Congratulations Class of 2021!

Dr. Ryan Topping

Vice President and Academic Dean

Many congratulations to all our 2021 graduates on your accomplishments at NTC! My prayer for you as you go from here to serve your families, friends, students, parishioners and neighbours, comes from St. Paul: ‘Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may prove what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. (Romans 12: 2).’
Dr. Ryan Topping, Academic Dean

Rev. Sylvain Casavant

Rector, St. Joseph Seminary

I remember when I graduated from Newman Theological College. It was a day of rejoicing. I pray that this moment of graduation will be the same for you. Although we cannot be together for this graduation, know that I hold you all in my heart and will continue to do so in the masses that I celebrate during the month of October. Blessings to all of you as you continue to journey with the Lord.
Fr. Sylvain J.Y. Casavant, PSS


Most Rev. David Motiuk

Moral, Spiritual, Pastoral Theology

Dear Grads, Please accept my heartfelt congratulations on the successful completion of your academic degree. As a bishop, I am so proud of you and your accomplishment and look forward to ministering together with you for God’s greater glory and building up the Kingdom of God!
Bishop David

Rev. Dr. David Norman OFM

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

Congratulations to all of you as you receive the various degrees and diplomas that you can now call your very own. As one who has worked to obtain a degree or two, I know the effort you put in to meet the degree and diploma requirements. Kudos for your perseverance. Blessings on you and on your loved ones as you leave Newman Theological College to witness to Jesus in this most beautiful world of ours.
Fr. Dave

Dr. Charles Weckend

Religious Education

Hoping that the joy of this occasion is a reminder of how you shine like the stars of Daniel 12:3 "Those who are wise will shine as brightly as the expanse of the heavens, and those who have instructed many in uprightness, as bright as stars for all eternity."

Dr. Stéphane Saulnier

Director of Undergraduate Programs

Dear class of 2021,
it is my honour and privilege to congratulate you on achieving the degree or diploma you are graduating with today. You have worked hard, at a tremendously challenging time for us all. Enjoy the fruit of your labour, and embrace the responsibilities it comes with – responsibilities to pass on the light of Christ and to witness to all of the hope that is in us in Christ Jesus. And always remember, as St Jerome famously said, ‘Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ.’
Well done to you all, and may God bless you on your journey.
S. Saulnier