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Rev. Dennis C. Chludzinski– Assignment History

Summary of Case: Dennis C. Chludzinski was a priest of the Diocese of Erie, ordained in 1976. He assisted for a year each at two parishes then, in 1978, went on leave of absence. From 1979 to 1982 he was assigned to St. Mark's Seminary, after which he is no longer indexed in the Official Catholic Directory.

Chludzinski's name was included on the diocese's list released April 6, 2018 of priests, lay employees and volunteers accused of sexually abusing minors. He was noted to have been laicized and living in Erie.


Ordained
: 1976


     

Start Stop Assignments Town/Allegations State Position Notes

1976

Diocese of Erie

Bishop was Alfred Mitchell Watson (1969-1982).

1977 Sacred Heart Erie PA

2/3

 

Sacred Heart had a school with 142 students.
1977 1978 Holy Rosary Erie PA 2/3 Holy Rosary had a school with 506 students.
1978 1979 On Leave of Absence        
1979 1982 St. Mark's Seminary Erie PA Other priests with accusations against them who were at St. Mark's during Chludzinski's time were Thomas C. Kelley, Rector, and Leon T. Muroski, Spiritual Director.

Chludzinski isn't indexed in the Directories after 1982.

Kelley's name was included on Erie diocese's list released April 6, 2018 of priests, lay employees and volunteers accused of sexually abusing minors.

Muroski's name was included on Erie diocese's list released April 6, 2018 of priests, lay employees and volunteers accused of sexually abusing minors.

1982 2018        

An October 2016 obituary notes that a Rev. Dennis Chludzinski was to officiate at a funeral service in Erie for a woman who was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Albion.

Chludzinski's name was included on Erie diocese's list released April 6, 2018 of priests, lay employees and volunteers accused of sexually abusing minors. He was noted to have been laicized and to be living in Erie.

Priests in a Parish: We use the following convention to show a priest's place among the clergy of a parish: 1/2 means that he is the first priest listed in the Official Catholic Directory (usually the pastor) and that there is a total of two priests at the parish. The shorthand 3/4 means that the priest is listed third on a four-priest roster. See our sample page from the Directory.

Source: Official Catholic Directory (Kenedy & Sons, 1977-1982).

Revision to the Policy for the Protection of Children, Diocese of Erie, April 6, 2018
Erie Diocese Releases Names of Accused Priests, Laypeople, GoErie, April 6, 2018
Burton Funeral Homes, October 5, 2016


Note: The Official Catholic Directory aims to report the whereabouts of Catholic priests in the United States on January 1 of the Directory's publication year. Our working assumption is that a priest listed in the Directory for a given year was at the same assignment for part of the previous year as well. However, Kenedy and Sons will sometimes accept updates well into the year of publication. Diocesan clergy records are rarely available to correct this information. The Directory is also sometimes misleading or wrong. We have tried to create an accurate assignment record, given the source materials and their limitations. Assignment records are a work in progress and we are always improving the records that we post. Please email us with new information and corrections.

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This assignment record was last updated on June 29, 2018.


 
 

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