Assignment Record– Rev. Victor Lucien Chateauvert, M.S.F.

Summary of Case: A priest of the Missionaries of the Holy Family ordained in 1973, Chateauvert worked in parishes and a hospital in Los Angeles CA archdiocese, Ottowa Canada, and in the dioceses of Springfield IL and Duluth MN. In December 1992 he was arrested on suspicion of the sexual abuse over a three-year period of two Duluth MN teenage boys. He was convicted and sentenced to six months in jail. Chateauvert died March 3, 1999. His name was included on the Duluth diocese's list released in December 2013 of clergy who had been credibly accused of the sexual abuse of young persons while serving in the diocese.


Born: May 25, 1919
Ordained: September 25, 1973
Died: March 3, 1999



Start Stop Assignment Town/Accusations State Position Notes


Los Angeles archbishop was

1974 St. Camillus De Lellis Los Angeles CA


Revs. Joseph Mathey, M.S.F.; Joseph Lawless, M.S.F.; Victor Chateauvert, M.S.F.. In res., Rev. John Flavin, M.S.F.

1974 1978 Los Angeles General Hospital Los Angeles CA    
1974 1978 Our Lady of the Visitation South Gloucester, Ottowa Ontario, Canada   Per its website Chateauvert "came to" Our Lady of the Visitation 1974-1978.


Springfield IL bishop was

1981 St. Joseph's Granite City IL

1/2, 1/3

1978-79: Revs. Victor L. Chateauvert, M.S.F.; James Wasser, M.S.F.

1980-81: Revs. Victor L. Chateauvert, M.S.F.; Gary Nicholas, M.S.F.; Joseph Lawless, M.S.F.

1981 1982         Chateauvert is not indexed in the 1982 Directory.
1982   Our Lady of the Visitation South Gloucester, Ottowa Ontario, Canada   Per its website Chateauvert was at Our Lady of the Visitation for a short time in 1982.
6/01/82 12/28/92 Holy Family


Chateauvert was arrested December 28, 1992 for suspected sexual assault over a 3-year period of two boys, ages 14 and 19 at the time of the priest's arrest.


1/2, 1/1

1982-87: Rev. Victor Chateauvert, M.S.F.; In res., Rev. John Verhoeven, M.S.F.

1987-1993: Rev. Victor Chateauvert, M.S.F.

Chateauvert was convicted, then sentenced in February 1993 to 6 months in jail.
12/28/92 3/03/99        

Chateauvert is not indexed beyond the 1993 Directory.

He died March 3, 1999.


Sources: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1974-1994)

Priest, 73, Jailed in Sex Probe Is Freed by Prosecutor, By Pat Doyle, Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN), January 1, 1993
Priest Sentenced, USA Today, February 23, 1993
Chateauvert Obituary, New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung, March 30, 1999
Clergy with Credible Claims against Them Concerning Sexual Abuse of a Young Person, Roman Catholic Diocese of Duluth, December 31, 2013
Bishop Sirba Releases Names of Credibly Accused Priests, Roman Catholic Diocese of Duluth, December 31, 2013
Diocese of Duluth Releases Names of Accused Priests, By Tom Olsen, Duluth News Tribune, December 31, 2013
The Diocese of Duluth Release Their List of 17 Priests Accused of Sexually Abusing Minors, By Mike Bryant, Legal Examiner, December 31, 2013
Bishop Sirba Releases Names of 17 Priests Accused of Sexual Abuse in Duluth Diocese, Northlands News Center, December 31, 2013
Duluth Diocese Releases List of Accused Priests, By Tom Olsen, Duluth News Tribune, January 1, 2014
Our Lady of the Visitation, South Gloucester, Ontario website, accessed October 19, 2015

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This assignment record was last updated on October 19, 2015.