Theology

Chair:
Mrs. Nancy Bronder –  Theology II,  Theology IV

Teachers:
Deacon Patrick MinnichTheology I, Theology III
Mrs. Barb Schmiedebusch – Apollo Theology


Service is a requirement for all LCC students in order to develop good lifelong habits.  For a complete education, one does not simply learn about faith from a book but learns to live it.  The service hours are the laboratory for Christian living.  In the end, our hope is for our students to be prepared for a future defined by sacrifice for the good of others.

Retreats are an essential part of faith formation.  Seniors are required to attend a multi-day spiritual retreat.  The school’s suggested retreat is Kairos, which is offered to all seniors.  If students are unable to attend the Kairos retreat, a similar multi-day spiritual retreat must be completed and must be approved by the campus minister and principal.

 

Course: Revelation (Theology I)
Course #: 115
Pre-Requisite: None
Credit: .5

The purpose of this course is to give students a general knowledge and appreciation of the Sacred Scriptures. Through their study of the Bible they will come to encounter the living Word of God, Jesus Christ. In the course they will learn about the Bible, authored by God through Inspiration, and its value to people throughout the world. If they have not been taught this earlier, they will learn how to read the Bible and will become familiar with the major sections of the Bible and the books included in each section. The students will pay particular attention to the Gospels, where they may grow to know and love Jesus Christ more personally.

Course: Christology (Theology I)
Course #: 115
Pre-Requisite: None
Credit: .5

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the mystery of Jesus Christ, the living Word of God, and the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity. In this course students will understand that Jesus Christ is the ultimate Revelation to us from God. In learning about who he is, the students will also learn who he calls them to be.

Course: Paschal Mystery (Theology II)
Course #: 215
Pre-Requisite: None
Credit: .5

The purpose of this course is to help students understand all that God has done for us through his Son, Jesus Christ. Through this course, students will learn that for all eternity, God has planned for us to share eternal happiness with him, which is accomplished through the redemption Christ won for us. Students will learn that they share in this redemption only in and through Jesus Christ. They will also be introduced to what it means to be a disciple of Christ and what life as a disciple entails.

Course: Ecclesiology (Theology II)
Course #: 215
Pre-Requisite: None
Credit: .5

The purpose of this course is to help the students understand that in and through the Church they encounter the living Jesus Christ. They will be introduced to the fact that the Church was founded by Christ through the Apostles and is sustained by him through the Holy Spirit. The students will come to know that the Church is the living Body of Christ today. This Body has both divine and human elements. In this course, students will learn not so much about events in the life of the Church but about the sacred nature of the Church.

Course: Sacraments (Theology III)
Course #: 315
Pre-Requisite: None
Credit: .5

The purpose of this course is to help students understand that they can encounter Christ today in a full and real way in and through the Sacraments, especially through the Eucharist. Students will examine each of the Sacraments in detail so as to learn how they may encounter Christ throughout life.  Students will see that through the intertwining of the sacraments, that their spiritual base will be strengthened as they become more connected to Christ and the Church.  They will also understand the Biblical references to the Sacraments created and sanctioned by Christ himself.

Course: Morality (Theology III)
Course #: 315
Pre-Requisite: None
Credit: .5

The purpose of this course is to help students understand that it is only through Christ that they can fully live out God’s plans for their lives. Students are to learn the moral concepts and precepts that govern the lives of Christ’s disciples.  Students will learn that through service to others, and through various stations in life, they will be given the opportunity to make decisions to follow the path of Christ.  They will also learn the meaning of discipleship, the importance of making try Christian decisions, and the importance of following in the footstep of Christ.

Course: Christian Scripture (Theology IV)
Course #: 416
Pre-Requisite: None
Credit: .5

The purpose of this course is to give an overview of Sacred Scripture with an introduction to the basic principles for understanding and interpreting the Bible. Because of the extent of the scriptural material, this course will not try to cover the vast content but rather offer comments about Scripture’s purpose and religious significance. Given the limits of a semester of study, it will not be possible to introduce all the books of the Bible here. But every effort is made to project a sense of the unity of the narrative for the divine plan of salvation, the presence of God’s action in this record of Divine Revelation, and the desire to share his merciful love with us.

Course: Church History (Theology IV)
Course #: 416
Pre-Requisite: None
Credit: .5

The Ecclesiology course in the sophomore year, presents a catechesis on the Church and the Body of Christ in history: its nature and meaning, images, marks, life and ministry, guide to moral life, and the role of prayer. This course supplements that catechesis on the Church. The purpose of this course is to supply the students with a general knowledge of the Church’s history from apostolic times to the present. Students will be reminded of the fact that the Church was founded by Christ through the Apostles and is sustained by him throughout history through the Holy Spirit. The students will come to know that the Church is the living Body of Christ today and, as such, has both divine and human elements. In this course, students will learn about the Church’s 2,000 years of history and about how the Church is led and governed by the successors of the Apostles.