Religion

Challenging students to be informed members of the Catholic Church and actively participate in ministry

Classes:

  • strike a balance between faith formation and guided academic exploration;
  • emphasize Sacramental life;
  • challenge students to know and live out the Gospel message;
  • inspire students to explore and practice Catholic Social Teaching; and
  • foster skills in moral decision-making.

Religion classes are rooted in:

  • the teachings of Sacred Scripture, with emphasis on the Gospels;
  • the mission of the Clerics of St. Viator and their founder Louis Querbes;
  • the teachings found in the Catechism of the Catholic Church; and
  • the curriculum mandated by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Connecting Themes in all Religion Classes:

Prayer

  • Experiencing different forms of prayer both inside the classroom and in the chapel: shared, communal and individual
  • Challenging students to understand the value of communal and personal prayer
  • Sacramental reconciliation offered to all students

Morality

  • All classes deal with issues of morality appropriate to their age level. Topics include: sexuality, drinking and drugs, cheating and bullying.

Social Justice

  • Students discuss principles of Catholic Social Teaching and their responsibility to making the Kingdom of God present on earth.

Vocation

  • Vocations are God’s call to holiness and fullness of life. Students understand the need for vocation to priesthood and religious life and that married and single life are also vocations.