Rachel bursiewicz


Hi!  My name is Rachel and Welcome to my Student Ministry page.  I am so glad you have found your way here!  

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

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, and other information about the program.  Please reach out with any questions at studentministries@manchestercatholic.org.

Virtual Bulletin Board

Welcome to the Religious Education Virtual Bulletin Board!  Come check out what our students are learning about!  Students have the opportunity to share their work each week even though we are learning about Jesus from home.  Today's Bulletin Board shows prayer hands reminding us that when we have doubts, always turn to Jesus!  Also, check out our Stations of the Cross Bulletin Board from Holy Week!  

Online Resources all about Jesus!

Looking for extra ways to learn about our Faith and spend time with Jesus?  Check out the resources below by clicking on the pictures!

  • the SAints

    Who are the Saints?  

    Come explore your favorite Saint or learn about a new one!  The Saints are holy men and women who live in communion with God.  They praise God and care for those left on Earth.  Their greatest service to God's plan is their intercession.  This means we can always ask them to help bring our prayers to God! 

  • How to Read the Bible

    Interested in reading stories from the Bible but not sure how to get started?  

    Follow these step by step instructions to help get you started!  The Bible is an amazing library of books full of inspiring stories all surrounding Jesus!  Come check it out.  You don't want to miss out!

  • Bible Stories

    Interested in reading the Bible and being creative?

    Have fun reading your favorite Bible story or discover a new one.  There is an activity with each story that can be completed to further grow your understanding.  Be creative!  Also, check out the verse of the day or click here to have a daily inspiration sent straight to your mobile device!

  • Bible Activities

    Want even more Bible fun?

    Search by grade level for a variety of printable Bible activities.  They can range from coloring pages, to crosswords, to fill in the blank stories.  There is something for all ages!  Have fun while strengthening your Faith!

  • Kid videos

    Welcome to a channel all about kids and their Faith!  

    Enjoy learning what our Faith is all about in a way that kids will understand.  It is great for the whole family!  Also, check out the Bible App for Kids.  It is an interactive app that reads the Bible stories out loud and builds understanding with mini games. 

  • Teen Videos

    Have a question concerning our Faith?

    Listen to the answers of some very important questions and topics regarding our Faith.  These videos are engaging and help teens learn the Catholic Faith with a deeper understanding and appreciation for what we believe in.  

primary school - grades k - 5

Every Sunday all children (K through 5th grade) learn about Jesus in a creative and relevant way. Our programs are age appropriate, engaging, and fun!  We would love to see you and your family every Sunday!

Primary School students meet Sundays: 8:30-9:45 a.m. 


Middle School students (Grades 6-8) worship through powerful music and grow through the relevant message of the Gospel.  Students meet in small groups where they can ask questions and discuss the Gospel's message as it applies to their life. 

Middle School students meet twice a month. Sundays: 6:15 - 8:15 p.m.

confirmation Preparation - grades 9-10

Confirmation Preparation is our program for high school students.  Teens worship, learn, and grow together as they strengthen their personal relationship with Jesus.  Students participate in small group discussions with one another and adult mentors.

Confirmation Preparation students meet twice a month. Sundays: 6:15 - 8:15 p.m.


The Children’s Choir is open to students in grades 1-5. They will be singing the set of music we use at the 5 PM Sunday Mass. Instrumentalists are encouraged to participate as well. 

Rehearsals will be at 11 AM on the Sundays the children are not singing at the 10 AM Mass starting on Sunday September 8. The children will not have to stay after the Masses they sing.


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