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Faith and Learning

The spiritual dimension of Bethlehem Catholic High School permeates our building. The life and activities of the school are to be filled and governed by the Spirit and our Gospel values. Our faith is encouraged and nourished in a variety of spiritual activities. Students have many opportunities to be part of a faith-filled environment: daily prayer and devotions, planning or participating in class or school liturgies, liturgical seasons of celebration, the Sacrament of Reconciliation and service projects to both the local and global community.

Catholic Studies is an integral and vital part of the education and formation of each student in the school. The objective remains to encourage in students a deep and life-long love for Jesus Christ, the Christian faith, the Sacraments and prayer life. The responsibility of making Bethlehem a Catholic high school belongs to all people involved with the school.

The study of faith is undertaken at each grade level under the direction of the Catholic Studies Department. The Grade 9 course of instruction concerns general faith and living the Beatitudes of Jesus Christ. Grade 10 concentrates on the life and teachings of Jesus. Grade 11 studies the Church, Christian morality and social justice. Grade 12 deals with world religions, relationships and vocations.

Participation in the Catholic Studies program is compulsory. In Grades 10 through 12, Catholic Studies courses include a service hours component, which is also compulsory. Students will find Catholic Studies programs both challenging and rewarding. Students of all religious backgrounds are welcome at Bethlehem with the understanding they are committing themselves to full participation in the faith life and Christian formation of the school.

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