RELIGIOUS STUDIES: Salesianum’s religious education focuses on forming young men into Salesian Gentlemen who embody and embrace the Salesian values of compassion, humility, service, brotherhood and who lead their lives committed others, especially helping those who are marginalized and poor.

Formalized instruction in religious studies includes courses in religious philosophy and sacred scripture, as well as courses aimed at the application of faith to everyday life, such as morality, Christian lifestyles and death/dying. In accordance with the spirituality and teachings of St. Francis de Sales, students are continually challenged to “Live Jesus” throughout their daily lives.

The start of every school day, class, athletic practice, game, meeting and school event is opened with The Direction of Intention, a simple, powerful prayer and method for consciously offering up to God what we are about to do while accepting that whatever comes is from His kind and loving hand. The Direction of Intention continues to unite generations of Salesianum graduates, friends and families as one.

Religious Studies Faculty

List of 8 members.

  • Ellen Hildenbrand 

    Department Chair
  • Michael Finocchiaro 

  • William Grebe 

  • Jack Kolodziej, OSFS 

  • Nicholas Lee 

  • Michael Lo Sapio 

  • Stephen Menicucci 

  • Brian Zumbrum, OSFS