This course examines the relationship between the person and message of Christ and the dominant attitudes of contemporary culture. Central to this course is the sacramental nature of Jesus and through His incarnation, the sacramentality of the Catholic Church, persons, and all of creation. Beginning with your own life experiences, seen in light of the Gospel narratives, you will acquire a deeper and more systematic knowledge of Christ, his message, and his Church. Connections between the Church and contemporary culture are explored in terms of what it means to be a responsible adolescent developing as a member of a Catholic, Christian community while living within the context of a secular society. In the Family Life Education strand, you will explore a variety of topics related to the themes of person-hood, interpersonal relationships, and sexuality. You will have the opportunity to experience first-hand the call and response to Christian Community Service.