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.” (Doctrinal Elements of a Curriculum Framework for the Development of Catecheti-cal Materials for Young People of High School Age, p.15). Additionally, this coruse will help students understand that it is only through Christ that they can fully live out God’s plans for their lives. Students are to learn the moral concepts and precepts that govern the lives of Christ’s disciples.” (Doctrinal Elements of a Curriculum Framework for the Development of Catechetical Materials for Young People of High School Age, p.27). Corresponds to USCCB Curriculum Framework Core Course IV (“Jesus Christ’s Mission Continues in the Church”) & Elective Option B (“History of the Catholic Church”). Corresponds to USCCB Curriculum Framework Core Course VI (“Life in Jesus Christ”).