Congratulations Class of 2020!

Dr. Ryan Topping

Vice President and Academic Dean

Dear Graduates:
I heartily congratulate you on your academic accomplishments here at Newman. May your study and contemplation bear fruit in good works now and in joys everlasting.

Ms. Sandra Talarico

Director of Religious Education

Friends of Catholic Education,
Blessings on graduating from the Master in Religious Education Program. For many of you, it has been a long journey of learning, while also working in your respective school divisions, contributing to the lives of your schools and classrooms, and at the same time, being active members of your own families and parish communities. This was no easy feat. I know how hard each of you has worked, attempting to balance your work and personal lives with your studies at the College. Today, we celebrate your achievements. Congratulations!

Rev. Stephen Hero

Rector, St. Joseph Seminary

Congratulations to the class of 2020! Thank you for all of your hard work and generous service during your years at NTC. May God continue to bless all of your efforts to make Him better known and loved in our world today.

Rev. Dr. Don MacDonald OFM

Systematic Theology

To the graduands of 2020,
Congratulations on your graduation from Newman Theological College. It was a pleasure being able to contribute to your achievement and I wish God’s blessings on whatever way you will be sharing with God’s people what you have assimilated during your studies.

Rev. Dr. David Norman OFM

Director of the M.T.S. and M.Th. Programs

Congratulations to all the Newman Theological College graduands of 2020. I have already expressed my regret to one of you that it is a shame we will not be able to congregate as we normally do every October. In spite of that circumstance, I want to compliment all of you on the milestone that has been reached. It takes lots of hard work and steadfast perseverance to complete a degree or diploma. You have my warmest best wishes for the future. May the Spirit of Christ guide you always.

Rev. Michael Schumacher

Moral, Spiritual, Pastoral Theology

Dear graduates,
My sincerest congratulations to you on the successful completion of your program of study! May the Lord of grace bless, guide and sustain you as you move from studies into service and work. Remember the gift that you have been given in Christ and in the chance to study your faith and never forget to renew that gift in prayer and study. The Lord be with you!

Dr. Stéphane Saulnier

Director of Undergraduate Programs

Dear Class of 2020,
It is with a sense of pride and thanksgiving that I write these few congratulatory words to you all. Pride in your significant academic accomplishment at the end of a program which required much of your effort and perseverance. Thanksgiving in hope that you will now use this newly gained knowledge and understanding to pass on the light of the faith and, through your words and deeds, kindle in those you meet a desire to come to know Christ further. Congratulations to you all, and remember, as you preach or teach the Word of God in your various ministries, in the words of St Jerome, ‘Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ.’


Most Rev. David Motiuk

Moral, Spiritual, Pastoral Theology

I congratulate the graduating class of 2020!
Your dedication and hard work has paid off. You have grown in life, faith, and spiritual understanding.
I look forward to ministering with you – side by side – as together we build the Kingdom of God!
God grant you many years! Mnohiji lita!