Fr. Henry Xavier Vetter, C.P.: Accused of Sexual Misconduct With Minors

Fr. Henry Xavier Vetter, C.P.

Ordained: 1938
  • 1939-1958: Unknown
  • 1959-1962: Passionist Monastery and Retreat House, Sierra Madre, CA
  • 1963-1964: Unknown
  • 1965: Saint John Vianney, Rancho Cordova, CA
  • 1966: Unknown
  • 1967-1968: St. Rita, Sierra Madre, CA; Passionist Monastery and Retreat House, Sierra Madre, CA; St. Philip the Apostle, Pasadena, CA
  • 1969-1972: Unknown
  • 1973: St. Philomena, Carson, CA
  • 1974-1976: Unknown
  • 1977: Died

Fr. Henry Xavier Vetter was a Passionist priest. Multiple survivors have come forward alleging child sexual abuse by Fr. Vetter from 1953 to 1973. In 2003, Fr. Vetter was named in a civil lawsuit. Fr. Vetter has reportedly since fled to Mexico. Fr. Vetter was included in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ list of priests accused of sexual misconduct involving minors.

Detailed Clergy Assignment Record: Fr. Henry Xavier Vetter