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Religion Department

RELIGION DEPARTMENT


Note: An asterisk (*) following the course title indicates the course meets the 

entrance requirements for UC/CSU when passed with a grade of C or better. 


THE REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST IN SCRIPTURE

Prerequisite:           None

Grade 9                    1 Year

This course will give students a general knowledge and appreciation of the Sacred Scripture through an examination of the Old Testament and New Testament. Students learn about the Bible and its value to people throughout the world. From the prophets, students learn of the awaited Messiah, and through the Gospels, they discover Jesus Christ. Through the course of study, students explore the Mystery of Jesus Christ, the Living Word of God. Through his life and message, students will understand that Jesus Christ is the ultimate revelation to us from God. This course has been found in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the USCCB High School Doctrinal Framework Secondary Level Protocol.


JESUS CHRIST: HIS MISSION AND MINISTRY/SOURCE OF OUR SALVATION

Prerequisite:             None

Grade 10                   1 Year

This two-semester course introduces students to Jesus Christ, the Living Word and the ultimate revelation to us from God. In learning about who Jesus is, the students will also learn who he calls them to be and that for all eternity God has planned for each of us to share eternal happiness with him through the Redemption Christ won for us. Students are introduced to the meaning of discipleship and what life as a disciple entails. This course has been found in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the USCCB High School Doctrinal Framework Secondary Level Protocol.


THE CHURCH, OUR STORY AND MEETING JESUS IN THE SACRAMENTS

Prerequisite:             None

Grade 11                   1 Year

The Church, Our Story provides the students a means for understanding the interrelationship of the various components of the Catholic Church. While acknowledging the importance of the historical perspective this course emphasizes the living Church and what it is in the present moment. The purpose of Meeting Jesus in the Sacraments is to provide students with a deeper sense of their identity as God's beloved children and give them opportunities to experience, express, and share God's love for them in Jesus Christ. It aims to effect a spiritual conversion, or transformation, within each student. Its goal is to make each student an authentic Christian, a true follower and imitator of Christ in family life, the workplace, the local community, and the world. This course has been found in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the USCCB High School Doctrinal Framework Secondary Level Protocol.

 
MORALITY/CHRISTIAN VOCATIONS

Prerequisite:              None

Grade 12                    1 Year

This two-semester course focuses on discernment and decision-making using the Ten Commandments and virtues as guidelines. Students will analyze and discuss hypothetical moral dilemmas that will raise their understanding of their own ethical development and the world around them. Subsequently, specific lifestyles will be examined in order to encourage students to reflect upon the several vocations available to them: the single life, marriage, religious life and the priesthood. This course fulfills the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ requirements for Christian Morality, Social Justice and Christian Lifestyles. This course has been found in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the USCCB High School Doctrinal Framework Secondary Level Protocol.