Assignment Record Rev. Allan Perry Speiser

Summary of Case: Allan P. Speiser was ordained for the St. Cloud diocese in 1948. He assisted in many parishes, pastored a few, and had two separate year-long stints assisting at a parish outside of the diocese, in St. Paul. He also taught for many years at St. Cloud's Cathedral High School. Speiser retired in 1992 and died October 5, 2001. Speiser's name was included among 33 released by the St. Cloud diocese January 3, 2014 of clergy involved in incidents of likely claims of sexual abuse of minors.

Born: February 18, 1923
Ordained: June 6, 1948
Retired: 1992
Died: October 5, 2001


Start Stop Assignment Town/Accusations State Position Notes


St. Cloud bishop was Joseph Francis Busch (1915-1953).

1950 St. Ann's


MN 2/2

St. Ann's had a school with 209 students.


1952 Sacred Heart Sauk Rapids MN 2/2 Sacred Heart had a school with 275-266 students.


Busch was succeeded by Peter William Bartholome (1953-1968).

1963 Holy Angels St. Cloud MN 4/4, 2/5, 3/4, 2/6, 3/6, 2/7, 2/8 Holy Angels had a school with 212-126 students.





Cathedral High School St. Cloud MN teacher; Dean of Boys 1954-1956 Cathedral High had 502-694 boys and 652-808 girls.
Oct. 1954 Jan. 1958 St. Raphael's Home St. Cloud MN chaplain  
1964   CCD     Assistant Diocesan Director  
1963 1965

St. Anthony's

St. Anthony MN 1/1  


George Henry Speltz followed Bortholome as St. Cloud bishop (1968-1987).

1972 Holy Angels St. Cloud MN 2/7, 2/6, 2/5, 1/3, 1/2 Holy Angels had a school until 1968 with 111-82 students .
1965 1972 Cathedral High School St. Cloud MN teacher Cathedral High had 652-400 boys and 848-493 girls.
1972 1973 St. Francis Xavier Sartell MN 2/2 St. Francis' had a schoolw ith 278 students.
1973 1974 St. John Nepomuk Lake Reno MN 1/1  
1973 1974 Our Lady of the Runestone Kensington MN   This was a mission of St. John's in Lake Reno.


St. Paul and Minneapolis archbishop was Leo Binz (1961-1975).

1975 St. Agnes St. Paul MN 4/4 St. Agnes had a grade school with 580 students, and a high school with 612 students.


St. Cloud diocese

1983 St. Anthony's St. Anthony MN    


St. Paul and Minneapolis archbishop was John Robert Roach (1975-1995).

1984 St. Agnes St. Paul MN 4/4 St. Agnes had a grade school with 350 students, and a high school with 504 students.


St. Cloud diocese

1986 St. John the Baptist Bluffton MN 1/1  
1986 1986 Holy Cross Butler MN   This was a mission of St. John the Baptist in Bluffton.
1986 1987 Holy Spirit St. Cloud MN 2/2 Holy Spirit had a school with 108 students.


Jerome George Hanus, O.S.B. replaced Speltz (1987-1994).

1992 St. Francis St. Francis MN 1/1  


John Francis Kinney succeeded Hanus (1995-2013).

2001 Retired St. Cloud MN   Speiser died October 5, 2001.


Sources: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1949-2002)

Fr. Allan Perry Speiser Obituary,
Press Release from +Donald J. Kettler Bishop of Saint Cloud, Roman Catholic Diocese of St. Cloud via WJON, January 3, 2014
The Diocese of St Cloud Release Their List of 33 Priests Accused of Sexually Abusing Minors, By Mike Bryant, Legal Examiner, January 3, 2014
St. Cloud Diocese Reveals Names of Priests Accused of Abusing Children, By Jean Hopfensperger, Star Tribune
January 3, 2014
St. Cloud Bishop Releases Names of 33 Accused Priests, By Alex Svejkovsky, WJON, January 3, 2014
St. Cloud Diocese Releases List of Clergy Accused of Abuse, By Frank Lee, St. Cloud Times, January 4, 201

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