Clarence Vavra: Substantiated Claims of Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Clarence Vavra

Ordained in 1965, Father Clarence Vavra was named by the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis on December 5, 2013 as having a substantiated claim of sexual abuse of a minor.

Father Vavra worked as a pastor in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis from 1965-1997.

According to the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, Father Clarence Vavra worked in the following parishes:

  • 1965-1969: Associate priest, St. Rose of Lima, Roseville, MN
  • 1969-1970: Associate priest, St. Philip, Minneapolis, MN
  • 1970-1971: Associate priest, St. Peter, North St. Paul, MN
  • 1971-1972: Associate priest, Guardian Angels, Hastings, MN
  • 1972-1973: Unknown
  • 1973-1975: Associate priest, St. Matthew, St. Paul, MN
  • 1975-1976: Diocese of Rapid City, MN
  • 1976-1977: Associate priest, Holy Spirit, St. Paul, MN
  • 1977-1978: Pastor, Sacred Heart Rush City, MN
  • 1977-1978: Administrator, St. Gregory, North Branch, MN
  • 1979: Associate priest, St. Wenceslaus, New Prague, MN
  • 1979-1981: Associate priest, St. Jerome, Maplewood, MN
  • 1981-1986: Pastor, Holy Redeemer, Maplewood, MN
  •  1986-1987: Unknown
  • 1987: Temporary administrator, St. Genevieve, Centerville, MN
  • 1987-1992: Pastor, St. Nicholas, New Market, MN
  • 1992-1993: Temporary administrator, St. Philip, Minneapolis, MN
  • 1993-1996: Pastor, St. Philip, Minneapolis, MN
  • 1996-1997: Sabbatical
  • 1997: Associate priest, Nativity of Mary, Cleveland, OH
  • 1997-2003: Associate priest, Most Holy Redeemer, Montgomery, MN
  • 1997-2003: Associate priest, St. Patrick, Shieldsville, MN
  • 2003: Retired

Father Vavra was permanently removed from ministry in 2003 and is living in New Prague, MN.