Alumni Matters


Alumni/ae of the Catholic Biblical School have several options for continuing their biblical education with the Archdiocese of Hartford OEEC. Check this page periodically to get updates.

Faith Formation Continuing Webinar

The Archdiocesan Office of Education, Evangelization and Catechesis and the Catholic Biblical School presents an opportunity for distance learning:

Disability in and in Front of the Bible, with Dr. Andrew Davis of Boston College

Disability is a daily reality for many of us. The same was true in the ancient world. We will meet in two, non-repeating sessions to explore the religious, social, and cultural background behind the Bible’s depictions of disability and the ways those depictions have shaped Jewish and Christian views of disability.
Dr. Andrew R. Davis is an Associate Professor of the Old Testament at Boston College. His interest in disability and the Bible was inspired by raising a son with Down Syndrome. Davis lives with his wife in Natick, MA.
All are welcome! Register here

The CBS Alumni Book Club meets several times a year. Books and discussion dates are identified by consensus of the club membership. Note: For the time being, all meetings are virtual.
If you are interested in getting more information or participating in an upcoming book discussion, please RSVP to Alexis Chacchia, CBS faculty at

Readings 2021

  • January 2021 – John Henry Newman's Apologia Pro Vita Sua led by Dr. Michael DiMassa, CBS Class of 2021.
    • Paperback : 608 pages (@350 pages of text, the remaining pages are supporting resources)
    • ISBN-10 : 9780140433746
    • ISBN-13 : 978-0140433746 (There are two covers for this book, either one will have the same page numbering and ISBN numbers.)
  • March 2021 – Derya Little's From Islam to Christ - One Woman's Path Through the Riddles of God
    • Paperback : 204 pages
    • ISBN-10 : 1621641120
    • ISBN-13 : 978-1621641124
  • May 2021 – Holly Ordway's Not God's Type - An Atheist Academic Lays Down Her Arms
    • Hardcover : 215 pages
    • ISBN-10 : 1586179993
    • ISBN-13 : 978-1586179991
  • August 2021 – St. Augustine's, Confessions, led by Mr. James Pezzulo, CBS Class of 2020
    • Paperback : 352 pages
    • ISBN-10 : 1593082592
    • ISBN-13 : 978-1593082598

CBS 442 Johannine Literature

CBS four-year alumni are all welcome to join this intensive study in the Johannine Literature. This course continues an in-depth study of the Letters of John and will continue with the Gospel of John (chapters 13-21) as time allows.

Instructor: Dr. Thomas Casey, Ph.D.

Cost: $95 per student – payable by credit card or check made out to “OEEC” and sent to: Catholic Biblical School, 467 Bloomfield Ave., Bloomfield, CT 06002

When: Ten Wednesdays beginning September 16, 2020, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. An additional required orientation for first-time alumni participants will be held on September 9, 2020, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Where:  To keep the CBS community healthy and safe, classes will be held virtually throughout the fall. Enrolled students will receive the GoToMeeting link by email prior to September 9, 2020.

How to Register: Complete the typeform and submit payment: Register here. Typeform will be open beginning August 3, 2020.

“Silent Auditing” for CBS Graduates

As a precaution against the spread of Covid-19, the Silent Auditing program is suspended until further notice. We will post a notice here when we are once again able to open classes to alumni auditors.


Alumni Portal

Student* Portal:  *Includes alumni

CBS Alums: If you haven't taken a course in recent years, you may not yet be in the system. Contact BJ Daly Horell and provide her with information that will enable her to add you to the system.

Instructions for accessing the student portal, where all official notifications (grades, cancellations, student contact information) are posted:

  1. To log in to the portal, enter your password into the field below the blue "Please Login" notice, and click on the "Login" button.
  2. Passwords are case sensitive.
  3. All alumni passwords follow the same format: UPPER CASE initials (two or three letters, depending on whether you gave us a middle initial) followed by your eight-digit date of birth. So if you’re Mr. Donald E. Duck, born March 13, 1914, your password would be: DED03131914. Or if no middle initial was provided in your application, the password would be: DD03131914.


For more information, please contact:
BJ Daly Horell
Archdiocesan Director of the Catholic Biblical School
860-242-5573 ext. 2679