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Religion Department

FRESHMAN RELIGION

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Fall Semester: Introduction to Catholicism – The purpose of this course is to provide students with a comprehensive survey of Catholic belief and practice. The course lays the foundation for the four year catechetical, spiritual, and pastoral formation program at St. Henry District High School, and will provide a common standard for academic success and promote participation in the life and mission of the Church, especially in the Diocese of Covington. It will assist students in developing the necessary attitude, values, and skills to integrate faith and daily life.

Spring Semester: Course 1 Faith & Revelation: An Introduction to Scripture – The purpose of this course is to give students a general knowledge and appreciation of God’s revelation of Himself to the world as seen through the gifts of reason and faith, salvation history, and the Sacred Scriptures. Through their study of the Bible they will come to encounter the living Word of God, Jesus Christ. In the course they will learn about the Bible, authored by God through Inspiration, and its value to people throughout the world. If they have not been taught this earlier, they will learn how to read the Bible and will become familiar with the major sections of the Bible and the books included in each section.

 

  • CREDIT 1
  • SUGGESTED GRADE LEVEL 9
  • PREREQUISITES NONE
  • NEED TEACHER RECOMMENDATION? NO
  • REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION? YES

SOPHOMORE RELIGION

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Fall Semester: Course 2 The Mission of Christ – The purpose of this course is to help students understand all that God has done for us through his Son, Jesus Christ. Through this course of study, students will learn that for all eternity, God has planned for us to share eternal happiness with him, which is accomplished through the redemption Christ won for us. Students will learn that they share in this redemption only in and through Jesus Christ. They will also be introduced to what it means to be a disciple of Christ and what life as a disciple entails.

Spring Semester: Course 3 Who Is Christ? – The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the mystery of Jesus Christ, the living word of God, and the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity. In this course students will understand that Jesus Christ is the ultimate Revelation to us from God. In learning about who He is, the students will also learn who He calls them to be.

 

  • CREDIT 1
  • SUGGESTED GRADE LEVEL 10
  • PREREQUISITES RELIGION I
  • NEED TEACHER RECOMMENDATION? NO
  • REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION? YES

JUNIOR RELIGION 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Fall Semester: Course 4 Christ and the Church- The purpose of this course is to help the 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 him through the Holy Spirit. The students will come to know that the Church is the living Body of Christ today. This Body has both divine and human elements. In this course, students will learn the life of the Church and the sacred nature of the Church.

Spring Semester: Course 5 Christ and the Sacraments- 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, and especially through the Eucharist. Students will examine each of the sacraments in detail so as to learn how they may encounter Christ throughout life. In addition, there will be a focus on Catholic Social Teaching to help them understand the Church’s body of official doctrines in regard to human relations.

Junior Retreat – All juniors are required to attend an overnight retreat sponsored by the school’s Campus Ministry department. Attendance is required in order to pass Junior Religion for the year.

 

  • CREDIT 1
  • SUGGESTED GRADE LEVEL 11
  • PREREQUISITES RELIGION II
  • NEED TEACHER RECOMMENDATION? NO
  • REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION? YES

SENIOR RELIGION 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Fall Semester: Course 6 Moral Living in Christ-This course follows the Didache series, Our Moral Life in Christ and is strongly based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Scripture, and Tradition. The students are challenged to consider what type of person they are becoming, to examine motives for their decisions and actions, and try to understand the motives of others and God’s design for our moral lives. The purpose of this course is to help students understand that it is only through Christ that they can fully live out God’s plans for their lives. Students are to learn the moral concepts and precepts that govern the lives of Christ’s disciples.

Spring Semester: The Call of Christ: On Christian Vocation-This course follows the Didache series, The Call of Christ: On Christian Vocation. 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 should learn how all vocations are similar and how they differ. The course should be structured around married life, single life, priestly life, and consecrated life. Students should learn what it means to live life for the benefit of others and the value in considering a vocation in service to the Christian community. In addition, there will be a focus on Theology of the Body to help them understand their vocation as a son or daughter of God.

Senior Retreat – All high school seniors in the Diocese of Covington are required to attend a 4 day/ 3 night retreat. Attendance is required for graduation.

 

  • CREDIT 1
  • SUGGESTED GRADE LEVEL 12
  • PREREQUISITES RELIGION III
  • NEED TEACHER RECOMMENDATION? NO
  • REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION? YES
FRESHMAN RELIGION

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Fall Semester: Introduction to Catholicism – The purpose of this course is to provide students with a comprehensive survey of Catholic belief and practice. The course lays the foundation for the four year catechetical, spiritual, and pastoral formation program at St. Henry District High School, and will provide a common standard for academic success and promote participation in the life and mission of the Church, especially in the Diocese of Covington. It will assist students in developing the necessary attitude, values, and skills to integrate faith and daily life.

Spring Semester: Course 1 Faith & Revelation: An Introduction to Scripture – The purpose of this course is to give students a general knowledge and appreciation of God’s revelation of Himself to the world as seen through the gifts of reason and faith, salvation history, and the Sacred Scriptures. Through their study of the Bible they will come to encounter the living Word of God, Jesus Christ. In the course they will learn about the Bible, authored by God through Inspiration, and its value to people throughout the world. If they have not been taught this earlier, they will learn how to read the Bible and will become familiar with the major sections of the Bible and the books included in each section.

 

  • CREDIT 1
  • SUGGESTED GRADE LEVEL 9
  • PREREQUISITES NONE
  • NEED TEACHER RECOMMENDATION? NO
  • REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION? YES
SOPHOMORE RELIGION

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Fall Semester: Course 2 The Mission of Christ – The purpose of this course is to help students understand all that God has done for us through his Son, Jesus Christ. Through this course of study, students will learn that for all eternity, God has planned for us to share eternal happiness with him, which is accomplished through the redemption Christ won for us. Students will learn that they share in this redemption only in and through Jesus Christ. They will also be introduced to what it means to be a disciple of Christ and what life as a disciple entails.

Spring Semester: Course 3 Who Is Christ? – The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the mystery of Jesus Christ, the living word of God, and the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity. In this course, students will understand that Jesus Christ is the ultimate Revelation to us from God. In learning about who He is, the students will also learn who He calls them to be.

 

  • CREDIT 1
  • SUGGESTED GRADE LEVEL 10
  • PREREQUISITES RELIGION I
  • NEED TEACHER RECOMMENDATION? NO
  • REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION? YES
JUNIOR RELIGION

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Fall Semester: Course 4 Christ and the Church- The purpose of this course is to help the 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 him through the Holy Spirit. The students will come to know that the Church is the living Body of Christ today. This Body has both divine and human elements. In this course, students will learn the life of the Church and the sacred nature of the Church.

Spring Semester: Course 5 Christ and the Sacraments- 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, and especially through the Eucharist. Students will examine each of the sacraments in detail so as to learn how they may encounter Christ throughout life. In addition, there will be a focus on Catholic Social Teaching to help them understand the Church’s body of official doctrines in regard to human relations.

Junior Retreat – All juniors are required to attend an overnight retreat sponsored by the school’s Campus Ministry department. Attendance is required in order to pass Junior Religion for the year.

 

  • CREDIT 1
  • SUGGESTED GRADE LEVEL 11
  • PREREQUISITES RELIGION II
  • NEED TEACHER RECOMMENDATION? NO
  • REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION? YES
SENIOR RELIGION

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Fall Semester: Course 6 Moral Living in Christ-This course follows the Didache series, Our Moral Life in Christ and is strongly based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Scripture, and Tradition. The students are challenged to consider what type of person they are becoming, to examine motives for their decisions and actions, and try to understand the motives of others and God’s design for our moral lives. The purpose of this course is to help students understand that it is only through Christ that they can fully live out God’s plans for their lives. Students are to learn the moral concepts and precepts that govern the lives of Christ’s disciples.

Spring Semester: The Call of Christ: On Christian Vocation-This course follows the Didache series, The Call of Christ: On Christian Vocation. 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 should learn how all vocations are similar and how they differ. The course should be structured around married life, single life, priestly life, and consecrated life. Students should learn what it means to live life for the benefit of others and the value in considering a vocation in service to the Christian community. In addition, there will be a focus on Theology of the Body to help them understand their vocation as a son or daughter of God.

Senior Retreat – All high school seniors in the Diocese of Covington are required to attend a 4 day/ 3 night retreat. Attendance is required for graduation.

 

  • CREDIT 1
  • SUGGESTED GRADE LEVEL 12
  • PREREQUISITES RELIGION III
  • NEED TEACHER RECOMMENDATION? NO
  • REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION? YES