Theology I - 1201 (year)

Grade 9                                 

Credit  1.00

Semester I—Revelation of Jesus Christ in Scripture

The purpose of this course is to give students a general knowledge and appreciation of sacred scriptures.  Through their study of the Bible they will encounter the living Word of God, Jesus Christ.  Students will learn how to read the Bible, become familiar with major sections of the Old and New Testaments, and investigate the Gospels as the fulfillment of the Old Testament and the definitive revelation of God in scripture.

Semester II—Who is Jesus Christ?

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the mystery of Jesus Christ, the second person of the Trinity.  Students will encounter Jesus Christ as the incarnate revelation of God and the way that His life, death, and resurrection teach us about ourselves and how we are called to discipleship.  Students will examine the New Testament texts with an aim to understanding how our faith is a response to God’s Self-revelation in Jesus.

 

Theology II – 1202 (year)

Grade 10                              

Credit 1.00

Semester I - The Mission of Jesus Christ   (The Paschal Mystery)

The purpose of this course is to help students understand all that God has done for us through his son, Jesus Christ.  Students will learn about God’s plan for their eternal happiness through redemption in Jesus Christ, and how they are called to live as Christ’s disciples.  The subject matter will deal with Jesus as prophesied Messiah and Redeemer through the Paschal Mystery. 

Semester II – Jesus Christ’s Continuous Mission in the Church

The purpose of this course is to help students understand that in and through the Church they encounter the Living Jesus Christ.  They will be introduced to the fact that the Church was founded by Christ through the Apostles and is sustained by the Holy Spirit.  They will study the origin, foundation, and they will learn about the sacred nature of the Church.  Students will also learn about for Church as the Body of Christ with human and divine elements. 

 

Theology III - 1203  (year)

Grade 11                              

Credit 1.00

Semester I - Sacraments as Privileged Encounters with Jesus Christ

The purpose of this course is to help students understand that they can encounter Christ today in a full and real way in and through the Sacraments, especially through the Eucharist. Students will examine each of the seven Catholic Sacraments in detail so as to learn how they may encounter Christ throughout life.

 Semester II - Life in Christ

The purpose of this course is the help students understand that it is only though Christ that they can fully live out God's plan for their lives. Students will learn the moral concepts and precepts that govern the lives of Christ's disciples.

 

Theology IV - 1204            (year)

Grade 12                              

Credit 1.0

Semester I            History of the Catholic Church

The purpose of this course is to supply the students with a general knowledge of the Church's history from Apostolic times to present.  They will be introduced to the fact that the Church was founded by Christ through the Apostles and is sustained by Him throughout history through the Holy Spirit.  The students will come to know that the Church is the living Body of Christ today and, as such, has both divine and human elements.  In this course, students will learn about the Church’s 2000 years of history and about how the Church is led and governed by the successors of the Apostles.

Semester II            Living as a Disciple of Jesus Christ in Society

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the social teachings of the Catholic Church.  In this course, students will learn how Christ's concern for others, especially the poor and vulnerable, is present today in the Church's social teaching and mission.

 

Responding to the Call of Jesus Christ  (A Christian Lifestyles Course) - 1243  

Prerequisite: Recommendation by Theology Teacher

Grade:  11 - 12                                                    

Credit:  0.50

The purpose of this course is to help students to understand the vocations of life: how Christ calls us to live. In this course, students will learn how all vocations are similar and how they differ. The course will be structured around married life, single life, and consecrated and religious life. Students will learn what it means to live life for the benefit of others and the value in considering a vocation in service to the community.

 

Ecumenical and Interreligious Issues (A World Religion Course) - 1244 

Prerequisite: Recommendation by Theology Teacher

Grade:  11 - 12                                                     

Credit:  0.50

The purpose of this course is to help students to understand the manner in which the Catholic Church relates to non-Catholic Christians as well as to other religions of the world. Building on the foundational truth that Jesus Christ established the Catholic Church and entrusted to her the fullness of God’s Revelation, the course is intended to help students to recognize the ways in which important spiritual truths can also be found in non-Catholic Christian churches and in non-Christian religions. It is also intended to help the student recognize the ways in which other systems of belief and practice differ from the Catholic faith.