Graduates and Honorees

Graduates and Honorees 2020

The Catholic Biblical School (CBS) forms and empowers adult disciples in the Archdiocese of Hartford by promoting a lived and deeply-felt relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ and his Church through intensive biblical study and prayer. This year, the following individuals are honored for significant achievements in the Catholic Biblical School.

Archdiocesan Certificate: Four-Year Achievements

Students who have completed four years in the Biblical School earn either the Certificate in Advanced Biblical Studies or the Participant Certificate. This year, 14 women and men have thoughtfully and prayerfully engaged all 73 books of the Old and New Testaments in the context of the Catholic tradition:

Marla Ane, Saint Maximilian Kolbe, Thomaston/Terryville
Lorlene Ann Marie Beck, Saint John of the Cross, Middlebury
Carla M. Belanger, Saint Andrew, Colchester
Robert J. Bourne, Saint Sebastian, Middletown
April Dawn Brilvitch, Saint Bridget of Sweden, Cheshire
James F. Creagan, Saint Junipero Serra, South Windsor
Claudia H. Csuka, Saint Michael, Beacon Falls
Luisa R. Guerra, North American Martyrs, East Hartford
Wanda Martinez Huertas, North American Martyrs, East Hartford
Nancy M. Kloczko, Saint Stanislaus, Bristol
Karen F. Kula, Prince of Peace, Woodbury
James Joseph Pezzulo, Saint Damien of Molokai, Windsor
Robert J. Ringuette, Our Lady of Hope, Harwinton/New Hartford
MaryEllen Kloczko Schigas, Saint Stanislaus, Bristol


Saint Thomas Seminary Certificate in Biblical Studies

Students who have undertaken additional academic challenges beyond the Advanced Certificate requirements earn 18 college credits and the Saint Thomas Seminary Certificate in Biblical Studies. This year, three men and women have achieved this distinction.
Carlos L. Alvarez, Not Affiliated
Crista Nalani Penrose, Holy Family Church, Hebron
Janette Rodriguez, Todos Los Santos, Waterbury

Certificate in Basic Biblical Studies

Students who have completed all requirements for the first two years in the Biblical School earn the Certificate in Basic Biblical Studies. This year, 19 women and men have thoughtfully and prayerfully engaged 11 foundational books of the Old Testament in Year One and 19 books of the New Testament in Year Two.
Kurt Marvin Ahlstrand, Saint Thomas the Apostle, West Hartford
Amelia A. Alves, Saint Michael, Beacon Falls
Timothy D. Anderson, Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, East Haven
Filomena Ayala, Saint Stanislaus, New Haven
Karyl R. Beloin, Saint Katharine Drexel, New Britain
Donna Liro Boivin, Saint George, Gilford
Edward Federici, Saint Josephine Bakhita, Rocky Hill
Patti Flynn-Harris, Saint Bridget of Sweden, Cheshire
Agnes E. Jackson, Saint Martin de Porres, New Haven
Meghan Anne McManus, Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, East Haven
Sally Mary Mucka, Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, East Haven
Rachel Ann Murphy, Our Lady of Hope, Harwinton/New Hartford
Margaret Palmieri, Saint Ambrose, North Branford
Joseph Premus, Saint Dominic, Southington
Phil Smith, Saint Junipero Serra, South Windsor
Henry R. Tessier, Saint Dominic, Southington
Frances Wei, Cathedral of Saint Joseph, Hartford
Lynette Kathleen Null Wilson, Holy Family, Hebron
Allison Lee Zink, Mount Sacred Heart, Hamden

Boadt Medal Recipients 2010-2018

The Fr. Lawrence Boadt Memorial Medal honors an individual whose life and ministry demonstrates the excellence in the study of Sacred Scripture and the generosity of spirit in teaching the Word of God that Paulist Fr. Larry Boadt was so well known for.

Fr. Boadt was a mentor and a friend to the Hartford Catholic Biblical School. He worked closely with our students every year, even during his long fight with cancer. He led our first-year Lenten Scripture Formation Day only a month after his final surgery, and less than four months before his death in 2010.

His writings, especially his landmark Reading the Old Testament, showed the highest Old Testament scholarship while at the same time making the complexities of the biblical texts accessible to the minds and hearts of ordinary folks. Biblical Schools across the country continue to use this text in all Old Testament courses.

The Archdiocese of Hartford’s respect for Fr. Boadt and his work is commemorated in the annual presentation of the Fr. Lawrence Boadt Memorial Medal. All who receive this medal are asked to wear it at Biblical School gatherings, not as a way of taking pride in accomplishments but as a way of giving glory to the One whose Living Word saves us and encouraging others to encounter Christ Jesus in the Holy Scriptures.

Ms. Cee Cee Johnson, 2018
Ms. Linda Mickiewicz, 2017
Mr. Charles Wills, 2016
Sr. Doretta D'Albero, ASCJ, 2015
Ms. Kathi L. Bonner, 2014
Ms. Nancy S. Stimac, 2013
Deacon William J. Gilles, 2013
Ms. Barbara Gawle, 2012
Ms. Angela Pietrowski, 2010