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The General Administration for the Congregation of Holy Cross is located in Rome, Italy, and also the place of residence of the Superior General and his Council. The Superior General is Rev. Richard V. Warner, C.S.C.

The organizational framework of Congregation of Holy Cross is structured as follows:

  • The Generalate (Superior General and Council, General Administration)
  • Vicariates (Vicariate Superior and Council) dependent on the Generalate
  • The Provinces (Provincial Superior and Council, Provincial Administration)
  • Districts (District Superior and Council) dependent on a Province
  • The Local Religious Communities, Residences and Apostolic Works under the jurisdiction of the Provinces, Vicariates or Districts.

The United States Province of Priests and Brothers is headquartered in Notre Dame, Ind. Below is a listing of of our religious leadership with short biographical information.


 

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Rev. Thomas J. O’Hara, C.S.C., Provincial Superior

Born: Hazleton, Pa.

College: King’s College (Wilkes-Barre, Pa.), B.A., Political Science, 1971

Graduate School: University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, Ind.), M.Th., 1977; The American University (Washington, D.C.), Ph.D., Political Science, 1988

Final Vows: Sept. 3, 1977

Ordination to the Priesthood: June 10, 1978

Holy Cross Assignments: Fr. O’Hara served as the eighth President of King’s College, his alma mater, from 1999 to 2011. He was also the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs. He served as Professor of political science at the Philosophical Centre of Jinja in Uganda from 1994 to 1996 until he returned to King’s. Fr. O’Hara joined the faculty of King’s in 1988 as Assistant Professor of government and politics. He was an Adjunct Professor teaching a religion and politics course at The American University (1987) and a Priest-in-residence at St. Ann Parish, Washington, D.C., from 1984 to 1988; Chaplain at Holy Cross Hospital, Silver Spring, Md., and Chaplain to the Holy Cross brothers at Bishop McNamara High School in Forestville, Md., from 1982 to 1984; Associate Pastor at Our Lady of Good Counsel from 1977 to 1982; and a Resident Assistant at Notre Dame, 1976 to 1977. Fr. O’Hara’s first teaching assignment in 1975 was as professor of English at Notre Dame College in Dhaka, Bangladesh, where he was assisting in relief work with Mother Teresa’s Missionary Sisters of Charity. He has worked in parish ministry in Brooklyn, N.Y., and served in the Holy Cross missions in Bangladesh and Uganda.


 

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Rev. Richard S. Wilkinson, C.S.C., Assistant Provincial; Vicar

Born: Laconia, N.H.

College: University of New Hampshire (Durham, N.H.), B.A., Political Science and Philosophy, 1973

Graduate School: University of Notre Dame, M. Div., 1978

Continuing Studies: Christian Institute for the Study of Human Sexuality, 1995; Chicago Theological Union, 1996; School of Applied Theology (Berkeley, Calif.), 1997

Final Vows: Sept. 15, 1978

Ordination to the Priesthood: June 9, 1979

Holy Cross Assignments: Fr. Wilkinson was named Associate Director of Campus Ministry at St. Edward’s University (Austin, Texas) in 1998 and was appointed Director of Campus Ministry in 2000. In 1997-1998, he was Interim Director of Novices at the Holy Cross Novitiate (Cascade, Colo.); Assistant Rector, Director of the Candidate Program, Associate Director of the Deacon Program and Steward, Moreau Seminary (Notre Dame, Ind.), 1991-1996; Associate Pastor, Sacred Heart Parish (Bennington, Vt.), 1990-1991; Director of Novices, Holy Cross Novitiate (Waterford, N.Y.), 1989-1990, and Assistant Director, 1987-1989; Pastor, Parroquia Cristo Nuestro Redentor de Peñalolén (Santiago, Chile), 1983-1987, Associate Pastor, 1980-1983; Associate Pastor, Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish (Brooklyn, N.Y.), 1979-1980, Deacon, 1979; and spent his pastoral year, 1976-1977, with Mother Teresa’s Missionary Sisters of Charity Hospital for Dying and Destitute in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

 


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Brother Donald Stabrowski, C.S.C., Assistant Provincial; Secretary

Born: Mishawaka, Ind.

College: St. Edward’s University (Austin, Texas), A.B. Magna Cum Laude, 1963

Graduate School: Indiana University (Bloomington, Ind.), M.A., American History, 1967, and M.S. in Education, 1969; University of Notre Dame, M.A., Government, 1979, and Ph.D., Government, 1985

Continuing Studies: Institute of American History and Government, State University of New York at Stoneybrook, 1968

Final Vows: Aug. 16, 1963

Holy Cross Assignments: Br. Donald Stabrowski, C.S.C., also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Mount Angel Seminary in St. Benedict, Ore. He was appointed the University of Portland’s Academic Vice President in 1996 and Provost in 2002. He previously served as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and taught history and political science. Br. Stabrowski was Acting President of the University in the summer and fall of 2003. Br. Stabrowski served for 14 years at Holy Cross College in Notre Dame, Ind., where he was a professor of American government and history, He is the author of a book on the Polish community of South Bend, Ind. (“South Bend Polonia”). From 1970 to 1974, Br. Stabrowski served as Principal of Holy Trinity High School in Chicago; from 1969 to 1970, Assistant Principal, Archbishop Hoben High School, Akron, Ohio; and from 1963 to 1969, teacher and department head at Cathedral High School, Indianapolis. He also served part-time as an instructor at Purdue University North Central (Westville, Ind.) and St. Francis College (Michigan City, Ind., campus).


 

Rev Bill Beauchamp, C.S.C.Rev. E. William Beauchamp, C.S.C., Assistant Provincial; Steward

Born: Detroit, Mich.

College: University of Detroit (Detroit, Mich.), B.S., Accounting, 1964

Graduate School:  University of Detroit, M.S., Business Administration, 1966; University of Notre Dame, J.D., 1975, and M.Div., 1981

Final Vows: Sept. 4, 1981

Ordination to the Priesthood: April 17, 1982

Holy Cross Assignments:  From 2004 to July 2014, Fr. Beauchamp served as the 19th president of the University of Portland, where he also served as a professor of business. He began serving at UP in 2002 as senior vice president and also served a year as regent. From 2000 to 2002, Fr. Beauchamp was steward for the Indiana Province of Holy Cross and also served as special assistant to the president at Notre Dame. From 1987-2000, Fr. Beauchamp served as executive vice president at Notre Dame , where he also was on the faculty of both the business school. He served as assistant to the executive vice president at Notre Dame from 1982-1987.

 

jarret02_2011_127117Rev. Peter A. Jarret, C.S.C., Assistant Provincial

Born: Providence, R.I.

College: University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, Ind.), B.A., Government & International Studies, 1986

Graduate School: University of Notre Dame, M.Div., 1991

Final Vows: Aug. 31, 1991

Ordination to the Priesthood: April 25, 1992

Holy Cross Assignments: Following his Ordination in 1992, Fr. Pete served as Parochial Vicar at Christ the King Catholic Church in South Bend, Ind., until 1995 when he was named Pastor of St. Pius X Catholic Church in Granger, Ind. From 2001 to 2006, he served as Rector of Keough Hall at Notre Dame and also as Associate Rector of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart (2002-03) and Counselor to the President (2003-05). Since 1998, he has taught in the Graduate School of Theology at Notre Dame and in 2006 was named Religious Superior for the Holy Cross priests and brothers at Notre Dame. During his tenure as Religious Superior, Fr. Pete served on the Board of Trustees for the University of Notre Dame and was named a Fellow of the University. From 2010 to 2016, Fr. Pete was superior and rector of Moreau Seminary.