Catholic Transcript Magazine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut

As we celebrate the 175th Anniversary of the Archdiocese, we look back… on July 16, 1978 when the first Mass was held at St. Monica Church, Northford.
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cbs GroupSixteeen men and women have graduated from the Archdiocese of Hartford's Catholic Biblical School.

Their graduation was celebrated during the inaugural archiocesan awards ceremony on June 10 at the Archdiocesan Center at St. Thomas Seminary in Bloomfield.

From left in front row are Laura Carnein, Beth Polio, Martha Houlroyd, Paula Mitchell, Lisa Pelletier, Bernadette Slattery, Maria Roja and Apostle of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Sister Mary Grace Walsh, provost for education, evangelization and catechesis.

From left in second row are BJ Daly Horell, faculty director; Marcia Franko, faculty; Amy Ekeh, faculty; and Sue O'Brien.

From left in back are Ron Artale; Therese Cuccia; Nick Karlowicz; Pete Thomas; Rich Grayson; Father Jeremiah Murasso, faculty; and Alexis Chacchia, faculty.

Wilfred LaRose, Patty Patrone Onofrio and Phil Walker also graduated.

Graduates of the Catholic Biblical School engage every book of the Bible in study and prayer over four years

In addition, 34 people earned a two-year Certificate in Biblical Studies.

Linda Mickiewicz, a member of St. Joseph Parish in Bristol and 2003 graduate of the Catholic Biblical School received the Father Lawrence Boadt Memorial Medal for excellence in biblical studies and living God’s Word in life and ministry.

The Catholic Biblical School is enrolling new students until August 15. Students are people who want to encounter God's word in ways that draw them closer to Jesus and the Church. Students need not be Catholic to enroll. Information is available from the archdiocesan Office of Education, Evangelization and Catechesis at 860-242-5573 or