The Religion Department's philosophy centers itself on the teachings of Jesus Christ and His Church. The department strives to help its students grow intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually by demonstrating that the Church is alive and working in today's world.
The department encourages and emphasizes the importance of prayer, sacraments and living the Catholic/Christian traditions. Religion classes encompass the experiential as well as the academic pursuit of religion and its values.
While at Xavier, students are assigned a member of the Religion Department as a Pastoral Adviser. Through a series of one-on-one meetings students are able to discuss the various stresses and pressures they face in high school, both inside and outside the building while gaining wisdom and advice from faculty that they trust.