Catholic Formation

Our priority at ASCEND is the quality and accessibility of instruction in the Faith. It is the primary reason we exist – to support parents and families in their faith journey. Our goal is to make our Faith instruction the best and most relevant available to families.

“Taking a religion course should be kind of like a retreat – feeding our search for God and His plan for our life.”

K – 9

The diocese of Kamloops is committed to the highest level of faith development possible – affirming this by their commitment to the domestic Church through ASCEND. Parents that want to take their family’s faith development to deeper levels, as primary educators of their families, are free to use any materials they discern appropriate to meet or exceed the learning outcomes of the Church.

RELIGION 9 – Understanding the Scriptures

Created by Dr. Scott Hahn, this course presents a thorough examination of the history of salvation as presented in Sacred Scripture, which finds its fulfillment in Jesus Christ. St. Jerome said “Ignorance of scripture is ignorance of Christ” and it is in knowing Christ that we know ourselves.  Dr. Hahn is second to none in helping us understand the beauty and richness of our faith and our divine purpose.



In our research we found the Didache series of texts and courses to be second to none in North America for content and faithfulness to the mission of the Church.  I’ve spent wonderful time reading the original Didache Patristic text and we’re excited to have the support of Dr. Scott Hahn in affirming this resource, named after the classic text, to our families.

The Didache series is the most comprehensive catechesis of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. It is found in over 600 Catholic schools in North America. The Didache Series presents the life doctrine of the Catholic Church in the context of the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the teachings of the Vatican II as witnessed by the pontificates of Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI. The series also draws from Sacred Scripture, the lives of the Saints, and the Doctors and Fathers of the Church.


RELIGION 10 – Our Moral Life In Christ

This course is a detailed study of the moral life in Christ–based on his teachings in the Gospels, the Ten Commandments, and the Beatitudes. Jesus reveals who we are created to be and our divine calling to evangelize by living His Love and agency in the Holy Spirit.


RELIGION 11- The History of the Church

This course presents the story of God’s intervention into human history from the Incarnation until the present day. Christ’s Church in it’s glorious revelation through humanity, was, is and always will be the means by which we come into full communion with Christ. The sanctity of the Church is revealed by the miracle of Christ’s presence despite our human frailties.  It gives us hope in our own human struggle to our divine call.



Religion 12 Courses – In Development for the 2016-2017 School Year!