Fr. John Furdek: Allegations of Sexual Abuse of a Minor Have Been Admitted, Established or Determined to Be Credible

Fr. John Furdek

Ordained: 1984

  • 1985-1987: Saints Peter and Paul, Naperville, IL (JOL)
  • 1988: Unknown
  • 1989: Saints Peter and Paul, Naperville, IL (JOL)
  • 1990-1996: St. Philip The Apostle Church, Addison, IL (JOL)
  • 1997-2000: St. Alexander Church, Villa Park, IL (JOL)
  • 2001: Unknown
  • 2002: Absent on Leave (JOL) – Location Unknown
  • 2003-2022: Unknown

Fr. John Furdek was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Joliet in 1984. In 2000, Fr. Furdek was removed from ministry and arrested after he tried to meet with a 14-year-old boy, who turned out to be an undercover detective, for a sexual encounter. Fr. Furdek was sentenced to 15 years in prison, 12 years of extended supervision, and 10 years of probation. As of 2007, he was living in a Chicago condominium which also housed a day care facility but has since been required to move. Fr. Furdek is on the Sex Offender Registry for Illinois and Wisconsin. Fr. Furdek is also listed on the Diocese of Joliet’s list of “Diocesan Priests with Credible Allegation(s) of Sexual Misconduct with Minors Made Against Them While Serving in the Diocese of Joliet” with “Substantiated Allegations.” Fr. Furdek’s whereabouts and whether he had access to children from 1998 until his death in 2009 are unknown.