Alleman High School is a Catholic High School of the Diocese of Peoria, IL under the leadership of Bishop Daniel Jenky.  As such, the Religion Department follows the Religion curriculum set up by the Diocese of Peoria, which includes specific courses during each year of study.

Students at Alleman High School take a Religion Course during each semester of the school year and classes meet Monday through Friday of each school week.


Faculty Members


Father Matthew Hoelscher   (Department Chair)
High School: Tascosa High School - Amarillo, TX
The University of Dallas / B.A. Theology
                                       Mount St. Mary's Seminary / M. Div.
                                       The Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception / S.T.B.
                                       He also holds 2 Kindergarten Completion Certificates
Classes Taught:
Theology IV
Years of Experience:
Mr. Alex Buldak:
High School: Joliet West High School
College/University: Illinois State University / B.A. English Education 
Classes: Theology I
Years Experience: 1
Sr. M. Michael
High School: 
West Bend Public High School
College/University: Ottumwa Heights Community College / Teaching
                                          Briar Cliff College / Catechist
                                          Institute in Washington, DC / Social Work
Classes: Theology II
Years Experience: 20+
Mr. Jeff Podolski 
High School:  Lincoln-Way Central
College/University: Iowa State University / B.S. Mechanical Engineering
                                          St. Meinard Seminary & School of Theology
                                          Drake University / Masters of Arts in Teaching
                                          Christendom College / Catechist Certification
Classes: Theology III
Years of Experience: 2 / +4 in Parish Catechesis
Sr. M. Bernadette:
High School:  Columbus Academy
College/University: Franciscan University of Steubenville / B.A. Catechetics & Theology
Classes: Theology IV
Years Experience: 3 / 6 in Parish Catechesis


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