Rev. Peter A. Jarret, C.S.C.

Religious Superior of Holy Cross Priests and Brothers at Notre Dame


Rev. Peter A. Jarret, C.S.C., religious superior of Holy Cross priests and brothers at Notre Dame, is a trustee and fellow of the University.

As superior, Father Jarret has ministerial responsibility for the nearly 80 Holy Cross religious at Notre Dame. Before his appointment to that position in 2006, he had served for five years as rector of Keough Hall, and as counselor to Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C., then Notre Dame's president, from 2003-2005.

Father Jarret teaches courses on pastoral administration and the Sacrament of Reconciliation in Notre Dame's master of divinity program and serves as a member of the provincial council of the Congregation of Holy Cross and of the University of Portland's Board of Regents.

Born June 1, 1964, in Providence, R.I., Father Jarret was graduated from Notre Dame in 1986 and entered the Congregation of Holy Cross the following year. He received a master of divinity degree from Notre Dame in 1991 and was ordained a priest in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on April 25, 1992.

From 1991-95, Father Jarret served at Christ the King Parish in South Bend as a deacon and associate pastor, and as pastor at St. Pius X Parish in Granger from 1995-2001, when he returned to Notre Dame.

Father Jarret is the youngest of seven children. His father, older brother, two nephews and two nieces are all Notre Dame graduates.