Archdiocesan Files of Rev. Joseph E. Birmingham
Assignment Record

Last Updated April 19, 1989

The official record of Rev. Joseph E. Birmingham records his assignment as Juvenile Court Chaplain in the Brighton Municipal Court. It also logs transfers that coincide with abuse allegations:
- On 11/16/64 he was transferred from Our Lady of Fatima in Sudbury to St. James in Salem. This transfer was decided in an 11/4/64 chancery meeting about two abuse allegations.
- On 2/2/70 he was transferred from St. James in Salem to St. Michael's in Lowell. This transfer occurred about two weeks after a letter from a priest detailed allegations.
- On 2/17/87 he was removed from St. Ann's in Gloucester, placed on sick leave, and sent to the Institute for Living, three days after he admitted to Bishop Banks on 2/14/87 that he had sexually abused a boy at St. Ann's.

[Back to Birmingham document list, the main Birmingham page, and home.]