Vocations at the University of Notre Dame

Vocations at the University of Notre Dame


| by Province Staff

    If you are considering a vocation to the priesthood or religious life, or if you have questions about the Congregation of Holy Cross, we're here to help. If you are a student at Notre Dame, or if you reside in the South Bend area, we have people available to talk to you, and direct you to additional resources and events that might be helpful in your discernment.


    Rev. Christopher Rehagen, C.S.C.
    Rector, O'Neill Hall, University of Notre Dame

    Rev. Christopher Rehagen, C.S.C., is originally from Jefferson City, MO.  He attended the University of Notre Dame,  and graduated in 2009 with a double major in Finance and Economics. Following graduation, he entered Moreau Seminary as a postulant with Congregation of Holy Cross. He graduated with an M. Div. from Notre Dame in the spring of 2014, and professed his Final Vows the following September. He was ordained a priest in April 2015. Fr. Rehagen served as Parochial Vicar at Christ the King Parish in South Bend, Indiana, before being transferred back to Notre Dame to serve as Rector at O'Neill. He can be reached by phone at 574.631.8774 or email him at

    Joseph Pedersen, C.S.C.
    Campus Minister, University of Notre Dame

    Joseph Pedersen, C.S.C., is entering his fourth year of temporary vows with the Congregation of Holy Cross. He is originally from Waterloo, Iowa. Prior to entering the postulant program at Moreau Seminary, Mr. Pedersen competed the Echo: Faith Formation Leadership Graduate Program at the University of Notre Dame, and served as a Catholic school teacher in the Twin Cities. 




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