“Jesus, the Word made Flesh, invited His first disciples to be in a living relationship with Him.”

Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted

Knowing Christ, the Splendor of Truth, will set us free. The Theology courses propose the Truth of Christ through a message steeped in Scripture and founded on the Magisterium of the Catholic Church. Students have the Gospel message proclaimed to them, are confronted with a choice, and then have the freedom and help to make a response in faith.

Required Courses: (semester courses)

Grade 9 Revelation of Jesus * Christology

Grade 10 Mission of Jesus Christ * Nature of the Church

Grade 11 Sacraments * Vocations

Grade 12 Moral Life in Jesus Christ * History of the Catholic Church


Sophomore Book List

The Mission of Jesus

Didache: The Mystery of Redemption and Christian Discipleship

St. Dominic de Guzman biography

St. John Paul II Mysteries of Light in Rosarium Virginis Mariae (2002)


Nature of the Church

Didache: The Church: Sacrament of Salvation

Forget Not Love: The Passion of Maximilian Kolbe, Frossard

Freshman Book List

Revelation of Christ

Ignatius Holy Bible, Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition

Didache: Faith and Revelation: Knowing God Through Sacred Scripture

Great Adventure Teen Timeline Study Kit, Hart

St. Jose Sanchez del Rio biography


Didache: Blessed Trinity and Our Christian Vocation

St. Kateri Tekakwitha biography

St. Augustine’s Confessions

Senior Book List

Life in Christ

Veritatis Splendor, St. John Paul II

Catechism of the Catholic Church

Everyman, morality play

Introduction to the Devout Life, St. Francis de Sales

History of the Catholic Church

The History of the Church, Eusebius; trans. G.A. Williamson

1)   St. Justin—description of the Mass; Didache; St. Clement of Rome

2)   St. Athanasius—On the Incarnation; St. Vincent of Lerins—Development of Doctrine; St. Benedict of Nursia—The Rule

3)   St. Bernard; St. Dominic and St. Francis; St. Catherine of Siena

4)   Campion’s Bragge; St. Ignatius; St. Teresa of Avila

5)   St Elizabeth Ann Seton; St. Pius X—Sacra Tridentina; St. Juan Diego—homily John Paul II

6)   Benedict XV—15-point peace plan; Pius XII and Shoah; St. John XXIII—Vatican Council II

Junior Book List


Catechism of the Catholic Church

The Biblical Walk through the Mass

St. Lorenzo Ruiz biography


Responding to the Call of Jesus

Catechism of the Catholic Church

The Jeweler’s Shop, Karol Wojtyła

 Theology of the Body, St. John Paul II

  And You are Christ’s, Dubay

  St. Gianna Beretta Molla’s letters to Pietro