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Religion 6 Grade 6 (year)
Students will learn the different components of Catholicism while developing an understanding of how God is a part of our daily lives. The focus will be on the Old Testament, learning about our ancestors in faith and recognizing in their story parallels with our own faith journey.
 
Religion 7 Grade 7 (year)
Students will gain a basic understanding of the teachings of Jesus, how to live out those teachings, and will explore an overview of articles of the Deposit of Faith: Tradition and Scripture. Emphasis is based the Sacraments and on how a Catholic-Marianist models the life of
Jesus. 
 
Religion 8 Grade 8 (year)
We Live Our Faith as Members of the Church presents the church from the beginning at the Pentecost event through her history, encompassing her teachings and Tradition. It presents the mission of the Church, entrusted to her by Jesus, as the responsibility of all baptized Catholics.
 
Religion 9 Grade 9 (year)
Our Creed The first semester of this course provides incoming high school students with an overview of Catholic faith and basic Christian precepts and beliefs. The course will focus on the divine revelation of Jesus Christ that is offered to us through the Blessed Trinity and the lives of Mary and the saints. The students will explore their personal relationship with God as it is reflected in their creation, growth, and salvation. Finally, the students will reflect on the lives of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Apostles, the saints, and the Holy Catholic Church in order to discover what it means to be holy and a true disciple of Christ.
Revelation of Jesus through the Church The second semester focuses on the revelation of Jesus through the Catholic Church, its history, and its practice. The students will explore the history, development, and growth of the Church and its impact on their lives and the world. The
course also will focus on exploring the different models of the Church and the Church organization and hierarchy as well as the presence of Christ in the seven sacraments and Church liturgy. Finally, students will learn how to be active participants in the Church’s mission to bring
Christ to the world.
 
Religion 10 Grade 10 (year)
Jesus Christ: Person of Jesus Understanding God in Revelation and Faith as we examine the self-disclosure of Jesus, the Incarnate Son of God. Jesus is viewed as the Model of Humanity, model of the Saint Louis Man, as he faced challenges of suffering and pain.  Your Life in Christ: His Mission and Ministry Presents the Christian vision and purpose of
life; the development of character, especially the ideals of a Saint Louis Man; the role of the community of faith as a primary instrument to motivate and train apostles; formation and use of conscience; and an understanding of sin and forgiveness as constitutive elements of Moral Life.  Self-reflection and analysis of various moral views and critical examination of moral issues within contemporary culture help shape a disciple of Christ.
 
Religion 11: Comparative Religions Grade 11 (year)
This course will provide a basic overview of the main religions of the world including but not limited to Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam as well as the different Christian denominations and some humanistic philosophies. The student will use this basic
knowledge to find similarities and differences between the different belief systems, moral codes, rituals, and communities of these religious traditions. Through dialogue, students will be able to reflect on different answers to questions regarding the meaning of life, what it means to
be human, the concepts of right and wrong, and life after death according to the different religions of the world. The course will conclude with an overview of the Catholic Church's teaching on ecumenism and interreligious dialogue; which is how we, as Catholics, should
interact with these different Christian and non-Christian traditions in our common quest to understand truth the mysteries of life.
 
Religion 12 Grade 12 (year)
This senior course addresses two valuable areas of teaching for the maturing high school student: Catholic Social teachings and adult vocations.  Social Teachings: An introduction of the church’s rich body of social teaching that comes to us from the essential writings of the popes, highlighting the works of Pope Leo XIII onward. While exploring how societies work, an overarching theme is a discussion of the foundational values that ought to govern a society. Two important principles are
highlighted – the dignity of the human person and respect for life – as foundational to supporting concepts like the common good, the preferential option for the poor, solidarity among all the people, and the stewardship of resources. Lifestyles: Focuses on adult vocations in the two sacraments at the service of communion: marriage and priesthood. The discernment of these vocations involves preparation through living a chaste single life, which is essential to living the permanent single vocation. For both women and men, lay and ordained, careful deliberation is also given to the various callings of the consecrated life.