Assignment Record – Rev. Eugene E. Pierre, s.j.

Summary of Case: Eugene E. Pierre was a Jesuit priest, ordained in 1959. From 1961 on he was assigned to Port Townsend WA, Spokane and Seattle WA, Kabwe Zambia, and to Indian missions in Omak WA and Missoula MT. He died in 1979. Pierre's name was included in 2011 on the Oregon Province's list of its members who have been identified as perpetrators of sexual abuse.

Nov. 21, 1914
Ordained: 1959
Died: Aug. 17, 1979



Start Stop Assignment Town/Accusations State/Country Position Notes


Seattle archbishop was Thomas Arthur Connolly (1950-1975).

1962 Manresa Hall Port Townsend WA   Pierre is indexed as at Manresa Hall in the 1962 Directory, but he is not listed as there in the Seattle pages.


Spokane bishop was Bernard Joseph Topel (1955-1978).

1965 Mt. St. Michael's Scholasticate Spokane WA    


Seattle archdiocese

1968 Seattle University Seattle WA    
1968 1973 Sacred Heart Church Kabwe Zambia   The Directories index Pierre as in Kabwe during these years. Only the 1972 and 1973 Directories specify that he was at Sacred Heart.


Portland in Oregon archbishop was Robert Joseph Dwyer (1966-1974).

1974 Jesuit Provincial House Portland OR Jesuit Seminary Association director  


Spokane diocese

1977 St. Mary's Mission Omak WA 2/2, 2/3  
1974 1977 St. Joseph's East Omak WA   This was a mission of St. Mary's Mission in Omak.


Helena bishop was Elden Francis Curtiss (1976-1993).

1979 St. Francis Xavier's Mission Missoula MT   Pierre died Aug. 17, 1979 and is buried in the Jesuit Cemetery of the Oregon Province in Spokane WA.


Sources: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1962-1980)

Non-Monetary Commitments, The Oregon Province of the Society of Jesus website, accessed Dec. 7, 2012
Fr. Eugene E. Pierre,
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This assignment record was last updated on February 3, 2021.