Fr. Donald P. Pock: Allegations of Sexual Abuse of a Minor Have Been Admitted, Established or Determined to Be Credible

Fr. Donald P. Pock

Ordained: 1958

  • 1959-1961: St. Mary Magdalene, Joliet, IL (JOL)
  • 1962-1966: Immaculate Conception, Morris, IL (JOL)
  • 1967: St. Joseph’s, Joliet, IL (JOL)
  • 1968: Lewis College, Lockport, IL (JOL)
  • 1969-1976: Divine Savior, Downers, IL (JOL)
  • 1977-1979: St. Patrick, Joliet, IL (JOL)
  • 1980-1987: St. Joseph, Manteno, IL (JOL)
  • 1988-2001: St. Peter the Apostle, Itasca, IL (JOL)
  • 2002-2003: Unknown
  • 2004: Died



Fr. Donald P. Pock was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Joliet in 1958. At least two survivors have accused Fr. Pock of child sexual abuse with the first survivor reporting the abuse to the Bishop of Joliet in 1975. In 1976, the Bishop placed Fr. Pock on sick leave. In 2002, Fr. Pock was removed after allegations of child sexual abuse were deemed credible. Fr. Pock was named on the Diocese of Joliet’s list of “Diocesan Priests with Credible Allegations of Sexual Abuse of Minors Made Against Them While Serving in the Diocese of Joliet” with “Substantiated Allegations.” Fr. Pock’s whereabouts and whether he had access to children from 2002 through his death in 2004 are unknown.