September 11: Message From Fr. Hottovy

Dear Parishioners,

Please take time to look through the updated announcements and review the old announcements. You are always welcome to call the parish office with questions.

Let us join in prayer—as we have been—for the Herrera family as they navigate this intense time of loss and grief.

Note: The Legion of Mary will be praying a Rosary for Mario Herrera at Blessed Sacrament on September 11th at 6:30 pm. This will be for anyone who would like to pray for the Happy Repose of Mario and for the Herrera Family that does not want to be in the overflow outside at St. Teresa's Church due to the space limits. 


Updated: Marian Mass

As part of the Fatima Project…

  • You are invited to attend our annual Marian Mass, multi-language Rosary, and Candlelight Procession on Wed Sept 16 at 7pm.  Due to present restrictions, this parish event will take place at St. Teresa Church.
  • Mass will take place in church, along with the rosary in many languages. Following the rosary, we will process outside and around the city block of the church with candles. With spacing, we should be able to sing, have candles, and call upon our Heavenly Mother to intercede on our behalf for the many needs of our parish and our world.
  • The Blessed Mother asked for "many prayers" to offset the evils of 1917 and for future generations. Let us gather as one to pray for an end to Coronavirus, civil unrest in our country, and for God's hand upon the upcoming elections.
  • These are the things with which we’ll need help: Distribute and light candles for pilgrims; serve as usher for the Mass, and to help the procession line; carry the Statue of Our Lady of Fatima (seminarians or high school boys); and process in the Honor Guard (girls 6-12th grade).
  • If you are able to volunteer, please contact Lee Hotovy at

 Welcome by Baptism: Anthony Lawrence Morales, son of Antonio and Samantha. Congratulations!

Grand Group

On Friday Sept 25th, which is the 4th Friday of the month, we are going to meet at KC Hall at 1:00 for a special treat!  Father Hottovy will share with us slides taken earlier this year when he led the parish pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Rome.  You won’t want to miss this!  Let me know if you will attend by Tue Sept. 22nd.  Call Phyllis at 402-488-9177. Don’t forget your mask and sanitizer!

 CCD: K–8th

  • Sign-up forms are located at exits. Please leave forms and fees in the parish office dropbox, Attn: Terry.
  • Meet in the church at 4:15 on Sept 23rd: Mass then parent meeting. Social distancing & masks required.
  • Volunteers and Teachers are needed.
  • Questions: Call Terry at 402-730-3518

 Please pray for the repose of the soul of Doris Pascal, aunt of Mary Huggenberger (and aunt of Fr. Loras Grell).

In-parish Job Opening: St. Teresa School is seeking an Extended Learning Center director. The position is about 15 hours per week with the program running from 3:15-5:30 p.m. each school day and from 12:30-5:30 on early dismissal days. Must have a degree in education or child/youth development, have 6 credit hours in the area of education, OR have 3000 clock hours of verifiable experience in organized group activities for school-age children. Please contact Sister Mary Ruth if you have questions or are interested (; 402-477-3358).

:: REPEAT PARISH ANNOUNCEMENTS (for your convenience) ::

CONFESSIONS: SCHEDULING UPDATE: Beginning September 5th, we are returning to our traditional Saturday confessions times, which are 3-4pm and 5-5:15pm (or until the last confession is heard). We are still using the sacrisities for confessions.

Godteens: Registration is still open for the 2020-21 school year. If you haven't already signed up, you can register HERE or use the QR code in the printed bulletin. Home meetings are planned for the coming week.

Spiritual Adoption

Thank you to all who spiritually adopted a baby this past week. So far, 56 babies have been adopted and 36 families are participating.  It is not too late to join in. Commitment cards,  prayer cards and information sheets  are in the back of the church.  Please see the attachment (or bulletin insert) for a great story about Spiritual Adoption.

 St. Teresa Giving & Parish Income | August 2020

Each month, we need to give/collect $110,500.00 to meet our budget. There were FIVE weekend collections in August; the total came to $127,293.93 which is $16,793 OVER our goal. Well done and thank you!

Good Friday Collection: Because of the pandemic, many missed the opportunity to donate to the Pontifical Collection which is normally taken up on Good Friday. This collection benefits Christians living in the Holy Land. This collection will take place on September 13, 2020.

We will NOT be having a parish picnic this year (normally celebrated around our Titular Feast Day of Oct 1st) again—due to health concerns.

Those who are unable to attend Mass or Confessions in person may contact the parish office to schedule a home-visit from a priest for confession and/or communion.

Eucharistic Adoration (Exposition!)

During this difficult time in our community, country and world, we need Jesus more than ever. Prayer before the Blessed Sacrament is vital for the conversion of our world. We want to bring back Eucharistic Adoration, but we need to make sure that someone is present with Jesus the whole time He is exposed. As we ease back into an adoration schedule, Exposition will be Sundays from 1-9pm, Mondays from 9-9, and Tuesdays from 9-9 and will begin August 16th IF all Hours are filled. We will reevaluate on September 29th. If you aren’t able to commit to an hour each week, consider signing up as a substitute. Regardless of whether you commit or sub, please stop by at any time during adoration to make a visit with our Lord, even if only for a few minutes! God loves to spend time with you! An online sign-up has been created HERE to make sure all hours are covered and its link is in the weekly e-mail. If you want to sign up but can’t use the link, please call the parish office for help.

Are you interested in learning more about your faith or are you considering becoming Catholic?

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) will be offered this year. Classes are in the Marian Room from 7:30-9pm on Thursday evenings, beginning on Sept 24th. These classes are for Catholics and non-Catholics alike. Invite a friend and plan to attend!

Confirmation: The eagerly-anticipated confirmation of last year’s fifth graders will take place September 19th and 26th at 10am. Please note: attendance is by invitation only.




St. Joseph School, Lincoln, is seeking a faith-filled, dynamic teacher for a full-time first grade position. The position involves furthering the mission of St. Joseph Catholic School by teaching students and working collaboratively with teachers and staff to support a positive learning environment. Salary based on educational background and experience. Please send resume and references to

FATHER/SON PROGRAM “In His Image” for boys age 10-14 and their fathers will be held Sunday, October 4th, 2020 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at John XXIII Diocesan Center and virtually.  This program is designed to educate boys on growing up and becoming a man. Pre-registration is required. Cost is $25 per father/son or $35 per family in person and $10 virtually.  To register, visit  Questions, please call the NFP Offices 402-473-0630 or email

MOTHER/DAUGHTER PROGRAM “Fearfully and Wonderfully Made” for girls age 9-13 and their mothers will be held Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 from 9 a.m. to noon 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 Questions, please call Jen Davis at 402-261-6375 or email

Divorced? Come find comfort, counsel, hope and healing consistent with Catholic Church teachings.

The twelve-week video series & facilitator led Surviving Divorce program begins on October 5th,

7-9pm, at John XXIII Diocesan Center, 3700 Sheridan Blvd. A suggested donation of $50 covers the cost of the program and includes the Surviving Divorce personal guide and all materials. Classes are kept small and may be registered for by contacting the Family Life Office at 402-473-0620 or Social distancing measures & precautions will be in place.  Attendees are asked to wear a mask for entrance into the building.

Menopause Information Session. Michele Chambers, CFCP, will be speaking about the health, hormonal, and charting implications of menopause on October 26th at 7 pm at the John XXIII Diocesan Center. The event will also be held virtually. Event is free, pre-registration requested at Questions, please call the NFP Office at 402-473-0630 or email

Men’s Conference: October 17 from 9 am – 3 pm at St. Peter Church in Lincoln. Men on Fire: Take Back What Belongs To You. Online participation option now available! Register online at

Scholarships available - contact Annette Wemhoff at for more information. This event is sponsored by Spirit Catholic Radio 102.7 FM.

Women’s Conference: September 24-26 @ St. Peter Church in Lincoln. Undone: Freedom for the Feminine Heart. Online participation option now available! Register online at  Scholarships, student and missionary discounts are available - contact Annette Wemhoff at for more information. This event is sponsored by Spirit Catholic Radio 102.7 FM KVSS.

Diocesan Confirmation Retreat

All students being confirmed along with their parents are invited to attend the “Confirmed in Mission” Confirmation Retreat! It will be held Saturday, October 3rd from 10am-4:30pm at Camp Kateri. This event is an opportunity for parents and their children to come together to be renewed in the Holy Spirit and prepare for the sacrament of Confirmation. Light breakfast and lunch is provided, and appropriate health measures will be taken. Cost is $15 per person to register. To register or for more information visit:


May God bless you and keep you!