Msgr. Eugene E. Costa: Allegations of Sexual Abuse of a Minor Have Been Admitted, Established or Determined to Be Credible

Msgr. Eugene E. Costa

Ordained: 1976

  • 1977: On Duty Outside Diocese (SFD)
  • 1978-1984: Cathedral of the Immaculate, Springfield, IL (SFD)
  • 1985-1986: Diocesan Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield, IL (SFD)
  • 1987: Mother of Dolors Church, Vandalia, IL (SFD)
  • 1988-1993: Holy Family, Decatur, IL (SFD)
  • 1994-2005: Holy Family Church, Athens, IL; St. John Vianney Church, Sherman, IL (SFD)
  • 2006-2007: Absent on Leave (SFD)
  • 2008-2019: Unknown

In 2004, Msgr. Eugene E. Costa was severely beaten in Douglas Park in Springfield after he allegedly propositioned two male teenagers for sex. On October 12, 2007 Msgr. Costa was laicized. In 2018, Msgr. Costa was included on the Diocese of Springfield’s list of clergy with substantiated cases of sexual abuse of a minor. Msgr. Costa’s whereabouts since 2006 and whether he has access to children are unknown.