|Religion Course Offerings|
|Tuesday, 20 March 2012 00:00|
This course provides young Catholics with the knowledge and skills necessary for them to understand and practice their Catholic faith. This class seeks to help the students learn the history of the Church, the Mass and its different parts, Mother Cabrini and her life, and explore the story of the Bible.
Religion I: Catholicism and Old Testament
This course is designed to help the students grow in their journey of faith and develop a greater understanding of the Bible. The Old Testament will be studied from a Catholic biblical, historical, and personal approach. Students will also review the Church's theological teaching of Jesus' role as Savior and Lord.
Religion II: Sacraments
In this course the students will define, and unfold the mysteries of the Sacraments. Students will study what is meant to live a sacramental life. The life and works of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini is also a focus of the coursework. Major topics which are covered include the following: culture, values, faith, religion, Jewish roots of Christianity, Jesus' Resurrection, Pentecost, Scriptures, Tradition, Sacraments, Sacred Seasons, Spirituality and Morality. This course also takes a personal bend through encouraging discussions of the topics, writing personal thoughts, student-led daily prayers, class service projects and class prayer services. Students will also write many prayers of their own throughout the year.
Religion III: Morality and Peace and Justice
During the first semester, students will achieve a better understanding of Christian morality, explore important life issues, and develop greater conviction of personal decisions in light of Catholic teachings. Critical thinking skills are encouraged to make wise, loving, moral judgments and live in a Christ-like manner. These principles are then applied to society during the second semester Peace and Justice course. Students increase their awareness of social justice issues and deepen their knowledge of major injustices in the world today. How the Gospel in action and moral judgments about economic and social matters ultimately affect peace and justice is examined.
Religion IV: Christian Lifestyles
This may well be the last formal religion class the students may enroll in. With that in mind, this course is intended to review past topics, setting a foundation of sound Catholic knowledge. Students will be challenged to live the Gospel message of Jesus. Special attention will be given to topics concerning the future life of the student including basic Catholic doctrine, relationships, and lifestyles (vocations).
The focus of this class is to broaden the students' knowledge and understanding of Catholic Spirituality, which is centered in the experience of Catholic liturgy and other forms of prayer. Students will build upon knowledge gained through other religion courses.