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Fr. Bernard Dabbene, S.D.B.

 

Ordination: 1966

Notes: Fr. Bernard Dabbene was ordained a Salesian priest. In 2000, Fr. Dabbene w as removed from ministry after he was arrested for suspected child molestation when he was caught with a minor by a police officer in San Francisco. He was placed on three years’ probation, given 300 hours of community service, required to undergo counseling and avoid minors, and to register as a sex offender. Following six months of treatment, he was sent to the Salesian Provincial Residence in San Francisco where he worked as an Archivist until his death in 2010. In 2002, another survivor came forward alleging child sexual abuse by Fr. Dabbene in 1959, while he worked as a teacher and lay brother at Salesian Seminary High School in Richmond, California. Fr. Dabbene worked with children in multiple parishes for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles including Don Bosco Technical High School and St. John Bosco High School.

Assignments:

1966-1968 St. Francis High School, Watsonville, CA

1969-1972 Don Bosco Technical High School, San Gabriel/Rosemead, CA

1973-1979 Salesian High School, Richmond, CA

1980-1982 Don Bosco Technical Institute, Rosemead, CA

1983 Unknown

1984 Salesian Provincial Residence, San Francisco, CA

1985 Salesian Community, Berkeley, CA

1986-1989 St. John Bosco High School, Bellflower, CA

1990-1993 Salesian Provincial Residence, San Francisco, CA

1994-1999 Corpus Christi, San Francisco, CA

1999-2000 Archdiocesan Vicar for Parishes, San Francisco, CA

2001 Archdiocesan Board of Education, San Francisco, CA

2000 Cathedral of St. Mary, San Francisco, CA

2001-2010 Salesian Provincial Residence, San Francisco, CA

2010 Died