Religion

Graduation Requirements

4 credits of Religion 
Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12
Understanding Catholic Christianity Scripture Morality and Social Justice World Religion and Your Vocation

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Courses

Freshman

Understanding Catholic Christianity

Academic Pathway: All
Term: Year-long course
Credit: 1 full religion credit

This course begins with an examination of our Marianist heritage and Purcell Marian history. It then explores the fundamentals of faith, religion & Catholic Christianity. Students will gain an introductory level of Catholic Church history, the structure of the Catholic Church, an understanding of Mass and the Sacraments, and the development of organized religion throughout history. 

The course will also give students a glimpse into the topics they will explore in detail as sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Finally, the course serves to address the spiritual development of the freshman student.

Sophomore

Scripture

Academic Pathway: All
Term: Year-long course
Credit: 1 full religion credit

This course will help students understand the Old and New Testament and apply the values, teachings, and example of Jesus to their own lives. We will learn about the history of the composition of the Bible and the historical Jesus. Students will interpret the Bible through the lens of Catholic biblical interpretation while learning the context of the scripture in the time of the Old and New Testament. This will aid their growth in personal faith and moral living and will challenge them to live in the world today as men and women of strength and character. 

Junior

Morality and Social Justice

Academic Pathway: All
Term: Year-long course
Credit: 1 full religion credit

The purpose of this course is to learn and understand what it means to live in our society following Christ. In the first half of the year, we will look at the moral issues that govern our lives and explore the decision-making process. Students will understand the concept of conscience formation in relation to their lives. The second half of the year will focus on social justice. We will explore the seven principles of Catholic Social Teaching and discuss hot-topic issues occurring in society. Students will gain an understanding of the Catholic Church’s approach to societal issues.

Senior

World Religion and Your Vocation

Academic Pathway: All
Term: Year-long course
Credit: 1 full religion credit

The purpose of this course is to learn about the major world religions, explore different cultures, and gain tolerance towards different practices. Students will be taught to approach each world religion through the lens of the Catholic Church, analyzing both similarities and differences. This course will provide students with a better understanding of the global impact of religion. The second half of the course will focus on the student’s path after high school. We will cover the concept of a vocation (marriage, single life, and religious life), God’s calling to each of us. Students will also explore career paths, relationships, and their lifestyles and habits.

FACULTY

Ms. Patricia Clancy
Religion Teacher/Academic Records and Testing Coordinator/Senior Dean

pclancy@purcellmarian.org513.751.1230 ext. 216

Mrs. Maureen Corgiat
Religion Teacher

VIEW PROFILEmcorgiat@purcellmarian.org513.751.1230 ext. 114