Religious Studies

The Religion Department is committed to the both the religious education and spiritual development of our students. Students take religion class every day. In addition to the academic portion of each course, religion class provides time for student prayer and Eucharistic adoration. The Religion Department also includes Campus Ministry which invites all of our students to live out their faith. The Religion department is a vital part of the Catholic identity of our school. 

Photo of Beth Ann Dillon DSMP Beth Ann Dillon DSMP Campus Minister, Religion Teacher

Beth Ann Dillon DSMP

Campus Minister at Bishop Ludden, Sr. Beth Ann Dillon also teaches Religion to students in grades 9 and 10.

Fluent in Italian, Sr. Beth Ann has attended school in Rome, as well as in Eastern Michigan and California. She’s earned degrees in education and special education and has obtained a principal certification (K-12), aside from certifications in teaching (K-12), reading and theology.

Before joining the Bishop Ludden staff in 2017, Sr. Beth Ann taught at St. Thomas the Apostle School in Ann Arbor, Michigan and St. Lawrence Catholic School in Milbank, South Dakota.

Sr. Beth Ann loves how vibrant the school spirit is at Bishop Ludden. Outside of school, she also plays guitar and loves to cook.

Sr. Beth Ann was also featured in two episodes of the reality TV show “Sisterhood: becoming nuns”.

Classes

Religious Studies 10

Photo of Marguerite Kolinski Marguerite Kolinski Religious Education Teacher
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Marguerite Kolinski

Bachelor of Arts, Catholic University of America; Master of Education, Boston College

Ms. Marguerite Kolinski has been teaching at Bishop Ludden for 31 years!

She’s currently teaching religious studies to students in grades 7, 8 and 10. But outside the classroom, Ms. Kolinski also likes to golf and write. Ms. Kolinski is also an avid SU sports fan and enjoys photography.

Her favorite thing about the school is the values-centered atmosphere, and she loves working with Bishop Ludden’s loyal, dedicated families.

Photo of Reverend Dan Muscalino Reverend Dan Muscalino Religious Studies/Foreign Language Teacher
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Rev. Dan Muscalino

B.A in Philosophy: M.Div.

Ordained a Roman Catholic Priest in 1978, Fr. Dan Muscalino started teaching at Bishop Ludden in 1989.

He teaches Junior Religion: Morality and Social Justice, Senior Religion: Intro to Philosophy and Comparative Religions, as well as Latin and Gree. Fr. Dan values the strong Catholic identity of Bishop Ludden and its students.

The Chapel at Bishop Ludden was dedicated to Fr. Dan on the occasion of his 25th anniversary of his Ordination.

Fr. Dan is currently the pastor of St. Francis Xavier Church in Marcellus.

He also enjoys reading and wine making.

Classes

Greek
Latin I/II/III
Religious Studies 11
Religious Studies 12