Fr. William B. Hold: Credibly Accused Clergy

Fr. William B. Hold

Ordination: 1977
  • 1977-1979: Holy Rosary Church, CA
  • 1979-1980: Our Lady of Lourdes Church, CA
  • 1980-1981: St. John Vianney Church, CA
  • 1981-1982: St. Patrick High School, CA
  • 1982-1983: Immaculate Conception, CA
  • 1983-1984: St. Joseph, CA
  • 1984-1985: Awaiting Assignment
  • 1985-1987: California Correctional Center, CA
  • 1987-1988: Corcoran Correctional Facility, CA
  • 1988-1989: Immaculate Conception, CA
  • 1989-1992: St. Charles Borromeo, CA
  • 1992-1994: St. John the Evangelist Church; St. Joseph Church, CA
  • 1994-1998: St. Joseph Church, Pinole, CA
  • 1998-2003: Retired and in Senior Ministry
  • 2003-2012: Retired
  • 2012: Died

Fr. Hold worked for two decades in the Sacramento diocese, from 1977 to 1998. In 2002, Diocesan officials revealed that a complaint had been made against him three years prior. The alleged abuse was said to have taken place approximately 20 years ago while Fr. Hold was assigned to Holy Rosary in Woodland. No action was ever taken and Fr. Hold retired in good standing in 1999. He also worked in the Diocese of Oakland at St. Joseph in Pinole and St. Raymond in Dublin, CA.