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Msgr. Peter E. Garcia

Ordination: 1966

Notes: Msgr. Peter Garcia was ordained in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in 1966. His career included a series of short term assignments throughout the Archdiocese. In 1984, the aunt of two boys reported that Msgr. Garcia engaged in sexually inappropriate conduct with her two minor nephews. Msgr. Garcia has been accused by at least 12 people of child sexual abuse. He has been named in at least three civil lawsuits. Based on his priest file, it is believed that he targeted boys who were illegal immigrants and would threaten to have them deported if they told anyone about the abuse. In 1989, Cardinal Roger Mahony requested that Msgr. Garcia seek laicization. It is believed Msgr. Garcia resigned from ministry in 1989. In 1993, another allegation of sexual abuse was made against Msgr. Garica. Msgr. Garcia was sent to St. Luke Institute and Servants of the Paraclete, both institutions are known for treating priests accused of child sexual abuse. Msgr. Garcia was included in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ list of priests accused of sexual misconduct involving minors. From 1988 to his death in 2009, Msgr. Garcia’s status as a priest, his whereabouts, and whether he had access to children are unknown.

Assignments:

1967-1970 St. Cecilia, Los Angeles, CA

1971 Santa Isabel, Los Angeles, CA

1972-1973 Sanctuary Our Lady of Guadalupe, Los Angeles, CA

1974-1975 St. Stephen’s Church, Monterey Park, CA

1976 St. Polycarp, Stanton, CA

1977-1978 Holy Family, Glendale, CA

1979 St. Eugene, Los Angeles, CA

1980 St. Anthony Church, San Fernando Rey Mission, CA

1981-1984 St. Marcellinus, Los Angeles, CA

1984 Servants of the Paraclete, Jemez Springs, NM

1985-1987 Absent on Sick Leave

1985-1986 San Miguel Parish, Scorro, NM

1987 Our Lady of Belen, Belen, NM; St. Luke Institute, MD

1988 Unknown

1989 Absent on Sick Leave

1990-2009 Unknown

2009 Died