Msgr. Lawrence H. St. Peter: Substantiated Claims of Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Msgr. Lawrence H. St. Peter

Ordained, 1959

Notes: Msgr. Lawrence St. Peter was ordained a priest in the Archdiocese of Denver. In 2008, Msgr. St. Peter was one of three priests accused of sexually abusing minor children between 1954 and 1981. Msgr. St. Peter 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.” According to the Special Master’s Report, Msgr. St. Peter is alleged to have sexually abused at least three minor boys between 1963 and 1980 during his time at St. John the Evangelist and Holy Family in Denver, Colorado. One of the boys reported his abuse to the Archdiocese of Denver in 1975. In 1993, Msgr. St. Peter was reportedly sent to St. Luke Institute, an institution known for treating priests accused of child sexual abuse. Msgr. St. Peter’s status as a priest, his whereabouts, and whether he had access to children from 1993 until his death in 2003 are unknown.

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


1959-1970 St. John the Evangelist, Denver, CO (DEN)

1970-1972 Mother of God, Denver, CO (DEN)

1972-1982 Holy Family, Denver, CO (DEN)

1978-1980 East Denver Deanery, Denver, CO (DEN)

1982-1985 Immaculate Heart of Mary, Northglenn, CO (DEN)

1982-1988 Vicar for Priests, Denver, CO (DEN)

1985-1989 Mother of God, Denver, CO (DEN)

1989-1993 Church of the Risen Christ, Denver, CO (DEN)

1993-2002 Absent on Leave (DEN)

2003 Died