Religion Course Offerings:

Foundations of the Catholic Faith and Morality

Foundations of the Catholic Faith and Morality
Grade 9                    

Freshmen come to RBC from a wide variety of educational backgrounds and varying degrees of religious education.  Foundations of Catholic Faith and Morality provides all students with the vocabulary and basic knowledge they will need to succeed in their religious studies, but more importantly, to grow in their faith in Jesus Christ.  Our second semester is dedicated to guiding our students to put into practice the morals they have learned from family and faith.

 

Scripture

Scripture
Grade10

This course is designed to give students a general knowledge and appreciation of Sacred Scripture.  Students will be guided in the study of God's authorship through Divine Inspiration and Revelation.  They will discover God's great desire for connection with humanity through covenantal relationships leading to the ultimate covenant in Jesus Christ, sealed with His Body and Blood.  Our hope is that through this study students will develop a greater understanding of and deepening of their personal relationship with Jesus and His Body, the Church.

 

Sacraments and Christian Morality

Sacraments and Christian Morality
Grade 11
Course #0230

In accordance with the mandate of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and in an effort to develop a common understanding and vocabulary for all Red Bank Catholic students, the junior course is divided into two semesters;

Sacraments
During the first semester students will continue to learn about Christ as they encounter him in the Sacraments, throughout their lives.  Students will study all of the Sacraments with a special emphasis on the Eucharist.  It will examine the challenge to worship and living a Sacramental life in the world today by exploring the history, scriptural foundation, and current practices of the Sacraments. 

Christian Morality
During the second semester, students will learn the moral concepts and precepts that govern the lives of Christ’s disciples so that they may fully live God’s plan for their lives.  They will be challenged to respond to various questions.  What does a disciple of Christ look like in the 21st Century?  How has God taught us to live a life in Christ?  What is the reality of sin?  What are the challenges encountered in making the decision to live out one’s Baptismal commitment?

 

Catholic Social Teaching: Living as a Disciple of Christ

Catholic Social Teaching: Living as a Disciple of Christ
Grade 12, one semester
Course #0250

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the Church’s social teaching.  In this course students will learn how Christ’s concern for others, especially the poor and needy, is present today in the Church’s social teaching and social action. Practical application of Catholic social teaching will be a strong component of this course.

Christian Living: A Study of Vocation

Christian Living: A Study of Vocation
Grade 12, One semester
Course #0240

Through an examination of the self, as well as a study of vocations to the single, married, religious life and priesthood, students will be introduced to the life choices of the adult Christians. The course content also emphasizes the study of the sacraments as it correlates to those choices.

 

World Religions

World Religions
Grade 12, one semester
*Dual Enrollment Course
Course #0249

This course offers a comparative study of world religions including Judaism, Islam, and other religions and philosophies practiced in Eastern cultures, as well as non-Catholic Christian traditions. It will examine their histories and theologies, by comparing and contrasting their differences and similarities with the Roman Catholic Faith.

Honors Gospel Mission in the 21st Century

Honors Gospel Mission in the 21st Century
Grade 12, one semester
Course #0248

This honors course explores Jesus’ charge to the Apostles and disciples to carry the Good News to all nations and his promise to be with them and us for all ages (Mt. 28: 18-20). This course will study the spread of the Good News in the first century by examining the Acts of the Apostles through Revelation, using biblical exegesis and reflection. It will further explore the implications of the Gospel Message as a guide for the Christian journey in today’s world.

 

Honors Globalization and Justice

Honors Globalization and Justice
Grade 12, one semester
Course #0241

This college level course aspires to equip our young Christian men and women to fully participate in the social structure of our modern world in a way that seeks to create justice for all. Karl Barth, one of the greatest theologians of the 20th century, said that Christians should approach the world with the Bible in one hand and the newspaper in the other. In addition to the textbook, students in this course will also use the Bible and the newspaper to deepen their understanding of the interconnectedness of globalization, poverty, health care, human rights, education and politics, viewed through the lens of Church teaching. 

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