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Religion Department

Graduation Requirements
Students are required to complete four credits in Religious Education.  Students are also required to complete volunteer service hours during their time at Serra: 10 hours per year for freshmen and sophomores, 20 hours per year for juniors and seniors.


Mr. Timothy Crossen

Mrs. Diane Gambassi

Mr. Casey Stapleton 

412-751-2021 ext. 314 

412-751-2021 ext. 309 

412-751-2021 ext. 324  

   Mr. Stapleton's Website

Course Offerings


Fall Semester 

Spring Semester 

Revelation: Jesus Christ in Scripture 

Christ: Who is Jesus? 


Christ: The Paschal Mystery 

The Church 


The Sacraments: Privileged
Encounters with Jesus Christ 

Life in Christ 


Catholic Social Teaching
Mercy and Justice in the World* 

Sacraments in Service of

*Denotes classes that are available for "College in High School" credit

Department Highlights
Tutoring available upon request

Organizations & Activities
Liturgical Planning: Students work with faculty to plan school liturgies and prayer services.
Interact Club (Serra Serves): Students engage in service projects, collections and other activities on behalf of the community.
Instruments of Peace: Students provide music for liturgies and prayer services.
Pro-Life Club: Students work to promote the Catholic life values from conception to natural death.
Appalachia Trip: Students join with other groups from across the country for a one week trip to Frenchville, PA.  Students help the poor while living in solidarity with the poor and learning Catholic social teaching.