The mission of the Religion Department is to invite students to deepen their awareness of God’s presence in their lives; to appreciate the rich history of the Catholic Church; to make informed choices guided by the teaching tradition of the Church; and to worship intelligently in their school and parish communities. Each student is required to take a religion course every semester; courses cover topics including the person of Jesus, the teachings of the Catholic Church, Catholic morality, the Scriptures, peace and justice, world religions and Christian life. In addition to coursework, every day starts with morning prayer, and prayer precedes every class. Students have the option to attend a weekly school-day Mass in the chapel, and school-wide Masses occur four times per year. Each grade participates in an annual retreat.
For a complete course listing as well as placement requirements, visit johncarroll.org/academics.