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Fr. Jose J. Mendez, O.A.R.

 

Ordination: 1983

Notes: Fr. Jose Mendez is a member of the Order of Augustinian Recollects. He has been accused of sexually abusing at least one child. Fr. Mendez was named in a civil lawsuit alleging child sexual abuse from approximately 1985 to 1987 while he was serving at San Miguel in Los Angeles. A report from his superiors recommended that Fr. Mendez be dismissed from the order and stated that Fr. Mendez “probably should never have been professed a religious or ordained a priest.” Fr. Mendez was included in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ list of priests accused of sexual misconduct involving minors. His status as a priest, current whereabouts, and whether he has access to children are unknown.

Assignments:

1984 Unknown

1985 Casa Morena, Santa Ana, CA

1986-1887 San Miguel’s, Los Angeles, CA

1988-1990 Cristo Rey, Los Angeles, CA

1991-1993 St. Augustine Priory, Oxnard, CA

1994 Our Lady of Guadalupe, Santa Ana, CA

1995-1996 Augustinian Recollects, West Orange, NJ

1997-2018 Unknown