September 29, 2023: Weekend Update

“Be quite sure that God will bless you and that the depths of your sufferings will be matched by the consolation reserved for you.”

~ 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
  11. BedMaking


October 1, 2023 Bulletin

Bulletin Advertisers Quarter 3

Parish Information Sheet

Emmaus Institute Flyer

Diaper Drive Flyer

Ride for Life Flyer

2023 Fest Quest Adult Night

2023 Fest Quest Family Night




Welcome in Baptism, Clara Joy Gearing, daughter of Michael & Julia.


Parish Picnic

Come celebrate our Titular Feast day at our annual Parish Picnic on Sun, Oct 1st from 4-6:30pm. Men’s Club will grill hamburgers & hotdogs. Altar Society will provide drinks (water, lemonade & iced tea). Please bring a side dish and/or dessert and your own place settings. Children may dress up as their favorite Saint for the Saints Parade.

Lector and Acolyte Surveys

The Lector and Acolyte Surveys will be mailed out the week of October 1st. Please make every effort to complete your survey and return it, by October 22nd to the parish office (via video slot, in the collect basket, or in person), mail it to the parish office, or mail it to your coordinator (address on the survey). Your willingness to serve at the altar is admirable and greatly appreciated, and this survey is our only means to honor your preferences.


St. Teresa Parish Bazaar

Save the date for the St. Teresa Parish Bazaar on Sun, Nov 12th. Please pick up raffle tickets to sell, located in the vestibule of the church. Watch the bulletin for more details on the Bazaar.

Altar Society Diaper Drive

The Altar Society, along with the LDCCW, is sponsoring a diaper drive during October. There will be a collection box in the vestibule this weekend. Please drop off your diaper donations in these boxes.

Men’s Club Golf Tournament Results

Congratulations to the winning members of this years Men’s Club Golf Tournament: Jeff Dostal, Jacob Dostal, Alex Heideman, & Kade kalkowski. This team shot an impressive –11!


It’s not too late to sign up for RCIA. Classes are on Mondays from 7-8:30pm in Kaczmarek Hall. It will continue most Mondays throughout the year, leading up to the Easter Vigil. Contact the parish office if you are interested in joining the class at 402-477-3979. All are welcome to join the upcoming RCIA class on Mon, Sept 25th, 7-8:30pm in Kaczmarek Hall. Our topic will be “Divine Revelation”, taught by John Kopetzky.

Card Shower

Connie Fouts, a long-time member of St. Teresa Parish, is celebrating her 100th birthday on Oct 14th. Cards & messages are appreciated.

Bishop’s Appeal for Vocations

The Bishop’s Appeal for Vocations kicks off on the weekend of Oct 7-8. Watch for more information in Oct 7th bulletin.

Marriage on Mission

Marriage on Mission will be hosting an Oktoberfest Date Night for all married & engaged couples on Oct 28 at 7pm. More details & RSVP Information to follow.


STAGE One-Day Camps: S.T.A.G.E. Student theatre presents a One-Day Camp on Oct 16th, 10am-2pm for students ages 8-12, focusing on an intro to theater, technique, & a short One Act Performance. Cost $38. A camp for students ages 11-14 will focus on the audition monologue, providing specific skills to enhance any young performers audition method, instilling confidence. Cost $18. Class sizes are limited so register early under Upcoming Events on Stage Website below.

STAGE Auditions: Auditions for the S.T.A.G.E. Winter Musical, The Merchant of Tennis, will take place Oct 28-29. A parody of Saintspear’s famous Merchant of Venice, this musical will teach the lesson of Love of Neighbor, incorporating a tennis-theme throughout Venice. What could be better than tennis in Venice?  For ages 9 & up.

Visit for addition information on these Fall events.

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: 

Wed 10-11am;

Fri 10-11am and 11-Noon;

Sat 3-4pm

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Titular Feast Day Celebration

St. Teresa School will be celebrating our Titular Feast Day on Mon, Oct 2nd at the 8:15am Mass with Bishop James Conley. All Kindergarten-5th girls invited to dress as St. Therese. The school will also have a special dress-up (Sunday clothes) day, Buddy Class tea parties, and other activities throughout the day. A Eucharistic Procession through the school will be held at 2:30pm followed by a 3pm Benediction in the Church.


Are you looking for a way to give back to your community? Would you be interested in mentoring a young person in a school setting? If you think you would be interested in mentoring one-on-one at St. Teresa Catholic School, please contact Chris Jacobsen at 402-477-3358.

Best Choice UPC Labels Program

Help support our school! Drop off your Best Choice brand UPC labels in the collection boxes near the exits of the church. (Please place loose labels in baggies.)

Chipotle Night Out

Support St. Teresa School, Wed, Oct 4th, from 4-8pm at Chipotle, 60th & O St.! Purchase  Scrip to compound the school’s earnings. For online orders, use code: PXHZGJY. Orders must be placed during scheduled fundraiser date & time .

School Lunches

Monday, October 2nd: Holy Hamburgers, Faithful Fries, Rose Applesauce

Tuesday, October 3rd: Chicken Nuggets, Corn, Fruit

Wednesday, October 4th: Corn Dogs, Baked Beans, Fruit

Thursday, October 5th: Chicken Fajita, Mixed Peppers, Fruit

Friday, October 6th: Grilled Cheese, Tomato Soup, Crackers, Fruit


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St. Teresa Thrift Shop

The Thrift Shop made $3,152 last weekend.

Hours for business:

Fridays 4-8 and Saturdays 9-3

Please donate during business hours.


Pink Sisters Vocation Holy Hour

All are welcome to join the Pink Sisters for their Holy Hour for Vocations on Fri, Oct 6 at 7:15pm at their chapel on 1040 S Cotner Blvd. The singing will be led by the St. Teresa’s Choir (Jean Timmerman).

Eucharistic Miracle Exhibit

St. Teresa Parish will be hosting Spirit Catholic Radio’s Eucharistic Miracles of the World Exhibit Oct 1-8 in Kaczmarek Hall. The exhibit features 39 beautiful panels that highlight some of the most beautiful Eucharistic Miracles in the world. The panels feature both graphic & written descriptions of the miracles.


STAGE One-Day Camps: S.T.A.G.E. Student theatre presents a One-Day Camp on Oct 16th, 10am-2pm for students ages 8-12, focusing on an intro to theater, technique, & a short One Act Performance. Cost $38. A camp for students ages 11-14 will focus on the audition monologue, providing specific skills to enhance any young performers audition method, instilling confidence. Cost $18. Class sizes are limited so register early under Upcoming Events on Stage Website below.

STAGE Auditions: Auditions for the S.T.A.G.E. Winter Musical, The Merchant of Tennis, will take place Oct 28-29. A parody of Saintspear’s famous Merchant of Venice, this musical will teach the lesson of Love of Neighbor, incorporating a tennis-theme throughout Venice. What could be better than tennis in Venice?  For ages 9 & up.

Visit for addition information on these Fall events.


Bed Making

Volunteers are needed to help make beds at the Waverly Retreat Center on Mon, Oct 9th, from 9-10am & 7-8pm. Click HERE to sign up to volunteer. This is a wonderful service opportunity for students needing service hours!

Lay Adorers

The Pink Sisters are in need of more lay adorers to help fill hours at their chapel at 1040 S Cotner Blvd. If interested, contact Tabby Goodwater for a list of open hours or to join the sub list: 402-499-6028.

Save the Date: Sr. Sylvia Jubilee

Sr. Sylvia Onyido’s, Daughters of the Sacred Passion, 25th Jubilee Celebration will be held on Sun, Oct 22nd at 1pm. Please watch the bulletin for more information.


Godteens Registration

It’s not too late to register for Godteens. Please scan the QR code or go to click HERE for more info & to register for the upcoming school year. All St. Teresa Parish high school students are welcome!


Choir Welcomes New Members

As we begin singing for the year, the 10:00 AM Choir is ready to welcome new members. Practices are Thursdays, 7:30-9pm in the choir loft & at 9:30am Sunday mornings. Along with Sunday Masses, the choir also sings at Christmas Midnight Mass, Confirmation, & Triduum Liturgies. All voice parts are welcome, but we are in special need of tenors and basses.


It’s not too late to register! CCD will begin on Wed, Sept 6th with classes for students in grades 1-8! To register click HERE  or scan the QR code.

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

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.


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 |



CSS Volunteer Needed

Catholic Social Services is in need of a volunteer to help with Panera Bread donations. Duties include picking up donated bread from Panera at 61st & O on the 3rd & 4th Thursday of the month. Bread is picked up when Panera closes at 9pm & is brought to CSS at 23 & O & processed. Visit for more info.

Blessed Sacrament Fest Quest

Family Night: October 7-8, Fest Quest is coming to Blessed Sacrament in Lincoln! Are you getting excited for Fest Quest! We sure are! It’s a great opportunity to meet new people, eat great food, and win prizes! We hope to see you and your family and friends there! The auction will be online again this year via BidPal. Register by clicking HERE.

Adult Night: Saturday, October 7th will be an Adult Night with Muchacos catering and Margaritas, games, and a small auction. Sunday, Oct 8th will be a family day with a meal and games, auction, lottery and much more. If you have questions, please reach out to the committee at

Emmaus Institute

The Emmaus Institute for Biblical Studies is hosting a seminar titled, Just Catholic: St. Paul on Justification and Life in Christ, featuring Dr. James Prothro, a biblical scholar who teaches at the Augustine Insititue in Denver. The seminar focuses on a topic of immense interest to Catholic and Protestant Christians alike. It will be held at St. Michael Catholic Church in Lincoln on October 7th at 9:00 a.m., with Mass preceding at 8:15 a.m. For more information and to register visit




The Pearl of York

The Pearl of York, a play about St. Margaret Clitherow, written by Cathal Gallagher and directed by Patsy Urbanovsky, will be performed at St. Mary’s in Denton on October 12, 13, and 14, at 7pm and on Oct 15 at 2pm. Seating is limited and tickets must be reserved in advance at


Life Chain

Please join us for our annual silent prayer vigil in support of all human life, born and preborn. Your presence is a visual witness that we are a Pro-Life community, state, and country. St. Teresa’s Parish has been assigned the South side of O street between 33rd and 35th streets. We rejoice the United States Supreme Court made the correct decision to return the Roe decision back to the States where it belongs. But our work has just begun. We must take this issue to the Lord in prayer. For more information, contact Dean Cook at or see

Lights, Camera, Action: 2023 Video Contest

Create a video that depicts the theme, “What term best identifies you: Anti-Abortion Activist or Pro-Life Advocate?”, with your own voiceover. Video length may be no less than 60 seconds and no more than 90 seconds. All videos must be in MP4 or MOV format. Please submit your final video to Mike Davis at by October 1st. Must be a high school student who resides in Lancaster County to participate. Prizes & Scholarships are as follows:

1st Place: $500

2nd Place: $400

3rd Place: $300

4:th Place: $200

5th Place: $100

Scholarships are awarded to attend the 2024 National Walk for Life in Washington, DC to the five winners.

Questions? Contact Mike Davis at

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. To learn more, get involved, & sign up for prayer times, visit


Magnificat of Mary Celebration Dinner

Consider joining Our Lady of Good Counsel Retreat House as we celebrate our 60th Anniversary, celebrating our history while looking forward to our future. The dinner is on Fri, Sept 29th at Hillcrest Country Club. Speakers: Bishop James Conley and Fr. Wade Menezes, CPM. Tickets are available by clicking HERE. The evening program is as follows:

5pm: VIP Meet & Greet with Fr. Wade Menezes & Bishop Conley

5:30pm: Social Hour with Cash Bar & Live Music

6:30pm: Dinner served

7:15pm: Program Begins

8:15pm: Program Conclusion, Live Music & Mingling

Kindly RSVP by Sept 15th to ensure we can accommodate you. For more information or assistance, call 402-786-2705.

Vatican II Explained

Join us on Fri, Sept 29th at 6:30pm at John XXIII Diocesan Center for an evening with Bishop Emeritus Fabian W Bruskewitz. He will be presenting on the Secont Vatican Council, which he attended as a seminarian and young priest. The Bishop will speak about the moment, the content of the council and its implementation. Reception will follow.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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 Oct 16th, Nov 20th, and possibly Dec 18th. For more information, email

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: October 1-8

Sun 10.1

Titular Feast Day

9am-7pm: Eucharistic Miracles (KH)

1pm: Baptism (CH)

2:30pm: Life Chain

4-6:30pm: Parish Picnic (School)

1-9pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Mon 10.2

Titular Feast Day Celebrations (Sch)

9am-7pm: Eucharistic Miracles (KH)

3pm: Benediction (CH)

7-8:30pm: RCIA (KH)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Tue  10.3

9am-7pm: Eucharistic Miracles (KH)

6-8pm: Scouts (KH)

7pm: Eucharistic Miracles Talk (CH)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Wed 10.4

9am-7pm: Eucharistic Miracles (KH)

4pm: CCD Classes & Confession (Sch)

7pm: Altar Society Rosary & Mtg (KH)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Thu 10.5

7-11am: School Pictures (KH)

9am-7pm: Eucharistic Miracles (KH)

7pm: PPP Rosary

7-9pm: Choir Practice (CH & KH)

9am-9pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Fri 10.6

6:30am: PPP Mass

9am-7pm: Eucharistic Miracles (KH)

7-8pm: Holy Hour w/Confessions (CH)

9am: 24-Hour Eucharistic Adoration

Sat 10.7

9am-7pm: Eucharistic Miracles (KH)

First Saturday Devotions

9am: Legion of Mary (MR)

9am-4pm: Eucharistic Adoration

Sun 10.8

9am-7pm: Eucharistic Miracles (KH)

7pm: Tear Down Eucharistic Miracles

1-9pm: Eucharistic Adoration


Mass Schedule: September 30-October 8

+ = 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).






+ Theresa Stratman




+ Shawn Schmid


Pro Populo


+ Lewis, Rose, and Patrick Schafers

Mon 10.2



+ Ed Wortman

7am PS

Special Intention of Donor


+ Demuth Family




+ Richard A Aksamit

7am PS

+ Betty Louise Sieck


+ Janice Kozisek




+ Kenneth Wieser

7am PS

+ Angela Wahl


Altar Society Members




Patrick Patton

7am PS

Canonization Anniversary of Sts Arnold J and Joseph F


+ Eugene Ryan




Fallen Away Catholics

7am PS

+ Rudolfo Abringe


+ Bert Norman



7am PS

Magnificat Group


+ Nancy Russell


Pro Populo




Orphan Souls in Purgatory


+ Joe Hamersky


Respect for Life