opening for a full-time Benefits Coordinator. This position is responsible for diocesan benefits administration oversight. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, excellent written and verbal communication, organization and time management skills required. To apply for this position, please contact Marsha Bartek for an application, marsha-bartek@, 3400 Sheridan Blvd, Lincoln, NE 68506, or call 402-904-8052.

North American Martyrs is seeking a full or part-time Pre-K-8th grade Vocal Music and/or Art teacher for 2023-2024 school year. Contact include cover letter, resume & references.


Director of Stewardship, Cathedral of the Risen Christ

Cathedral of the Risen Christ in Lincoln, NE is looking for a Director of Stewardship. This full-time position will ensure Cathedral’s long-term vitality and support all stewardship initiatives. The Director of Stewardship will oversee advancement for the parish and school, cultivate relationships with constituents, coordinate giving campaigns, and implement future capital campaigns and special projects. The selected candidate must be a self-starter who possesses strong communication and leadership skills. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Dianne Hall, Office Administrator,





Prolife Education Series

The Prolife Education Series continues Sun, Sept 10, at 7pm at St. Patrick’s Finigan Hall. We will be showing the new “Fatima” movie: the miracle that changed the world forever. It’s an uplifting story of the power of faith & is historically accurate. The movie depicts a trial of faith that unfolds at the apex of WWI. (PG, 2020) Sponsor: David R Hintz Council 13576

CK Sisters Outdoor Fall Workday

CK Workday at Villa Regina Motherhouse, 4100 SW 56th St on Sat, Sept 30, 1:30-4:30pm. We will be planting trees, mulching, cleaning vegetable garden, & cutting trees. Helpful items to bring: shovels, work gloves, wheelbarrows, pickups, & chainsaws. Children welcome. Great for service hours! Contact if interested in coming. Print & complete a liability form f(1/adult; children added to adult form). Contact Sr. Mary Angela for a form. Walk-ins also welcome to come help!

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. Contact Catherine Turner 402-202-1614 for more information.

Paul Zucarelli Talk at Pius X High School

National Speaker, Paul Zucarelli, will be sharing his testimony at Pius X High School on Tues, Sept 26th at 7pm. Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased in the Cathedral parish office or by scanning the QR code on the attached flyer. If you purchase tickets online, please note you will receive an email confirmation that will serve as your ticket(s) to enter the event. There is no admission fee for clergy and religious. Watch for an article in the September 1st issue of the Southern Nebraska Register to learn more about the event!

Immaculate Conception (Ulysses) Chicken Dinner

Immaculate Conception Parish in Ulysses will have their Chicken Dinner on Sun, Sept. 10th form 10:30am-2:30pm. Mass at 10am. Chicken is back! (along with ham, mashed potatoes & gravy, corn, our “famous” coleslaw, and desserts). Enjoy your meal under our big tent or take advantage of our convenient drive-thru take out. Free will donation! We will have lots of kid’s games, chuck-a-luck, cake walk, cash raffle, and a country store too. Live polka music from 11:30am-2:30pm. Live auction at 3pm with many interesting items. Hope to see you there!




Spirit 102.7 - Called to Communion: Dr. David Anders

Dr. David Anders, a Catholic catechist, speaker, and writer, is coming Tues, Sept 19th, to Christ the King Catholic Church in Omaha at 7pm. He is the host of the EWTN call-in radio program, Called to Communion, heard on Spirit Catholic Radio weekdays from 1-2pm. His topic is “Relationship with Christ in the Catholic Church.” Tickets are on sale now for this event for $5 for one ticket or $20 for 5 tickets. Become and Evangelist and invite your friends and neighbors. Go to for more information and to purchase tickets!


Father-Daughter Day Retreat

The Serra Club is sponsoring a Father-Daughter Day Retreat on Sat, Sept 9th, 8:30am-2pm at the Marian Sisters, 6865 N 112th St, Waverly. This retreat is for dads & girls (grades 2-5). Come for games, faith formation, & time with the Sisters. Wear appropriate shoes & clothing for outdoor games. Bring a sack lunch & water bottle. No cost. RSVP: Justin Johnson at or text 402-580-7888 by Wed, Sept 6th.

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.

Healing Hearts Grief Support Sessions

Healing Hearts Grief Support for those who have suffered the loss of a loved one are being offered to assist Catholics in the grief process. Sessions: 6 Tues evenings beginning Sept 19th, 7-9pm at John XXIII Diocesan Center. Suggested donation: $25 for materials. To register: 402-473-0620.


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

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 or scan the QR code to register & learn more.

Healing Hearts Grief Support Sessions

Healing Hearts Grief Support for those who have suffered the loss of a loved one are being offered to assist Catholics in the grief process. Sessions: 6 Tues evenings beginning Sept 19th, 7-9pm at John XXIII Diocesan Center. Suggested donation: $25 for materials. To register: 402-473-0620.

Benedict XVI Diocesan School of Catechesis

For those Catholics who wish to strengthen their intellectual & spiritual formation, consider registering for the 2-Year Hybrid Program of catechesis. The program runs one Sat per month from 8:30am-3:30pm, Sept-April for a total of 96 hours of formation. Classes offered in person or via Zoom. Year 1: Creed, Sacraments, Commandments, & Prayer. Year 2: Salvation History, Church History, Spirituality, Faith & Reason. For more info or to register visit: or contact Discount of 25% for all Catholic School or CCD Teachers.

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 Questions: contact Mary at 402-314-0479 or Sponsored by the Office of Family Life & Discipleship and St. Benedict Prayer Team.

Christus Foundation Golf Tournament

Register or be a sponsor for the Christus Foundation Golf Tournament on Fri, Sept 15th at Crooked Creek Golf Course. Check-in at 9am, 10am shotgun start. Range balls provided, with lunch and awards following. Learn more about being a sponsor or registering as an individual or team at Call Gary Roberts for more info at 402-430-3732. $125 per person/$500 per team.

Emmaus Institute

The Emmaus Institute for Biblical Studies is now accepting registrations for in-person & online classes this fall. New courses offerings include: Creation to New Creation: Psalms & Wisdom Books (Mon 9/11 to 11/13); Praying with scripture: Meeting Jesus the Word in the Written Word (Wed 9/6 to 10/4 and 10/18 to 11/15); Heaven, Help the Home: God’s Blueprint for Marriage & the Family (Thurs 9/7 to 11/16). All class sessions begin at 6:30pm and run 90 minutes to 2 hours in length. Videos of classes can be watched online at any time. Learn more & register at

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 Aug 21st, Sept 18th, Oct 16th, Nov 20th, and possibly Dec 18th. For more information, email or call Megan Scdoris at 402-657-8199.

Attention Art/Craft Vendors!

If you are interested in selling your crafts or personal items at the St. Michael Annual Fall Festival, contact The Festival will be Sun, Sept 24th, Noon-3pm, and will include food, games, Bingo, Mums, music, and raffle. $20 per table/space. You keep the proceeds! Contact the St. Michael parish office with questions: 402-488-1313.

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; 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: September 3-10

Sun 9.3

No Eucharistic Adoration

Mon 9.4

Labor Day: Parish Offices Closed

                     No School

No Eucharistic Adoration

Tue  9.5

6-8pm: Scouts (KH)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Wed 9.6

3:05pm: Benediction (Sch)

4pm: CCD Classes Begin (Sch)

4pm: Leadership Board Mtg (Sch)

6pm: Altar Society Rosary (CH),

6:30pm: A/S Potluck & Mtg (KH)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Thu 9.7

7pm: PPP Rosary (CH)

7:30pm: 10AM Choir Practice (CH)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Fri 9.8

7am-Noon: School Pictures (KH)

8:15am: MCA Collection at Mass (CH)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Sat 9.9

9am: Legion of Mary (MR)

9am-4pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Sun 9.10

1-9pm: Eucharistic Adoration


Mass Schedule: September 2-10

+ = 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




Jeanne Kee


Schroedl Family


+ Deceased members of the Schafers & Wahl Families

Mon 9.4



Michaela Edstrand

7am PS

Mariann Kozisek B-Day


+ Richard Aksamit




+ Eugene Ryan

7am PS

Kaye Scully B-Day


+ Demuth Family




Bishop Bruskewitz, B-Day

7am PS

David & Reese Kincheloe


Altar Society Members




+ Cindy Hight

7am PS

+ Deceased Members of the Clyne Family


+ Denise Szatko




+ Jerry Swirczek

7am PS

148th Anniversary of SVD


+ Nancy Russell



7am PS

Anna Bryant Special Int


Christian Mothers


Athena Kee




Deceased Members of the Thompson & Theisen



+ Steve Sr & Martha Kuzma


Pro Populo