August 2020 Newsletter

August 2020 Newsletter Now Available

The August 2020 Holy Apostles College & Seminary is now available.

Read about the Growth at Holy Apostles, Recent Publications, Alumni News, and more!

Growth at Holy Apostles

There is great news indeed – hot off the presses! – from Bob Mish, our Associate Director of Admissions at Holy Apostles:

“I am thrilled to report that compared to our Summer 2019 online learning student and course enrollment totals, the number of students enrolled in our Summer 2020 online courses has gone from 422 to 485, an increase of 15%. More importantly, compared to the Summer 2019, our online learning course enrollment total has gone from 634 to 821, a huge increase of 29%!”

Over the past 10 years, Bob Mish’s carefully documented yearly enrollment summaries provide even more astounding numbers and statistics:

  1. the total number of online students enrolled over the past 10 years has increased from 144 to 485 students, an increase of + 237 %; and
  2.  the number of online course enrollments over the same past 10 years has surged from 202 to 821 online course enrollments, an increase of +306%!

Numbers do not lie, and these great statistics are proof positive that online learning at Holy Apostles is growing by leaps and bounds and meeting the needs and the aspirations of hundreds of online undergraduate and graduate students who are serious about becoming “Leaders for Evangelization.”

These statistics are even more impressive when compared with so many other colleges and universities that are struggling with their own enrollment numbers.
On February 24, 2020, The Chronicle of Higher Education published a feature article titled, “At the Precipice: 6 in 10 Colleges Say They Missed Fall Enrollment Goals.” Their article further stated, “[a]bout two-thirds fell short of net-revenue targets.” Many colleges are hurting and on the verge of closing.

Holy Apostles’ Fall online student enrollment numbers, however, were up by +8%, and our Fall online course enrollment numbers were also up by 17%!

Holy Apostles is dedicated to providing our students with faithful, flexible, and exceptionally affordable online undergraduate and graduate degree programs that are second to none for their fidelity to the Magisterium as well as for their academic excellence. We are proud to be recommended by the Newman Guide.
Spread the Good News! There is still time to apply for the Fall of 2020!

Please contact the Admissions Office today at:

A Message from the President-Rector’s Office

Dear Family of Holy Apostles College and Seminary:

In light of the recent tragic violence across our nation, may we be united with Bishop Shelton Fabre, USCCB Chairman of the Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism. The link to Bishop Fabre’s recent YouTube video is below along with additional USCCB resources.

Combatting Racism:
United in the Lord Jesus,

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

Congratulations to Our Graduates

Congratulations to Our Graduates

Dear Students of Holy Apostles College and Seminary:

Congratulations to our Graduates!

I hope and pray that you, your families, and all those you know are well. We pray for all who are suffering from the coronavirus, especially those known to you.

As the spring semester has drawn to a close, we wish to congratulate you for persevering in your studies during these very challenging times. Your resilience in the face of difficulty is truly inspirational and reflects your desire to be formed into Missionary Disciples of Jesus Christ, formed into messengers of the Good News.

To celebrate and honor our graduates, we invite you to attend a virtual Mass to honor all our graduates. This live-streamed Mass will be on Saturday, May 30th, 2020, at 12 noon EDT. We are still working on a new commencement date as many other colleges and universities are doing.

Thank you for being a part of the family of Holy Apostles College and Seminary.

United in the Lord Jesus,

Fr. Peter S. Kucer, M.S.A. S.T.D.

Holy Apostles College & Seminary Graduates


The Degree of Associate of Arts

Joseph Grupp
Maezy Haldeman
Mary Therese Hudson
Philip M. Hudson
Lily Monahan
Cecilia Anne Morris
Dennis Mamwacha Ombongi
Christian Isaiah Patin
Paul Michael Polocz
Olivia Schmidt
Steven Shopa

The Degree of Bachelor of Arts

Ariel Acompanado Alonto
Andrew Peter Ashburn
Faye Marie Breen
Maria C. Breen
Noah John Brennan
Sr. Cherubimaris Kimberly Gimena Casino
Br. Daniel Robert Christensen
Derek Michael Cossio
Cameron Daly
Pedro Evangelista Domingo
Michael Anthony Duch
Bernadette Margaret Mary Fahnestock
Brendan James Gregory
Guadalupe Hermosillo Estrada
Mr. Omar Emmanuel Herrera Gonzalez
Kiera Mairead Kelley
Lisa Michele King
Catherine Kniaz
Tyler LaChance
Hayden LaCour
Scott Francis Miller
Jesus Rafael Muratalla Ornelas
Christopher Daniel Murphy
Sr. Gion Thi Nguyen
Sr. Lien Kim Thi Nguyen
Sr. Thao Thanh Nguyen
Thuan Thuy Hanh Nguyen
Thomas Pirog
Justin Lev George Pybus
Jacqueline M. Reiss
Claire Seaver Riberdy
Marie T. Ryan
Michael J. Serpiello
Owen Michael Shields
Steven M. Shopa
Perry Smith
Marissa Rose Standage
Michael Teoli
Janaya Janlin Trudel
Sr. Lien Vu

Undergraduate Certificate in Religious Education

Sr. Marie Meaghan Baldwin, P.V.M.I.
Sr. Rebecca Miriam Lasota, P.V.M.I
Sr. Alina Marie Nieser, P.V.M.I.

Certificate of Preparation for Ordination

Son Sy Vu

Post Master’s Certificate in Theology

Shelby Jacob Dockery

The Degree of Master of Divinity

Ha Manh Do
Dcn. Nestor Armando Martinez Barajas
Cong Van Nguyen
Br. Thuong Van Nguyen
Hung Sy Tran
Fr. Quan Tran
Dcn. Sinh Trinh

The Degree of Master of Arts

Godwin Delali Adadzie
Sr. Monica Arguello, SCTJM
Rev. Tri Hong Bach
Sr. Colleen Marie Bailey, SCTJM
Steven T. Barmore
Kristen Miye Beckman
Mariusz Beczek
Paul Christopher Benavidez
Steven Douglas Bierschbach
Ian Vincent Bothur
Deborah, J. Breakey
Kathleen L. Brouillette
Michael Joseph Byrne
Jeremy Chan Wei Han
Jonathan Corcoran
Br. Anthony Daum, O.S.B.
Thomas Jefferson Davis, MA
Patricia Deffendall
Samantha Nicole Delfin
Jacob Steven Doran
Stephen E. Doran
Eileen Therese Douglass
Sister Mary Diana Dreger, OP
Dr. Jessica J. Durbin
Joseph Phillip Evans
Rosellyn G. Giampietro
Christian R. Gonzalez
Amy Lynn Guardino
Nathaniel D. Guyear
Abba Mehreteab Estifanos Habteab
Georges M. Haddad
Jordan Andrew Haddad
Maria Immaculata Sri Handajani
Sr. Mary Rachel Hart, SCTJM
Marian Hartzell
Sr. Amanda Howard, SCTJM
Jennifer Anne Hurt
Robert M. Jobe
Joshua Logan Kattelman
Sr. Sara Hagos Kidane
Hiromi Konishi
Kyle Kopy
Christopher Steven Kuennen
Thomas James Lahay
Gregory J. LaPoint
Kiki Latimer
Rev. Ha Le
Rev. Nhat Dong Le
Rev. Thao Nguyen Le
Joshua Osgood Lehman
Christopher Donald Lippold
Jeremy Michael Long
Margaret Mary Malafronte
Janet Lee McLaughlin
Petros Meharenna
Abba Tekie Kidana Michael
Abba Yonas Michael
Rev. Michael Thomas Mitchell
Sr. Evelyn Montes de Oca, SCTJM
Habte Werieseb Negasi
Leah M. Nguyen
Rev. Peter Hien Van Nguyen
Rev. Thuan Quoc Nguyen
Tracy W. Nunley
Fernando A. Ortiz
Kevin Jon Ouellette
Franklin Caelestys Parmar
Sr. Maria Xuan Thi Pham
Thomas Pinto
Wojciech Pirog
Edward Posvar
Christopher Michael Reilly
Denelle Ryan
Michael S. Sanders, Jr.
Abba SemHaray Zeraslasie Semharay
Sr. Michaela Serpa
Edward Patrick Shelly
Rebecca Sheptock
James David Silk
Charles J. Spinelli
Brianna Marie St. Amour
Leo Benjamin Stouder
Jonathan Lee Stute
Steven D. Thompson
Rev. Thiem Manh Tran
Rev. Hai Van Tran, MSA
Megan Colette Trocquet (Vilardi)
Aman Hibtizghi Tsegay
Dr./Chief Imeine Anthony Ukhun
Re. Luan Van Vu
Dr. Raymond Marion Watkins
Ghirmai Weldeghebriel
Abba Berhe Rufael Weldemichael
Deanna Mae Williston
Sister Faith Marie Woolsey, FSE
Fr. Michael Mary Wright of the Trinity, M. Carm.
Mr. Nahom Paulos Zeremariam

Laudato Si World Day of Prayer – Sunday, May 24th

Laudato Si World Day of Prayer – Sunday, May 24th

This year marks the five-year anniversary of the publication of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home.

As part of this observance, the global church has been invited to participate in a world day of solidarity and prayer on Sunday, May 24, at 12:00 p.m. EST.

The community of Holy Apostles College & Seminary will be live-streaming a prayer service this Sunday at 12:00 p.m. as we celebrate this anniversary.  Please join us in prayer.