Seven of this year's graduates from the Archdiocese of Hartford's Catholic Biblical School gather in front of St. Thomas Seminary in Bloomfield, where the 17th graduation exercises took place in the chapel on June 14.
From left are Loretta Whiting, Maria Klimczak, Kathleen Congero, Barbara Kaminsky, Leslie Marconi; Rosalie Puskar and Janice Belfiore.
Other graduates included Bob Cyr; Kathleen Bellemare, Ivy Chan, Patti Cacciabaudo; Michelle McNulty, Janice Colandrea, Susan Coon Howard, Rosemary Salerno, Dan Chouinard; Georgieanna Roy, Bob Howard; Stephen Ward and Linda Ward.
Father Christopher Tiano, director of the archdiocesan Office of Religious Education and Evangelization, is dean of the Catholic Biblical School and a member of its faculty. Barbara Jean Daly Horell is the school's coordinator and faculty chair.
The Catholic Biblical School is a four-year training/formation program for Catholic adults interested in learning more about the Bible. Every book of the Bible is studied. Training is also provided for graduates so that they are able to offer parish-based Bible study programs.
It is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.