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. John DeRiso, C.S.C.
    Director, Office of Vocations

    Fr. John DeRiso, C.S.C., is director of vocations for the U.S. Province of the Congregation of Holy Cross. He resides in Siegfried Hall on the campus of the University of Notre Dame, presiding at Mass and serving as a pastoral presence for the men of the dorm. Prior to his assignment in the vocations office, Fr. John served as rector of the Shrine of Blessed Basil Moreau in Le Mans, France. He has also served as pastor of Our Lady of Holy Cross Parish (Le Mans) and of Saint Joseph Parish (South Bend). Fr. John received his B.A. and his M.Div. from the University of Notre Dame. He professed his Final Vows in September of 2001 and was ordained a priest in April of 2002. .




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