Tues., March 31: Graduation/Commencement Ceremony

Dear Family of Holy Apostles College and Seminary:

After careful consideration and after hearing from you, our students, we have decided to postpone graduation to a later date not canceling it altogether or live-streaming it. We understand how important this time is for you, our graduates.

Unfortunately, we are not sure when this will be, as things are ever-changing due to the Coronavirus. As things become more clear we will communicate with our graduates the information we have. We thank those of you who wrote to us with your concerns about graduation. Your comments and concerns allowed us to better discern about graduation.
Please be assured of our prayers for you and your families.

United in the Lord Jesus,

Fr Peter S. Kucer, M.S.A. S.T.D.
President-Rector

Update: Tue., March 24 – Urbi et Orbi Blessing and Plenary Indulgence

Urbi et Orbi Blessing and Plenary Indulgence:

Pope Francis will participate in a prayer service in front of St. Peter’s Basilica this Friday, March 27, 6 p.m. Rome time (1 p.m. eastern and 10 a.m. pacific) before offering a special Urbi et Orbi blessing, with the possibility of obtaining a plenary indulgence

Watch the prayer service: Vatican YouTube channel (English; other languages are available).
Decree for the plenary indulgence
Text of the Holy Father’s prayer to Our Lady, Health of the Sick

Community Update: Tue., March 24

Dear Students,

I pray that you are all well.

In these difficult times, it is possible that your studies could be impacted if you contract COVID-19, or are responsible for the care of someone who has contracted it. Please contact me if this happens so that we can work together to find a solution that enables you to to continue, and eventually complete, your academic work.

I am here to help you. If you call my office number (860-632-3022) and leave a message, the message will be forwarded to my cell phone. You can also contact me by email, at ctoolin@holyapostles.edu. I will respond to you as quickly as possible.

Stay safe!

Blessings,

Dr. Cynthia Toolin-WIslon
Professor of Dogmatic and Moral Theology
Academic Dean

Update: Sunday, March 22

Dear Family of Holy Apostles College and Seminary,

We are invited to pray with our Holy Father Pope Francis two times this this week. ewtn.com and the vatican website will be broadcasting the following.

First, this Wednesday at 7 A.M. our time.
Second, this Friday, at 1 P.M. our time.

If you wish to read Pope Francis’s message please go to the zenit.com site or click on the following: https://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/en/bollettino/pubblico/2020/03/22/200322a.html

For information from Pope Francis on an indulgence, on the Sacrament of Reconciliation during the pandemic, for a decree on Holy Week and Easter Observance click on: https://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/en/bollettino/pubblico/2020/03/20/200320c.html

https://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/en/bollettino/pubblico/2020/03/20/200320d.html

http://www.cultodivino.va/content/cultodivino/it/documenti/decreti-generali/decreti-generali/2020/decreto-triduo-pasquale-2020.html

United in the Lord Jesus,

Fr Peter

Update: Fri., March 20 – Commencement Exercises (Graduation)

Dear Family of Holy Apostles College and Seminary:

After careful discernment which included taking into account how nearby colleges and schools are approaching commencement exercises, we have come to the decision that commencement will not take place in May. We are working on a web-based alternative plan and will update you as soon as the details are in place. Thank you so much for your patience as we navigate through these unusual times.

United in the Lord Jesus,

Fr Peter S. Kucer, M.S.A. S.T.D.
President-Rector

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