“To bring up children properly, we must love them, and love them all equally.”

-Marcellin Champagnat


As a result of the required course of study in Religious Studies, students will:

  • Know and love Jesus Christ. Apply Roman Catholic teaching to the analysis of personal and social issues. Speak knowledgeably about the Scriptures, applying lessons from the Old and New Testaments to their own experiences. Apply knowledge of Church history to their analysis of present and future Church realities. Respond to moral issues and social concerns in a Christian manner, drawing on the resources of Church tradition, spirituality, critical theological reflection, and dialogue. Demonstrate an informed respect for people of different faith traditions. Make Christian lifestyle choices informed by serious reflection on their relationship to self, others, and God. Participate in the worship and mission of the Church – particularly in service to the least favored – in an active and informed manner.
  • Communal prayer experiences for the school are offered once a month. Celebration of the Mass or the praying of Lauds (Morning Prayer) from the Liturgy of the Hours is offered in the Student Center. Local priests and Deacon John Kinch volunteer their time to lead the school community in prayer.
  • Service opportunities are always coming through the Campus Ministry Office.  Whether it is local, national, or international, people contact SJA to help.  Our school community is more than generous, not only with financial contributions but with their time as well.  Parishes, schools, centers for the elderly, food banks, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, and the like call on and depend on the SJA community.  Modeling what Saint Marcellin asked, our Marist community responds wholeheartedly. 
Photograph of Tony Cantu '75
Tony Cantu '75
Director of Campus Ministry - World Religion, Call to Ministry, Campus Ministry, Missions Moderator Room 115 & Room 119
Photograph of Mary Beth Martin
Mary Beth Martin
Religion Dept. Chair: Religion 10, English 12, Rotary Interact Club Moderator, Good Neighbor Service Project Coordinator - UD Room 103
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Leslie Abrego
Teacher: Religion 7, Religion 8, Computer Literacy, Scripture Club Moderator - Room 105
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David Bonnet
Teacher: Religion 9, Engineering 1, Engineering 2, Applied Engineering - Room 116. NJHS Moderator
Photograph of Brother Francis Garza '58
Brother Francis Garza '58
Administrative Support Specialist