Fr. Thomas Bettencourt: Credible Allegations of Sexual Abuse of Children

Fr. Thomas Bettencourt

Ordination: Unknown
  • 1974-1975: Mater Dolorosa Parish, South San Francisco, CA (SFR)
  • 1975-1976: Santa Teresa Parish, San Jose, CA (SFR)
  • 1976-1979: St. Lucy Parish, Campbell, CA (SFR)
  • 1979-1981: O’Connor Hospital, San Jose, CA (1979-1980: SFR; 1981: SJ)
  • 1981-1982: St. Justin Parish, Santa Clara, CA (SJ)
  • 1982-1988: St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Los Gatos, CA (SJ)
  • 1989: Unknown
  • 1990: Died

Fr. Thomas Bettencourt worked in the Archdiocese of San Francisco and the Diocese of San Jose. According to the Diocese of San Jose, Fr. Bettencourt engaged in sexual misconduct with a child while at St. Justin Parish in 1982. In 1997, the Diocese of San Jose received a report that Fr. Bettencourt sexually abused a child. The Diocese of San Jose included Fr. Bettencourt in its list of clergy with credible allegations of sexual abuse of children.