September 24, 2021: Weekend Report

Dear Saint Teresa Parishioners,

Feels like we begin every e-mail with, “things are picking up!” and it’s not wrong, but it’s getting repetitive, isn’t it? Perhaps it feels that way because events are taking place now that we had to cancel last year. School is going strong. Our Titular Feast Day is October 1st. The parish picnic is October 3rd. The Bazaar is coming up next month. All groups’ meetings have resumed; they’re all active again. We’re all going to get in shape, socially, after a long period of “social distancing”.

Thanks for taking the time to look over the announcements. The October parish calendar has been printed and is in the bulletins but it was not playing nicely and has not been attached as a pdf (in fact, it’s been sent to bed early without its supper). So if you want an October calendar, please either pick up a bulletin or ask for one at the parish office and we’ll print it for you.

May God bless you richly and keep you healthy.


Handy Links:

  1. Acolyte Sign-up
  2. Eucharistic Adoration Sign-up
  3. Parish Website



September 19 Bulletin

Bulletin Advertisers

Parish Picnic Flyer



St. Thérèse of Lisieux Feast Day: October 1st

  • Bishop James Conley will celebrate the 8:15am Mass on Friday, October 1st.
  • Girls in the parish are invited to dress as St. Therese for our parish feast day Mass on Friday, October 1st. Meet in Kaczmarek Hall by 7:45am. Please e-mail Nikki Shasserre by September 29th if your daughter will be participating.

The Bishop’s Appeal for Vocations has begun! Our parish’s goal is $25840. Please give generously to support our diocesan seminarians and especially our own four men: Liam O’Shea-Creal, Tony Schukei, Jonah Brox, and Paul Mach. Look for your pledge card in the mail, which were sent a few days ago.

Cub Scouts fishing event for boys: All boys grades K-5 are invited to come fishing with Cub Scouts Pack 128. 6-7:30pm Tuesday Sept 28, South Shore Road at Holmes Lake park. Look for the Pack 128 sign. Boys should be accompanied by parent/guardian; siblings welcome to attend, too. Snack and all fishing equipment will be provided. See what Scouting is about and get your Cub Scouts questions answered! No obligation to join. Contact Nathaniel Cunningham:, 402.802.8520

Walk the Little Way is St. Teresa School's annual fundraiser in which we ask our broader community (friends,   relatives, neighbors) to support our school. This year, our goal is to raise $45,000 by October 28th. The fundraiser will support repairs and replacements to our playground surface and equipment. Anything above will go to the THRIVE tuition assistance funds.

Donations are accepted until October 28, and on that day the students will celebrate by wearing their matching T-shirts and participating in a school-wide Rosary Walk through the neighborhood, praying for our donors' intentions.

Donations may be made in cash, check, or at:

(Use your phone to scan  the QR code below; it will take you to this site.)

Help us spread the word!

Parish Bazaar

  • Our Annual parish bazaar is Sunday November 14th. In the next few weeks there will be raffle tickets available for pick up to take home to both purchase and sell. Please mark your calendar for Nov 14th for an afternoon of community and fun!
  • We will again have the silent auction as part of the bazaar.  If you would like to donate an item, please drop it off at the church rectory. Volunteers are needed to help call business for the silent auction. To volunteer, e-mail:

WANTED: People who love to paint (walls)

If this describes you, please contact the rectory office. There are several autumn painting projects that require the help of volunteers. Contact the parish office if you are interested.

Recycled Paper

The school is always in need of clean, flat, recycled paper for printing one-sided worksheets. This helps save on the cost of printing.

Thanks for your help!

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Eugene Zulkoski, father of Susan O’Grady.

Eucharistic Adoration Update: we are in great need of people who are    available to sub during the hours of 9-5, M-F. Those times are difficult to fill, and we don’t want to “wear out” our existing subs. Please consider whether you can sign up to sub periodically during any of those times.

We need Freshmen Godteens Leaders

Frequency: Once per week during the school year: Weds 7:30-9pm

A leader-couple takes a class as freshmen and continues with them through the end of their senior year, teaching them about the Faith. They open their home to once-per-week meetings for high school students during the school year.

Parish Financial Update

This is information that was included in the quarterly mailing you recently received:

We have collected $38,273 less than we need to stick to  budget (read: to make our income match our expenses).

Please see the chart in the printed bulletin and in your quarterly mailing; it helps illustrate our parish’s finances over the past four years. Thank you for your ongoing generosity!




The Bishop’s Appeal for Vocations has begun! Our parish’s goal is $25,840. Please give generously to support our diocesan seminarians and especially our own four men: Liam O’Shea-Creal, Tony Schukei, Jonah Brox, and Paul Mach. Look for your pledge card in the mail, which will be sent this week.

St. Thérèse of Lisieux Feast Day: October 1st

Bishop James Conley will celebrate the 8:15am Mass on Friday, October 1st.

Girls in the parish are invited to dress at St. Therese for our parish feast day Mass on Friday, October 1st. Meet in Kaczmarek Hall by 7:45am. Please e-mail Nikki Shasserre by September 29th if your daughter will be participating.

PARISH PICNIC | October 3, 2021

North Lawn | 4:00pm-6:00pm

There will be a potluck meal with meat and beverages provided. Bring your   family’s table settings and a desert or salad to share.

Please contact Aubrey at the parish   office if there is a role you regularly fill which you plan to continue.


"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

   Excerpt from The New Colossus by Emma Lazarus, written for the Statue of Liberty


Catholic Social Services recently welcomed two large refugee families: one from the Congo and one from Syria. These families had each spent eight years in refugee camps before coming to their new homes here in      Lincoln. By the end of September, CSS will welcome five more families.

You can donate directly to CSS at and designate Refugee        Resettlement Services.

New or gently used items to set up the new homes are also needed and can be dropped off at their O Street Office.          If you'd like them to be picked up, contact Renee Cunningham at 402-610-3153.

After the five families are settled this month, they are expecting 125 refugees from Afghanistan, so the need for donations will remain urgent.


CCD began on Sept 15th. It’s not too late to enroll. Please contact the parish office to register. or 402-477-3979

Classes are at school on Wednesdays from 4:00PM-5:15pm.

40 Days for Life | New Hours! Join your fellow parishioners in prayer outside of Planned Parenthood Thursdays from 6am-1pm, Sept 22 - Oct 31. Help save lives and souls: sign up for an hour. Weekly commitments are very helpful!  Sign up online at or on the board in the back of church.

Life Chain 2021

Plan to attend the annual Life Chain Sun, Oct 3 from 2:30-3:30pm we—together with other churches and parish communities—will line O Street from 33rd to 35th (south side of O Street) to pray and peacefully protest Abortion.

Faith Sharing for Intellectually   Disabled Adults has begun. Monday 7pm Meetings will be held at St. Teresa School. Please call Shannon Kohmetscher if interested in joining: 402-430-0681


 UPDATED: Eucharistic Adoration

  • Spend an hour with the Lord!
  • The link to the online sign-up is HERE. Even though sessions begin and end, the sign-up site/link stays the same. If you sign up for a session and want to continue the Holy Hour, simply leave your name on the sign-up. If you sign up for a session but are unable to commit to the next session, you may remove your name from the sign-up (if you need help changing your sign-up, e-mail Carrie Stratman at or call the parish office)
  • Ron Zimmer (402-310-9342) is happy to assist those needing help signing up or finding a sub.
  • Hours of Exposition are Sun 1-9, Mon-Fri 9-9, and Sat 9-4
  • Open Holy Hours:

Monday 12-1, 1-2 & Wednesdays 11-12.  All other days are full!


Gift Bearer Instructions

If you’d like to take up gifts at a Mass, pick up the Gift Bearer sign from the gifts table in the back and take it with you to your seat. When you come back for the gifts, bring the sign with you and leave it at the table. If no one picks up the sign    before Mass begins, the ushers will ask a person or family.

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.








IN HASTINGS Nov.  5--7

'Finding a renewed couple-communication

and heartfelt love between us'.

Call right away to secure a place!

Contact couple Pat & Janelle Benson

Pat 308-940-0670 Janelle 308-940-1105


St. Joseph York Parish Secretary/Bookkeeper position: Training provided. QuickBooks bookkeeping system knowledge is beneficial. Full benefits package available for 25+ hours per week. Sharing a part-time position, possible option. Please call 402 362-4595 or email

St. Michael’s Church in Lincoln is sponsoring the Men on Fire Conference on Saturday, October 30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Presented by Bart Schuchts of, this conference will help men to live the life that God intended for them.  “Become who God meant you to be, and you will set the world on fire!” St. Catherine of Sienna.  Cost is $50.  For more information or to register, go to .


Creighton Model FertilityCare System  Creighton Model is a women's health science that allows users to learn more about their fertility and in conjunction with NaProTECHNOLOGY treat many reproductive disorders.  Introductory sessions are available in person or online.  For more information or to register, visit,

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 4th, 2021- 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

Are you looking for healing and peace? Bring all of your cares and worries to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament at the next Fresh Fire, on Thursday, September 23, from 7:00-8:30pm in the chapel at John XXIII.  There will be praise and worship, adoration, a brief teaching and opportunities for individuals to have time with prayer teams.  Come, Holy Spirit, come!


Sacred Heart Church Septemberfest

Saturday, September 25th

2:00-6:30 pm

31st and S Streets

On the Parish Grounds

 St. Michael School in Lincoln, 9101 S. 78th Street, has an URGENT need for a loving professional to provide after-school care for preschool students, ages 3-5.  The hours are approximately 3PM till 5PM on school days.  Background check and Safe Environment training are required.  Please contact


Calling all Catholic men! The 2021 Men's Rosary March takes place October 2, at 9:00 AM, meeting at the Newman Center, 320 N. 16th Street, beforehand. Bring your sons, brothers, fathers, and friends to publicly pray for our Nation and Church as we walk from the Newman Center to the State Capitol where lay and religious speakers will provide further testimony and prayer. Bring your rosary and any other holy items you wish. For more information and to RSVP, search for "2021 Men's Rosary March" on Facebook.