Waterbury Priest Is Placed on Administrative Leave

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford
June 20, 2015

“The Archdiocese of Hartford has learned that an allegation of sexual abuse of a minor has been made against the Rev. Jeremiah N. Murasso. The alleged abuse reportedly took place over twenty years ago, while Fr. Murasso was serving in New Haven at St. Francis Home for Children, also known as, Highland Heights. Pursuant to its established policy, the Archdiocese has placed Fr. Murasso, who most recently was serving at Blessed Sacrament and the Shrine of St. Anne in Waterbury, on administrative leave until this allegation is resolved.

The Archdiocese of Hartford condemns the type of misconduct that has been alleged. It encourages anyone who has been a victim of sexual abuse as a minor by any personnel of the Archdiocese, to contact civil authorities (the State Department of Children and Families and/or the local police) and the Victims Assistance Coordinator of the Archdiocese at: 860-541-6475.”

– Archdiocese of Hartford.

Rev. Jeremiah Murasso Parish Assignments

Position, Location, Dates

Asst. Pastor, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Meriden, 7/16/1979 – 8/27/1982

Asst. Pastor, St. Joseph, New Haven, 8/27/1982 – 3/21/1985

Co-Pastor, St. Vincent de Paul, East Haven, 3/21/1985 – 3/1/1986

Administrator, St. Vincent de Paul, East Haven, 3/1/1986 – 9/14/1989

Pastor, St. Vincent Ferrer, Naugatuck, 9/14/1989 – 5/18/1992

Interim Dir., Highland Heights, New Haven, 5/18/1992 – 7/1/1992

Director, Highland Heights, New Haven, 7/1/1992 – 10/4/1995

Pastor, St. Vincent Ferrer, Naugatuck, 10/4/1995 – 9/15/2003

Pastor, St. Francis Assisi, South Windsor, 9/15/2003 – 3/5/2012

Pastor, Blessed Sacrament & Shrine of St. Anne, Wtby., 3/5/12 – Administrative Leave








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