Our Catholic faith is an integral part of all activities of the school day beginning with participation in daily Mass. Sixth graders focus on the Gospel and Jesus’ life on Earth. The Catechism of the Catholic Church provides a fundamental reference to present the truths of the faith as students discuss and reflect upon the teachings of the Church and how best to live their faith each day.
Seventh grade religion class focus is twofold. The textbook, The Creed, is used as in a first-year course preparation for Confirmation. The areas covered are God the Creator, the Blessed Trinity, Jesus as Lord and Savior, and The Church of Jesus Christ. The other textbook used in class is The Catholic Connections Handbook for Middle Schoolers. Using this textbook, the areas covered are Jesus and His teachings, the early Church, and the mission of the Church.
Eighth grade students utilize three books in their faith studies. To thoroughly prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation, eighth graders begin the year with the Liturgy and Worship book, which provides an in-depth study of the Sacraments as well as the Liturgical Seasons and a study of the saints. Students also study the Catholic Connections Handbook.
During the second semester, students focus even more intensely on Confirmation using the Harcourt series, Call to Celebrate: Confirmation. Students discuss, reflect and write about various topics of discussion.