Theology

The Holy Redeemer Theology Department exposes our students to the love of God through academics, Word, and deeds. Studies for our students include in-depth exploration of both Old and New Testaments as well as education in Morality, the Sacraments, Church History, and Society Teaching. 
 

Our students live out their life of faith through worship, retreats, Sacraments, and service to others. They are guided by sound Catholic practices and taught in an atmosphere where the teachings of Jesus Christ are apparent in the behavior of teachers, administrators, counselors, coaches, etc. To that end, the following must be available to all students in Diocesan Catholic high schools.

  • Frequent and regular opportunities to attend Mass and the Sacrament of Reconciliation;

  • Seasonal celebrations and catechesis on the liturgical calendar, feast days and holy days of obligation;

  • A chapel that is inviting to those who wish to spend time before the Blessed Sacrament in prayer;
    Regular opportunities for Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, holy hours and adoration outside of Mass;

  • Regular recitation of the Rosary;

  • A yearly retreat before and after which quality time is spent in preparation and review, respectively;

  • Chastity education that is age appropriate and that involves the entire family;

  • Service projects that are age appropriate, that involve guided reflection on the meaning of Christian service, and that may become the basis of a lifetime of Christian witness;

  • Morning prayer, prayer at the beginning and end of each class, and prayer at dismissal;

  • Resources on traditional Catholic prayer and practice, e.g., the Rosary, prayer cards, the Eucharist, Confession, Advent, Lent, etc., (available through the office for Parish Life).

  • Resources on moral and spiritual matters, e.g., age appropriate documents on the Gospel of Life, War and Peace, Abortion, Same-sex Marriage, Stem Cell Research, Cloning, etc., (available through the Office for Parish Life)