Fr. Robert (Bud) DeGrand: Allegations of Sexual Abuse of a Minor Have Been Admitted, Established or Determined to Be Credible

Fr. Robert (Bud) DeGrand

Ordained: 1980

  • 1981-1987 Our Savior Church, Jacksonville, IL (SFD)
  • 1988-1991 St. Mark Church, Winchester, IL (SFD)
  • 1990-1991 St. Patrick Church, Bluffs, IL (SFD)
  • 1991 Jacksonville Pre-Release Center, Jacksonville, IL (SFD)
  • 1992-1996 St. Elizabeth Church, Granite City, IL (SFD)
  • 1997 Unknown
  • 1998 Absent on Leave (SFD)
  • 1999 Unassigned (SFD)
  • 2000-2014 St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Neoga,IL (SFD); St. Michael the Archangel Church, Sigel, IL (SFD)
  • 2003 Absent on Leave (AMA)
  • 2006-2014 St. Mary Help of Christians, Effingham, IL (SFD); Sacred Heart, Sigel, IL (SFD)
  • 2014-2017 Absent on Leave (SFD)
  • 2018-2019 Unknown

Fr. Robert “Bud’ DeGrand is alleged to have sexually abused a child in approximately 1980, while he worked at Our Savior Church in Jacksonville, Illinois. In 2013, Fr. DeGrand temporarily withdrew from public ministry on the recommendation of the Diocesan Review Board. In 2014, the review board found the abuse allegation against Fr. DeGrand to be “credible” and sent the case to the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith for further review. In 2018, Fr. DeGrand was included on the Diocese of Springfield’s list of clergy with substantiated cases of sexual abuse of a minor. It is believed Fr. DeGrand lived in Sigel, IL at one point. Fr. DeGrand’s current whereabouts and whether he has access to children are unknown.