Assignment Record – Rev. Theodore J. St. Hilaire, s.j.

Summary of Case: A priest of the Oregon Province, Theodore St. Hilaire was ordained in 1967. He spent the better part of the following decade as an assistant for Indian missions in Omak and East Omak WA. He appears to have left the order in the mid-1970s. St. Hilaire's name was included in 2011 on the Oregon Province's list of its members who have been identified as perpetrators of sexual abuse.

Ordained: 1967



Start Stop Assignment Town/Accusations State Position Notes


San Francisco archbishop was Thomas Joseph McGucken (1962-1977).

1968 Alma College Los Gatos CA 4th year theologian  


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

1969 Manresa Tertian House Seattle WA tertian father  


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

1972 St. Mary's Mission Church Omak WA 3/3  
1969 1972 St. Joseph's East Omak WA   This was a mission of St. Mary's in Omak.
1972 1973 Gonzaga University Spokane WA    
1973 1975 St. Mary's Mission Church Omak WA 3/3  
1973 1975 St. Joseph's East Omak WA  

This was a mission of St. Mary's in Omak.

The 1975 Directory indexes but does not list St. Hilaire in the Spokane pages as at St. Mary's. He is not indexed beyond the 1975 Directory.


Sources: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1968-1975)

Non-Monetary Commitments, The Oregon Province of the Society of Jesus website, accessed Dec. 7, 2012

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This assignment record was last updated on November 16, 2014.