The Religion department’s task, first and foremost, is to introduce our students to the person of Jesus Christ, the Lord revealed through Scripture, and the magisterial teachings of the Church. We want them to learn, through the same Scripture and examples of the saints over the millennia, the first gift of the Holy Spirit: that they are loved by God. To that end, our approach is both catechetical and evangelical. With our lectures, our readings, and our assignments, we offer the students knowledge of Christ and his Church, and by our lives we seek to show the joy of the Gospel.
We want our boys to have a relationship with the Lord, and in order to do that, they must know who He is.
In their freshman and sophomore years, we teach them about the Catholic faith and Scripture.
Later, in their junior and senior years, we help them to grow spiritually as they delve into more difficult topics such as vocations, marriage, social justice, and questions of morality. Our goal is to be a conduit through which God can work to prepare our boys to bring His blessings to the world.
While these classes are obviously taught from the perspective of Catholic theology, boys from all faith traditions attend Catholic High. Their questions and comments are respected and provide for a healthy, open, and lively discussion of faith. Ultimately, the goal of the Religion Department at Catholic High is to teach young men the tools to become the husbands, fathers, priests, and religious to which God is calling them.