“Many Parts Form One Body” 1 Corinthians 12:12
The Theology Department seeks to create a school community enlivened by the Gospel spirit of freedom and charity. The experience of this Christian community most appropriately leads to developing persons of conviction and service. Through catechesis, the students and faculty are encouraged and motivated to model Jesus' life of faith, love and service.
With faculty acting as a visible manifestation of the professed faith and Christian witness, students are encouraged to internalize these values. In addition, students are invited to share in the liturgical and sacramental life of the Church.
- Service Program, which includes 25 hours of non cumulative community service per year and a year-end essay regarding the service.
- Each grade level has specific hours that are required. Each student must complete five (5) of the required 25 hours in specific service areas assigned by class:
Freshman: service to the school and parish community
Sophomore: service related to justice for the young
Junior: service related to justice for adults and children living and working in poverty
Senior: service related to justice for sick and elderly
- Freshman year - Theology I (Revelation of Jesus Christ. Who is Jesus Christ?) ; Freshman Service Program.
- Sophomore year - Theology II (Paschal Mystery, Jesus Christ's Mission Continues in the Church); Sophomore Service Program.
- Junior year - Theology III (Moral Theology and Sacraments); Junior Service Program.
- Senior year- Theology IV (Christian Vocations and Catholic Social Justice); Senior Service Program, Senior Project, Life Book.
- Theology Electives: Death & Dying, Faces of Good and Evil, Sacred Architecture, World Religions
- At Cathedral Preparatory School and Villa Maria Academy, Theology is required every year.
- All members of the Theology faculty are active members in their parishes including: St. Francis Xavier; St. Joseph, Bread of Life; Saint Gregory of Thaumaturgus, and Saint John Vianney/Saint Jude the Apostle.