Provinces, Vicariates, and Districts

The Congregation of Holy Cross carries out our ministries and lives our religious life in local houses and communities. The local houses and communities are organized into larger regional units, known as ProvincesDistricts, and Vicariates. These structures exist to coordinate and to fulfill more effectively the work entrust to us, both locally and internationally.

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Within each jurisdiction, the highest governing authority is vested in the Chapter, an assembly composed of members of the respective Province, District, or Vicariate. The Chapter meets periodically to review the state of the jurisdiction's common life and mission, determine major policies, and elect superiors as well as others involved in the administration of the sector and of the Congregation. Each jurisdiction also has a Superior, ordinarily elected by the Chapter, who with his Council provides pastoral and administrative leadership.

Provinces are established by the General Chapter of the Congregation. While working in concert with the Superior General and the rest of the Congregation, they are given certain authority and powers to direct the common life and work of the Congregation in that sector. Districts are sectors of a Province outside the Province's geographical boundaries but under its jurisdiction. They are established by Provincial Chapters. Since 1968, the district structure has been used as a way of establishing new missions. Vicariates are a recent structure in the Congregation designed to serve smaller units of local houses and communities in a particular region or culture. They are established by the Superior General, with the consent of his Council, after consultation with the membership.

The following are the jurisdictions in the countires where the Congregation serves:

Bangladesh: Sacred Heart of Jesus Province (Dhaka) and St. Joseph Province (Dhaka)
Brazil: District of Brazil (Campinas, São Paulo)
Canada: Canadian Province of Priests and Brothers (Montreal, Quebec) and Region of English Canada (Welland, Ontario)
Chile: District of Chile (Santiago)
France: Vicariate of France (Le Mans, Sarthe)
Ghana: District of West Africa (Cape Coast, Ghana)
Haiti: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Province (Port-au-Prince)
India: Province of North East India (Argatala, Tripura), South India Province (Bangalore, Karnataka), Vicariate of India Brothers (Bangalore, Karnataka), and Vicariate of Tamil Nadu (Trichy, Tamil Nadu)
Kenya: District of East Africa (Kampala, Uganda)
Mexico: United States Province of Priests and Brothers (Notre Dame, Indiana)
Peru: District of Peru (Lima)
Philippines: South India Province (Bangalore, Karnataka)
Tanzania: District of East Africa (Kampala, Uganda)
Uganda: District of East Africa (Kampala)
United States: Midwest Province of Brothers (Notre Dame, Indiana), Moreau Province (Austin, Texas), and United States Province of Priests and Brothers (Notre Dame, Indiana)


Canadian Province of Priests and Brothers

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Superior: Fr. Mario Lachappelle, C.S.C.

La Province canadienne des religieux de Sainte-Croix
4901, rue de Piedmont
Montréal QC, CANADA H3V 1E3
Telephone: 514-731-7828
Fax: 514-731-7820

Midwest Province of Brothers

Notre Dame, Indiana, United States

Superior: Br. Chester Freel, C.S.C.

Provincial Administration
P.O. Box 460
Notre Dame, IN 46556-0460 USA
Telephone: 574-631-4000
Fax: 574-631-2999
Website: www.brothersofholycros​

Moreau Province

Austin, Texas, United States

Superior: Br. Bill Zaydak, C.S.C.

Provincial Administration
101 St. Edward's Drive
Austin, Texas 78704-6512 USA
Telephone: 512-442-7856
Fax: 512-444-3133

Province of North East India

Agartala, Tripura, India

Interim Superior: Fr. Mariaraj, C.S.C.

Holy Cross Provincial Administration
Durjoynagar, P. O., Airport Road
Agartala – 799 009
Tripura, INDIA
Telephone: 91-381-234-2177
Fax: 91-381-234-2572

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Province

Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Superior: Fr. Eric Jasmin, C.S.C.

Province N.-D. du Perpétuel Secours
167, avenue Jean-Paul II (Turgeau) 
C.P. 1230, Port-au-Prince 
Haïti, W.I. HT 6113 
Telephone: 509-2226-9206

Sacred Heart of Jesus Province

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Superior: Fr. James Cruze, C.S.C.

Provincial Administration
Plot B-25, Road 4 
Banashree Prokalpo
Rampura, Dhaka-1219, BANGLADESH
Telephone: 88-02-728-7228
Fax : 88-02-728-7418

St. Joseph Province

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Superior: Br. Harold Bijoy Rodrigues, C.S.C.

Provincial Administration
97, Asad Avenue
Mohammadpur, Dhaka-1207, BANGLADESH
Telephone: 88-02-912-2924

South India Province

Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Superior: Fr. Leo D’Souza, C.S.C.

South India Province
10, Albert Street, Richmond Town
Bangalore 560 025, INDIA
Telephone: 91-80-2221-4788
Fax: 91-80-2227-0983
The South India Province includes the Philippines.

United States Province of Priests and Brothers

Notre Dame, Indiana, United States

Superior: Fr. Thomas J. O’Hara, C.S.C.

Provincial Administration
P.O. Box 1064
Notre Dame, IN 46556-1064 USA
Telephone: 574-631-6196
Fax: 574-631-5655
The United States Province includes Mexico.

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Vicariate of France

Le Mans, Sarthe, France

Superior: Br. Michel Lebot, C.S.C.

Vicariat de France
Congrégation de Sainte-Croix
68, rue de Flore
72000 Le Mans, FRANCE
Telephone: 33-2-4382-8524
Facebook: Congrégation de Sainte-Croix en France

Vicariate of India, Brothers

Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Superior: Br. Sesuraj, C.S.C. 

The Brothers of Holy Cross
St. Andrew’s House 
47, St. Mark’s Road 
Bangalore - 560 001 
Karnataka, INDIA 
Telephone: 91-80-2221-2313,  91-94-4840-0435
Fax: 91-80-2227-7489

Vicariate of Tamil Nadu

Trichy, Tamil Nadu, India

Superior: Fr. Justin Diraviyam, C.S.C.

Holy Cross Fathers 
3, Thiruthanthony Road 
Woraiyur – 620 003 
Tamil Nadu, INDIA
Telephone: 91-431-2761287

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District of Brazil

Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil

Part of the Moreau Province

Superior: Br. Nilto Oliveira, C.S.C.

Holy Cross District of Brazil
Rua Egberto Camargo 151 
Bairro Notre Dame-Campinas-SP 
Cep 13.092-621 BRAZIL
Telephone: 55-19-2138-8319
Fax: 55-19-2138-8354

District of Chile

Santiago, Chile

Part of the United States Province

Superior: Fr. José E. Ahumada Figueroa, C.S.C.

Centro Santa Cruz 
Av Egana 940 
Peñalolén, Santiago 7910137 CHILE 
Telephone: 56-22-226-8000, ext. 200   
Fax: 56-22-227-1224       
Facebook: Congregación de Santa Cruz – Chile

District of East Africa

Kampala, Uganda

Part of the United States Province

Superior: Fr. Patrick M. Neary, C.S.C.

McCauley House
P.O. Box 25827
Ggogonya Rd., Nsambya,
Kampala, UGANDA
Telephone: 256-414-510662
Fax: 256-414-510662
The District of East Africa includes Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania.

District of Perú

Lima, Perú

Part of the United States Province

Superior: Fr. José E. Ahumada Figueroa, C.S.C.

Casa de Formación San José
Los Nogales 400, Urb. Canto Bello, San Juan de Lurigancho
Apartado Postal 251
Lima 36 – PERU
Telephone: 51-1-388-6032 / 51-1-387-4453
Fax: 51-1-387-5327
Facebook: Congregación de Santa Cruz – Perú

District of West Africa

Cape Coast, Ghana

Part of the Midwest Province

Superior: Br. Michael Amakyi, C.S.C.

Holy Cross District Center - Brafoyaw
P.O. Box AD 183
Cape Coast, Ghana, WEST AFRICA
Telephone: 233-28-2910-1624
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Regions Under the General Administration

Region of English Canada

Welland, Ontario, Canada

Superior: Fr. Vijai Amirtharaj, C.S.C. 

Region Administration
303 Niagara St.
Welland, ON CANADA
Telephone: 905-732-7396
Fax: 905-732-0825
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