Fr. Laurent Largente: Clergy With Credible Allegations of Sexual Abuse of Children

Fr. Laurent Largente

Ordained: 1959
  • 1959-1961: St. Michael Parish, San Francisco, CA (SFR)
  • 1961-1964: St. Leo the Great Parish, San Jose, CA (SFR)
  • 1964-1973: St. Patrick Parish, San Jose, CA (SFR)
  • 1973-1976: Sacred Heart Parish, Saratoga, CA (SFR)
  • 1976-1978: Catholic Women’s Center, San Jose, CA (SFR)
  • 1978-1987: St. Patrick Cathedral, San Jose, CA (1978-1980: SFR; 1981-1987: SJ)
  • 1987: On leave
  • 1987-1992: Church of the Ascension, Saratoga, CA (SJ)
  • 1992-1993: St. Joseph Cathedral, San Jose, CA (SJ)
  • 1994-2014: Unknown
  • 2015: Died

Fr. Laurent Largente worked in the Archdiocese of San Francisco and the Diocese of San Jose. According to the Diocese of San Jose, Fr. Largente engaged in sexual misconduct with a child while at St. Patrick Cathedral between 1980 and 1983. In 1994, the Diocese of San Jose received a report that Fr. Largente sexually abused a child. Fr. Largente was removed from ministry in 1994 and permanently banned from ministry in 2002. The Diocese of San Jose included Fr. Largente in its list of clergy with credible allegations of sexual abuse of children. His whereabouts and access to children from 2002 to his death in 2015 are unknown.