Religion

red arrow FRESHMAN RELIGION 101

Semester 1: God's Revelation to the World This semester covers how Jesus Christ is the unique Word of Sacred Scripture and how God’s mission of Salvation is revealed in the Old Testament and the New Testament.  It also touches on the human desire to know and love God through the Sacred Scripture. Semester 2: Jesus Christ – His Mission and Ministry This semester covers how God reveals himself, especially in the Three Divine Persons of the Trinity.  Students will also learn deeper ways to reflect and pray about the mystery of the Incarnation, Jesus Christ fully God and fully man.

Prerequisite: Required for all Freshmen

Length of course: One year (every other day)

Credit: 1.0


red arrow SOPHOMORE RELIGION 102

Semester 1: Introduction to Hebrew Scripture The first semester is an introduction to the Hebrew Scripture. The Hebrew Scripture is the foundation for much of our Christian faith. This course acquaints students with the books of the Hebrew Scripture. The class will analyze each work for historical significance and for what it reveals to each student religiously. A close reading of the Bible will be undertaken in order to help students become closer to their faith. Each student will be required to bring or purchase a Bible. Students will plan prayer services, integrating what they learn in the Bible with worship. Semester 2: Christian Scripture The second semester will be a study of the Christian Scripture including the historical Jesus and the Jesus of faith.

Prerequisite:

Length of course: One year (every other day)

Credit: 1.0


red arrow JUNIOR RELIGION 103

Semester 1: Faith and Sacraments This course combines a study of the Sacraments of the Catholic Church with some of the basic beliefs which Catholics express in the Creed. The purpose of this course is not only to give the students a deeper knowledge of the Sacraments and their Catholic Faith, but it is also hoped that this will lead to a deeper appreciation and a more meaningful living of their Catholic Faith. Semester 2: Christian Morality During this course Juniors will have opportunities to ponder choices in their personal behavior and lifestyles, as well as societal values and norms that influence those choices. The course affirms the belief that Jesus and his Church provide a life-affirming vision, thoughtful guidance, inspiring stories, and essential norms for making decisions about how to dwell together creatively and conscientiously. The first part of the course concerns the traditional categories used within the community to formulate its moral purpose such as the teaching of Jesus, Scripture, conscience, character, law, sin, and virtue. The second part is a systematic presentation of major moral issues. Students will learn what Church leaders have to say about these current and controversial topics. Student evaluation is based on tests, papers, and projects.

Prerequisite: Required for all Juniors

Length of course: One year (every other day)

Credit: 1.0


red arrow SENIOR RELIGION:  THE CHURCH AND SOCIAL JUSTICE 104

Semester 1: Justice This course will direct the students’ attention to justice issues in today’s world. A study of Church statements and government documents on the issues will be covered. Students are required to perform a final research project on a justice issue. Semester 2: Christian Lifestyles Second semester--This course covers units on the single life and the consecrated life including the ordained vocation. The course also covers preparation for marriage, the sacrament of marriage, and family life.

Prerequisite: Required of all Seniors

Length of course: One year (every other day)

Credit: 1.0