September 29, 2022: Weekend Update

I’m not relying on my own merits, as I have none, but I put my hope in Him who is goodness and holiness Himself.

~ 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
  7. Bedmaking SignUp
  8. Women's Event



October 1, 2022 Bulletin

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October Parish Calendar

Parish Information Sheet – Quarter 4



Pink Sisters’ Holy Hour

Please join the Pink Sisters for a Holy Hour on Friday, October 7th at 7:15pm at the Pink Sisters’ Chapel, 1040 Cotner Blvd. Singing led by The Cathedral Choir.

Altar Society Diaper Drive

October Diaper Drive: Please place diaper donations in the collection box in the vestibule of the church. Monetary donations should be taken to the rectory or dropped off in the rectory slot. Greatest need for diaper sizes: 5 & 6. Thank you!

Bedmaking at Retreat Center

We are in need of some volunteers to help make beds at Our Lady of Good Counsel Retreat House on Fri, Oct 21. Please sign up HERE

S.T.A.G.E Auditions

Auditions for the S.T.A.G.E. production, Saintspears, will be held Oct 21-23. Saintspeare is a humorous intertwining of Shakespeare’s famous plays. This play provides a fun way to learn Shakesperean theater, while providing a saintly message about true love. Performances set for Jan 19-22. Visit for more information and to sign up for an audition slot.

S.T.A.G.E Camp: Studio ABC

S.T.A.G.E. Student Theater presents “Studio ABC” on Oct 10th, 9:30am-2:30pm in Kaczmarek Hall. This is a One-Day Theater Camp for students ages 9 and up. Students will help create & perform comedy sketches with a positive message. Campers will write dialogue, develop the set, & work with props. Minimal costuming. Come explore! Register: under Upcoming Events/see registration button. Cost: $38. Bring own lunch. Questions: contact Lee Hotovy at

Thrift Shop

The Thrift Shop made $3,200 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


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


The Chancery has a job opening for a part-time housekeeping position.  This is a 15-20 hours/week position responsible for light housekeeping and assisting with daily meal preparation for the retired priests at Bonacum House. To apply, please send cover letter & resume to Marsha Bartek at marsha-bartek@lincolndiocese.ort or mail to 3400 Sheridan Blvd, Lincoln, NE 68506.

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


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!


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


Christian Mothers Brunch

For the first time since 2019, the Confraternity of Christian Mothers will be inducting new members & hosting the New Member Brunch. On Sat, Oct 8th, following the 8:15am Mass, mothers who wish to join may be inducted in a prayerful ceremony in the sanctuary and then treated to brunch in Kaczmarek Hall. If you would like to join the Confraternity or come celebrate with our new members, please email your RSVP to Emily 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!!!



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



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.


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.

 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.


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.



Navigating the Change

Please join Michele Chambers, a Certified FertilityCare Practitioner, who has taught the Creighton Model FertilityCare System for over 20 years, as she talks about what one can expect throughout the menopause process, from both a fertility and general health perspective. Tues, Oct11th, 7pm at John XIII Diocesan Center, 3700 Sheridan Blvd or virtually. Free event. For information or to register:

50 Days for 50 States Program

LDCCW is encouraging each Catholic to offer prayers for the upcoming elections.

Week 2 (Sept 26-Oct 4): Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana

Week 3 (Oct2-9): Iowa, Kansas Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts

Week 4 (Oct10-16): Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada

Week 5 (Oct 17-24): New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio

Please be watching for future weeks.


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


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!