Fr. Thomas Woerth: Substantiated Claims of Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Fr. Thomas Woerth

Ordained, 1966

Notes: Fr. Thomas Woerth was ordained a priest in the Archdiocese of Denver. Fr. Woerth was included in the Colorado Attorney General’s Special Master’s Report on “Roman Catholic Clergy Sexual Abuse of Children in Colorado from 1950 to 2019.” In March 2019, the Archdiocese of Denver received a report that Fr. Woerth sexually abused a minor high school student from 1971 to 1973. At the time of the abuse, Fr. Woerth was assistant pastor at Holy Trinity Parish in Colorado Springs and the Religious Coordinator at St. Mary’s High School. Fr. Woerth reportedly denied the allegations and the Archdiocese removed his faculties. Fr. Woerth’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: Denver


1966-1968 St. Mary’s, Colorado Springs, CO (DEN)

1968-1976 Holy Trinity, Colorado Springs, CO (DEN)

1976-1978 Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Denver, CO (DEN)

1978-1981 St. James, Denver, CO (DEN)

1981-1984 St. Joseph’s Church, Fort Collins, CO (DEN)

1984-1985 Holy Family, Denver, CO (DEN)

1985-1990 Sacred Heart of Jesus, Boulder, CO (DEN)

1990-1991 Unknown

1991-1992 Christ the King, Denver, CO (DEN)

1992-2002 Veterans Hospital, Denver, CO (DEN)

2002-2003 St. John the Baptist, Johnstown, CO (DEN)

2003-2008 St. Joseph’s Hospital, Denver, CO (DEN)

2008-2017 Retired (DEN)

2017-2019 Unknown