Rev. Edward W. Jungquist– Assignment History

Summary of Case: Edward W. Jungquist was a priest of the Diocese of Erie, ordained in 1980. He assisted briefly at parishes in Erie, Grove City and Oil City until 1984, when he began a five-year assignment in Titusville. In 1989 Jungquist transferred to a Pensacola FL parish, after which he is neither indexed nor listed in the diocesan pages as at his previous assignment in the Official Catholic Directory. He is shown to have been On Leave of Absence 1991-1992, then appears to drop out of the Directory altogether.

Jungquist's name was included on the Erie diocese's list released April 6, 2018 of clergy, lay employees and volunteers with credible accusations against them of the sexual abuse of minors. He is noted to be deceased. Per the diocese's updated list April 5, 2019, Jungquist's whereabouts are unknown, and he is forbidden to function as a priest. There are indications that he moved to Tucson, AZ, where he lived until at least October 2001.

: 1980


Start Stop Assignments Town/Allegations State Position Notes


Diocese of Erie

Bishop was Alfred Michael Watson (1969-1982).

1981 St. Paul's Erie PA


In residence.


1981 1982 Beloved Disciple Grove City PA 2/2 Beloved Disciple had a religious education program.


Watson was succeeded as Erie bishop by Michael Joseph Murphy (1982-1990).

1984 St. Stephen's Oil City PA 2/3 St. Stephen's had a school with 284-336 students.
1984 1989 St. Titus Titusville PA 2/2 St. Titus had a school with 150-109 students.


Diocese of Pensacola-Talahassee

Bishop was Joseph Keith Symons (1983-1990).

1990 Nativity of Our Lord Pensacola FL 2/3 Symons resigned as Bishop of Palm Beach in 1998 after admitting to having sexually abused five boys early in his career.


Erie bishop was Donald Walter Trautman (1990-2012).

1991         Jungquist is not indexed in the 1991 Directory, nor is he listed in the diocesan pages as at his previous assignment.
1991 1992 On Leave of Absence       Jungquist is not indexed beyond the 1992 Directory.

Jungquist's name was included on the Erie diocese's list released April 6, 2018 of priests, lay employees and volunteers accused of sexually abusing minors. He was noted to be deceased. Per the diocese's list updated April 5, 2019, Jungquist's whereabouts are "unknown," and he is forbidden to function as a priest.

Several letters to the editor [1, 2] written by Jungquist suggest that he was living in Tucson AZ by August 14, 1998 and until at least October 13, 2001.

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, ).

Letters to the Editor, Tucson Citizen, August 14, 1998
Letters to the Editor, Tucson Citizen, October 13, 2001
Revision to the Policy for the Protection of Children, Diocese of Erie, April 16, 2018
 Erie Diocese Releases Names of Accused Priests, Laypeople, by Ed Palatella, GoErie, April 6, 2018 
Public Disclosure List, Diocese of Erie, April 5, 2019

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This assignment record was last updated on May 15, 2019.


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