Assignment Record – Rev. Raymond A. Devlin, s.j.

Summary of Case: Devlin was a Jesuit of the California Province, ordained in 1955. He taught high school in San Francisco, San Jose and in Ogden, Utah. In 2002 the Salt Lake diocese announced that Devlin had been removed at some point due to an accusation of abuse. According to the Official Catholic Directory, Devlin left Utah in 1989, and returned to California in 1990. He died December 6, 2011.

: 1955
Died: December 6, 2011


Start Stop Parish/Assignment Town/Accusations State Position Notes


San Francisco archbishop was John Joseph Mitty (1935-1961), followed by Joseph Thomas McGucken (1962-1977).

1956 Alma College Los Gatos CA theology student  


Albany bishop was William Aloysius Scully (1954-1969).

1957 Our Lady of Martyrs Tertianship Auriesville NY tertianship  
1957 1965 St. Ignatius High School San Francisco CA religion teacher; track and cross-country coach S.I. had 1,038-1,088 students, all male.
1965 1972 Bellarmine College Prep. High School San Jose CA religion teacher; track and cross-country coach Bellarmine had 904-1,100 students, all male.
1971 1976 Santa Clara County Boys' Ranch Morgan Hill CA chaplain  
1972 1977

San Jose CA   Devlin is indexed in the 1973-1977 Directories as at University at Elm in San Jose, as he had been since 1965, but he is not listed as at Bellarmine College Prep. in the San Francisco archdiocesan pages.


Salt Lake City bishop was Joseph Lennox Federal (1960-1980), who was succeeded by William Keith Weigand (1980-1993).

1989 St. Mary's


Devlin was noted by the Salt Lake diocese in 2002 to have been removed from the diocese after being accused of abuse.

UT 3/4, 4/5, 3/4, 3/5  
1977 1989 Santa Maria Ogden UT   This was a mission of St. Mary's. Santa Maria is noted in the Directories to be "Spanish Speaking."
1977 1989 Saint Joseph High School Ogden UT chaplain, teacher, coach  
1989 1990         Devlin is not indexed in the 1990 Directory, and he is not listed in the diocesan pages as at his previous or next assignments.


San Jose bishop was Roland Pierre DuMaine (1981-1999).

1992 Sacred Heart Jesuit Center Los Gatos CA    
1992 1993         Devlin is not indexed in the 1993 Directory, and he is not listed in the diocesan pages as at the Sacred Heart Jesuit Center.


Stockton bishop was Donald William Montrose (1985-1999).

1997 Cathedral of the Annunciation Stockton CA 3/3, 2/2

The Cathedral had a school with 292-290 students, and a religious education program with 320 students.

Devlin is indexed and listed in tne diocesan pages in the 1996 and 1997 Directories as at both SHJC in Los Gatos and in Stockton.


Patrick Joseph McGrath succeeded DuMaine as San Jose bishop (1999-).

2011 Sacred Heart Jesuit Center Los Gatos CA  

In the 1998 Directory Devlin is listed under "Priests of the Province Living Elsewhere", in Pacifica.

Devlin's  obituary   states he served at some point at St. Thomas More in Paradise, CA and at Our Lady of Peace in Santa Clara in later years.

Devlin died December  6, 2011.


Sources: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1956-2011)

S.l. Bishop to Remove 3 Priests; Niederauer Cites Sex Incidents; S.l. Bishop to Remove Priests for Sex Incidents, By Peggy Fletcher Stack, Salt Lake Tribune (Utah), June 12, 2002
Raymond A. Devlin, s.j. (1924-2011), Obituary, San Jose Mercury News via, Dec. 2011.

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