Theology

Theology

Theology Department Philosophy

The American Catholic Bishops' pastoral letter on education outlines the educational mission of the Church as an integrated ministry embracing development of faith, building of community, and learning of service.

The Theology Department of the Academy of Holy Angels seeks to develop this model of religious education and learning of service.

Every student at AHA takes a Theology course each day, every trimester of the year. We invite students at appropriate development levels to an awareness of church heritage, the gospel call to personal holiness, and the challenge of transforming the world into the kingdom of justice and peace.

 Learner Outcomes

  • Knowledge, experience, and an appreciation of liturgy and the sacraments
  • Realization of the mission of the Church, the school, and a deepening sense of membership in the Body of Christ
  • Understanding of, and commitment to, love of God and neighbor in justice and service
  • Knowledge and love of scripture
  • Understanding of doctrine and commitment to morality
  • Development of critical thinking, communication, and service skills
  • An appreciation for the history and heritage of faith, service, and action established by the Sisters of St. Joseph as the founders of this school
  • See the complete theology curriculum

Service and the Theology Curriculum
Service and volunteering are important components of theology instruction at Holy Angels.  The form "Permission to Participate" and the instructions on how to submit hours can be found here.

Campus Ministry Team
A unique and valuable part of the AHA community, the Campus Ministry Team (CMT) is comprised of seniors who learn about liturgy, leadership and service and who plan and lead community events in those areas. The application process begins in January. Read more about CMT in the Program of Studies.


Faculty

Cathy Anhut

  • Campus Ministry Team
  • Jesus Christ and the Christian Community
  • The Bible II

Kathy Cassidy, department chair

  • Introduction to Christianity
  • Morality
  • Church History
  • The Bible II

Kevin Chirpich

  • The Bible II
  • Church and the Paschal Mystery
  • Church History
  • Catholic Social Action

Ann McComas-Bussa

  • Jesus Christ and the Christian Community
  • Church History
  • Sacraments
  • Morality
  • The Bible

Dan Meyers

  • Campus Ministry Team
  • Church and the Paschal Mystery
  • Catholic Social Action
  • Prayer and Spirituality

Paul Ruhland, Service Coordinator

  • Moral Philosophy
  • Comparative Religions
  • Senior Theology Seminar

Mark Schumacher

  • Campus Ministry Team
  • Jesus and the Christian Community
  • The Bible I and II
  • Sacraments

School news & Happenings

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Spring/Summer 2020 Communique

Jul 13, 2020

Spring/Summer 2020 Communique

Read our Spring and Summer news in the electronic version of the Communique

AHA Building

Jun 29, 2020

AHA Task Forces and Updated State Guidelines

A letter from AHA President Tom Shipley about 2020-2021 planning

AHA Named a 2020 Star Tribune Top Workplace

Jun 28, 2020

AHA Named a 2020 Star Tribune Top Workplace

AHA has received this award since 2017.

Tri 3 Honor Roll

Jun 19, 2020

Tri 3 Honor Roll

Academy of Holy Angels is proud to announce the 2019-20 Trimester Three Honor Roll.