Fr. Pete McCormick, C.S.C., Chaplain

Rev. Peter McCormick, C.S.C. was raised in Grand Rapids, MI. During high school Fr. Pete first considered priesthood, but he did not formally pursue his vocation until after graduating with Bachelors of Science in Biology from Grand Valley State University. In the spring semester of his senior year at GVSU Fr. Pete visited Moreau Seminary for the first time. After meeting the different members of the Congregation of Holy Cross, Fr. Pete entered the Candidate Program fall of 2000.

Fr. Pete spent 2001-2002 at the Holy Cross Novitiate in Cascade, Colorado and professed first vows on August 3rd, 2002. After two years of theology, Fr. Pete spent a year at St. John Vianney Parish in Goodyear, AZ. His ministry at the parish was varied; he directed the confirmation program, taught in the school and coached basketball.

After his year at St. John Vianney was complete, Fr. Pete returned to Notre Dame to finish his Master of Divinity degree. Fr. Pete’s final year in the seminary was spent living at Old College, the undergraduate seminary of the congregation. In the spring of 2006 Fr. Pete graduated with his Master’s of Divinity from the University of Notre Dame. Following a year as the Assistant Rector in Dillon Hall on campus, Fr. Pete served for six years as the Rector of Keough Hall, Associate Vocations Director, and the Director of the Freshman Retreat Program.  Currently, Fr. Pete works in the Division of Student Affairs to recruit and train new Notre Dame residence hall rectors while also pursuing an M.B.A. degree in Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business.