Michael Paquet, osc: Substantiated Claims of Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Michael Paquet, osc


Father Michael Paquet was ordained a Crosier priest in 1978. He worked in parishes in Minnesota and Indiana before he was removed from ministry on November 18, 2002.

Father Paquet’s name was released by the Crosier Fathers and Brothers on March 6, 2014, as one of the religious involved in the sexual abuse of minors. Father Paquet was listed as a Crosier who has one or more credible claims of sexual abuse of a minor against him.

According to the documents released by the Crosier Fathers and Brothers Father Paquet worked at the following locations:

  • 1978: Ordained
  • 1978-1979: Parochial Vicar, St. Odilia Parish, Shoreview, MN
  • 1979-1985: Ministry Center Retreat Director, Fort Wayne, IN
  • 1983-1985: Spirit Alive TEC Youth Minister/Diocese of Fort Wayne/South Bend, Fort Wayne, IN
  • 1985-1987: Province Formation Director (Pre-Novitiate), Shoreview, MN
  • 1986-1989: Superior, Crosier Community of Shoreview, Shoreview, MN
  • 1985-1987: Weekend assistance, Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis (including Nativity of Mary, Bloomington, MN)
  • 1987-1989: Parochial Vicar, St. Odilia, Shoreview, MN
  • 1989-2001: Parochial Vicar, Administrator, Pastor, St. Stephen Parish, Anoka, MN
  • 2001-2002: Sabbatical
  • 2002-2002: Pre-Novitiate Residence, St. Paul, MN
  • 2002: Removed from ecclesiastical ministry
  • 2002-2004: Exclaustration
  • 2005: Dismissed

Father Michael Paquet currently resides in Canada.