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Fr. Vincent A. (J.) O’Connell, S.M.


Ordained, 1939

Notes: Fr. Vincent O’Connell is an Irish priest ordained a priest of the Society of Mary. He reportedly work briefly at St. Anthony of Padua in Fresno, California, before returning to Ireland. In 2003, after reading a magazine story on priest sexual abuse, a survivor came forward to accuse Fr. O’Connell of child sexual abuse in 1970 while he was working at St. Anthony of Padua in Fresno, California. The female survivor reported the child sexual abuse to a parish deacon and parish priest in her local diocese. After no action was taken, she filed a lawsuit against the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Fr. O’Connell’s current status as a priest, his whereabouts, and whether he has access to children are unknown.


1940 Unknown 

1941-1951 Notre Dame Seminary, New Orleans, LA (NO)

1952-1958 Church of St. Louis, St. Paul, MN (STP) 

1959 Chanel High School, Bedford, OH (CLEV)

1960-1962 The Marist College, Washington D.C. (WDC) 

1963-1967 Notre Dame Seminary, New Orleans, LA (NI)

1966-1967 St. Joseph Manor, Bettendorf, IA (DAV) 

1968 Holy Innocents, Neptune, NJ (TR) 

1969 Marist Provincial House, Washington, DC (WDC)

1970 Immaculata Seminary, Lafayette, LA (LAF)

1971-1976 480 Northfield Rd., Bedford, OH (CLEV)

1977-1981 Holy Name of Mary, New Orleans, LA (NO)

1982-1992 Marist Collegiate Community, New Orleans, LA (NO)

1993-1994 Unknown

1995-1998 Marist Provincial House, Washington D.C. (WDC)

1999 Died