Graduates and Honorees


The Catholic Biblical School is a resource for forming and empowering discipleship among adults in the Archdiocese of Hartford. This year, the following individuals are honored for significant achievements in the Catholic Biblical School.


bm.jpgLawrence Boadt Memorial Medal 2018 will be awarded to Cathleen (“Cee Cee”) Johnson of St. Bridget of Sweden Parish, Cheshire. An alum of the archdiocesan Catholic Biblical School (CBS) Class of 2010, Cee Cee was nominated by her pastor, Fr. Jeffrey Romans, citing numerous biblical ministries and adult formation at St. Bridget. Cee Cee has continued studying her in-depth study of the Bible through CBS alumni courses, and in 2015 served as the Chair of the Catholic Biblical School 20th Anniversary Celebration. The Boadt Medal is CBS’s highest honor, awarded yearly to one CBS alum.

All CBS certificates and honors will be presented by Archbishop Blair at the Archdiocesan Award Ceremony on June 19, 2018, 7:00 p.m., Cathedral of St. Joseph, Hartford. Join us!

Boadt Medal Recipients 2010-2017

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

Graduating Class 2018

CBS Small.pngThe Catholic Biblical School (CBS) is a resource for forming and empowering discipleship among adults in the Archdiocese of Hartford. Our Biblical School promotes a lived and deeply-felt relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ and his Church through intensive biblical study and prayer.


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

Michael Boyle, Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity (North Haven)
Barbara Bobbie Bryant, Immaculate Conception (Southington)
Epifanio Carrasquillo, Sacred Heart (Bloomfield)
Magdalena Maria Chowaniec, Our Lady of Hope (New Hartford)
Tracey M. Clements, Saint Junipero Serra (South Windsor)
Priscilla Pearl Farley, Precious Blood (Milford)
Debra Z. Farrell, Saint Catherine of Siena (West Simsbury)
Maria T. Galanto, Saint John (Middletown)
William R. Hogan, Saint Mary Star of the Sea (Unionville)
Jean M. Hosier, Basilica of the Immaculate Conception (Waterbury)
Joseph E. Kapinos, Saints Cyril and Methodius (Hartford)
Sheila E. Masterson, Saints Aeden and Brendan (New Haven)
Regina Mastrianni, Saint Ambrose (North Branford)
Maura M. Stavovy, Saint Mary (New Haven)
Patricia Sward, Saint Joseph (Bristol)
Alfred Tonry, Precious Blood (Milford)
Paula E. Tonry, Precious Blood (Milford)
Lesley Rizzo West, Saint Maximilian Kolbe (Thomaston)


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, two women have achieved this distinction.

Roberta J. Alvarez, Assumption (Woodbridge)
Joan K. Carrasquillo, Sacred Heart (Bloomfield)


Students who have completed all requirements for the first two years in the Biblical School earn the Certificate in Basic Biblical Studies. This year, twenty six women and men have thoughtfully and prayerfully engaged eleven foundational books of the Old Testament in Year One and nineteen books of the New Testament in Year Two.

Carlos Alvarez, Our Lady of the Assumption (Woodbridge)
Marla Ane, Saint Maximilian Kolbe (Thomaston)
Lorlene Ann Marie Beck, Saint John of the Cross (Middlebury)
Carla Belanger, Saint Andrew (Colchester)
April D. Brilvitch, Saint Bridget of Sweden (Cheshire)
Sr. Catherine Brodersen, Mount Sacred Heart (Hamden)
James F. Creagan, Saint Junipero Serra (South Windsor)
Claudia H. Czuka, Saint Michael (Beacon Falls)
Luisa R. Guerra, North American Martyrs (East Hartford)
Wanda Martinez Huertas, North American Martyrs (East Hartford)
Janet V. Hunter, Saint Martin de Porres (New Haven)
Nancy M. Kloczko, Saint Stanislaus (Bristol)
Karen Kula, Prince of Peace (Woodbury)
Jackie LePine, Prince of Peace (Woodbury)
Deborah Methot, Saint Mary (New Haven)
Deborah Lee Pedace, Annunciation (Newington)
Crista Nalani Penrose, Holy Family (Hebron)
James Joseph Pezzulo, Saint Damien Molokai (Windsor)
Sr. Catherine Ann Phillips, Mount Sacred Heart (Hamden)
Doreen Pittinger, Saint Paul (Kensington)
Justine Reina Praxedes, Mount Sacred Heart (Hamden)
Robert J. Ringuette, Our Lady of Hope (New Hartford)
Janette Rodríguez, All Saints (Waterbury)
MaryEllen Schigas, Saint Stanislaus (Bristol)
Judith A. Stonger, Cathedral of Saint Joseph (Hartford)
Sharon D. Vance,Bethesda Apostolic Church (New Britain)