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Rev. Michael J. Brennan, O.Praem.

Pastor, St. Norbert College Parish at Old St. Joseph Church

B.A., St. Norbert College
M. Ed., University of Notre Dame
M. Div. & M.A., Catholic Theological Union

Rev. Michael Joseph Brennan, O. Praem., is a member of St. Norbert Abbey in De Pere. Originally from Michigan City, Indiana, he is a 1999 graduate of St. Norbert College, where he earned a B.A. in psychology and philosophy. He holds a Master of Education from the University of Notre Dame and spent 11 years teaching and coaching in Catholic schools before joining the Norbertines in 2011.

Fr. Michael earned a Master of Divinity and Master of Theology (Scripture) from Catholic Theological Union. In May of 2017, he was ordained a priest and that fall he returned home here to his alma mater. He previously served as college chaplain, vocation director for St. Norbert Abbey and director of the Shrine of St. Joseph.

Since July of 2022, Fr. Michael has served as pastor of St. Norbert College Parish. He is delighted to continue to serve at his alma mater alongside parishioners, students, faculty, and staff.  

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