Fr. J. Patrick Foley

Ordination: 1973
  • 1973-1974 St. Michael, San Diego, CA (SD)
  • 1974 Our Lady of Grace, El Cajon, CA
  • 1974-1977 University High School, San Diego, CA
  • 1977 St. Therese, San Diego, CA
  • 1977-1978 University of San Diego, San Diego, CA
  • 1982-1983 Blessed Sacrament, San Diego, CA
  • 1983-1984 St. Mary Magdalene, San Diego, CA
  • 1984-1990 St. Francis Seminary, San Diego, CA
  • 1990-1991 University of San Diego, San Diego, CA
  • 1991 Leave of Absence (family and personal issues)
  • 1991-1994 Christian Brothers High School, Sacramento, CA (SAC)
  • 1998-1999 Santa Rosa Diocese, CA
  • 2000-2009 Unknown
  • 2010 Suspended from Ministry
  • 2011 Unknown
  • 2012 Faculties Restored, San Diego, CA
  • 2013-2014 Unknown
  • 2015 Faculties Restored
  • 2015-2018 Unknown

Fr. Patrick Foley was named in the Diocese of San Diego’s list of priests with credible allegations of sexual abuse in September, 2018. In 2010, Fr. Foley was suspended from ministry after he was accused of sexually abusing two boys in the Sacramento area. A canonical trial was held and resulted in an “unclear” verdict. In 2012, his faculties were restored. In 2015, he was again removed from ministry. As of 2017, Fr. Foley was offering retreats and spiritual counsel. According to the Diocese of Oakland, Fr. Foley worked in parishes, campus ministry, and in high schools and colleges as a teacher. His status as a priest, current whereabouts and whether he has access to children are unknown