The Theology Department at Holy Name High School is committed to educating our students in Roman Catholic doctrines, values and traditions. It is our goal to inspire, encourage and nurture students in living out our Christian faith through personal commitment to both spiritual growth and social action. We carry out this mission through our own ongoing professional and spiritual development, witness and example.   Holy Name’s Campus Ministry program helps support the values taught through Theology.  


Policies / Requirements / Standards

Theology is a graded course of study and is an academic subject, promoting a Christian way of life and a Christian commitment.   Students will be held accountable for what they learn, in the hope that the deepening of the understanding of their faith will serve them well in their lives.   Four credits of Theology are needed for graduation.  

Students will be assessed on a variety of levels:

  • Written tests and quizzes
  • Homework assignments
  • Participation in class discussions
  • Projects/Oral Presentations
  • Alternate Forms of Expression

The following Activities/ Clubs are sponsored by the Theology Department:

  • Campus Ministry
  • Cenacle of Mary
  • Chapel Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, Reconciliation and All-School Mass
  • Faith Formation Trips
  • St. Joseph of Arimathea Society
  • Pro-Life Club
  • Retreats
  • Service Program 

Department Faculty

wallace13Mary Eileen Wallace ’85
Director of Campus Ministry | Theology Department Head
Phone: 440-886-0300 ext. 438
Degree: B.A., Kent State University
Degree: M.A., Kent State University
Degree: High School Diocesan Theology Certification, University of Dayton    

Patrick Farrell, Jr.
Phone: 440-886-0300 ext. 436
Degree: B.A., Saint Vincent College
Degree: M.A., Cleveland State University          


Mr. Michael Palcisko
Phone: 440-886-0300
Degree: B.S., ETI Technical College
Degree: M.A., Walsh College
Degree: M.A., John Carroll University         

Kevin Ontko ’91, Assistant Campus Minister
Phone: 440-886-0300 ext. 140
Degree: B.S., The Ohio State University            


Ms. Katie Schuerger
Phone: 440-886-0300 ext. 426
Degree: B.A., Franciscan University
Degree: B.A., Franciscan University

Upcoming Events

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