Fr. Peter McCormick, S.P.: Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Fr. Peter McCormick, S.P.

Ordained: 1970
  • 1971-1973 Via Coeli Monastery, Jemez Springs, NM (SFE)
  • 1974-1975 Holy Spirit Retreat, Canton, OH (Y)
  • 1976-1978 St. Mary, Glens Falls, NY (ALB)
  • 1979-1980 St. Joseph’s Little Falls, NY (ALB) 2001-2019 Unknown
  • 1981 Unassigned
  • 1982 St. Ambrose, Latham, NY (ALB)
  • 1983-1984 Unknown
  • 1985-2000 Sacred Heart, Palm Desert, CA (SB)
  • 2001-2019 Unknown


Notes: Fr. Peter McCormick, S.P., was a member of the Servants of the Paraclete. In 2000, a survivor alleged Fr. McCormick sexually abused him from the age of 13 until adulthood. Fr. McCormick has since admitted to child sexual abuse while he worked at Sacred Heart in California. In 2018, Fr. McCormick was included on the Diocese of San Bernardino’s list of “Clergy Credibly Accused of Child Sexual Abuse” and was permanently banned from the Diocese. Fr. McCormick’s status as a priest, current whereabouts, and whether he has access to children are unknown.