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).