Fr. Harold J. DeJonghe: Accused of Sexual Misconduct With Minors

Fr. Harold J. DeJonghe

Ordained: 1957
  • 1957: St. Joseph’s Church, Ogden, Utah
  • 1958: St. Vincent’s Church, Ogden, Utah
  • 1958-1960: Sick leave, southern California
  • 1961-1962: Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Santa Ana, CA
  • 1963-1964: St. Barnabas Church, Long Beach, CA
  • 1965-1966: St. Mark Church, Venice, CA
  • 1967-1969: St. Bruno Church, Whittier, CA
  • 1970-1972: St. Louis of France Church, Bassett, CA
  • 1973: St. Maria Goretti Church, Long Beach, CA
  • 1974: Maria Regina Church, Gardena, CA
  • 1975-1976: Unknown, on duty outside Diocese
  • 1975: Incardinated in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles
  • 1977-1980: St. Frances de Sales, Sherman Oaks, CA
  • 1981-1982: Sacred Heart Church, Covina, CA
  • 1983-1985: Church of the Incarnation, Glendale, CA
  • 1986: Unknown
  • 1987-1989: St. Bruno Church, Whittier, CA
  • 1990: Retired (in residence at St. Bruno, Whittier, CA)
  • 1990-1997: Unknown
  • 1998: Died

Fr. Harold J. DeJonghe was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1957. He was incardinated in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in approximately 1975. At some point between his retirement in approximately 1990 and his death in 1998, Fr. DeJonghe reportedly lived at the Nazareth House in Los Angeles. In a 2003 lawsuit, Fr. DeJonghe was accused of sexually abusing a child in the early 1980s. In 2004, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles concluded that the accusations were unfounded. However, Fr. DeJonghe was included in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ list of priests accused of sexual misconduct with minors.

Detailed Clergy Assignment Record: Fr. Harold J. DeJonghe