Fr. Michael Terra: Accused of Sexual Misconduct With Minors

Fr. Michael Terra

Ordained: 1978
  • 1978-1981: San Roque, Santa Barbara, CA
  • 1981-1982: St. Athanasius, Long Beach, CA
  • 1982-1983: St. Rose of Lima, Simi Valley, CA
  • 1983-1986: St. Patrick, North Hollywood, CA
  • 1986-1989: St. Matthew, Long Beach, CA
  • 1989-1991: St. Mary’s Medical Center, Long Beach, CA
  • 1991: Inactive Leave
  • 1992-2018: Unknown

According to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles at least one survivor has come forward alleging child sexual abuse by Fr. Michael Terra, from approximately 1979 to 1980, while he worked at San Roque in Santa Barbara. In 1991, Fr. Terra was placed on inactive leave. He has been named in at least one civil lawsuit. Fr. Terra was included in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ list of priests accused of sexual misconduct involving minors. In 1998, it is believed Fr. Terra was living in Lucerne Valley, CA. Since 1992, Fr. Terra’s status as a priest, his whereabouts, and whether he has access to children are unknown.

Detailed Clergy Assignment Record: Fr. Michael Terra