Department of Theology 1992-2015

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 saw the last convocation for students of the Department of Theology of Assumption University. It was a bittersweet celebration for all of us. Our five graduates, from both the Windsor and Saginaw programs, well represented the over 150 grads who had gone before. They were part of a community of learners, rooted in Jesus Christ and His Church, made up of wonderful people, believers who experienced a call to more intentionally participate in the building of the reign of God and to educate and be educated for mission and ministry in the church and in the world.

This program began with a pilot project in 1992 because ecclesial lay ministers in the Windsor Essex area hungered for Theology courses to help them minister. Bishop Sherlock and then President, Fr. Ulysse Paré, CSB., were joined by a committee of Basilians, adult centre directors, a school board representative and a diocesan priest to develop the Institute of Pastoral and Educational Ministry for the diocese. The committee members were Fr. Bill Stoba, CSB., Fr. Michael Lehman, CSB., Fr. Jim Carruthers, CSB., Fr. Paul McGill, CSB., Mrs. Elaine Damphouse, Ms. Connie Paré, Mrs. Betty McCrindle, Fr. Tony Daniels. Sr. May Ann Flanagan, IHM and Anne Shore became the directors of the program and taught within it. Later on, Sr. Mary Ann became the director of the Saginaw branch of the program.

In 1996, we held our first convocation with Beverley Bryans and Sue Bitacola receiving their Certificates in Pastoral Ministry. On May13th, 2015, we held our last.

We are grateful for the many blessings and graces both received and given. IPEM/The Department of Theology continues on in the lives of its graduates and the many who have been affected by them. We thank God for the opportunity to have been part of something so wonderful.


GRADUATES FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF THEOLOGY

*Deceased

1990's

24th Convocation – May 31, 1996

 Certificate, Pastoral Ministry

Susan Bitacola
Beverley Bryans

 26th Convocation – May 30, 1997

Master, Religious Education

Dolores Janisse
Edward G. King
F. Stefan Polewski

Master of Arts, Pastoral Ministry

Charlotte Bautista
Penny Anne Beaudoin
Beverly Diet
Robert P. Hilbers
Mary C. Mousseau *
Judith Rocheleau
Jeanne M. Rosati
Randal W. Sasso

Certificate, Pastoral Ministry

Catherine A. Beausoleil
Adele J. Bezaire
Stella M. Burns
Elda Fabris
Susan L. Hofgartner
Maureen Iles
Mary Kominek *
Aline M. P. Lehoux
Kathie L. Tremblay

27th Convocation – May 29, 1998

Master, Religious Education

Janet Ryder

Master of Arts, Pastoral Ministry

Peter E. Burns
Sr. Edith Olaguer, C.G.S.
Rev. Kevin Storey, C.S.B.

Certificate, Pastoral Ministry

Sr. Mary Diane Cahill, C.S.J.
Douglas F. Friesen
Erin Malone
Janet Oliver
Gertrude M. Roes
Donna Ryan
Sr. Carol Seigel, C.G.S.
Philip A. Thibert

28th Convocation – April 30th, 1999

Master, Religious Education

Emily Gordon
Deborah Knoblock

Master of Arts, Pastoral Ministry

Judy A. Bertram
Anita MacLeod
Eleanor McCloskey, CND
Heather Slavik
Marie Van de Putte

Certificate, Pastoral Ministry

Erin A. Di Sante
Carolyn Elliott
Mary Lou Hamelin
Michelle O’Rourke
Donna Porter, SNJM
Jean M. Renaud

2000's

30th Convocation – April 28th, 2000

Master, Religious Education

Jean Beneteau

Master of Arts, Pastoral Ministry

Kathy F. Hasty
Mary Jo Kovacs
Jean M. Murphy
Anna Maria Santiago
Patricia H. van Dam

Certificate, Pastoral Ministry

Veronica D. Costa
Patrick M. Kelly
Sarah Lucier
J. Dianne McCarville
Margaret R. Murphy

32th Convocation – April 27th, 2001 

Master, Religious Education

Elizabeth Brush
Karen A. Celentino 

Master of Arts, Pastoral Ministry

Barbara L. Bakotich
John F. Gales, CFC
Lisa A. Gelderland
Mary R. Heath
Mary D. Schultz Fedders

Certificate, Pastoral Ministry

Colleen Aarssen-Lewis
Arliss Charette
Rachelle A. Leslie
Therese Stiers
Kathleen A. Tilley

34th Convocation – April 26th, 2002 

Master of Arts, Pastoral Ministry

Joseph T. Beneteau
Marion Campbell
Kathleen O’Donnell
Mary Robbins
Michael G. Stewart

Certificate, Pastoral Ministry

Katherine Collard
Emmanuel Schembri

36th Convocation – April 25th, 2003 

Master of Arts, Pastoral Ministry

Donna Bourdeau
Philip J. Gatt
Donna M. Kohn
Laura Piccone-Hanchon
Katherine M. H. Weinrauch

Certificate, Pastoral Ministry

Diane Jharriah
Nancy Ng
Patricia Slavik

38th Convocation – April 30th, 2004

Master, Religious Education

Gerard Charette
Wende McDonald-Badder
Mary McNamara

Master of Arts, Pastoral Ministry

Colleen Brady (Ontko)
Margaret Catroppa (with distinction)
Alice Chinnick
Maria Giannotti
Angeline Gibson
Barbara Michie
Sr. Helen Russell

Certificate, Pastoral Ministry

Sr. Roxanne Brode, C.S.J.B.
Robert Frias
Chris Laforet
Hazel McDonald
Rachael Orawski
Deborah Waddell

39th Convocation – October 22nd, 2004

Certificate in Pastoral Ministry
for the Elderly

Sandra Barnes
Sharon Barrick
Lisa Beneteau
Judy Bertram
Dr. Donald A. Campbell
Nanette E. Campbell (Audit)
Patrick Michael Kelly
Mary-Jo Kovacs
Sr. Therese Ladouceur, S.N.J.M.
Sr. Maureen Meloche, C.S.J.
Margaret Rose Murphy
Patricia Slavik
Margaret M. Soulliere

40th Convocation – April 29, 2005 

Master, Religious Education

Stephanie Marie Houlahan
Sr. Elzbieta Mruczek 

Master of Arts, Pastoral Ministry

Lorraine Plank Berlin
Rose Marie Blondé, OSU
Gary Eugene Patelski
Cindy Bonvarlez Waddick

Certificate, Pastoral Ministry

Mark Gary Couture
Jeffery David Gendron
Angeline C. Gibson
Marguerite Julie Marie (Lauzon) Hewer
Judith Ann Lefaive
Sarah Plumb
Patricia A. Senay
Kathy Verardi

42nd Convocation – April 28, 2006

Master, Religious Education

Rosemary Kyryliuk

Master of Arts, Pastoral Ministry

Laura Broyles
Sr. Katherine Collard, IHM
Catalina Echeverri
Cynthia Leidal
Martha Rivera
Sr. Kateri Schrems, O.P.
Kevin Schultz
Michele Schultz
Catherine Teter
Amy Tolton
Ruth Zwiers

Certificate, Pastoral Ministry

Jamie Souilliere
John Tomlinson

44th Convocation – May 11, 2007

Master, Religious Education

Elena Chernyak

Master of Arts, Pastoral Ministry

Beverly Beltramo
Elizabeth Anne Chaplin
Karen Gaudreau
Kathleen Mumford
Deborah Waddell

46th Convocation – May 9, 2008

Master of Arts, Pastoral Ministry

Michelle O’Rourke

49th Convocation – May 8, 2009

Master, Religious Education

Chris Platko 

Master of Arts, Pastoral Ministry

Veronica Costa
Patricia Fox
Cathy Ghrist
Ken Kochany
Patricia Slavik

2010's

51st Convocation – October 15, 2010

Master, Religious Education

Chris Laforet 

Master of Arts, Pastoral Ministry

Sandra Barnes
Claire M. Bondy
Rebecca Bondy
Susan Kay Buratto
Michele Denton, IHM
Cynthia Dwyer
Frederick Eldridge
Nina Ann Lasceski
Richard M. Misiak
Deborah Kay Oglenski
Karen Elizabeth Remillong

52nd Convocation – May 13, 2011

Master of Arts, Pastoral Ministry

Pam Barnett
Sharon Campbell
Michele Denton
Leonia Downie
Fernanda Estoesta
Jeff Gendron
Teresa Gibb
Susan Hofgartner
Barbara Holland
Colleen Misiak

51st Convocation – October 15, 2010

Master, Religious Education

Chris Laforet

Master of Arts, Pastoral Ministry

Sandra Barnes
Claire M. Bondy
Rebecca Bondy
Susan Kay Buratto
Michele Denton, IHM
Cynthia Dwyer
Frederick Eldridge
Nina Ann Lasceski
Richard M. Misiak
Deborah Kay Oglenski
Karen Elizabeth Remillong

52nd Convocation – May 13, 2011

Master of Arts, Pastoral Ministry

Pam Barnett
Sharon Campbell
Michele Denton
Leonia Downie
Fernanda Estoesta
Jeff Gendron
Teresa Gibb
Susan Hofgartner
Barbara Holland
Colleen Misiak

54th Convocation – May 10, 2013

Master of Arts, Pastoral Ministry

Robert Bedard
Margie Howell
Jane Piercy Ballard
Priscilla Steenburg

55th Convocation – May 13, 2015

Master, Religious Education

Marie-Therese Lamphier 

Master of Arts, Pastoral Ministry

Nicole Carr
Brigitte Lalonde
Margaret Palmer
Isabel Santiago

Certificate, Pastoral Ministry

Donald Michalski