Students in Grades 10-12Materials Used:
The Bible, and Introduction to the Bible by Fr. Laux. Online syllabus provided.Description:
This course uses Father Laux’s text Introduction to the Bible as a framework. Students also read the Bible. Class discussion centers around key passages from the week’s readings. Important topics, such as the necessity of works for salvation, the roles of the prophets, the virtues of the great men and women of the Bible are explored in class. Paper grading is available.
Students in Grades 11-12Materials Used:
Following Christ in the World by Anne Carroll, various encyclicals. Online syllabus provided.Description:
The course covers basic philosophy, Catholic social and moral teachings, and advanced theological topics. The main text, Following Christ in the World, is a springboard facilitating the consideration of fundamental concepts. The Catechism of the Catholic Church, and The Fundamentals of Catholic Dogma (by Ludwig Ott) are most helpful resources. Paper grading is available.
Students in Grades 8-12Materials Used:
Chief Truths of the Faith and Catholic Morality by Fr. Laux. Online syllabus provided.Description:
This course covers topics relating to the chief truths of the faith and Catholic morals. It presents, for the student’s consideration, principles by which to live one’s life. Application of those principles is discussed in class as well. Paper grading is available.
Students in Grades 5-8.Materials Used:
The Bible, Baltimore Catechism No 2. Online syllabus provided.Description:
This course is a discussion based course with more direction to help students gain comfort with class discussion. Teacher will do most work orally with the student, but there are a few online quizzes and written assignments which can be turned in. If the parents desires the student to do more work in writing (short answers to questions), the parent may add TA to the course.
Students in Grades 6-9Materials Used:
The Bronze Bow, Acts of the Apostles, Story of the Church. Online syllabus provided.Description:
This course is a Bible History course. All work is done orally and graded by the teacher, except 4 assignments, which are turned in to the teacher who will grade them. If the parents desires the student to do more work in writing (short answers to questions), the parent may add TA to the course.
Students in Grades 7-10Materials Used:
Faith and Life 8 Our Life in the Church, The Faith Explained, Baltimore Catechism, No 2. Online syllabus provided.Description:
This course covers topics that are central to living our faith. The main text is supplemented in class with selections from The Faith Explained. Reference will be made to the Baltimore Catechism as well. Paper grading is available through TA program if desired or through a class grader.
Students in Grades 9-12Materials Used:
Mass and the Sacraments and Catholic Apologetics by Fr. Laux, and Beginning Apologetics 1 by Chacon and Burnham. Online syllabus provided.Description:
This course focuses on apologetics first semester and delves into Church teaching on the sacraments second semester, showing the reasonableness of the Catholic position, the ordering of the virtues to society, and theology’s compatibility with reason. Paper grading is available.
Catholic Morality and Baltimore Catechism No. 2, Mere ChristianityDescription:
This course works through Fr. Laux's Catholic Morality book, while supplemented by the Balitmore Catechism. Students read and discuss virtues, especially the virtue of Faith. There are a few online quizzes and minimal papers.
Mass and the Sacraments by Fr. John Laux.Description:
Students continue the Fr. Laux series, this year focusing on Mass and the Sacraments.
Following Christ in the World by Anne CarrollDescription:
Working through Following Christ in the World, this course lead students through topics includeing Immortality, Freedom, Christ's claim to be God, and the Church. Notes and outlines are provided in the syllabus.
Bible and The New Saint Joseph Baltimore Catechism (No. 2) by Fr. Bennet KellyDescription:
Students read and discuss St. Matthew's Gospel first semester and St. John's Gospel second semester; the Batlimore Catechism is used supplementary the whole year. Minimal writing is required for Religion 9 and the writing is incorporated in the SS:9 Private Writing Lab.
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