Fr. Noel Senevirante: Credible Allegations of Sexual Abuse of Children

Fr. Noel Senevirante

Ordination: Unknown
  • 1970: St. Martin of Tours Parish, San Jose, CA (SFR)
  • 1970: St. Leo the Great Parish, San Jose, CA (SFR)
  • 1970: St. Maria Goretti Parish, San Jose, CA (SFR)
  • 1970-2008: Unknown
  • 2009: Died

Fr. Noel Senevirante worked in the Archdiocese of San Francisco and Diocese of San Jose. He also reportedly had ties to the Diocese of Trincomalee-Batticaloa in Sri Lanka. According to the Diocese of San Jose, Fr. Senevirante engaged in sexual misconduct with a child while at St. Leo the Great School between 1971 and 1972. In 2002, the Diocese of San Jose received a report that Fr. Senevirante sexually abused a child. Fr. Senevirante was permanently banned from ministry in 2002. The Diocese of San Jose included Fr. Senevirante in its list of clergy with credible allegations of sexual abuse of children. His whereabouts and access to children from 1970 until his death in 2009 are unknown.