COVID19 and Man’s Continued Desire for God Webinar


“COVID19 and Man’s Continued Desire for God” at 4:00 pm Eastern on Tuesday, March 31.

The webinar will be led by two of Holy Apostles College and Seminary online faculty members. 
Fr. Tom Davis, the chair of the Bioethics Concentration in the MA in Theology program and president of the Liberty Institute for Faith and Ethics (see, and Deacon Donald Sparling, who teaches Evolution through Catholic Eyes at Holy Apostles College.

Fr. Tom and Deacon Don will be presenting on the theology and the science of COVID19 as it begins to make its spread across our country.

Holy Apostles College and Seminary “Gratitude” Gala Postponed

Holy Apostles College and Seminary “Gratitude” Gala Postponed

  Coronavirus/COVID-19 Announcement 

In response to the Coronavirus, the Connecticut Governor, Governor Lamont, declared a civil preparedness and public health emergency.  All large events are to be postponed. Heeding the request of the CDC (Center for Disease Control), we will postponing the Holy Apostles College and Seminary “Gratitude” Gala to a future date that soon will be announced.  We apologize and look forward to being together once this crisis is over. Thank you for all of your support. We ask that you keep Holy Apostles College and Seminary in your prayers.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Karen Roche at Thank you
Friday, April 24, 2020 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT)
Saint Clements Castle & Marina
1931 Portland-Cobalt Road
Portland, CT 06480Organized by Holy Apostles College and Seminary

Holy Apostles College and Seminary 1st Inaugural “Gratitude” Gala

For information on the gala details and for ticket information, please refer to

The Thomistic Institute’s Ninth Annual Conference for Priests

With many changes to the institution of marriage in the last few decades, the task of preparing couples for happy lives together has become increasingly difficult. It remains important for priests to evangelize, to catechize, and to equip the next generation for the task at hand, all with an eye to the particular challenges presented by the culture-at-large. In this conference, we’ll consider the future of marriage from theological, scientific, and pastoral perspectives, seeking to lay the groundwork for a holy Church and happy families.

Visit our website for more information and to register. If you have any questions, email us at or call (202) 495-3826.

We hope to see you this summer!

Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P.
The Thomistic Institute

Unforgettable Pilgrimage to Spain and Portugal March 19 – 29, 2020…/holy-apostlesalumnus-hosting-spain-por…

Join Holy Apostles’ Alumnus Shaun McAfee along with Jonathan Blevins, and your spiritual chaplain Fr. Anthony Sciarappa to the many Holy sites of Portugal and Spain!

The Camino of St. James has a rich pilgrimage tradition, as does the Sanctuary and site of Our Lady of Fatima. These are two of Spain’s most popular pilgrimage destinations, but there are numerous others and some well-kept secrets, too. The “bleeding host” of St. Steven’s Church in Santarem, the Abbey of Santa María la Real de Las Huelgas, and the Basilica of the Pillar in Zaragoza remain the region’s most cherished places for religious renewal and respite, offering pilgrims the chance of a lifetime to walk in the footsteps of the saints and the Catholic Faith.

In March 2020, best-selling author Shaun McAfee is hosting a special pilgrimage with numerous hand-picked stops along the route. Enormous gothic cathedrals, apparition and miracle sites, hermitages and monasteries are all gathered together on a 10-day adventure through Portugal and Spain. The event will take place with daily Mass and devotions along the way, site seeing, and opportunities to try the local food! 

Travelers will have no stress as the itinerary will include professional tour guides, excellent lodging, deluxe stagecoach, breakfast and dinner, admissions, and round trip transportation from JFK (or other city upon request) are all included in the package. The entire event is managed and directed by Canterbury Pilgrimages, the most trusted name in Catholic pilgrimages

Recent Faculty Publications

Recent HA Alumni Publications

Recent Holy Apostles Alumni Publications

Jennifer Kuchemba-Hunter, MA in Philosophy, 2016, recently published “Compassion and Community in Perinatal Palliative Care: Understanding the Necessity of the Patient Perspective through Narrative Illustration,” in the Journal of Palliative Care in February 2019.
Jennifer is currently a doctoral student in the Bioethics program at Loyola University Chicago to be completed December 2019 and specializing in Catholic Bioethics and Public Health Ethics.

Nancy E. Martin, MA in Theology, 2013, just released a new book on July 1, 2019 called, Servant of God Gwen Coniker: God Leads, Faith and Trust Follow. This compelling story is an inspiration and example to others of how to live a holy and faithful marriage in a world where marriage has been diminished, where life was chosen in a world where life is no longer valued, all in the midst of the trials of raising 12 living children and founding and running an Apostolate to catechize others in the faith so as to lead others toward their heavenly home.

Nancy Martin is a wife and mother of five who has a passion for the Catholic Faith. She has developed and led many varied ministerial efforts and has taught classes on Consecration to Our Lady via the St. Louis de Montfort charism both online and in the classroom.

Let us join together in wishing Jennifer and Nancy a warm congratulations. Congratulations! You are both in our prayers.

Welcome Rev. Peter Samuel Kucer, MSA as the new Interim President-Rector of Holy Apostles College

Fr. Peter S. Kucer MSA’s pastoral experiences include Parochial Vicar at the Immaculate Conception Church in Waterbury, Temporary Administrator at St. Joseph’s Church in Chester, and serving the Archdiocese for the Military Services as a sub-contract chaplain. He has a doctorate (STD) in Systematic Theology from the Catholic University of America, a License (STL) from the Dominican House of Studies in Washington D.C. an M.A. and M.Div. from Holy Apostles College and Seminary. Since 2014, Fr. Peter has served as Academic Dean (CAO) of Holy Apostles College and Seminary. He has also held a number of other roles including compliance officer for the State of Connecticut and has served on a number of committees. His experience in priestly formation includes being trained and certified by the Sulpicians at their Institute for Seminary Formators, attending the International Symposium on the Ratio Fundamentalis Institutiones SacerdotalisSaint Vincent de Paul Seminary, serving as external formator at HACS, serving as the U.S. Province’s MSA Formation Director, and recently collaborating with Fr. Theophile, U.S. MSA General Formation Director. His academic interests include: relationship of theology to culture, relationship of doctrine to politics/economics, and relationship of faith to scientific reasoning. His cultural interests including playing the violin and enjoying the fine arts.

Holy Apostles Ambassadors

Holy Apostles College and Seminary has graduated many graduates worldwide. We are now forming a community of ambassadors through the world. Our goal is to have one contact person in each state and country that can be an advocate for Holy Apostles. This would include being apart of monthly collaborations in regards to alumni events, job offerings, areas of need, fundraisers, referrals, and more.

If you are interested in becoming a Holy Apostles Ambassador in your home state or country, let us know by sending us an email at Please explain why would you like to be in this important role.

We look forward to working with you and spreading the good news of Holy Apostles.

Supporting Our HA Community

Dear Holy Apostles Alumni,

Do you have news of a recent or upcoming publication, awards or conference we can promote for you? If so, we wish to celebrate you! 

Submission due date for the August PR Newsletter is Friday, July 26th. The newsletter will be sent to the Holy Apostles community and others on  Friday, August 2nd.

Any submissions must be sent to Jennie Murphy at  Please title the subject of your email as “Press Release.” 

If you have any questions, please contact Jennie Murphy.


Congratulations to one of Holy Apostles students, T. J. Burdick for his book, Detached: Put Your Phone in its Place, won an award at the annual Catholic Publishing Association. It placed second in the category of Popular Presentation of the Catholic Faith!



May your holiday be full of Family, Friends, Fireworks, Fun, Faith and Freedom. 🙂

From your FAMILY at Holy Apostles College and Seminary

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