September 23, 2022: Weekend Update

Miss no single opportunity of making some small sacrifice, here by a smiling look, there by a kindly word; always doing the smallest right and doing it all for love.

~ 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
  1. Welcome & Water Table SignUp
  2. Women's Event



September 25, 2022 Bulletin

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In baptism, Kolbe Steven Long, son of Brett and Elizabeth. Congratulations!

New Parishioner: Welcome to the parish, Fabrice Essame

Parish Picnic

Please mark your calendars for our annual Parish Picnic on Sun, Oct 2nd from 4:00-6:30pm. Men's Club will grill hamburgers and hotdogs. Please bring a side dish and/or dessert and your own place settings. Drinks (water, lemonade & iced tea) will be provided. Bring your saints costume for any children wishing to process in the saints parade!

Welcome & Water Table: Altar Society is looking for help handing our nametags and water. Anyone interested in helping at the Parish Picnic with either, please sign up HERE.

Women’s Event

St. Teresa Women’s Event Committee invites you to learn to play Pickleball with Mary Mach on Mon, Oct 3rd, 6:30 pm in the school parking lot. Please sign up HERE or email Mary Pat McBride at

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 Don’t forget to mark your calendar for Nov 13th for an afternoon of community and fun!!!


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.



Thrift Shop

The Thrift Shop made $3,620 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


St. Teresa School Kitchen is seeking  a part-time assistant cook. Hours: Tues-Thurs 10:45 am—1:00 pm. Contact Rosie Polak at 402-477-3358 or 402-429-8465 if interested.

Bus Driver Needed for School Field Trips: If you already have your CDL (or are interested in finding out more about the process) and would be interested in occasionally driving for school field trips, we want to hear from you! Please contact the school office at 402-477-3358.

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

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

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

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




RCIA will begin Mon, Oct 3, 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 Catholc 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


Titular Feast Day

All girls of the parish are invited to dress as St. Therese and process in for the 8:15 am Mass on Fri, Sept. 30th.  The front pews will be reserved for our little St. Therese’s. Please contact Nikki Shasserre by Sept 26th at 402-770-9241 (text/call) or


St. Teresa Spiritwear Store

St. Teresa School Spiritwear store is now open. Please go to: Use Code: GEAR to receive 20% off $60.00 or more until Oct 10, 2022.


Calling All Voices!

The 10:00 am choir is starting up for the year and welcoming new singers. Practices are Thursdays 7:30-9:00 pm in the choir loft. All voice parts are needed, especially tenor and bass singers. For questions contact Amy at 402-480-0491 or

St. Teresa School Substitute Teachers

Substitutes are needed for our beautiful Catholic School. Would you prayerfully consider subbing? Here are the three options:

  1. Current teaching certificate: You are ready to sub. Call the school at 402-477-3358
  2. State Substitute Permit: If you have an expired teaching certificate, Apply
  3. Local Substitute Permit: for those with 60 credit hours may apply.

Questions: contact Dave Friesen at or 402-473-0613

 We Help Fund

Our We Help fund is dwindling. This fund helps our parishioners in need. If you feel called to help in this apostolate, please send a check to the rectory (there are envelopes with a blue cross at the exits of the church) and write “We Help” in the memo line or donate online at our website, by clicking on the online giving button.


Would you like to bring up the gifts at Mass?

Here’s how you can participate: there is a card lying on the gifts table toward the back of the church. When you come in for Mass, pick that up and keep it with you. At the time of offertory, come to the back of church to bring up the gifts (replace the card then).

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 |

  • Theresa Kottwitz: Parish Secretary

Mon-Thurs: 9-2 |

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.



Life Chain

Life Chain will be held sun, Oct 2nd, 2:30-3:30pm. St. Teresa’s location is on the South side of 33rd—35th Streets. Please join our parish on praying for the unborn.

Walk to Remember

Sun, Oct 2nd, 1-2p.m. at Lincoln Memorial Park. We remember the 870,000 babies who die each year through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, or newborn death.

Frassati Young Adults Barn Dance

All young adults are invited to a Barn Dance for a stompin’ good time at our on Oct 1st. Come to Prairie Creek inn Barn (20 min east of Lincoln in Walton) for one of the most anticipated Frassati events of the year! Music and dancing commence at 7pm. Information: visit the Facebook Page “Frassati Fellowship Lincoln or contact Claire Patton at




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


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


Magnificat Retreat

Magnificat of Lincoln is sponsoring a retreat for women, “Honey from the Rock: Finding God in All Thinks!” at Our Lady of Good Counsel Retreat House, Sept 23-25. Retreat leaders: sr. Marguerite Marie & Sr. Mary Nika from the Disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ. They are a Franciscan Charismatic Religious Community of Diocesan Rite, called to witness the Godpel and seeking to draw all people into a personal relationship with Jesus through the transforming power of the Holy Spirit. See under Sisters Profiles for more information about the retreat leaders. To register go to: Information: call/text Rhonda Litt at 402-525-6396.


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

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

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!