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Fr. Joseph A. Ferreira


Ordination: 1959

Notes: At least two women have alleged child sexual abuse by Fr. Joseph A. Ferreira, from approximately 1970 to 1974, while he worked at Our Lady of Good Counsel in San Leandro, California. Fr. Ferreira has been named in at least two civil lawsuits. As of 2008, his last known location was in Oakland. From 1998 until his death in 2014, it is unknown whether he had access to children.


1959-1961 Bishop O’Dowd High School, Oakland, CA (SFR)

1962-1963 St. Leander, San Leandro, CA (OAK)

1964-1965 Queen of All Saints, Concord, CA

1966 St. Paschal’s, Oakland, CA

1967-1972 St. Leonard, Fremont, CA

1973-1983 Our Lady of Good Counsel, San Leandro, CA

1984-1997 St. Alphonsus Liguori, San Leandro, CA

1998-2000 Unknown

2001-2014 Retired, Bishop Begin Villa, Oakland, CA

2014 Died (12/21/2014)