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Fr. James “Jim” Nickel, SS.CC.


Ordination: 1970

Notes: Fr. James Nickel was a member of the Sacred Hearts religious order. Fr. Nickel worked in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles for approximately two years at Bishop Amat Memorial High School in La Puente. Fr. Nickel has been named in at least three civil lawsuits alleging child sexual abuse and at least eight people have accused Fr. Nickel of child sexual abuse. Fr. Nickel allegedly abused altar boys during trips to Cape Cod, the Bahamas, Illinois, New York, Washington, D.C., Rhode Island, and New Hampshire.


1970-1971 Bishop Amat Memorial High School, La Puente, CA

1971-1972 Fr. Damien Seminary, Winona, MN

1972 St. Mary’s, Minnieska, MN

1972-1978 Holy Trinity, West Harwich, MA

1972-1978 Our Lady of the Annunciation, Dennisport, MA

1978-1982 Abaco Island, Bahamas

1982-1983 Marsh Harbour, Bahamas

1983-1993 St. Mary’s, Fairhaven, MA

1993-1999 Sacred Hearts Provincial House, Fairhaven, MA

1999-2008 Damien Ministries, Washington, D.C.

2008 Died