THEOLOGY

The Theology Department exists to help students arrive at a mature, living, and vital faith. The Theology program at Montini Catholic High School attempts to integrate the message of the Gospel of Jesus with the lifestyle of the students. It tries to make clear the significance of this message and gives the students the tools to make the Gospel of Jesus a living reality in today's world.

THEOLOGY 9

Grade: 9
Course:014
1 Credit

The purpose of this course is to give students a general knowledge and appreciation of 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. The students will pay particular attention to the Gospels, where they may grow to know and love Jesus Christ more personally. The second semester of this course is to introduce students to the mystery of Jesus Christ, the living Word of God, 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.

THEOLOGY 10

Grade: 10
Course: 024
1 Credit

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. They will 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 with both divine and human elements. In this course, students will learn not so much about events in the life of the Church but about the sacred nature of the Church.

THEOLOGY 11 MORALITY

Grade: 11
Course: 035
½ Credit (Semester Course)

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. This course addresses how a relationship with Christ and the Church can lead to choices that are in accord with God's plan.

THEOLOGY 12: SOCIAL JUSTICE AND SPIRITUALITY

Grade: 12
Course: 045
1/2 Credit (Semester Course)

This course supports the American bishops’ call for “a renewed commitment to integrate and to share the riches of the Church’s social teaching in Catholic Education and formation at every level.”  This course will expose students to the essential principles of Catholic social justice so they know what the virtue of justice entails.  This course will assist the students to integrate their religious education into a young adult Christian spirituality.  By understanding faith with our heart and mind, the student will be equipped to begin college with a faith life that is his/her faith to others.  This course serves as a blueprint for fostering a lifelong commitment to be a disciple of Jesus Christ.

 

THEOLOGY 12: SACRAMENTS

Grade: 12
Course: 047
½ Credit (Semester Course)

The purpose of this course is to help students understand that they can encounter Christ today in a full and real way, and through the sacraments. Students will examine through the lens of the sacraments how they can encounter Christ through different lifestyles. The goal of this course is for high school seniors to integrate their religious education into a young adult Christian spirituality. The course provides doctrinal review, exploration of Catholic beliefs, sacraments, morality, and social justice; it is devoted to exploring the issues that affect a senior's spiritual journey and vocational call from God. By understanding faith with one's heart and mind, students will be equipped to begin college with a faith life that is their own, and with the confidence to explain their faith. This course serves as a blueprint for fostering a lifelong

commitment to be a true disciple of Jesus Christ.

THEOLOGY 11: CHURCH HISTORY

Grade: 11
Course: 037
1/2  Credit (Semester Course)

The purpose of this course is to supply the students with a general knowledge of the Church’s history from apostolic times to the present.  They will be introduced to the fact that the Church was founded by Christ through the Apostles and is sustained by Him throughout history through the Holy Spirit.  The students will come to know that the Church is the living Body of Christ today and, as such, has both divine and human elements.  In this course, students will learn about the Church’s 2,000 years of history and about how the Church is led and governed by the successors of the Apostles.

 

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