Graduates and Honorees
The New England Catholic Biblical School (CBS) forms and empowers adults by offering intensive biblical study and prayer designed to promote a lived and deeply-felt relationship with God. 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, nine women and men have thoughtfully and prayerfully engaged all 73 books of the Old and New Testaments in the context of the Catholic tradition:
Amelia Alves, Saint Michael, Beacon Falls
Donna Liro Boivin, Saint George, Guilford
Patti Flynn-Harris, Saint Bridget of Sweden, Cheshire
Agnes E. Jackson, Saint Martin de Porres, New Haven
Anabel Pagan, Saint Pius X, Middletown
Joseph Premus, Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Waterbury
Henry R. Tessier, Saint Dominic, Southington
Deacon Laurent Yergeau, Saint Raphael, Milford
Sr. Allison Lee Zink, ASCJ, Mount Sacred Heart, Hamden
Saint Thomas Seminary Certificate in Biblical Studies
Students who have completed four years of study and 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.
Karyl R. Beloin, Saint Katharine Drexel, New Britain
Margaret G. Palmieri, Saint Ambrose, North Branford
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, 15 women and men have thoughtfully and prayerfully engaged 11 foundational books of the Old Testament in CBS 100 and 19 books of the New Testament in CBS 200.
Sharon Bostock, Saint Damien of Molokai, Windsor
Douglas Brand, Saint Joseph, Winsted
John Bruno, Saint Mary, Simsbury
Mary Creddo, Basilica of the Immaculate Conception
Betsy Fitzsimons, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Hamden
Meredith Harris, Mary Star of the Sea, Unionville
Marianne Hogan, Saint Josephine Bakhita, Rocky Hill
Eileen O'Neill, Divine Mercy, Hamden
Gina Raymond, Blessed Sacrament, Tolland
David Roy, Saint Teresa of Calcutta, Manchester
Karen Stronk, Saint Maximilian Kolbe, Thomaston/Terryville
Laura Vasselle, Unaffiliated
Corinne Whitmore, Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity, North Haven
Boadt Medal Recipients 2010-2021
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. Alexis Chacchia, 2021
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