Virtual Bulletin Board!


Welcome to the Religious Education Virtual Bulletin Board! 


Students have the opportunity to share what they are learning each week even though we are learning about Jesus from home.


This month we started our next message series called In the Christmas Spirit in time for Advent! In this series we are learning about a great gift from God, the Holy Spirit! As well as the nine different gifts the Holy Spirit gives us when we allow Him to live within us.

Also check out our Virtual Bulletin Boards from our previous message series: Brain Games and Out of this World!  

LEADER OF EDUCATION

Hi! My name is Rachel and Welcome to the Religious Education page. I am so glad you are here!

At St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish I oversee the Religious Education program Grades K-10, Adult Education, as well as Sacrament Preparation for First Reconciliation, First Communion, Confirmation and RCIA.

This page is designed to be a resource for families to help deepen their relationship and understanding of Jesus. Please check out our Religious Education Bulletin Board, online family resources, information on how to register for classes and other information about Religious Education. 

Religious Education Families!

Starting in September, Religious Education, for now, will be held online in order to keep everyone safe and as stress free as possible. It will be a family based program using a student friendly Bible. 


Flocknote is the name of the communication tool we use in our parish.  Weekly lessons will be sent through Flocknote that include: 

- Family based video lessons

- Discussion questions

- Scripture and Faith Based Activities

- Prayer


Families can complete these lessons at their own pace throughout the week. Please send in pictures of the activities that we can place on our virtual bulletin board!  Or share your discussion question answers on Flocknote.


We invite you to join us for Mass on Sundays!  We have options to be in the Church or in the parking lot listening to your radio.


Families also sign up for a Small Group time slot and will be assigned to the same group for the Religious Ed year.  Small Groups will meet on Zoom one Sunday a month at the time they designated on their registration form.   A catechist will facilitate the discussion. At least one parent needs to be visible on the screen with their child at all times (Grades K-8).  


* If you are interested in being a catechist please see below! *

** We also offer Small Groups for Signing families or Bengali speaking families! **


To register please see below!

*CONFIRMATION STUDENTS WILL REGISTER SEPARATE FROM FAMILIES*

For more information on receiving sacraments please see below!

INTERESTED IN HELPING?

Would you like to be a part of growing the faith and friendship of Jesus with our students and families?  

We are looking for YOU! 


Catechists must be over the age of 18 years old. 

Those under 18 years old can help the catechist as an assistant! 


As a catechist you will be assigned a small group of families.  The group will meet on Zoom for 45 minutes at the same time one Sunday a month to discuss questions related to the Message Series in Mass.  It will be a time as a small community to discuss questions, deepen each others faith, and pray together.  Catechists will be provided training and given the discussion questions and Zoom link each month. 


As a catechist assistant you will be paired with a catechist and will help run the small group discussion each month.  Training, discussion questions, and Zoom links will be provided.  


We are also looking for substitutes!  As a sub you will be contacted with as much advance notice as possible to cover a small group.  Training, discussion questions, and Zoom link will be provided. 


Please EMAIL ME with any questions and register below!  

FAMILY BASED RELIGIOUS ED FOR GRADES K-8

Families will participate in Religious Education together each week!  This is a great opportunity to strengthen your faith and friendship with Jesus as a family.  

Weekly Flocknote lessons will be sent and can be completed at your own pace.  Please watch the Religious Ed intro before the Live-stream Mass each weekend.  Please sign up for a small group time slot for your family to meet with other families and a catechist once a month.  


To Register your family for Religious Education click the link below. 

Please register Confirmation students separately.

RELIGIOUS ED FAMILY SMALL GROUPS

Since we cannot meet in person right now meeting on Zoom once a month will be an important way to grow your faith and find support from your Church community.  


Small groups will meet on Zoom for 45 minutes at the same time with the same families and catechist one Sunday a month.  Groups will discuss questions related to the Message series at Mass, deepen each others faith, and pray together.

 

** Small Groups for Signing Families and Bengali Speaking Families are also available! **

SACRAMENTS OF FIRST RECONCILIATION AND FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

Students in 2nd grade who are eligible to make their sacraments will continue to participate in the weekly Family based Religious Ed Flocknote and Zoom Small Group.  


Twice a month families will receive a special Flocknote lesson for First Reconciliation in the Fall and First Communion in the Spring.  Please turn in the students answers to the discussion questions on Flocknote or EMAIL ME.  


Families will participate in one family zoom meeting at the conclusion of the lessons for each sacrament (two zoom meetings in total for the year).  Information regarding how the sacrament will be received will be given at the meeting.  Students are required to attend.


If your child (older than 2nd grade) or teen has not received the sacraments and they would like to please reach out for more information on how to get started!

CONFIRMATION PREPARATION - GRADES 9-10

Confirmation students will participate in the weekly Religious Ed Family based Flocknote lessons.  


Once a month they will receive a Confirmation based Flocknote.  Each student will turn in their responses to the questions on Flocknote or parents can EMAIL ME!


Once a month students will meet on Zoom with their peers and a catechist to discuss topics related to Confirmation and the Flocknote lessons.  


More information regarding service hours and retreat will be sent by Flocknote.


If your teen (in grades 11-12) has not received Confirmation and would like to please reach out to for more information on how to get started!  EMAIL ME


Family Resources

Explore some more faith based resources for the family!  Click a picture below to get started.

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  • Leader of Education

    RACHEL BURSIEWICZ


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  • Coordinator of Religious Education

    MERILINE SARKAR


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