The Mission of the Church - Spring 2017 - Sophomore Class
"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."
The Christian Service Project
is a service activity, that provides a structure for the student to practice loving God and neighbor in a concrete way, and participating in the work of the Church. Choices for service activities will be recommended, and the student will commit to serving ten hours in the semester.
The Christian Leadership Class - Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 - Seniors
This is a senior level course that helps the students develop their leadership skills, in the spirit of discipleship; understand principles for ministry, of which prayer and worship is fundamental; grow in their own spiritual and faith life; and be of service to our BAHS community, their own church, community and our world. Affecting the leader's life directly.
Students will learn the principles of a just society based upon the teachings of Jesus, and applied to life in the modern world by Church teachings, prayer and worship, missions and individual vocation. Affecting how the Leader will decide his/her future calling to serve Christ in the world.
Students will develop and lead one service project each semester, aimed at inviting, enabling, and supporting a small or large group of volunteers to serve at liturgy or in a social justice effort. Affecting change toward building the Kingdom of God, in the world.
Preparing for Liturgies...is a school wide endeavor. If liturgy is "the work of the people" in the worship and praise of God, then all students and faculty are called upon - each in his turn - and in the language of prayer that they have been blessed with, to enter into an encounter with God in all ways, and including at regular school prayer services, masses, and the sacrament of penance.
I am privileged to lead the planning and coordination of our liturgical services with the help of our Christian Leadership class, our school wide liturgical ministries and our school music ministry.
Vacation Bible Camp: Summer Service Activity...this one week Camp for children is developed and facilitated by alumni, students, and a summer school class who encourage children in a deeper relationship with Jesus through sports, crafts, music, scripture and prayer. Planning begins in January of each year. Service credit.