Catholic schools exist, as an extension of the Universal Church, to foster the spiritual and faith development of young
people. To that end, Father Lacombe High School offers every student the
opportunity to experience daily Prayer, annual Retreats, Liturgical
Celebrations and a variety of charity projects or social justice
These activities complement the central focus of the
school, which is its academic character. Religious Studies courses
reflect the “educational” component of faith. Father Lacombe High School
students are required to complete 9 credits in this area by taking the
appropriate 3-credit course in each of their three years of enrollment.
The successful completion of these courses qualifies students for participation
in Graduation Ceremonies.
Religious Studies 15 (3 credits)
The Grade 10
course explores the search for meaning through the concept of
“Belonging”. In this program, students will be studying Western world
religions, the concept of human life and belonging from the Catholic
perspective. The aim is to encourage young people to participate as
Catholics in the shaping of our culture.
Religious Studies 25 (3 credits)
The Grade 11 course
explores the search for meaning through the concept of “Believing”.
It includes a study of Eastern world religions, social justice, scripture and
what it means to believe in Jesus the Christ.
Religious Studies 35 (3 credits)
The Grade 12 course
explores the search for meaning through the concept of “Becoming”. Its
aim is to assist young men and women to understand themselves as moral persons
living the way of Christ through an examination of ethical theories, the revelation
of sacred Scripture and the experience and teaching of the Catholic Church. It
also includes a component of world religions.