Rev. Barry M. Hudock– Assignment History

Summary of Case: Barry M. Hudock was ordained in 1997 for the Diocese of Erie. His first assignment, as an assistant priest at St. Peter's Cathedral, was followed by an unexplained two-year gap, after which he assisted and was then sole priest at St. Anne's in Wilcox. He is not indexed in the Official Catholic Directory beyond 2001.

At some point Hudock was laicized. In July 2018 he was working at Ligurgical Press at St. John's Abbey in Collegeville, MN. He is a published author and maintains a blog. Per his blog's bio, he worked for several nonprofits in Mingo County, WV before settling in Albany MN with his wife and seven children.

Hudock's name was added May 15, 2018 to the diocese's list of credibly accused priests, lay employees and volunteers.

: 1996


Start Stop Assignments Town/Allegations State Position Notes


Diocese of Erie

Bishop was Donald Walter Trautman (1990-2012).

1997 St. Peter's Cathedral Erie PA



The Cathedral had a school with 356 students.
1997 1999         Hudock is not indexed in the 1998 or 1999 Directories, nor is he listed as at his previous or next assignments in the diocesan pages.
1999 2001 St. Anne's Wilcox PA 2/2,1/1  
1999 2001 Holy Cross Rasselas PA   This was a mission of St. Anne's in Wilcox.
2001           Hudock is not indexed beyond the 2001 Directory. At some point he was laicized. He went on to marry, worked for non-profits in Mingo, WV then eventually settled in Albany, MN with his wife and seven children. He is a published author, working in July 2018 for Liturgical Press at St. John's Abbey in Collegeville, MN and maintaining a blog.

Priests in a Parish: We use the following convention to show a priest's place among the clergy of a parish: 1/2 means that he is the first priest listed in the Official Catholic Directory (usually the pastor) and that there is a total of two priests at the parish. The shorthand 3/4 means that the priest is listed third on a four-priest roster. See our sample page from the Directory.

Source: Official Catholic Directory (Kenedy & Sons, 1997-2001).

Lists of Accused Priests Released by Dioceses and Religious Institutes, BishopAccountability, May 18, 2018
 Public Discloure, Diocese of Erie, May 18, 2018
 Erie Bishop Seen As a Reformer by Some - but Not by Clergy Sex Abuse Victims, by Ivey DeJesus, PennLive, May 23, 2018
 About Barry Hudock,, accessed July 14, 2018
Faith Meets World, Barry Hudock's webhome, accessed July 16, 2018

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This assignment record was last updated on July 16, 2018.


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