Fr. Sidney P. Hall

Ordained: 1957
Status: Sued

Died: 09/13/2016
Diocese: Diocese of Sacramento CA

Accused in a lawsuit filed in 2022 of sexually abusing a 6-year-old girl in 1966, while assigned to Blessed Sacrament Cathedral. Hall was sent to Mexico to minister in 1966, returning in 1971 to Sacramento. He worked in parishes in Placerville, Galt and Knights Landing. He was involved in the diocesan Hispanic Apostolate, Cursillo and Marriage Encounter. He was also chaplain at Shriner’s Hospital and a police chaplain. Per his obituary, Hall retired in 2002. A diocesan biography shows that Bishop Garcia asked him to step down as pastor from St. Peter’s in June of that year due to concerns about his health. He was asked to help out at a West Sacramento parish, and did so for three years. Hall died in 2016.

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