Fr. Howard F. Melzer, S.C.J.

Ordained: 1958
  • 1959-1960: Sacred Heart Monastery, Hales Corners, WI
  • 1961: St. Joseph’s Indian School, Chamberlain, SD
  • 1962-1965: Sacred Heart Monastery, Hales Corners, WI
  • 1966-1967: St. Joseph’s Novitiate, Baileys Harbor, WI
  • 1968: Sacred Heart, Dupree, SD
  • 1969-1971: Sacred Heart, Walls, MI
  • 1972-1976: St. Cecilia, San Antonio, TX
  • 1977-1980: St. Matthew, Corona, CA
  • 1981-1985: St. Joseph, Brazoria, TX
  • 1986-1988: Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, Franklin, WI
  • 1989-1994: St. James, Chamberlain, SD
  • 1995: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Houston, TX
  • 1996-1997: St. Francis Residence, Franklin, WI; Priests of the Sacred Heart, Hales Corners, WI
  • 1998-2000: Christ the Redeemer, Houston, TX
  • 2001: Unknown
  • 2002-2003: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Houston, TX
  • 2004-2009: Villa Maria Health and Rehabilitation Center, Franklin, WI
  • 2009: Died

According to the Diocese of San Bernardino, Fr. Howard Melzer was accused of sexually abusing a child in approximately 1976 to 1980. At the time, Fr. Melzer was
assigned to St. Matthew in Corona. The Diocese learned of the allegation in 1993, but did not inform police until 2002. Fr. Melzer was included in the Diocese of San Bernardino’s list of clergy credibly accused of child sexual abuse.