Assignment Record– Rev. Joseph Angeli

Summary of Case: Included in a list of accused priests posted by the Law Offices of Mitchell Garabedian on January 19, 2011.

: 1942


Start Stop Assignment Town/Accusations State Position Notes
1942 1959       Angeli is not indexed in the Directories prior to 1960. Per his tombstone, he was ordained in 1942 and was a native of Italy. He may have been in Italy early in his career, arriving in the U.S. by 1959.


Boston archbishop was Richard James Cushing (1944-1970).

1960 St. Philip's Boston MA


In residence.

St. Philip's had a school with 135 boys and 155 girls.

Angeli is indexed twice in the 1960 Directory, at St. Philip's, and at St. John's in San Antonio, TX.

1959 1960

Old St. Patrick's

Boston MA   This was a mission of St. Philip's.


San Antonio archbishop was Robert Emmet Lucey (1941-1969).

1960 St. John's San Antonio TX 2/2 St. John's had a school with 180 students.
1960 1963 St. John the Evangelist Hondo TX 2/2

Parish had a school with 160-100 students.

The 1963 Directory indexes Angeli as at this parish, but does not list him as there in the San Antonio archdiocesan pages.

1960 1963 Our Lady of Guadalupe Hondo TX   This was a mission of St. John the Evangelist. Our Lady of Guadalupe had a school with 106-175 students.
1960 1963 Immaculate Heart of Mary Yancey TX   This was a mission of St. John the Evangelist in Hondo.
1963 1965         Angeli is not indexed in the 1964 or 196 Directories.


El Paso bishop was Sidney Matthew Metzger (1942-1978).

1967 Our Lady of Peace Alpine TX 1/1 Parish had a school with 65-36 boys and 70-72 girls.
1965 1967 Our Lady of Fatima Alpine TX   This was a mission of Our Lady of Peace.
1965 1967 St. Agnes Terlingua TX   This was a mission of Our Lady of Peace in Alpine.
1967 1971 St. Patrick's Canutillo TX 1/1  
1967 1971   La Union NM   This was a mission of St. Patrick's in Canutillo, TX.
1967 1971   Montoya TX   This was a mission of St. Patrick's in Canutillo.
1971 1973 San Jose La Mesa NM 1/1  
1971 1973   San Miguel NM   This was a mission of San Jose in La Mesa.
1971 1973   Santo Tomas NM   This was a station of San Jose in La Mesa.
1971 1973   Vado NM   This was a station of San Jose in La Mesa.


Metzger was succeeded as El Paso bishop by Patrick Ferandez Flores (1978-1979) followed by Raymundo Joseph Pena (1980-1994).

1981 Sanctuary of Our Lady of Guadalupe Mesilla Park NM 1/1  
1973 1977   Mesquite NM   This was a mission of Sanctuary of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mesilla Park.


Las Cruces bishop was Richard Ramirez


1989 Retired   NM   The Directories note Angeli to be a priest of the Las Cruces diocese beginning in 1983. Las Cruces was erected as a diocese in 1982.
1989 1991         Angeli is not indexed in the 1990 or 1991 Directories.
1991 1992 Retired   NM  

Angeli died May 4, 1993. He is buried at Tortugas Cemetery in Dona Ana County, NM.

: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1960-1992)

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This assignment record was last updated on January 5, 2011.