Fr. Richard J. Ahern, C.S.S.

Ordained: 1954
  • 1955 Sacred Heart Retreat House, Waltham, MA (BO)
  • 1956-1957 Mission St. Ann’s, West Springfield, MA (SPR)
  • 1958 Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, White Plains, NY (NY)
  • 1959 Sacred Heart Retreat House, Waltham, MA (BO)
  • 1960-1962 Our Lady of the Angels, Woodbridge, VA (RIC)
  • 1963-1965 Sacred Heart Retreat House, Waltham, MA (BO)
  • 1966-1967 Holy Family Mission St. Francis of Assisi, Lynn, MA (BO)
  • 1968-1969 St. Anthony’s, North Agawam, MA (SPR)
  • 1970-1975 Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Mission of All Souls, Pittsfield, MA (SPR)
  • 1976 St. Anthony, Springfield, MA (SPR)
  • 1977-1979 Holy Family, Lynn, MA (BO)
  • 1980 Unknown
  • 1981-1984 Sacred Heart, Feeding Hills, MA (SPR)
  • 1985 Unknown
  • 1986 St. Charles Church, Woburn, MA (BO)
  • 1987-2001 Stigmatine Fathers and Brothers, St. Joseph’s Hall, Waltham, MA (BO)
  • 2001 Died

Fr. Richard Ahern was ordained a Stigmatine priest. Fr. Ahern reportedly was the director of a summer camp for boys, Camp Elm Bank, in the 1960s in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Fr. Ahern has been accused of sexually abusing at least four minor boys, both from the camp and from approximately 1959 to 1961, while he was working at Our Lady of the Angels in Woodbridge, Virginia. The Stigmatines were reportedly aware of allegations of child sexual abuse against Fr. Ahern as early as 1979, and in 1988 his faculties were restricted. Whether Fr. Ahern had access to children from approximately 1987 until his death in 2001 is unknown.