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.