Fr. Patrick Purcell, O.P.: Accused of Sexual Misconduct With Minors

Fr. Patrick Purcell, O.P.

  • Ordination: Unknown
  • 1928-1934: St. Dominic’s, Benicia, CA
  • 1935-1937: Blessed Sacrament, Seattle, WA
  • 1938-1939: St. Vincent Ferrer’s, Vallejo, CA
  • 1940-1947: 2005 Berryman St., Berkeley, CA
  • 1948-1949: Holy Rosary, Portland, OR
  • 1950-1952: 1977 Carmen St., Los Angeles, CA
  • 1953-2018: Unknown

Notes: Fr. Patrick Purcell was accused of child sexual abuse that occurred from 1950 to 1951. Fr. Purcell was sued in 2003 and it is believed that he died in approximately 1964 in El Paso, TX. Fr. Purcell was included in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ list of priests accused of sexual misconduct involving minors. After 1952, Fr. Purcell’s whereabouts, his status as a priest and whether he had access to children are unknown.