Fr. Terry Cassidy: Allegations of Sexual Abuse of a Minor Have Been Admitted, Established or Determined to Be Credible

Fr. Terry Cassidy

Ordained: 1984

  • 1985-1987: Christ the King, Moline, IL (PEO)
  • 1988-1989: St. Catherine, Aledo, IL (PEO)
  • 1990: St. Mark, Peoria, IL (PEO)
  • 1991-1992: St. Edward, Chillicothe, IL (PEO)
  • 1993-1994: Unknown
  • 1995: St. Jude, Peoria, IL (PEO)
  • 1996: Unknown
  • 1997-1999: St. Joseph, Chenoa, IL (PEO)
  • 2000: Unknown
  • 2001-2015: St. Ann, Peoria, IL (PEO)
  • 2016-2019: Unknown

Fr. Terry Cassidy took leaves of absence in 1989 and in 1992. Beginning in 2006, while he was assigned to St. Ann in Peoria, Fr. Cassidy worked as spiritual advisor for the Teens Encounter Christ and Cursillo programs. In 2015, the Diocese of Peoria removed Fr. Cassidy from public ministry after he was accused of engaging in sexual misconduct with a minor nearly 30 years earlier. Fr. Cassidy was included in the Diocese of Peoria’s list of “Priests Removed from Ministry Due to Allegations of Abuse of a Minor.” Fr. Cassidy was believed to be residing in Peoria as of January 2019. His whereabouts, status as a priest, and whether he has access to children are unknown.