- Mr. W. Timothy Homan
Jesus Christ’s Mission Continues in the Church
Mr. W. Timothy Homan (firstname.lastname@example.org) 516-922-4888 ext. 6540
First Half Year Course
As Christians it is important to know why the Church was created so that we may be able to
carry out the Church’s purpose in today’s society. We may only gain by understanding what it
took to establish Christianity and how it has sustained through persecutions through all of these
years. By gaining understanding of the meaning of the Church and its purpose in this world, the
students will be able to relate to scripture and their always growing faith.
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.
Essential Outcomes (Overall Course Goals)
- Understanding how the Church began
- Understanding the meaning of the 4 marks of the Church
- Understanding the effects the Crusades had on Christianity
Below are the Learning Goals each students will be able to…
Understanding How the Church Began
- Articulate the roles of each person of the Trinity in the development and success of the
Church, as well as, discuss the implications of this involvement.
- Examine why the Church is necessary in the life of a believer.
- Illustrate the events of Pentecost.
- Review the missionary work of the Apostles and major events in the early life of the
- Analyze the conflicts between the early Church and both Jewish and Roman leaders,
including an assessment of how these events impacted the spread of Christianity.
Understanding the Four Marks of the Church
- Interpret the meanings of each of the four marks of the Church as outlined by the Council
of Nicea and upheld still today.
- Discuss the meaning of heresy, schism, and apostasy for the Church by analyzing various
events and figures in history.
- Report on the Church’s teachings on ecumenism and interreligious dialogue, as well as,
being able to demonstrate these teachings in their own lives.
Understanding How the Church is Structured
- Analyze the Crusades by exploring the historical situation and Just War Theory.
- Recognize the Church’s mission of evangelization, sanctification, and governance.
- Chart the hierarchical structure of the Church and Her various vocations.
Understanding the Church of the Modern World
- Review the various events leading up to the First and Second Vatican Councils and the
primary teachings of the councils themselves.
- Demonstrate various types of prayer while discussing the necessity of prayer in the life of
- Illustrate what is means to be a disciple of Christ in the world.
- Attendance: Be in your seats and ready to start at the start of class time. Tardy to class
and skipping class will be handled according to the Student Handbook.
- Preparation: Come to class and open lab prepared with all of your materials and
homework. This includes having your notebook or binder with a writing utensil ready to
take notes throughout class, as well as, the current LAP that we will be working through.
Homework is due at the start of class.
- Participation: In order to truly understand and retain the information, it is required that
you take notes in class and participate in classroom discussions. The more effort that is
put into class, the more knowledge and comprehension you will gain.
- Behavior: Show respect to everyone in the classroom. (Remember the Golden Rule: “Do
to others whatever you would have them do to you.” Matthew 7:12)
Please put your full name, class section and assignment title at the top of the
page. We will often go over the homework during the class which it is due. Please have
your homework ready at the start of class. If you have questions about the assignment,
please ask before the due date. Occasional quizzes may be given to check
Students should have their Tablets with them every day
1 notebook, pencils/pens. A notebook with a folder is recommended for loose handouts given in class. This notebook will be used for this class only. Please bring materials EVERY DAY!
My grading system is very simple—the total number of points you receive divided by the total possible points for those assignments. One grade will be Class Writing Work 20 % Homework is 20% and Test and Quiz grades 60%
The Research Paper is due in Feb. topics to be discussed
Extra Help is available on either Monday after classes in Room 309 (I usually have detention duty so I am here for at least one hour)
We have read the material on Theology 10:
Date_________________ Name of Student___________________________
Parent’s/Guardian’s Name ___________________
No upcoming assignments.
You will be writing a paper on the saint that you have been assigned.
The paper should be at least four pages, double-spaced, 12 point Times New Roman font & 1-inch margins.
You should cite and use at least three sources. Include citations and a bibliography of the sources used. Wikipedia cannot be used for citations or in your bibliography.
The paper must be submitted to turnitin.com by April 3rd
Look up information of the saint’s life and write a paper about the saint.
Within your paper, you should include:
Biographical information about the saint (parents, birth, birthplace, key events of his/her life, etc.)
Struggles or obstacles the saint faced in his/her life, and how he/she dealt with these difficulties.
What he/she is patron saint of and why you think he/she was named patron of that
When his/her feast day is.
When he/she was officially named a saint (canonized).
Are there any churches in our diocese named after him/her? If so, where?
Finally, include the following based on your research:
What did you find most memorable about the saint’s life? Was there anything that surprised you about his/her life?
In what ways do you think this saint can serve as an example for us today?
St. John Paul II
St. Pius X
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
St. Isaac Jogues
St. Francis of Assisi
St. Francis Xavier Cabrini
St. John Neumann
St. Junípero Serra
St Thomas Aquinas
St. Ignatius of Loyola
St. Katharine Drexel
St. Martin de Porres
St. Anthony of Padua
St. Therese of Lisieux
St. Teresa of Avila
St. Clare of Assisi
St. Bernadette of Lourdes
St. Gerard Majella
St. Catherine of Siena
St. Maximilian Kolbe
St. Peregrine Laziosi
St. Vincent de Paul
St. Elizabeth of Hungary
St. Maria Faustina Kowalska
St. André Bessette
St. Jean-Baptiste de La Salle
St. Emily de Vialar
St. Albert the Great
St. Francis de Sales
St. Peter Canisius
St. Isabelle of France
St. Charles Lwanga and Companions
St. John Bosco
St. Catherine of Bologna
St. Thomas More
Bl. Chiara Luce Badano
Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati
St. John Vianney
St. Frances de Chantal
St. Martin of Tours
St. Philip Neri
St. Rocco (St. Roch)
St. Thomas Becket
St. Joseph of Cupertino
St. Josemaría Escrivá
St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)
St. Dominic Savio
St. Rita Cascia
St. Camillus de Lellis
St. Gemma Galgani
St. Elizabeth of the Trinity
St. Mary MacKillop
St. Marianne Cope
St. Maria Bernarda Bütler
St. Josephine Bakhita