Fr. Joseph A. Ferreira: Credibly Accused of Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Fr. Joseph A. Ferreira

Ordained: 1959
  • 1959-1961: Bishop O’Dowd High School, Oakland, CA (SFR)
  • 1962-1963: St. Leander, San Leandro, CA (OAK)
  • 1964-1965: Queen of All Saints, Concord, CA
  • 1966: St. Paschal’s, Oakland, CA
  • 1967-1972: St. Leonard, Fremont, CA
  • 1973-1983: Our Lady of Good Counsel, San Leandro, CA
  • 1984-1997: St. Alphonsus Liguori, San Leandro, CA
  • 1998-2000: Unknown
  • 2001-2014: Retired, Bishop Begin Villa, Oakland, CA
  • 2014: Died

At least two women have alleged child sexual abuse by Fr. Joseph A. Ferreira, from approximately 1970 to 1974, while he worked at Our Lady of Good Counsel in San Leandro, California. Fr. Ferreira has been named in at least two civil lawsuits. As of 2008, his last known location was in Oakland. From 1998 until his death in 2014, it is unknown whether he had access to children.