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Assignment Records of Certain Accused Priests
in the Archdiocese of Portland OR


This is the first installment of BishopAccountability.org's assignment records of Portland OR priests accused of abuse. We will be adding to this page frequently—please click refresh to be sure that you are viewing the most recent version. This page was last updated on 3/12/07 at 6:30 p.m. EDT.

| Baccellieri | Bucher | Donnelly | Hamilton | Kiernan | Laughlin | McCarthy | McKean | Michele | Minh | O'Flynn | Perone | Raleigh | Rodakowski | Susbauer |

Rev. Joseph A. Baccellieri
1966 Ordained.
1966-1978 Central Catholic High School in Southeast Portland OR, teacher and band director.
1967-1972 St. John Fisher's in Southwest Portland OR.
1973 Mt. St. Joseph in Southeast Portland OR.
1974-1976 St. Therese in Northeast Portland OR.
1977-1978 Mt. St. Joseph in Southeast Portland OR.
1978-1979 St. Therese in Northeast Portland OR.
1989-1992 St. Francis in Sherwood OR.
1995 St. Matthew's in Hillsboro OR.
1996-1998 Assumption in North Portland OR.
1999-2000 Sacred Heart in Southeast Portland OR.
2001 St. Agatha's in Southeast Portland OR.

Source: Table of Claims, Oregonian (November 12, 2006).


Rev. Mel Bucher, O.F.M.
1949-1954 St. Anthony Seminary in Santa Barbara CA in Los Angeles archdiocese, seminarian.
1955-1958 San Luis Rey College in Mission San Luis Rey CA in San Diego diocese, seminarian.
1961 Ordained.
1963-1964 St. Francis Seminary in Troutdale OR, teacher.
1964-1968 Serra Catholic High School in Salem OR, teacher.
1968-1970 St. Anthony's in Tigard OR, pastor. Accusations that Bucher abused a boy during this assignment were investigated in 1993 by Washington County Sheriff's Office.
1971-1972 Reportedly on leave of absence, but see note below.
1972-1973 St. Ann's in Spokane WA, in the Spokane diocese.
1973-1976 St. Elizabeth's High School in Oakland CA, teacher. A Franciscan parish and school in Oakland diocese. HS had 185 boys and 215 girls.
1976-1977 Franciscan Fathers Provincial House in Oakland CA, director of vocation office.
1976-1977 Pre-Novitiate Formation in Hayward CA.
1977-1988 St. Francis of Assisi in Sacramento CA, a Franciscan parish in Sacramento diocese. Became pastor in 1982. Parish school had 239-272 pupils.
1988-1994 St. Anthony's in Tigard OR, pastor. Parish school had 139-276 students.
1995-2001 Mission San Luis Rey Retreat Center in San Luis Rey/Oceanside CA, retreat manager. In the San Diego diocese.
1995-2005 Mission San Luis Rey in San Luis Rey/Oceanside CA.
2003-2005 Mission San Luis Rey Retreat Center in San Luis Rey/Oceanside CA, retreat office manager/retreat center manager.

Source: Table of Claims, Oregonian (November 12, 2006), spotchecked and revised by BishopAccountability.org on the basis of the Official Catholic Directory (New York: Kenedy and Sons). 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. See also Mission San Luis Rey Retreat Center Staff, 1999.

Note: Bucher was indexed at St. Anthony's in Tigard in the 1971 and 1972 Directory but not listed there. In the 1973 Directory, he is indexed at St. Ann's in Spokane but not listed there. Not listed in the 1995 Directory.


Rev. Martin M. Donnelly, O.P. (a.k.a. Mark M. and Martin William)
Note: Donnelly is called Martin William Donnelly in the Oregonian's Table of Claims. In the Official Catholic Directory, he is called M.M., Martin M., Mark, Martin, and Mark M. Sometimes he is double listed in the Directory, both as Mark Donnelly and as Martin Donnelly. After studying the Directory listings, we have concluded that all these names refer to the same person. Below we present an assignment record consolidated from the various entries. See also a detailed assignment record for Donnelly, with descriptions of the various Directory entries.

1950-1955 Holy Rosary in Portland OR. Parish school had 155-208 pupils.
1955-1956 St. Dominic’s in San Francisco CA in the San Francisco archdiocese. Parish school had 331 students.
1956-1960 St. John Vianney High School in Los Angeles CA in the Los Angeles archdiocese, teacher. Had 404 boys in 1956-57.
1960-1961 Holy Rosary in Portland OR, in residence.
1961-1966 Blessed Sacrament in Seattle WA in the Seattle archdiocese, pastor. Parish school had 260 students.
1966-1967 St. Dominic's in Benicia CA in Sacramento diocese, in residence.
1967-1969 State Penitentiary in Salem OR, chaplain.

Source: Assembled by BishopAccountability.org from the Official Catholic Directory (New York: Kenedy and Sons, 1951-72). The Directory aims to report the whereabouts of Catholic priests in the United States on January 1 of the Directory's publication year. We assume that a priest listed in the Directory for a given year was at the same assignment for part of the previous year as well. 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.

Note: Donnelly is accused of molesting two girls at Holy Rosary in Portland OR in 1951-55. The Directory lists a Donnelly at Holy Rosary in those years, but it calls him M.M. Donnelly O.P.


Rev. William Hamilton (also listed as H. William Hamilton)
1967-1968 St. Anthony’s in Forest Grove OR. Parish school had 153 students.
1968-1969 U.S. Veterans Hospital in Portland OR, chaplain.
1969-1970 Assumption in Portland OR, in residence. Parish school had 171 students.
1970-1986 St. Mary’s Home for Boys in Beaverton OR, executive director. Residential treatment center with 47 boys.

Source: Assembled by BishopAccountability.org from the Official Catholic Directory (New York: Kenedy and Sons, 1968-86). The Directory aims to report the whereabouts of Catholic priests in the United States on January 1 of the Directory's publication year. We assume that a priest listed in the Directory for a given year was at the same assignment for part of the previous year as well. 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.


Rev. Patrick J. Kiernan
1952 Ordained.
1952-1956 St. Rose’s in Portland OR. Parish school grew from 317 to 549 pupils.
1956-1964 Assumption in Portland OR. Parish school grew from 258 to 344 pupils.
1964-1968 Star of the Sea in Brookings OR, pastor.
1964-1968 St. Charles Borromeo in Gold Beach OR, mission of Star of the Sea in Brookings.
1969-1983 St. Mark’s in Eugene OR, pastor.
1983-1985 St. John the Baptist in Milwaukie OR, pastor. Parish school had 186-199 pupils.
1985-1987 Absent on leave.
1987-1996 Holy Redeemer in North Bend OR, pastor.
9/3/97 Died.

Source: Assembled by BishopAccountability.org from the Official Catholic Directory (New York: Kenedy and Sons, 1953-98). The Directory aims to report the whereabouts of Catholic priests in the United States on January 1 of the Directory's publication year. We assume that a priest listed in the Directory for a given year was at the same assignment for part of the previous year as well. 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.

Note: In the 1969 Directory, Kiernan is indexed as being in Brookings OR, but he is not included in individual parish listing.



Rev. Thomas B. Laughlin
1948 Ordained in David City NE, in the Lincoln diocese.
1948 St. Mary's Cathedral in Lincoln NE.
1948-1965 Central Catholic High School in Portland OR, teacher and assistant to the principal.
1949-1951 St. Peter's in Portland OR.
1951-1953 St. Rose's in Portland OR.
1953-1955 Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland OR, in residence.
1955-1958 St. Cecilia's in Portland OR.
1958-1959 Christie School in Marylhurst OR, in residence. Orphanage with 100 girls.
1959-1965 Convent of the Holy Names in Marylhurst OR, chaplain.
1965-1966 St. Frederick's in St. Helens OR, pastor.
1966-1972 St. Mary's in Corvallis OR, pastor.
1966-1972 Oregon State University Newman Center, chaplain.
1977-1982 All Saints in Portland OR, pastor.
1977-1982 Catholic Charities of the Portland archdiocese, board member.
1983 Arrested for abusing two boys. Sentenced to six months in jail. Sent to treatment center in NM.
6/15/83 Indefinite leave of absence.
  After meeting a past victim, he was kicked out and defrocked.
mid-1990s Accused of molesting a boy in Albuquerque NM.

Source: Table of Claims, Oregonian (November 12, 2006), spotchecked and revised by BishopAccountability.org on the basis of Official Catholic Directory (New York: Kenedy and Sons, 1949-82). The Directory aims to report the whereabouts of Catholic priests in the United States on January 1 of the Directory's publication year. We assume that a priest listed in the Directory for a given year was at the same assignment for part of the previous year as well. 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.


Rev. J. L. McCarthy
1934-1935 Immaculate Conception in Forsyth MT in Great Falls diocese.
1935-1938 St. Ann’s Cathedral in Great Falls MT.
1939-1946 Our Lady of Lourdes in Poplar MT.
1946-1947 Not listed in the 1947 Directory.
1947-1949 St. Henry’s in Gresham OR.
1947-1949 Multonomah County Poor Farm, mission of St. Henry's in Gresham.
1949-1951 St. Joseph’s in Gresham OR.
1951-1952 Unassigned.

Source: Assembled by BishopAccountability.org from the Official Catholic Directory (New York: Kenedy and Sons, 1935-52). The Directory aims to report the whereabouts of Catholic priests in the United States on January 1 of the Directory's publication year. We assume that a priest listed in the Directory for a given year was at the same assignment for part of the previous year as well. 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.

Note: Not listed in 1953 Directory or subsequent volumes.


Rev. Louis F. McKean, O.C.S.O. (Order of Cistercians of Strict Orders, i.e. Trappist)
1947 Ordained.
1947-1949 St. Paul's in Winnemucca NV in the Reno diocese.
1949-1950 St. Joseph's in Elko NV in Reno diocese.
1949-1950 St. Thomas Aquinas in Wells NV, a mission of St. Joseph's in Elko. Also covered station churches in the towns of Lamoille, Wendover, Mountain City, Montello, and Rio Tinto.
1950-1968 Not listed in Official Catholic Directories 1951-68.
1968-1969 St. John the Baptist in Buffalo WY in Cheyenne diocese. Listed as a Trappist for the first time in the 1969 Directory.
1968-1969 St. Mary's in Clearmont WY, mission of St. John the Baptist in Buffalo.
1968-1969 St. Catherine's in Arvada WY, mission of St. John the Baptist in Buffalo.
1968-1969 St. Hubert's in Kaycee WY, mission of St. John the Baptist in Buffalo.
1969-1972 St. Anthony's in Forest Grove OR. School had 136 pupils.
1969-1972 St. Alexander’s in Cornelius OR, mission of St. Anthony's in Forest Grove.
1969-1972 St. John’s in Gaston OR, mission of St. Anthony's in Forest Grove.
1970-1972 Pacific University in Forest Grove OR, chaplain of Newman Club.
1972-1974 Queen of Peace in Portland OR. School had 285 pupils.
1974-1977 St. John the Apostle in Oregon City OR. School had 221 pupils.
1977-1980 All Souls in Myrtle Creek OR, pastor. Mission church: Holy Family, Glendale OR. Station in Days Creek OR.
1977-1980 Holy Family in Glendale OR, pastor, a mission of All Souls in Myrtle Creek OR. Also worked at station in Days Creek OR.
1980-1986 St. Phillip's in Dallas OR, pastor.
1986-1989 St. John the Apostle in Reedsport OR, pastor.
1989 Retired.
4/06 Died.

Source: Assembled by BishopAccountability.org from the Official Catholic Directory (New York: Kenedy and Sons, 1948-89). The Directory aims to report the whereabouts of Catholic priests in the United States on January 1 of the Directory's publication year. We assume that a priest listed in the Directory for a given year was at the same assignment for part of the previous year as well. 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.

Note: Indexed twice in Directories from 1970 to 1976; second listing shows street address of St. Anthony Church in Forest Grove OR. But diocesan pages say he was in Forest Grove only until 1972.)


Rev. Robert Michele, C.S.P. (Paulist)

1955 Ordained.
1955-1958 St. Austin’s in Austin TX in the Austin diocese. Parish adjacent to the University of Texas. Parish school had 241-303 students.
1958-1963 St. Paul the Apostle in New York NY in the New York archdiocese. This is mother church of Paulist Fathers. Parish school grew from 709 to 1235 students.
1963-1964 St. Vincent de Paul’s in Mobile AL in the Mobile-Birmingham diocese. Now in the Mobile diocese.
1964-1968 St. Philip Neri in Portland OR. Parish school had from 265 to 283 students.
1968-1970 Holy Cross in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, in the Vancouver archdiocese.
1970-1972 Burnaby, British Columbia. Indexed at Cliff Avenue address (not same as Holy Cross Church).
1972-1973 St. Austin’s in Austin TX.
1973-1979 St. Ann’s in Boston MA in the Boston archdiocese..
1979-1981 Paulist Fathers Generalate in Scarsdale NY in the New York archdiocese.
1981-1986 Old St. Mary’s in San Francisco CA in the San Francisco archdiocese.
1986-1989 Paulist Fathers Residence in Baltimore MD in the Baltimore archdiocese.
1989-1996 St. Austin’s in Austin TX, in residence.
1996-2005 Indexed twice every year as being in both Austin TX (in residence at St. Austin’s) and at Paulist Generalate in Jamaica Estates NY in the New York archdiocese.
1996-2004 St. David’s Hospital in Austin TX, chaplain. Indexed during this period as being both in Austin and at Paulist Generalate in Jamaica Estates NY.
2004- Retired.
    -2007 St. Austin's in Austin TX, according to parish web site.

Source: Assembled by BishopAccountability.org from the Official Catholic Directory (New York: Kenedy and Sons, 1956-2005). The Directory aims to report the whereabouts of Catholic priests in the United States on January 1 of the Directory's publication year. We assume that a priest listed in the Directory for a given year was at the same assignment for part of the previous year as well. 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.


Rev. Vincent Minh, C.SS.R. (Redemptorist)

1968 Ordained.
1968-1975 Not listed in Official Catholic Directories 1969-1975.
1975-2000 Holy Redeemer in Portland OR.
1979-1982 Vietnamese Apostolate for Portland OR archdiocese, director.
1982-2000 Southeast Asian Vicariate in Portland OR, episcopal vicar.
2000-2001 Our Lady of Lavang in Portland OR, pastor.
2001-2004 Redemptorist Theology Residence in Chicago IL in the Chicago archdiocese.
2004- Redemptorist Society of California, Redemptorists of Oakland CA in the Oakland diocese.

Source: Assembled by BishopAccountability.org from the Official Catholic Directory (New York: Kenedy and Sons, 1976-2005). The Directory aims to report the whereabouts of Catholic priests in the United States on January 1 of the Directory's publication year. We assume that a priest listed in the Directory for a given year was at the same assignment for part of the previous year as well. 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.

Note: In 2001 Directory, Minh’s index listing changes significantly for first time since 1968. Listed as Vincent Cao dang Minh and reported to be with the Redemptorists, Denver Province, in Denver CO. In Denver pages, he’s listed as “serving elsewhere” and the Portland OR address of Our Lady of Lavang Church is given.


Rev. James P. O’Flynn (a.k.a. J.P. O'Flynn)
1910-1912 St. Lawrence’s in Portland OR.
1912-1917 St. Cecilia’s in Beaverton OR, rector. Parish school had 54-50 pupils.
1912-1917 St. Anthony’s in Cedar Mill OR, a mission of St. Cecilia’s in Beaverton.
1917-1920 St. Charles in Portland OR, pastor.
1920-1930 St. Peter’s in Portland OR, rector.
1930-1948 St. Rita’s in Park Rose OR, pastor.
1948-1952 Assumption in Portland OR, pastor. Parish school had 275 pupils.
1952-1960 St. Lawrence’s in Portland OR, pastor. Parish school had 150-161 pupils.
1960-1966 Blessed Sacrament in Portland OR. Parish school had 252-306 pupils.
1966-1980 Retired.
1/23/80 Died.

Source: Assembled by BishopAccountability.org from the Official Catholic Directory (New York: Kenedy and Sons, 1911-81). The Directory aims to report the whereabouts of Catholic priests in the United States on January 1 of the Directory's publication year. We assume that a priest listed in the Directory for a given year was at the same assignment for part of the previous year as well. 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.

Note: Allegations are of abuse of a girl by Rev. Patrick O’Flynn from 1962-1970 at Blessed Sacrament Parish in Portland, OR. See the Oregonian's Table of Claims. Directory lists a J.P. O’Flynn at the parish during those years. This assignment record tracks J.P. O’Flynn, also noted to be James P. O’Flynn in later directories, including the 1976 Directory.


Rev. Rocco Perone, C.S.P. (Paulist)

1949 Ordained.
1949 St. Mary's in Chicago IL in the Chicago archdiocese.
1950-1956 St. Philip Neri in Portland OR.
1956-1957 St. Rose in Layton UT.
1957-1988 St. Austin's in Austin TX.
1989-1991 Paulist Father's Generalate in Scarsdale NY.
1991-1992 St. Austin's in Austin TX.
5/5/92 Paulist Father's Generalate in Scarsdale NY.

Source: Table of Claims, Oregonian (November 12, 2006), Official Catholic Directory (New York: Kenedy and Sons, 1993).


Rev. Michael J. Raleigh
1937-1938 St. John the Baptist in Milwaukie OR. Parish grade school had 280 students; HS 62 students.
1939-1940 St. Joseph’s in Salem OR. Parish grade school had 198 students; HS had 75 students.
1939-1940 St. Patrick’s in Independence OR, mission of  St. Joseph’s in Salem.
1939-1940 St. Michael’s in Chemawa OR, mission of  St. Joseph’s in Salem, which also had as missions the State Penitentiary, State Hospital, State Training School, and State Tubercular Hospital.
1940-1942 St. Patrick’s in Canby OR.
1940-1942 St. Agnes in Hubbard OR, mission of St. Patrick’s Church in Canby.
1940-1942 St. James in New Era OR, mission of St. Patrick’s Church in Canby.
1942-1944 Vanport OR, in charge of new district for defense workers.
1944-1946 St. John the Baptist in Milwaukie OR, pastor. Parish grade school had 212 students; high school had 80 students.
1946-1951 St. John the Apostle in Oregon City OR, pastor. Parish school had 161-232 students.
1946-1947 Dean.
1949-1951 Dean.
1949-1951 Archdiocesan Tribunal, synodal judge.
1951-1956 Absent on leave.
1956-1957 St. Augustine’s in Oceanlake OR, now Lincoln City, pastor.
1957-1958 St. Therese of the Child Jesus in Portland OR, pastor. Parish school had 102 students.
1958-1959 St. Vincent’s Hospital in Portland OR, chaplain.
1959-1962 St. Francis of Assisi in Portland OR, administrator. Parish school had 123 students in 1962.
1962-1964 St. Vincent’s Hospital in Portland OR, chaplain.
1964-1967 St. Mary’s in Florence OR, pastor.
1967-1968 St. Anthony’s in Waldport OR, pastor.
1969-1972 St. Catherine’s Residence and Nursing Center in North Bend OR, chaplain.
1972-1973 Retired.
1973-1977 Damasch State Hospital in Portland OR, chaplain. Not listed as retired.
1977-1979 Retired.
4/12/79 Died.

Source: Assembled by BishopAccountability.org from the Official Catholic Directory (New York: Kenedy and Sons, 1938-80). The Directory aims to report the whereabouts of Catholic priests in the United States on January 1 of the Directory's publication year. We assume that a priest listed in the Directory for a given year was at the same assignment for part of the previous year as well. 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.

Note: Not listed in 1939 Directory. Indexed with a P.O. Box in Waldport OR in the 1969 Directory. No listing in diocesan pages for that year.


Rev. Louis G. Rodakowski
1942 Ordained.
1942-1948 St. Vincent de Paul in Salem OR. Parish school had 154-252 pupils.
1948-1949 St. John the Baptist in Milwaukie OR, pastor. Parish grade school had 370 students; HS had 80 students.
1949-1966 Sacred Heart in Newport OR, pastor.
1949-1966 St. Patrick’s in Toledo OR, mission of Sacred Heart in Newport.
1949-1966 St. Mary’s in Siletz OR, mission of Sacred Heart in Newport.
1949-1966 St. Anthony’s in Walport OR, mission of Sacred Heart in Newport.
1966-1967 St. Peter’s in Eugene OR, pastor. Parish school had 203 pupils.
1967-1969 St. Helen's in Junction City OR, pastor.
1967-1969 St. Catherine of Siena in Veneta OR, mission of St. Helen's in Junction City.
1969-1977 St. Jude's in Eugene OR, pastor.
1977-1978 Retired, Portland OR address.
1978-1979 Retired, Marina CA address in the Monterey diocese.
1979-1982 Retired, Springfield OR address.
1982-1990 Retired, Marina CA address.
1990-2005 Retired, Vida OR address.

Source: Assembled by BishopAccountability.org from the Official Catholic Directory (New York: Kenedy and Sons, 1943-2005). The Directory aims to report the whereabouts of Catholic priests in the United States on January 1 of the Directory's publication year. We assume that a priest listed in the Directory for a given year was at the same assignment for part of the previous year as well. 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.


Rev. Michael Susbauer

1966 Ordained.
1966-1970 Queen of Peace in Portland OR, in residence. Parish school had 340-350 pupils.

Source: Assembled by BishopAccountability.org from the Official Catholic Directory (New York: Kenedy and Sons, 1967-71). The Directory aims to report the whereabouts of Catholic priests in the United States on January 1 of the Directory's publication year. We assume that a priest listed in the Directory for a given year was at the same assignment for part of the previous year as well. 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.

Note: Not in 1966 Directory or previous years. Not listed in 1971 Directory or following years. Reportedly left ministry in 1971.


 

 

 



 
 

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