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.

CBS Continuing Biblical Formation

In conjunction with the OEEC Faith Formation Branch, continuing biblical formation meetings are scheduled about six times per year. Check back after August 3, 2020 for information about offerings for the 2020-21 academic year.

We meet quarterly, with planned meeting months of November, February, May and August. (Dates will be identified as locales/availability/attendance are determined.)

If you are interested in participating, please RSVP to Alexis Chacchia, CBS faculty at

Readings 2020-21 – The readings below were selected by survey of interested participants. We plan to read spiritual, classic and contemporary works and additional church writings, rotating through the genres as follows:

  • Summer 2020 (August) – Classic – Thomas A Kempis' Imitation of Christ
  • Fall 2020 – Church Documents – To be determined
  • Winter 2021 – Spiritual – To be determined
  • Spring 2021 – Contemporary – To be determined

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