Theology

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Retreat Policy: All students are required to attend their class retreats organized through their theology classes and the Campus Ministry Office. All teachers are notified in advance of the students participating in the retreat and they will make special arrangements for missed work. No notes from parents dismissing students from the retreat will be accepted.

 

102 THEOLOGY I: THE REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST IN SCRIPTURE     0.5 credit

This one-semester course is intended to give students general knowledge and appreciation of Sacred Scripture.  Through the study of the Bible, students will encounter the Living Word of God, Jesus Christ. Students will learn about the Bible, authored by God through inspiration, and its value to people throughout the world.  Reading the Bible, familiarization of the structure of the Bible with particular attention to the Gospels, will enable students to know and love Jesus Christ more personally.

   Paired with 103 Who is Jesus Christ?

 

103 THEOLOGY I:  WHO IS JESUS CHRIST?     0.5 credit

This one-semester course is intended to introduce students to the mystery of Jesus Christ, the Living Word of God, and the Second person of the Blessed Trinity.  Students will come to understand that Jesus Christ is the ultimate Revelation to us from God.  In learning about who He is,students will learn who He call on them to be.

   Paired with 102 The Revelation of Jesus Christ in Scripture

 

202 THEOLOGY II:  THE MISSION OF JESUS CHRIST (THE PASCHAL MYSTERY)     0.5 credit

This one-semester course is intended to help students understand all that God has done for us through His Son, Jesus Christ.  In this course, the student will learn that for all eternity, God has planned for us to share eternal happiness with Him, which is accomplished through the redemption that Christ won for us.  Students will learn that they share in this redemption only in and through Jesus Christ.  Students will be introduced to what it means to be a disciple of Christ, and what the life as a disciple entails.

   Paired with 203 Jesus Christ’s Mission Continues in The Church

 

203 THEOLOGY II: JESUS CHRIST’S MISSION CONTINUES IN THE CHURCH     0.5 credit

This one-semester course is a one semester course that follows The Mission of Jesus Christ. This course will help the student understand that in and through the Church they encounter the living Jesus Christ. The student 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 student will come to know that the Church is the living Body of Christ today. This Body has both divine and human elements. The students will learn not so much about events in the life of the Church, but about the sacred nature of the Church.

   Paired with 202 The Mission of Jesus Christ (The Paschal Mystery)

 

302 THEOLOGY III:  LIFE IN JESUS CHRIST     0.5 credit

This course is intended to help the student understand the essential message of Christ’s moral teaching and the importance of love of God and love of neighbor. Conscience formation and an understanding of the Commandments will assist the students in their ability to make good moral decisions in line with the teachings of Jesus Christ.

   Paired with 303 Meeting Jesus in the Sacraments

 

303 THEOLOGY III:  MEETING JESUS IN THE SACRAMENTS     0.5 credit

This one-semester course is designed to assist students in their understanding of the Seven Sacraments as an important way to encounter Jesus Christ as present to the Church and world today.  Greater understanding of each of the Sacraments will help students understand that fuller sacramental participation, with the accompanying benefits of grace, will draw them into closer communion with God and neighbors.

   Paired with 302 Life in Jesus Christ

 

402 RELIGIONS OF THE WORLD      0.5 credit

In this one-semester course, students will be exposed to the major religions of the world in order to instill respect for the belief systems of others in a multicultural world. The course will be a comparative study of the many faiths of the world, providing some understanding of the history, ethics, doctrine and rituals of each.

   Paired with 403 Living As A Disciple of Jesus Christ in Society

 

403 THEOLOGY IV: LIVING AS A DISCIPLE OF JESUS CHRIST IN SOCIETY     0.5 credit

In this one-semester course, the student’s mind is opened to the social, political and economic injustices which exist in our global community, with the hope of challenging him to begin an ongoing process of conscience education regarding his Christian responsibility to deal with social problems in a positive manner. Social teachings of the Catholic Church will be stressed.

   Paired with 402 Religions of the World

 

FLOWCHART

BROTHER RICE HIGH SCHOOL CURRICULUM FLOWCHART THEOLOGY

THEOLOGY DEPARTMENT DIRECTORY

Thane Hall, Chair, Campus Minister – Ex. 2271
Michael Hickey – Ex. 2272
Hubert Sanders – Ex. 2277
Adam Seneski, Associate Campus Minister -Ex. 2273
Mike Venos – Ex. 2275
Rachel Becker – Ex. 2274