As disciples of Jesus Christ, we in the St. Francis Religion Department are called to continue His mission in the Church by proclaiming the Gospel to our students. Rooted in the Roman Catholic tradition and the charism of St. Francis of Assisi, the department seeks to make the kingdom of God present through the intellectual and spiritual cultivation of faith among our students.
Through the study of theology and the religious traditions of the Catholic faith, our students should leave our faith community at St. Francis: knowing who they are as a Catholic women and men; prepared to bear witness to their faith; eager to continue their pursuit of truth and justice; and desiring to serve those in need. As religion teachers, we hope to evangelize our students with the Gospel in order to send them forth as disciples of Jesus Christ into the world.
Beginning with the 2012-2013 school-year, the department is implementing the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops’ High School Curriculum at the freshman and sophomore level. Graduation requirement: Classes of 2016: 3.5 credits. Class of 2017 and on: 4 credits