Rt. Rev. Gary Neville, O. Praem.

Abbot Gary J. Neville, O. Praem is a member of the Norbertine Community of Saint Norbert and a Green Bay native. He was ordained to the priesthood on Oct. 14, 1978.

Abbot Neville is a graduate of Premontre High School, Green Bay, and St. Norbert College, De Pere. He attended Catholic Theological Union Seminary, Chicago for his Theological studies and he earned his doctorate from St. Paul University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

The May 10, 2012 The Compass posts his past experiences to include service as vice principal, registrar and English instructor at the former Premontre High School; assistant professor of Canon Law and registrar at Catholic Theological Union; judge of the Marriage Tribunal for the Diocese of Green Bay; assistant formation director; member of the board of trustees, St. Norbert College; and secretary-treasurer of the Premonstratensian Fathers. Abbot Neville became the sixth abbot of St. Norbert Abbey in 2003.

Since 2018 Holy Cross has had the fortune of having Abbot Neville as our residing pastor.


Brother Jacob G. Sircy, O. Praem

Brother Jacob G. Sircy, O. Praem. is a member of the Norbertine Community of Saint Norbert, he entered the community in August 2010 and professed solemn vows on August 28, 2015.  He grew up in Minocqua, WI.  His home parish is Holy Family Catholic Church in Woodruff, WI.  A 2009 graduate of St. Norbert College (Religious Studies and Youth Ministry), Sircy completed graduate studies and a Master of Divinity degree at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago in May 2017.  Brother Sircy serves as a pastoral associate at Holy Cross Parish as well as working with Holy Cross School one day a week and serves in internal ministry as the Abbey Sacristan.  Brother Jacob resides at St. Norbert Abbey.  He will bring added presence at Holy Cross School, as well as working with the youth ministry program at the parish.  He will be present at parish Masses and lead other worship opportunities.