The Mercy Tech Theology Department provides students with a greater understanding of the Catholic faith and fuller development of their own spirituality and personal relationship with God.
The students truly live out the charism of Catherine McAuley by their involvement in works of service. All students are required to complete at least 10 hours of community service over the course of each school year. Many of our students give more than the required hours.
Supplementary to the Theology curriculum, opportunities are given to students to participate in activities coordinated by our School Minister.
The students study four years of theology and earn four credits:
- Scripture Course: Old Testament Centers on a study of the Bible as the sacred writings of salvation history. Students trace the development of God’s relationship with humanity and the human response to this unconditional love. Freshmen year focuses on the texts from the Old Testament. Students study scripture stories to gain an understanding of God’s work in the world and what it means to be people of faith. The year ends with an introduction to the New Testament.
- Scripture Course: New Testament/Christology Helps students understand all that God has done for humanity through his Son, Jesus Christ. God has planned, from all eternity, for human beings to share everlasting happiness with him. This is accomplished only through redemption in Christ.
- Morality and Social Justice Seeks to provide the student with an introduction to the fundamental principles of Catholic Moral and Social Justice teachings and the applications of those teachings to contemporary moral issues. This course focuses on developing decision making-skills, keeping in line with Christian values and Catholic teaching. Students are encouraged to treat all people with compassion, mercy, and dignity.
- World Religions and Vocations Students will gain the basic knowledge of the world's major religions. With this knowledge, students will be able to engage, dialogue, and collaborate with people of different faith traditions. The second semester focuses on the topic of “Vocation”. While discovering and/or recognizing the unique gifts God has given each of them, students will discern how they can use these gifts to meet the needs of the Church and of the world.