Holy Cross Father Jarret appointed superior of Moreau Seminary

Author: Michael O. Garvey

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

Rev. Peter A. Jarret, C.S.C., religious superior of Holy Cross priests and brothers at the University of Notre Dame, has been appointed superior and rector of Moreau Seminary and coordinator of initial formation for the Indiana Province of the Congregation of Holy Cross, effective July 1.

Father Jarret has served as religious superior since 2006, with ministerial responsibility for the nearly 80 Holy Cross religious at Notre Dame. Prior to that appointment, 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 to 2005.

As religious superior of Holy Cross, Father Jarret is a Fellow of the University and member of the Notre Dame Board of Trustees.
A member of the provincial council of the Congregation of Holy Cross, Father Jarret serves on the University of Portland’s Board of Regents and chairs the board of Life Treatment Center. He also teaches courses on pastoral administration and the Sacrament of Reconciliation in Notre Dame’s master of divinity program

Born 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 to 1995, 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, Ind., from 1995 to 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 Notre Dame graduates.