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Msgr. William D. Spain


Ordination: 1956

Notes: In 1985, Msgr. William Spain was accused of having a cocaine addiction and engaging in a sexual relationship with a young man. Following the allegations, he was sent to a treatment center for three months and was then reassigned to a post in Coronado, California. After a short time in Coronado, Msgr. Spain moved to Hawaii, where he served as an assistant pastor at Holy Trinity Church briefly before his death. Msgr. Spain was included in the Diocese of San Diego’s list of priests where the Diocese has received a credible allegation involving sexual abuse of a minor.


1956 St. Bernardine’s, San Bernardino, CA

1956 Sacred Heart, Ocean Beach, CA

1957-1961 College for Men, San Diego, CA

1962-1963 University of San Diego, San Diego, CA

1964-1969 St. Mark, San Marcos, CA

1970-1984 St. James Church, Solana Beach, CA

1985-1986 Sacred Heart Church, Coronado, CA

1987-1993 Retired

1993 Holy Trinity, Honolulu, HI

1993 Died