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Msgr. Patrick F. O’Dwyer


Ordination: 1924

Notes: Msgr. Patrick F. O’Dwyer is a native from Thurles, County Tipperary in Ireland. He was ordained for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in 1924. Fr. O’Dwyer worked at St. Elizabeth when he allegedly sexually abused an individual in approximately 1959. Msgr. O’Dwyer has been named in at least one civil lawsuit. This Patrick O’Dwyer, who died on January 22, 1971, is not the Patrick O’Dwyer currently working in the Archdiocese, who has never been accused of molestation. Msgr. O’Dwyer was included in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ list of priests accused of sexual misconduct involving minors.


1924 St. Boniface, Anaheim, CA

1925 St. Mary Star of the Sea, San Pedro CA; St. Agnes, Los Angeles, CA

1926-1928 St. James, Redondo Beach, CA

1929-1931 St. Paul’s, Los Angeles, CA

1932-1934 St. Bernard, Bellflower, CA

1935-1938 St. Sebastian’s, West Los Angeles, CA

1939-1947 Holy Name of Jesus, Los Angeles, CA

1948-1971 St. Elizabeth’s, Van Nuys, CA

1971 Died