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Superior General and Council // Congregation of Holy Cross
Fr. Robert L. Epping, C.S.C.
Sixth General Assistant
Fr Robert Epping, CSC
Epping was born on August 13, 1944, in Burlington, Wisconsin, in the United States.
As a seminarian with Holy Cross, he received his Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy from the University of Notre Dame.
After studying theology for two years at the Pontifical Gregorian University, he returned to Notre Dame and graduated with his Master of Theology in 1970.
That same year he
took Final Vows on May 18 and then was ordained a priest on December 19.
After Ordination, Epping served for two years at St. Bernard's Parish, in Watertown, Wisconsin.
In 1973, he began studies at the Institute of Spirituality at the Pontifical Gregorian University where he earned the S.T.L. In 1975, he returned to St. Bernard's Parish where he served for three years as Associate Pastor and then as Pastor from 1978-1985.
Epping was appointed Pastor of Christ the King Parish in South Bend, Indiana, in 1985 and served there until his appointed as Assistant Provincial for the Indiana Province in 1994.
After serving in that position for nine years and after a sabbatical year, he was appointed Pastor at Sacred Heart Parish, in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
At the General Chapter
of 2010, he
was appointed to General Council
In 2013, after nine years as Pastor in Colorado Springs, Epping was assigned to Holy Cross and St. Stanislaus Parish in South Bend, Indiana, where he continues to serve as Pastor today.
He is a member of the United States Province (Notre Dame, Indiana).
Congregation of Holy Cross
Fr. Robert Epping, C.S.C., elected Superior General.
This plan will be designed and ...
This plan will be designed and overseen by the General Administration, led by the newly elected Superior General, Fr. Robert L. Epping, C.S.C.
"No restructuring will be effective, if we put new wine into old skins-that is, if it is not accompanied by an in-depth renewal, a tenderness of heart for the zeal that inspired us to accept the call originally," said Fr. Epping
homily to close the 2016 General Chapter
While the 2016 General Chapter
has concluded, its work is just beginning, not only for Fr. Epping
and the new General Administration, but also for all the members of the Congregation.
There is much to be done, but just as the Congregation's founder, Blessed Moreau
, took solace in the conviction that Holy Cross
was "God's work," Fr. Epping
continues to trust in the work of Divine Providence.
"As we look to the future we have to be friends who plead to God for mercy on our Congregation as Abraham made his
plea, relentless and persistent, in begging mercy.
Our experience tells us God is generous and leads us when we yield to his
For we believe he
will give our Congregation, Moreau's sons, only good gifts and in particular, his
Holy Spirit, simply because we ask sincerely and with trust," said Fr. Epping
Fr Robert Epping, ...
Fr Robert Epping, CSC, The 13th Superior General In The History Of The Congregation Of Holy Cross
On Monday afternoon, July 18, the 2016 General Chapter
of the Congregation of Holy Cross
elected Fr. Robert L. Epping
, as Superior General.
is the 13th Superior General in the history of the Congregation.
succeeds Fr. Richard V. Warner, C.S.C.
"When Fr. Warner asked if I would let my name stand for election, I responded it must not be my will, but God's," said Fr. Epping
"I responded 'I do'," continued Fr. Epping
, "meaning to add something like, 'as God's will for me.' But those words never came out of my mouth.
Now I must form a team to lead the men of Holy Cross
as the Spirit wishes to lead us," said Fr. Epping
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Fr. Epping is a member of the United States Province.
He professed Final Vows in the Congregation on May 18, 1970, and was ordained a priest on December 19, 1970.
Most recently, Fr. Epping has served the past six years as the Sixth General Assistant in Fr. Warner's General Council.
Since 2013, he has also served as Pastor of Holy Cross and St. Stanislaus Parish in South Bend, Indiana.
Fr Robert Epping, CSC, Preaching A Youth Group Retreat In Colorado
For much of his priesthood, Fr. Epping has worked in parish ministry, serving as Pastor at four different parishes: St. Bernard's Parish, in Watertown, Wisconsin; Christ the King Parish in South Bend, Indiana; Sacred Heart Parish, in Colorado Springs, Colorado; and now Holy Cross and St. Stanislaus Parish.
Fr. Epping also spent nine years working as an Assistant Provincial in the then Indiana Province.
also has an S.T.L. from the Institute of Spirituality at the Pontifical Gregorian University
in Rome, Italy.
Fr. Warner, who Fr. Epping
succeeds, was elected in the 2010 General Chapter
George Schimtz, C.S.C.
, Fifth General Assistant; and Fr. Robert Epping
, Sixth General Assistant.
"We owe a debt of gratitude for some significant strides the Congregation has made during the term of Fr. Warner as Superior General," said Fr. Epping
We are extremely grateful," added Fr. Epping
We must muster the courage to keep our hand to the plow and not look backwards," said Fr. Epping
Holy Cross and St. Stanislaus Parish - South Bend, Indiana > Committees > Holy Cross School Board
Fr. Robert Epping, C.S.C., Pastor