Father Carey to serve as interim director of Campus Ministry

by Dennis Brown

Rev. Joseph Carey, C.S.C.

Rev. Joseph Carey, C.S.C., a campus minister and priest in residence at the University of Notre Dame, has been appointed interim director of Campus Ministry by Rev. Thomas P. Doyle, C.S.C., the University’s vice president for student affairs.

Rev. Richard V. Warner, C.S.C., director of Campus Ministry for the past 21 years, recently was elected superior general of the Congregation of Holy Cross and is now leading its worldwide ministries from its headquarters in Rome. A permanent successor to Father Warner will be selected in the spring from among candidates from the Congregation of Holy Cross.

A member of the Campus Ministry staff since 2005, Father Carey has served as co-director of the Notre Dame Encounter retreat program, director of the senior retreat program, and chaplain to the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults program, international students, and the Core Council for Gay and Lesbian Students. He is a priest in residence in Ryan Hall.

Father Carey was an assistant rector and rector of Dillon Hall for 20 years, worked as a counselor and assistant director of financial aid for 10 years, and held a joint appointment in the Career Center and Campus Ministry from 2005 to 2008. He also was a campus minister at Saint Mary’s College from 2000 to 2005.

A graduate of Notre Dame with a bachelor’s degree in accountancy, Father Carey was ordained a Holy Cross priest April 12, 1969. Within the congregation he has served as assistant superior and steward for Corby Hall.