Rev. Michael V. LaMountain

Ordained: 1976

Start Stop Assignment Town/Accusation State Position Notes


Archbishop of Baltimore was Lawrence Joseph Shehan (1961-1974), followed by William Donald Borders (1974-1989)

1976 St. Mary's Seminary and University


• In 2001, accused of sexual abuse in mid-1970s. (Baltimore Sun
September 26, 2002)

MD Seminarian  
1974 1976 Most Precious Blood



MD Assisted as a seminarian.  


Bishop of Providence was Louis E. Gelineau (1971-1997)

1983 St. Kevin's


• Multiple allegations of sexual abuse of boys while at St. Kevin's. (Providence Journal-Bulletin
October 21, 1997)



Pastor was Rev. Raymond E. Dyer.

Ordained in 1976.

St. Kevin's had a school with 451-579 students.

1983 1986 St. Joseph's





Pastor was Rev. Lionel A. Blain. Third priest was Rev. Robert L. Marciano.

1986 1995 St. John's (French)

West Warwick

• First accusations of abuse of boys from this parish surface in 1995. LaMountain suspended from priestly duties. assigned to a residence for retired priests associated with St. Joseph Church in Providence. (Providence Journal-Bulletin, December 19,1995)



LaMountain was pastor, assisted by Rev. Alphonse O. Lethiez (Haiti). Pastor Emeritus, Rev. C.E. Roland Remy was in residence 1986-1987.

St. John's had a school (Monsignor Vincent) with 147-231 students.

Known as "Fr. Mike", LaMountain was chaplain to West Warwick Police and Fire Departments.

1987 1995 Diocesan Advisory Board on Major Seminarians        


Robert Edward Mulvee succeeded Gelineau as bishop (1997-2005)

2002 Absent on leave

Pleaded guilty in 1999 to nine counts of child sex offences between 1979-1992 (Baltimore Sun, September 26, 2002).

Sentenced. Received no jail time. (Providence Journal-Bulletin
January 30, 1999)

    No longer appears in Directories after 2002.

Source: Official Catholic Directory (New York: Kenedy & Sons, 1977-2002).

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