Fr. Frank (Francis) A. (H.) Sierra, S.F.: Credibly Accused Of Abusing Minors

Fr. Frank (Francis) A. (H.) Sierra, S.F.


Ordained, 1946

Notes: Fr. Frank Sierra was ordained a priest of the Sons of the Holy Family. In 1981, Fr. Sierra was incardinated into the Diocese of San Diego. In 1994, a civil lawsuit was filed in New Mexico alleging that Fr. Sierra sexually abused minor girls while working in Santa Cruz, New Mexico. Fr. Sierra reportedly also worked at a high school maintained by the Order of Santa Familia in Buenos Aires, Argentina in the early 1950s. Fr. Sierra was named on the Diocese of San Diego’s 2007 list of “Priests of Dioceses of San Diego and San Bernardino against whom there are Credible Allegations,” the Archdiocese of Santa Fe’s 2019 “List of Priests, Deacons, Religious, and Seminarians Accused of Sexual Abuse of Children,” and the Diocese of El Paso’s 2019 “List of names of members of the clergy against whom credible allegations have been made that they committed sexual abuse of minors within the Diocese” in the subsection “Priests who served in El Paso with the permission of the bishop and with faculties, but who were incardinated to a bishop from another Diocese.” Fr. Sierra’s current status as a priest, his whereabouts, and whether he has access to children are unknown.

Assignments within the Archdiocese/Diocese(s) in Colorado: Pueblo, Denver


1947-1948 Spain

1949-1952 Argentina

1953 Holy Cross, Santa Cruz, NM (SFE)

1954-1958 St. Francis Jerome, Center, CO (PBL)

1959 Our Lady of Peace, Greeley, CO (DEN)

1960-1961 Holy Cross, Santa Cruz, NM (SFE)

1962-1968 Our Lady of Fatima, Bayard , NM (ELP)

1968-1970 Our Lady of the Light, El Paso, TX (ELP)

1970-1974 St. Joseph, Upland, CA (SD)

1974-1975 Our Lady of Soledad, Coachella, CA (SD)

1975-1979 St. John, Encinitas, CA (SD)

1979-1988 Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Brawley, CA (SD)

1988-1993 Retired (SD); In Residence: Our Lady of Guadalupe, Calexico, CA (SD)

1993 In Residence: Nazareth House, Sand Diego, CA (SD)

1994-2004 Unknown

2005 In Residence: Little Flower Haven, La Mesa, CA (SD)

2006-2019 Unknown