Fr. Christopher Brennan C.S.C

Chris Brennen
Residence Hall
Stanford Hall


Fr. Chris Brennan, C.S.C., is a proud South Bend native and graduate of the University of Notre Dame. Having grown up in the area and encountering a number of Holy Cross priests and religious, Fr. Chris felt called after high school to enter Old College, the undergraduate seminary for the Congregation of Holy Cross. Fr. Chris earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and theology in 2012 and a master of divinity degree in 2017. In his last year of his program he was able to serve as an assistant rector in the inaugural year of Dunne Hall. Following his graduate studies, Fr. Chris was assigned to Holy Redeemer Parish in Portland, Oregon, where he served as a deacon, and since his ordination in April of 2018, as a priest. In addition to serving the parish, he was involved in high school and prison ministry. While in formation and as a priest, Fr. Chris has had the opportunity to see the diversity of the Body of Christ in many parts of the world, including Honduras, Western Europe, Bangladesh, East Africa, Israel, and Guatemala. Fr. Chris is the youngest of four boys and has a brother who is also a Catholic priest.