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.
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.
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.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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!
June is pretty peaceful here at Holy Apostles. The busyness of the school year has slowed down. Students and Professors are on break and have gone back to their home towns. It is truly a perfect time to slow down and focus on the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
I thought that sharing the 12 promises of Jesus to Saint Margaret Mary would help you to enjoy this beautiful month of June full of change, peace, birds, flowers, and renewed birth. Let us devote ourselves to the Sacred Heart of our Lord in order to bring his promises to our ourselves, our families, friends, priests, sisters, sinners, and all the souls in need of peace.
Enjoy the beginning of your summer! May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be with you now and always. God Bless, Karen Roche Director Of Alumni
In the apparitions to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, Jesus gives these twelve promises for those who are devoted to His Sacred Heart.
I will give them all the graces necessary for their state of life.
I will establish peace in their families.
I will console them in all their troubles.
They shall find in My Heart an assured refuge during life and especially at the hour of their death.
I will pour abundant blessings on all their undertakings.
Sinners shall find in My Heart the source of an infinite ocean of mercy.
Tepid souls shall become fervent.
Fervent souls shall speedily rise to great perfection.
I will bless the homes where an image of My Heart shall be exposed and honored.
I will give to priests the power of touching the most hardened hearts.
Those who propagate this devotion shall have their names written in My Heart, never to be effaced.
The all-powerful love of My Heart will grant to all those who shall receive Communion on the First Friday of nine consecutive months the grace of final repentance; they shall not die under my displeasure, nor without receiving their Sacraments; My heart shall be their assured refuge at that last hour.
Nolan Catholic High School (Fort Worth, TX) is seeking a full-time Theology Teacher for the 2019-2020 school year.
The desired applicant should be a Catholic in good standing who has the ability to teach about the person of Jesus Christ and have a high level of content knowledge in moral theology and bioethics. An understanding of Thomistic theology is preferred.
Along with a love for learning and a liberal arts background, applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree. A familiarity with classical education is preferred.The candidate should understand how a Catholic worldview permeates the curriculum and instruction, understand the role of the moral and poetic imagination to education, and be a disciple of Christ committed to providing a Gospel witness. Nolan Catholic High School assists parents with the education and formation of students in Truth, Goodness, and Beauty by providing Christ-centered faith experiences, challenging academics, and formative student activities that prepare students to respond to God’s call.
All interested applicants should take the brief survey and email a cover letter, résumé, and completed application to Administrative Assistant, Catherine Saldana, at email@example.com. Applicants will be asked to submit 2 professional letters of recommendation during the interview process. Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.