Greetings!

During this month when we celebrate Holy Cross brother, St. André Bessette, and Holy Cross founder, Bl. Basil Moreau, we are grateful for your prayers in support of our mission.

May the Lord continue to bless our religious community with men willing to walk with us as educators in the faith, striving to show forth the power of the Cross and the hope it promises!

God bless you,

Fr. John DeRiso , C.S.C. - Director of Vocations
Fr. Tim Mouton , C.S.C. - Associate Director of Vocations
Fr. Dennis Strach , C.S.C. - Associate Director of Vocations
High School Juniors!

On March 26-28, the undergraduate seminary at the University of Notre Dame is hosting a Come & See Weekend. Experience life in a college seminary, meet the seminarians and sit-in on classes, pray with the Holy Cross community at Notre Dame, and take time in prayer at Our Lady's university in order to hear God's call more clearly.
Holy Cross Men of God
St. Andre Bessette
Holy Cross Brother
January 6



Bl. Basil Moreau
Founder, Congregation of Holy Cross
January 20


World Day for
Consecrated Life
February 2, 2020
We lift up in prayer all those who find joy in a life consecrated to the Lord by their witness to the Kingdom of God.

Notre Dame Summer
Seminary Immersion Program
for Rising High School Juniors & Seniors
June 27-July 11

The Summer Seminary Immersion Program is a two-week academic course designed for high school men who are considering a vocation to religious life as a priest or brother. The program will help young men deepen their own consideration of God's call through study of Sacred Scripture, the Catholic Tradition, and the experience of what it would be like to enter a college seminary program. Participants will live in Old College, the undergraduate seminary for the Congregation of Holy Cross on the campus of the University of Notre Dame. Course work is applicable for college credit.
Ever felt like you would make a good priest or brother?

Are you drawn to a life that brings hope to others
as an educator in the faith?

Let us help you take the next steps in your discernment!
— Upcoming Discernment Opportunities —
University of Notre Dame
Discernment Group for undergraduate men at Notre Dame & Holy Cross College

All gatherings are held from 8-9:30 p.m. in the McGlinn Family Room (Rm 210) of Visitation Hall. Enter through the door indicated "Remick Commons," right behind the Basilica. Join us for conversation, Compline, and pizza!
--January 29
--February 12
--February 26
--March 25
--April 15


Austin, Texas
DCYC & Discernment Groups for High School Students
January 31-February 6

Come meet Fr. Dennis and other Holy Cross religious at the Diocesan Catholic Youth Conference (DCYC) in the Diocese of Austin, Texas, January 31-February 2. During this weekend when over 3,000 high school students from across the Diocese gather to worship God and grow in their faith, Fr. Dennis will be offering a talk on the Blessed Mother, Mater Dei .

In the days that follow the conference, Fr. Dennis will meeting with local high school students in order to help them incorporate this retreat experience into their prayer and discernment. Follow the action on Instagram @CSCVocations .


King's College
February 13-17

Fr. Tim will be traveling to Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania!
Contact us to find out how you can connect with Fr. Tim during his visit.


University of Portland
February 20-24

Fr. Tim will be in Portland, Oregon, in just a few weeks. Go Pilots!
Contact us for more information regarding Fr. Tim's visit if you'd like to meet up!


February 23

High school students living near Notre Dame are invited to join the community at the Old College Undergraduate Seminary for prayer, dinner, and conversation. Learn more about what life is like for Holy Cross seminarians! Reserve your spot today .



Learn more about the Come & See Weekend for high school juniors.


Ordination to the Presbyterate
April 18 - 2:00 p.m. ET

Save the date! The ordination liturgy will be live-streamed from
the Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Notre Dame, Indiana.