Fr. John F. Barrett: Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Fr. John F. Barrett

Ordained: 1959

  • 1960-1964: Saints Peter and Paul, Naperville, IL (JOL)
  • 1965-1969: Notre Dame, Clarendon Hills, IL (JOL)
  • 1970-1972: St. Alexander, Villa Park, IL (JOL)
  • 1973-1984: Notre Dame Church, Clarendon Hills, IL (JOL)
  • 1985-1996: St. Alexander, Villa Park, IL (JOL)
  • 1997-2004: Mary Queen of Heaven Church, Elmhurst, IL (JOL)
  • 2005-2014: Retired (JOL) – 460 Raintree Ct. #1H, Glen Ellyn, IL, 60137
  • 2011: Notre Dame, Clarendon Hills, IL (JOL) (Administrator)
  • 2014: Died

Fr. John F. Barrett was ordained into the Diocese of Joliet in 1959. Fr. Barrett has been accused by at least one person of child sexual misconduct. The abuse is alleged to have occurred in 1968 while the survivor was a student at Notre Dame elementary school in Clarendon Hills, Illinois. The allegations were first reported to the Diocese in 1991 but nothing was done to keep Fr. Barrett out of ministry. In 2002, the same survivor came forward again and the Diocese of Joliet found the allegations to be unsubstantiated. After being put on administrative leave in May 2002, Fr. Barrett returned to ministry just one month later in June. It is unknown whether Fr. Barrett had access to children from 2005 through 2014.